I was born and raised in the Shreveport/Bossier area, I graduated from Airline High School, and spent my undergraduate years at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge from where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. I then returned home to attend medical school at Louisiana State University in Shreveport before venturing south to New Orleans for my OB/GYN residency. New Orleans was a vibrant place for my husband and I to begin our marriage and for me to gain a lot of experience, but the small-town-girl in me couldn’t wait to get back to my roots and closer to family. After practicing in Northwest Louisiana for 2 years, I decided that was not quite close enough to “home”. When an opportunity arose to come practice here at Willis-Knighton Pierremont amongst my closest family and friends, I was so excited! My husband, my two sons, and I were welcomed with open arms.
Family actually has a lot to do with my decision to practice Obstetrics and Gynecology. Raised in a close-knit family with two sisters, communicating and relating to other women has become one of my strengths. I love delivering babies and performing surgery, but the relational part of the job is my absolute favorite. I see patients from start to finish, and I have the privilege to develop an authentic relationship with them.
I believe the doctor-patient relationship is best when it is two-sided and when patients feel that their needs are met. My approach is to be open, honest, and positive. First, I try to understand why the patient felt the need to come to the doctor and what she is hoping to get out of her visit. I then discuss all options thoroughly to ensure she understands what I think she could gain from particular treatments. I also try to give my patients a comfortable atmosphere in which they can get to know me and build trust.
I am proud to serve the women here as their OB/GYN, and when I’m not in the office, I enjoy all things outdoors and spending quality time with family.