I am passionate about improving health care because I’ve been at the frontlines. I left clinical practice because I found the delivery system ill-equipped to enable the kind of care I wanted to provide—care that is compassionate, safe, dependable, connected, and humane. After three years as a primary care physician, I trained in public health, hung up my stethoscope, and picked up my pen.
As a freelance writer, I highlight the individuals and organizations that are finding innovative ways to provide exceptional care. I tell their stories to celebrate their initiative and to allow others to replicate their successes. I produce videos of real patient stories to show why the patient experience matters. I see it as my calling to improve the system by inspiring change—change that benefits both patients and providers. As a physician of the health care system, I am committed to using words to uphold my oath to relieve suffering.