An Interview with Dr. Sanders

Posted on August 1, 2013

Click 'read more' to learn about our new addition to Heritage Medical Associates and her approach to patient care, her favorite hobbies, and more! 

What made you decide to become a doctor? Initially, I majored in Economics in college and planned on going into business, but I quickly realized that I wanted to have a career in the medical field. My dad was a radiologist, and I had always been fascinated by the sciences and the advancements in healthcare, so I went to medical school! And I couldn’t be happier that I made the switch. I love helping people feel better when they are sick. It is extremely rewarding to me, and I am so grateful to be able to wake up in the morning and know that I have the chance to give back to others.

What about the way you practice medicine makes you special? One thing I do that many physicians don’t is that I practice inpatient medicine, meaning I admit and care for patients when they need to be hospitalized. I have been practicing this way ever since I finished my residency, so not only do I have a lot of experience in this area, but I truly enjoy this aspect of treatment. If a patient of mine needs to be hospitalized, I want to be sure that I am there caring for their health and supporting them along the way. 

If you could describe your philosophy for treating patients, what would it be? Overall, I like to focus on preventative health and maintaining a high quality of life for my patients. It is very rewarding for me to see patients with chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease lead well-balanced, healthy lives, and I enjoy doing anything I can to help support their wellness and quality of life.

Tell us about a little more about your hobbies! What do you like to do for fun? I love spending time with my son, who’s 14, and my daughter, who’s 11. They both play travel soccer, so I watch them play as much as I can. I also enjoy being active outside, especially during the winter when I can ski and snowboard. I just went on a wilderness adventure in Canada, and we went fishing, canoeing, backpacking, and hiking…I love being outdoors!