Miss NY

Six years in the Big Apple. Wow. Straight out of college with a suitcase in hand and a new degree in your back pocket, you channeled our grandma’s courageousness & trailblazing wherewithal and moved to New York City all on your own. You had a vision and a direction and you answered that calling, never […]

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Wearing Black

Today I wore black with my white coat. I wore black because ‘for many female physicians, just getting others to call you doctor can be a daily struggle.’ For all the times I’ve had to stand my ground to be taken seriously as a female professional. For the time I was belittled all for mentioning […]

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Mother’s Day

An open letter to the very best mom in the whole entire world as we celebrate Mother’s Day- May 14, 2017. Dear Momma, This Mother’s Day is especially deserving of recognition and thanks. Ever since the days leading up to celebrating my 30th birthday almost exactly one month ago, I’ve been very consciously aware of […]

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New Year

As we transition from celebrating the holidays into the next new year, the month of January is often filled with reflection and projection. It’s a chance to replay memories and moments by looking back on all that has occurred and it’s also an opportunity to picture all that is ahead. January, specifically, has been an […]

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Holiday Superfoods

Need a reason to fill up on cranberries this Thanksgiving? There are actually several reasons related to both eye health and overall systemic health as to why you should readily eat them. Since cranberries contain fiber, loading up on this super fruit promotes healthy cholesterol which in turn helps reduce your risk of heart disease. […]

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Taking Flight

A few weeks ago, one night after dinner, I took a walk around the neighborhood with my dad. On the street, next to the curb, I suddenly noticed a bird struggling to keep one step in front of us. It kept hopping along & fluttering its wings, trying to clear the curb to create more […]

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Turning One

Thank you. Two words I’ve never said more frequently than this past year. “Why did you want to become a doctor?” I am asked quite often. My answer: to help others. That’s always been my reason for as long as I can remember. It has been my lifelong dream to become a doctor and one […]

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