A: Studied medicine in Central East University in the Dominican Republic. In addition to a rigorous medical education taught in Spanish, I became fluent in the Spanish language as well as the Spanish culture. I completed a 3 year residency training in internal medicine at the Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center in Plainfield, N.J., moonlighting in the Emergency Room in my final year. I have 34 years in experience in urgent care, and primary care medicine.
Q: Why did you choose to become a doctor?
A: I chose medicine as my profession because it is a noble profession, which is vital to society, complex, challenging, relevant, revered, and rewarding on all levels.
Q: Why did you choose to practice in the primary/urgent care specialty?
A: I chose primary/urgent care medicine because it allows me to apply my skills to most basic, common, and needed, medical problems in society.
Q: What unique skills do you possess?
A: I speak 3 languages fluently. Through my medical training, 30 plus years of experience, working on the front lines of medicine, I have developed unique intuitive diagnostic skills and medical common sense.
Q: Describe your day to day activities, priorities and tasks. What do you like best?
A: I have to be flexible, unbiased, and ready to deal with any situation that may arise in a walk in facility.
Q: What accomplishments are you most proud of?
A: My ability to incorporate my medical skills, experience, and the fast paced EMR format of today's medicine.
Q: What are the key challenges of this field of medicine? How is it changing?
A: Staying honest to physician-patient contact and interaction medicine is becoming less personalized.
Q: If you couldn’t be a doctor, what would you be doing?
A: A dentist, orthodontist, oral surgeon, veterinarian, or commercial pilot.
Q: What makes working at Care Station special?
A: Range of services, efficiency, modern facilities, extensive availability.