I’ve been associated with the residency for over 25 years and direct the behavioral health portion of the residency. I spend about 3 half days/week in clinic with medical students, one half day/week in a behavioral health clinic with the residents, and precept several other half days per week. I also round with the inpatient family medicine service eight weeks out of the year. My interests include behavioral health issues and integrative medicine. I truly enjoy the combination of a busy faculty practice and medical education.
I spend 2 half days a week in sports medicine clinic working with residents and fellows and 3 half days in my own family medicine clinic. I also spend about 2 half days precepting residents in their own clinic. I oversee the sports medicine area of concentration which allows me to combine my interest of sports with my interest in teaching!
My roles include serving as core residency faculty, Medical Director of the Family Medicine at Main Street clinic, Associate Program Director, and Director of the Resident as Teacher Program. In these roles, I enjoy teaching and training Family Medicine residents in every facet of their residency training when precepting their clinics, on our inpatient service, and teaching didactics and procedures. I also educate them about how to teach medical students and more junior residents in the Resident as Teacher Program. Similarly, I also teach 3rd and 4th year medical students in clinic, on the inpatient service, and in their didactics. Some of my clinical, educational, and research areas of interest include practice management in Family Medicine, ENT in primary care, and outpatient procedures.
As a core faculty member I love sharing my love of family medicine with residents and students. I enjoy the variety of practice in family medicine and practice prenatal care and deliveries, office procedures, and inpatient medicine. I have always worked in underserved communities and run the underserved area of concentration (local and global). Additionally I am the Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer, which allows me to work on systems improvements with the EHR to improve provider workflow and standardize quality of care.
I serve as a mentor for residents and faculty in the department. I particularly enjoy teaching procedures to the residents and medical students. Prior to my career in family medicine, I completed an OBGYN residency. Now I cover the procedure clinics as well as the women’s health clinics and continue to help provide education and care for OB patients. I precept residents in their own continuity clinics multiple times each week.
I am a core residency faculty member whose clinical focus is on women’s health including obstetrics, family planning, and transgender care. I spend several half days in clinic each week, including 2 sessions alongside residents doing procedures and prenatal care. Additionally, I precept residents in their own clinics on a weekly basis. I also work with residents on inpatient, whether for laboring OB patients or standard medical patients. My interests also include Medication Assisted Therapy with buprenorphine and point of care ultrasound applications. I love working at UF Family Medicine because I get to implement my full spectrum training and look forward to teaching (and learning from) residents every day.
As program director I spend about 3 half days in clinic each week and precept residents in their own clinics once a week. I also enjoying spending 6-8 weeks every year on inpatient. I serve on UF committees focused on residency training and spend some time teaching medical students each week as well! My research interests usually involve medical education or healthcare utilization measures like readmissions or referrals. Academics has been a great fit for me because I get to do a little bit of everything as well as work with our next generation of family medicine docs!
I enjoy the privilege of working with residents and medical students as we learn together how to provide appropriate, current patient-centered family medicine healthcare. I continue to practice a broad scope of family medicine in the inpatient and outpatient setting. I have special interests in musculoskeletal and sports medicine, point of care ultrasound and medical education. As one of the associate program directors, I guide the development and improvement of the learning environment for residents and faculty. In my free time, I enjoy gardening and exercising, especially Olympic style foil fencing.