I moved to the Olean area when I started at UPC in 2010. I moved here with my husband Kyle, not just for the geographic amenities of the region and relative proximity to family, but because I wanted to practice full spectrum family medicine, including obstetrics and gynecology. Being able to care for all members of a family – across all stages of life – is extremely important to me. Having completed additional fellowship training in surgical obstetrics, I was particularly drawn to this rural community where I could provide services in both family medicine and surgical obstetrics. Finally, being able to teach and continuously grow in my own practice was a career requirement for me. As a clinical associate professor for the UB/OGH Rural 1 – 2 Track Family Medicine Residency program I have the opportunity to teach the next generation of family practice physicians to become primary care providers for rural communities. I look forward to continuing to improve the health of our patients and the communities of rural western New York and working alongside my patients to help them achieve the best health possible.