- Where in Trinidad are you from and how has your upbringing or maybe experiences coming up in Trinidad influenced your passion for health care?
I grew up in Laventille,Port-of-Spain and then moved to Arouca in the Eastern part of POS when I was 9 years old. My grandmother was in Laventille however and so I spent a lot o time there even after I moved to Arouca. I grew up with a family that practiced compassion. My grandmother always had a cot available for anyone who needs a place to lay their heads. We grew up feeding the poor even though we ourselves may have been considered the poor by others. I am not sure when I wanted to become a physician because it was always on my list of things I wanted to do and be. I read voraciously especially encyclopedias, anything I could find about the human body I would devour it. It is fascinating…the human body is fascinating and I have maintained this fascination since I was a little girl.
- What is your specialized service?
I am board certified and trained in Internal Medicine (medicine for adults) and Paediatrics.
- How did Healing Wings International come to be?
In 2001, I sat down and wrote the vision for how I wanted to practice medicine. This was before I even started medical school. As I prayed I was led to Malachi 4:2 – But for you who fear My Name, then of righteousness shall arise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall. I knew that Healing Wings would be in the name for a number of reasons some of which included my love for travel and always raised as an international woman. A woman whose borders stretched beyond her limits and that is how I want to practice medicine.
- What would you say is most unique about your practice?
My practice is a ministry. I treat my patients like family and allow myself to be vulnerable with them.
- As a guest speaker on our Caribbean POSHgirl POWER Brunch 2018 panel, what are a few things you wish to share with women as it relates to their health?
That it is “THEIR” health so they need to take ownership and be intentional in caring for themselves.