Growing up, I asked for a new doctor's kit every Christmas, so my parents were not surprised when I went to medical school. My desire to work in pediatrics arose from the enjoyment of spending time with the kids during high school working as a hospital volunteer. My decision was easy after my experience in medical school. Simply put, my husband noted I was happiest on the days I was working with kiddos.
My journey with Cook Children's started in 2014 and I opened the Haslet office in January 2016. I came to Cook Children's with over 12 years of experience in general pediatrics.
Something that is very important to me is building trust with the parents and kids I see. That begins with good communication - listening to the concerns of parents, kids and teens and being able to answer questions and offer guidance can go a long way in helping families build healthy lifestyles now and into the future.
I enjoy having the opportunity to share my love of pediatrics teaching medical students and I am excited to collaborate with the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine. While I love all aspects of general pediatrics, I have an interest in asthma and allergy.
Outside the office, I spend most of my time with my husband and three daughters. We enjoy movies, concerts, traveling and watching sports.
I am blessed in that I love what I do and am so appreciative of the wonderful families who let me be a part of their children's lives.
Everything! We trust everything she says, she goes out of her way to make sure my kids are healthy, and she knows just how to treat/talk with them. The best doctor ever.- Valerie, Rhome