I love being a pediatrician! Watching kids grow and develop into their potential is very rewarding, and I am so lucky that parents choose me to be a part of their kids' lives. My job as a pediatrician is to help kids and parents reach that potential by optimizing wellness, avoiding problems, and screening for issues that can and should be stopped early. I work with parents and kids on managing behavioral challenges, optimizing school readiness and performance, nutrition, and safety. Being a parent is challenging these days. The internet provides lots of helpful information. Sometimes it is so much information that parents feel confused. Let me help. I work with parents to make parenting easier, not harder. I believe that less is more. I practice evidence-based medicine and follow established recommendations, but not every illness needs a test or a medication. I believe that sometimes medication is important, but so is diet, mental health, mindfulness and relaxation, exercise, and life balance. By taking more time, I can give each patient personalized, holistic care to help them meet their full potential.