Just the Facts Ma’am.
Graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 2002
Completed Family Medicine Residency at Kaiser Permanente, Riverside in 2005
Previously employed with Kaiser and with Riverside County Department of Public Health
Private Practice in Moorpark California since 2008
Board Certified in Family Medicine
Born in North Carolina Raised in Southern California
Married to Medical School Classmate (and generally awesome guy) since 2000
Raising three children – Son (10), Daughters (6 & 7)
Also raising three canine children.
I’m a Terrible Patient.
I don’t like being a patient because I don’t like being sick. My life, both personal and professional, centers around prevention and health optimization. I want the same for my patients. I don’t want you sick. I don’t want you in the hospital. Let’s stay well together. Let’s use as many resources we can think of to keep you healthy. Let’s talk and theorize and scheme to enhance every aspect your life.
Healthcare is a Balancing Act.
As a physician, wife, and mom, I struggle to find balance. You do too. Maybe you’re wearing the same hats I am. Maybe you have more to juggle. Maybe less. Regardless, we need to find balance in a world that will take everything from us if we let it. Our overall health is a combination of physical, emotional and spiritual aspects. If one is left unattended, the whole person suffers. I support my patients as they strive to find balance and keep a steady equilibrium in their lives.
Let’s Work Together.
So, I hate it when I go to get my oil changed and they make all these extra recommendations that are over my head and I don’t understand. Then I feel stupid asking questions so I just go along with what they recommend because I really need my oil changed! Your medical care should NOT be like this. You should be a part of the understanding and planning. I’m here to consult and direct, but we make decisions together. I love patients who take an active and interested role in their healthcare. No question is too silly. Let’s get started making you healthier!
Based on your medical needs, personal interests, goals, and other important parts of your life, we will partner you with the SteadyMD doctor that is perfect for you.
You and your doctor will connect over two-way video chat for about an hour. You’ll really get to know each other and together, develop a plan to monitor and manage your health.
Call, text, or video chat your doctor anytime. Every conversation continues where you left off. Your doctor knows you, is always at hand, and is part of your life.
During your first appointment, you and your doctor will:
Call, text, or video chat your doctor anytime, on any device. Every conversation continues where you left off. Your doctor knows you, is always at hand and is part of your life.
If you get sick or injured, your doctor is here to help. In minutes, they can prescribe medications and have them sent to your local pharmacy. At no additional cost, your doctor can consult with a team of specialists including dermatologists, cardiologists, and neurologists. If needed, your doctor will refer you to a specialist near you and will oversee all of your care.
Proactive preventative care, too. Based on your age, goals and personal medical situation, your doctor will recommend ways to catch small problems before they turn into big problems.
SteadyMD is designed for anyone who does not have a primary care doctor, or has a primary care doctor but is looking for more convenient and more personalized care.
Because we are online, we can pair you with a doctor who focuses on your specific medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and hypothyroidism), dietary preferences (Paleo, Whole30, vegetarian, gluten-free), and lifestyle (weightlifting, running, cycling)
Contact with your SteadyMD doctor is completely through secure text, phone, and video chat.
With modern technology, we are able to treat most acute and chronic conditions, completely online.
In fact, we believe that our care is often much better than traditional care because your SteadyMD doctor can give you more time and attention. Additionally, your doctor is available at your convenience. No driving or waiting.
If your SteadyMD doctor thinks you should be seen in person, they will direct you to a local specialist or urgent care facility, request the records, and, if necessary, go over all the details with you. If lab tests are needed, you will be directed to a local testing facility.
You can securely text your SteadyMD doctor anytime. Your doctor will respond to their text messages at various points throughout the day. Also, you may schedule a same-day phone call or video chat appointment.
Yes. All of our doctors are licensed physicians and can prescribe a wide range of medications available in a traditional office setting.
We do not prescribe opioids, narcotics, and other controlled substances (but can coordinate your care with a specialist when these are necessary).
Just like a traditional primary care doctor. We will send you to Quest, LabCorp, or any other convenient local facility. Your SteadyMD doctor will get the results right away, review them with you, and follow up as needed.
You would run these visits through your health insurance. If you don’t have insurance, we can help you get a discounted cash price.
No. All you need is a computer or smartphone. The device must have a reliable internet connection and a camera (for video chat).
We offer a Family Plan that provides care for you, your spouse, and your children. You may add on your children and other family members later.
You can start with an Individual Plan and upgrade at any time. If you’re interested in this, please let us know after you become a member.
Traditional primary care doctors simply don’t have time for you. They have about 2,500 patients and must see about 30 patients per day to meet their quota. The average patient visit? 15 minutes.
SteadyMD is a completely new approach to primary care. Our doctors see a limited number of patients, so they can give you the time and attention you deserve. Our service is completely online, which means that you get comprehensive, personalized care from anywhere in the world, on any device. Your SteadyMD doctor is your partner in health, long-term.
On demand doctor services are generally not setup to allow patients to form long-lasting relationships with their doctors. Typically, when you use an on-demand doctor app you are paired with a random doctor who does not know you or your medical history. In contrast, with SteadyMD, you are always connected with the same doctor (hopefully for many years), who really knows you and the specific issues that are relevant to your care.
Most concierge doctors charge between $2,000 and $5,000 per year and are setup to see patients in-person at their office. SteadyMD is more affordable and our doctors are fully-geared to efficiently communicate with patients via phone, text, and video chat. Also, SteadyMD enables you to partner with a doctor that is specifically suited to you, instead of one that just happens to be local to your area.
The SteadyMD doctors are board-certified physicians that have been selected because of their focus on building relationships and providing quality long-term care to their patients.
Yes. The entire SteadyMD platform is secure and HIPAA compliant (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) to ensure that the communication with your SteadyMD doctor remain a private matter between the two of you. Your information is stored on our secure servers and we take every measure to ensure your privacy and the safety of your data.
We will connect you to another SteadyMD doctor. With your permission, this SteadyMD doctor will be fully enabled to review all of your records and history.
Call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Later, inform your SteadyMD doctor of your emergency and they will help oversee and monitor your care.