In your opinion, what should be the role of a primary care provider for a patient, taking into account both physical health and behavioral health needs? My role as a physician is to provide the best, evidence based care, educate patients about their health, and to inspire patients to take steps to improve their health and well being I work with patients to help them understand how their body, mind, and spirit are all connected and that the treatment plans we develop need to embrace all these facets. What makes you passionate about being a healthcare provider? The best part of being a physician is helping patients understand how to improve their health and well-being. I enjoy meeting patients from diverse backgrounds and learning about their lives and challenges. Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you like to do in your spare time? I enjoy hiking, cooking, traveling, and spending time with my family. I enjoy museums and especially love viewing art exhibits.