Study, pray, and be assured that a good work God started in you he will complete.You are equipped with all you need for success.
I am a board-certified family physician with 20 years of experience. My duties include care for newborns to elderly patients with diabetes, hypertension, and also GYN care as well in the Community Physician Network. in Indianapolis, IN.
I have a certificate of training in Colposcopy. I am ACLS and BCLS certified.
I have been chosen by the Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, Top Doc for the last 3 consecutive years.
I have a B.S. degree from Spelman College, where I majored in Biology and minored in Biochemistry. I received my Medical Degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI.
I currently am a mentor with the Pearls Program through Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated for 7th and 8th graders.
Who was your inspiration or role model that guided you to this field?
When I was a medical student, I was inspired by Dr. Alexa Canaday. She is the first African American Female Pediatric Neurosurgeon. I had an opportunity to be at her service as a student, and she inspired me to want to become the best physician I could.
Did you always have the desire to work in this field? If not, what was your intended field? Why did you change careers?
Yes, I have always wanted to be a physician. I have always had a passion for the sciences. My love for people and passion for science made medicine an obvious career choice.
What do you love most about your job?
I love the personal relationships I am able to forge with my patients. I help educate and encourage them to be in their best physical, mental, and spiritual health. Medicine for me is more than a career, it’s a calling and mission.
What things would you change about your current job?
The thing that frustrates me able medicine are limitations of care that are placed on providers by insurance companies, government, and health care networks.
What is the most rewarding thing about your job?
The most rewarding thing about my job is being able to care for multiple generations of families.
What are the most difficult things about working in your field?
It is always difficult when you lose a patient to a health illness.
What are your future goals related to your career?
My goals are to continue to supply the highest quality of care to my patients while inspiring and teaching the next generation of physicians and health care providers.
What tips would you offer to anyone thinking about entering into your profession/field of study?
Study, study, study and then study some more. Medicine is always changing and the learning process never stops.
How have you combatted the stigma of being a “woman of color” in STEM?
I’ve combatted the stigma by being proficient and confident in my craft.
What advice would you give your younger self about your career journey as a “woman of color” working in a predominantly white, male-dominated field?
Study, Pray and be assured that a good work God started in you he will complete. You are equipped with all you need for success.
Do you think juggling motherhood and a successful career is possible?
I don’t have kids but I see women in STEM do it every day. It takes organization and passion and time management.
What is your favorite Quote? How do you apply this to your life?
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. Muhammad Ali. I serve my patients, my community, my family with dignity and grace. I am paying my rent for God blessing me with life.
I love traveling. Everywhere I travel, I try to learn something new and valuable that will enhance my life and the life of others. There is a lesson in every journey.
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