I am originally from Baton Rouge, LA. I received my undergraduate education from Tulane University in New Orleans. I then received my doctorate of medicine degree from LSU Medical School also in New Orleans. It was my goal to practice medicine in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, thus I attended UTMB Obstetrical/Gynecological residency program in Galveston, TX. I completed my residency program in 1991, from there moved to Houston. My professional career has been quite varied. Initially I worked for MacGregor Medical Association until 1996. I then worked for various physicians in private practice.
In 2003, I started my own practice, The Women's Health Solution. That is when I went into survival mode. Before beginning my own practice, I was never exposed to the business of medicine. I quickly realized that my medical education was missing a crucial element that would allow a practitioner to survive in the world of insurance billing and coding. With the help of God, my family and key people we are surviving. My life and career took an impactful turn around 2005. In spite of my efforts and those of my colleagues, the patients that I was encountering were getting sicker. I began to see clients with illnesses to the extent that I had never encountered in my career. I was not healthy either. I began to seek answers to optimize my health and the health of my clients.
I thank God that I was exposed to a series of educational conferences and seminars that led me to Functional Medicine.
Through the functional medicine model I am able to view my patients as complete human beings that encompass mind, body, spirit and soul. The body has no fences and we have to learn how to dig deeper to get to the root cause of the problems that we encounter and work through the multiple layers that exist. This is the only way that I believe we can achieve optimal wellness. We must develop skills to empower our patients to become accountable for their own health.