Patient Care Bio
~ I have worked for 10 years in a tertiary care hospital-based pediatric primary care setting, and 20 years in a small private pediatric primary care setting. I am interested in evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of each setting as pediatric primary care adapts to the changing health care system environment.
~ I am concerned about the effects of our culture of violence, particularly gun violence, on the health, behavior and development of children in the US. I would like to find effective ways for pediatricians to engage this topic in individual patient and family encounters, and in broader ways as advocates for children.