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? The role of a primary care provider is to listen, to be respectful, to be compassionate and to take a holistic approach when taking care of patients. As a primary care provider it is my responsibility to ensure that patients’ physical needs as well as mental needs are addressed thoroughly. What makes you passionate about being a healthcare provider? What makes me passionate about being a health care provider is that on a daily basis I can make a difference in patients lives. Very few professions have the ability to change lives the way we do. Tell us a little bit about yourself. What do you like to do in your spare time? I love spending time with my family and friends. I love sports and I truly enjoy outdoor activities.