Hi and welcome to my blog! I’m a practicing physician in San Antonio, Texas, and I specialize in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. My field focuses on hormones, which are chemical signals in the body that enable important body functions – hunger, satiety, weight, temperature, sleep, blood sugar, blood pressure, the list goes on.
I treat patients who suffer from diabetes, overweight and obesity, thyroid diseases, metabolic bone disease including osteoporosis, diseases of the pituitary and adrenal glands and male and female reproductive hormone problems. The interplay of organ systems and their impact on people fascinates me. As you may guess, my job involves taking detailed histories, enabling me to learn so much about my patients’ lives and bodies. This process requires trust and faith and it is an honor to provide my patients individualized care.
I am continually exploring avenues to strengthen the patient-physician interaction, and this blog will chronicle my journey to develop these. Technology can bridge the gap between physicians and patients, especially in the management of chronic diseases, like diabetes and obesity, which require active daily engagement. Gaps in engagement have led to growing epidemics despite pharmaceutical innovation.
I believe in no wasted effort, and I am a formally trained journalist courtesy of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. I’ve worked at newspapers, magazines, free-lanced and kept a blog for Medscape as a medical student. I took a hiatus during training, and now with more experience, knowledge and passion, I am ready to write again.
I hope this blog is a place where I can teach, help, share and bridge the gap. I’m a doctor, a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a niece, an aunt, a struggler, a juggler, and both a superhero and the worst person in the world to a toddler. My life is a beautiful journey of learning and change, and I’d love for you to join me for the ride.