Approach to Patient Care
Although I was born in Beirut, Lebanon; the Pacific Northwest is where I was raised. I attended Portland State University to complete my Bachelor's of Science, and then continued on to Pacific University 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 at 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, most 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.
The beach is my happy place. Nothing is more soothing to me than listening to the waves crashing into each other, toes in the sand, while watching the sunset. My family has always been my number one priority. Weekly movie nights, Sunday breakfasts, and spontaneous trips to our local coffee shops for bonding time are what brings true joy into my life. In my free time, I enjoy exploring cities I have never been to before. Learning about different cultures and traditions has always been so fascinating to me. I also enjoy indoor activities such as watching movies, playing board games, eating chocolate-y baked goods, and re-watching every episode of "Friends."
Specialties / Areas of Interest
Pharm.D., Pacific University (Hillsboro, OR)
Memberships & Associations
American Pharmacist Association
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