It really wasn't in my plans to become a doctor, my goal was to become a teacher, like my mom. It wasn't until my second year in college that this doctor idea came into place. A personal experience with God directed me to medicine, so I applied for medical school and the rest is history.
After all my medical rotations pediatrics was the one that attracted me because I could provide care that would include prevention. It was always challenging to see adult patients with so many chronic diseases that could have been prevented!
I've been practicing Pediatrics for the last 38 years. Some back home in Puerto Rico and in Texas, since 1992. I've always worked with the most vulnerable pediatric population and i've worked across all aspects of pediatrics: academics (training new doctors) rural pediatrics, and administrative positions (medical director of Midland Community Healthcare Services). These experience have all taught me one thing: my love for direct patient care. It has enriched both my professional and personal life.
God has given me a wonderful life with a profession that I enjoy so much, a wonderful husband for 34 years, one son and 2 granddaughters who are all the joys of my life.
Always go above and beyond for every patient.- Cynthia, Grand Prairie