As a physician, I would never encroach upon the religious freedoms of my patients.
For the vast majority of Americans who work hard and play by the rules, paying the bills may be hard some months, but it’s something we always do.
I ran for Congress because I want to make sure others have the same chance at the dream that I had for generations to come.
We can do better, and we must hold the politicians accountable to do better.
I love the opportunity to help my patients, to work with them to find the best course of action to get them healthy and to give them the information they need to stay healthy.
I hope I’ll have the opportunity to debate how we reform and update our immigration system. I will relate my own story and that of the countless immigrants whose American Dream stories have helped build our country into the greatest nation in the world.
Just like you can’t cure a patient without listening to what he’s feeling, you can’t cure a nation without hearing what the people are really asking for.
If done correctly, strengthening our trade relationship with India will create jobs here in America.
As a doctor, I’ve learned the importance and value of listening.
For the record, I believe that women and their doctors should have access to oral contraception when desired by the patient and medically appropriate.
Patient autonomy is paramount to the oath that we take when we enter the profession of medicine. That is why I am appalled when the federal government gets between my patients and their right to the full range of medical information and complete access to health care.
When I took the Hippocratic oath and was effectively ‘sworn in’ as a doctor, I took the same vow that doctors have taken for generations. Patient autonomy is core to this oath.
If our nation is to rebuild opportunity for future generations, it will require our elected leaders to realize that their responsibility lies not with their political party, but rather with the American people that they have been chosen to represent.
As a doctor, I understand how actions can affect lives.
I was born and raised in California and benefited from California’s excellent public schools, from kindergarten through medical school.