I’m a board-certified family physician and bilingual in Spanish and English. I provide primary care through Damien Center with experience in HIV medicine and gender-affirming care. I an American Academy of HIV Medicine credentialed HIV Specialist (AAHIVS). I have nearly 10 years of experience providing inclusive care for LGBTQ+ patients, and I am a well known teacher and advocate for LGBTQ+ health. I am also an Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at IU School of Medicine where much of my work focuses on improving education on LGBTQ+ health for students, colleagues, and healthcare professionals across the country.
My approach to patient care is to try to meet folks where they are and emphasize their strengths. I emphasize continuity and patient-centeredness and have a passion for lifestyle medicine. Patients should note that I will occasionally have a learner with me. Patients always have the right to decline having a learner be a part of their care.
Wabash College, BA, 2009
Indiana University School of Medicine, MD, 2014
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, MPH, 2014
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, 2014-2017
Midwest AIDS Training & Education Center, HIV Clinician Scholars Program, 2021-2022
Areas of expertise:
Primary care for all ages (currently seeing older adolescents and adults), sexual and reproductive health including IUDs/contraceptive implant procedures, general gynecologic care, primary care for people living with HIV, HIV treatment and PrEP/PEP, informed consent gender-affirming hormone therapy, lifestyle medicine, mental health, medical education
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