What was my biggest obstacle?
I believe my greatest obstacles were the perceptions of others, based on color and womanhood.
How do I make a difference?
I enjoyed the education of patients and parents. I believe by educating your patients, you empower them for better health care.
Who was my mentor?
I can name two mentors: Dr. Shadrack Smith, a mentor to me while I was in nursing school, and Dr. Jeanne Spurlock, whom I met while I was a medical student, at my first National Medical Association meeting.
How has my career evolved over time?
During the age that most physicians are going into a group practice, I have been able to build a solo private practice for patients of color.