NICE TO MEET YOU.
I am honored to introduce myself as both a family medicine doctor and addiction medicine specialist.
I aim to deliver culturally-responsible care with a focus on harm reduction. I spend most of my clinical time caring for the queer community, people experiencing homelessness, and those with substance use disorders.
I love to learn new things, travel, visit National Parks, try new recipes, walk my dogs and get lost in a good book.
LOW BARRIER GENDER AFFIRMING CARE CLINIC
Using an "urgent care-like" model, the low barrier gender health clinic is a walk-in safer space for gender-affirming care. This clinic functions inside the low-barrier addiction medicine clinic. Learn more here.
GENDER EXPANSIVE CLOSET FOR THE HOMELESS
The implementation of a gender-expansive clothing closet for transgender people experiencing homelessness, in order to improve gender dysphoria, build trust in the community, and increase access to health care and social services.
STREET AND MOBILE MEDICINE
I have learned a new skill set practicing medicine from a van and walking the streets. One must rely on resourcefulness, creativity, and flexibility when delivering high-quality care in these unique settings.
HARM REDUCTION FOR HEALTHCARE 101
Creation of "Harm Reduction for Healthcare 101" training material, which teaches healthcare workers about the unique history of harm reduction and the mission to meet people where they are.
THE RAINBOW CLINIC
Helped establish the newest specialty clinic at the Valley Family Medicine Residency Program in Modesto, California, specializing in LGBTQ+ health care. Resident-run clinic offering complete primary care with an emphasis in gender-affirming therapy, mental health, and substance use treatment. Learn more here.
Helped establish the new residency curriculum on addiction medicine and gender health at the Valley Family Medicine Residency in Modesto, California. Created didactics presentations, attended national conferences, co-founded The Rainbow Clinic.
2021 - 2022
ADDICTION MEDICINE FELLOW
Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine
Boston Medical Center
2018 - 2021
FAMILY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN
University of California, Davis
Valley Family Medicine Residency
2014 - 2018
DOCTOR OF MEDICINE
St. George's University School of Medicine
Grenada, West Indies
Magna Cum Laude
2005 - 2009
BACHELORS OF SCIENCE
University of California, Davis
Emphasis in Neurobiology
Graduated with Honors
Inpatient addiction consults, comprehensive outpatient addiction medicine, street and mobile medicine, homelessness outreach, with a focus on harm reduction.
Full-spectrum family medicine, including women's health, minor procedures, prenatal care, newborn nursery, preventive health, hospital medicine.
Provide a safer space for LGBTQ+ community, deliver a range of gender-affirming care including hormones, substance use disorder, mental health screenings, community resources, referrals for gender-affirming surgery.
Residency and medical school curriculum development.
Co-founder of the Rainbow Clinic, a resident-run gender health clinic in Modesto, California.
Active member and volunteer for Human Rights Campaign. Participated in cabinet meetings with staff members for Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Senator, focused on expanding access to addiction medicine services.