Describe yourself in 3 words.
Funny, a good listener, direct
What was your first job?
Working as a data entry person/ assistant to the pharmacy tech for a pharmacy
Who/what inspires you?
My mother and father were/are still who inspire me the most. My mom was way ahead of her time as a woman in the south and my dad is the reason I’m an OB/Gyn. There are still people who lament his retirement from OB/Gyn in my hometown… 17 yrs later!
What do you never leave home without?
My reading glasses. I never thought it’d happen to me.
What would you do if you had 2 free hours?
I never have 2 free hours.
Why did you choose to specialize in Ob/Gyn?
I love the mixture of office work/ building long term relationships with patients and surgery/delivering babies. There isn’t another specialty that gets to be so diverse in what they get to do.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I like to slaolm water-ski!
What is the best advice anyone has given you?
After camp one year I was sad when one of my “best friends” from my 2 week summer camp wouldn’t write back to me. My mom told me that I was going to meet a lot of people in my life and that it was paramount that I made good friends in every life experience… but that there was NO way I was going to be able to keep up with all of them – and that I couldn’t fret it all that much. Be good friends, keep in touch for a while, learn something and be touched by that person but that it was OK to not keep in touch with them forever. There will be a handful of people that I would end up on my “forever” list. And that’s proven to be true. So my anxiety level probably decreased by a bunch of points that day.
What is your favorite animal?
Probably the giraffe. They are so graceful when they run but take no flack – and can get you back just by licking you!