"It's in your hands to make this world a better place." -- Nelson Mandella
Board Certified Family Physician with direct primary care practice in Texas where patient is at the forefront and a full pledged partner in his or her healthcare needs. In DPC, I rediscovered my love and passion for medicine and renewed my faith in humanity.
"Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity." Hippocrates
Keen interest and curiosity in all things human. Music, art, literature, mild obsession with Sherlock Holmes 2010 British series, Star Wars, 007, Avengers, and few other things. Known for extreme curiosity, subtle humor and great spirit of adventure.
"Always remember life is a learning journey and knowledge is power, so use it for good."
Advocacy and Leadership
It is an honor and privilege to be a part of the Steering Committee of the World Council for Health , and a member of the Pandemic Health Alliance and Global Covid Summit.
Currently holding several leadership roles, including President Elect of Texas AAPS, Board member of DPCAction, President Elect of TOMA, Immediate Past President of Texas ACOFP.
Authored several articles on healthcare and medicine.
Worked with different legislators on healthcare policy and reform, as well as helped write a bill in Congress on improving veterans healthcare.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead
My passion has always been helping others. As a young woman, who fled a war-torn homeland (former Yugoslavia) I lived in many different countries working until my travels led me to the United States and the medical school. I became a family physician because I loved the idea of taking care of the whole family and seeing them grow. Later in my career, I became interested in helping find solutions and improving the overall healthcare system as I have seen with my own eyes that some things are broken. I believe in open market solutions and transparency with the patient at the forefront. I also believe in the American dream and free spirit of the people of this great country that now I call my own.
I remember the Hippocratic Oath that I proudly and clearly recited that day in 2004. I don’t think I realized the significance of those words until many years later. The choice to stand by or dive in and partner with my patients was made easy and without hesitance. I knew who I was, who I am now, and who I wanted to be. I remember that young girl that left her past behind with one suitcase to her name as her hometown was attacked. I am proud of who she has become and the work she has done, but there are many more miles to travel. The work is not done.