For me, family medicine was a natural progression in my career choice. You could say that, "it is in my blood" as I have a long family history of healthcare providers to include both nurses and physicians. The decision to advance my career came with the desire to to give back to my community filling a needed void in healthcare. I have a strong interest in rural health as I have noted through personal experience that numerous individuals across the country have limited healthcare options. My desire is provide care while keeping rural residents in their community. My personal interests include both hunting and fishing and Shelby County offers the perfect opportunity to do both.