From the time I was in high school, I knew I wanted to be a doctor. I had a very special relationship with my grandmother; she largely raised me because my parents owned a retail store and often worked nights and weekends. When my grandmother was 68 years old, she developed early onset dementia. As her condition steadily declined, so did the care that she received. I watched in sadness as my favorite person became a victim of a broken healthcare system. This was the catalyst to my career in medicine.
How I stay healthy and happy
Keeping up with my energetic kids and dog!, and of course eating well and getting exercise.
University of Pennsylvania Undergraduate Degree in Biology. Umass Medical School.
Family Medicine in 2005 in Scottsdale, AZ.
Direct Primary Care.
In 2014, I learned about the Direct Primary Care (DPC) movement. It allowed for physicians to contract directly with the patient, without third party interference from insurance companies. In 2015, I opened Gold Direct Care (GDC).
Since GDC opened, we’ve added a physician, Dr. Carmela Mancini; we’ve grown to over 600 patients; and my passion for medicine has been renewed!