How would you describe your journey to becoming the doctor you are today?
My journey to becoming the audiologist that I am today was full of surprises. While completing my undergraduate degree to become a teacher of the deaf, I became interested in the medical and technological aspects of audiology during a pediatric audiology course. I initially planned to work in pediatrics but quickly learned that I enjoyed working with adults, too, once in graduate school. I was hesitant to learn about the vestibular – balance – system but ended up loving it, so much so that helping people with dizziness is one of the core focuses of my private practice.
What or who inspires you?
I am inspired by other female audiologists who are also practice owners from all across the country. They are working hard to create businesses that help their local community, support their staff and advance the profession of hearing and balance care.
Describe the person and provider you strive to be.
I am striving to set a great example for my kids as an entrepreneur with a servant-leader work ethic. As a provider, I strive to provide the best experience possible for my patients so that they will have the most optimal outcomes. I hope to be a leader in my professional community by bringing top-notch audiological care to my patients.
What advice do you wish you could give to your younger self?
Keep working hard and follow the path, even if it seems like what you want to achieve is unattainable. The future is bright, and you’ll be meeting your goals sooner than you think! Don’t give up and dream even bigger.
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