Provider: Maria Ancundia, MD

What is your patient care philosophy?

My patient care philosophy is about building trust through competency. My career is fulfilling because I take care of very young patients and gets to see them grow, become young adults and quite a few of these patients I become their child’s physician as well.

How does your work improve lives?

My work improves lives by showing my patients and parents that I care about them and I am honest with them. I listen to parent’s concerns and address all of them in a caring manner. Following up on a patient, calling the parents to find out how the patient is doing. I call the parent if I have an abnormal lab without waiting for the next appointment.