Although I was born in Beirut, Lebanon, the Pacific Northwest is where I was raised. I attended Portland State University in Portland to complete my Bachelors of Science and then continued on to Pacific University in Hillsboro for my Doctorate of Pharmacy education.
I always knew I wanted to go into a field that allows me to care for others. It was while volunteering at the pharmacy in Providence St. Vincent that I knew I wanted to become a pharmacist. I wanted to be a part of the healthcare team that can really sit down with a patient and thoroughly get to know them to provide the best-individualized care possible. I believe in taking the time to really listen to my patients and getting a good understanding of who they are and what is important to them.
While I enjoy the wide scope that pharmacy has to provide, I have a particular interest in diabetes management. My goal in practice is to help patients take control of the disease instead of having it control them. What I enjoy most about diabetes is that with a little lifestyle modification and self-motivation, my patients and I can see amazing results. Being able to hear the joy, relief, and confidence in my patient’s voices when they see good outcomes is the most satisfying part of the job.
You can find this practitioner at the following clinics:Sellwood Clinic