The VA Austin Outpatient Clinic, Interventional Spine and Pain Management, Medical Doctor
What do you love most about your job?
The occasional times when after the procedure an old veteran says, “Wow I don’t feel much pain anymore, you think I can go dancing tonight, doc?”
Why did you pursue a career in medicine?
Because I was tricked into it by my sneaky Asian parents. But in reality, physical medicine is such an amazing field because it approaches patient care in a holistic, comprehensive way. I recently started doing muscle knot release therapy and ear acupuncture for pain control, how cool is that?
What’s special and unique about your practice?
We get to collaborate with a big team including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech, social work, and others to make sure the patient receives awesome care. Really it feels like hanging out with a group of your buddies and just getting things done efficiently as a team.
Whats your idea of an ideal date?
Pringles and freeze tag.
What do you look for in a romantic partner?
Someone who is pretty adventurous, open minded, and can hold a good conversation.