My Story:

I know what it takes to overcome adversity to reach goals. I didn’t grow up with money. I didn’t grow up with a father. From early childhood, I knew I was different. I wanted to help. I wanted to be of service. Whether it was attempting to nurture a fallen bird, board a scared, stray dog, or immerse the new kid within the class, I wanted to help make things be ok. To be safe. To be better. Perhaps this was to make up for the deficit I felt while growing up.

Either way, I never did, nor do I presently look back on the hard times of childhood, food stamps, welfare, etc. and consider myself a victim. Not even close. Instead, I see myself as a gritty, stubborn, go-getter that is determined to make a difference and improve whatever job is set before me.

I have never accepted anything less than using these adversities to make me stronger.

As a doctor, I want to help patients overcome their adversities — the digestive troubles that are ruining their relationships, careers, and joy. I can relate to facing seemingly impossible challenges, and finding freedom on the other side. I have devoted my personal and professional life to help others achieve success and give them hope in hopeless situations. I thrive on delivering results to the most difficult of scenarios. Cases in which I am the “last hope” for some. I can see in their eyes how frightened they are. This only propels me further to help these people regain their health as fast as absolutely possible.

I have a bold purpose. My purpose is help provide freedom. Freedom is my most sacred value and I am on a mission to help as many people as possible to regain theirs. The freedom to leave their home without worry of the nearest bathroom. The freedom to visit grandchildren several states away. The freedom to get on an airplane again and not be terrified of having an accident while on the plane. There are so many people who have lost their health and feel trapped. This is unacceptable to me. Allow me the chance to take care of you and help you to find your way back again.

On The Lighter Side:

  • I was named “Christine Marie” because my birthday falls just after Christmas.  Any Capricorns out there? 
  • I am the second oldest of 4 kids.  I have an older sister and two younger brothers.
  • I am extremely competitive to the point of annoyance.
  • My secret desire was to be a Supreme Court justice.  Believe me, I am so relieved that didn’t pan out.
  • My favorite musical artists are Depeche Mode, Fleetwood Mac, and anything from the 1940’s.  Yes, I dig that genre.  There is just something about it.
  • My all-time favorite movie is ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’.  A close second would be ‘Twentieth Century’ with John Barrymore and Carole Lombard.
  • As a kid, ok… even still to this day, I am oddly intrigued with anything ‘Planet of The Apes’. I even had a Planet of The Apes wastepaper basket as a youngen.  I wonder where that thing is…
  • I played the trumpet all throughout school and soloed to ‘Georgia On My Mind’ during my senior year.  Side note, I ended up living in Georgia several years later.  Hmmmm.
  • My favorite place to be is outside in nature.  I am addicted to the sounds of birds, leaves blowing in the wind, and frogs and crickets. 
  • I have always been one to dress the same… it makes it so easy, however, I did sport burgundy gauchos a few times while in elementary school. 
  • Despite my love for NFL football, I have not had cable service in my home for 3 years.  I am now an avid reader.  I HIGHLY recommend making the switch, too

 

My purpose is to help provide freedom.

Freedom is my most sacred value and I am on a mission to help as many people as possible to regain theirs.