I was called to be a doctor at the age of seven. I began this journey by attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, graduating with honors in research and then completing an anesthesia residency. After completing my residency, I was chosen as one out of 100 students to continue my education at Harvard Medical School, completing a fellowship in pain management at Massachusetts General Hospital. Following the fellowship, I became double board certified in anesthesiology and pain management through the American Board of Anesthesiology.
I began my career as Assistant Director of Pain Medicine, and after relocation, became Medical Director of a Pain Management Center that services a quad-state region. During my tenure as Medical Director, the center saw significant growth and found financial stability. Even with these accomplishments, I was not fulfilled in my calling to be a doctor. Something was missing.
After a time of intense self-reflection, I realized I was fulfilling my purpose of helping people, but my passion was to help people achieve health and wellness. I knew my practice had to change if I was to unite my purpose with my passion. I knew people had dreams of better health but had often lost hope of anything changing because nothing ever did. I wanted to provide a practice to help you restore your hope to achieve your health dreams because I believe you are worth your health!
I knew furthering my education was important, so I became a Certified Institute of Functional Medicine Practitioner, training under the founders of the field. I wanted to identify the why behind the chronic diseases that plague so many in our society today. I am also Wellcoaches® trained, providing additional tools for working with you on your journey to health and wellness.