Recently, the triathlete moved from Utah with her geologist husband, and her 11-year-old daughter, eager to be closer to home and her family in western New York. Her daughter inspired her to have her signature look – purple hair. She started coloring it 10 years ago in honor of her daughter, who survived a pediatric stroke. Purple is the color that represents stroke awareness in children.
The family spent time traveling across the country as they moved from Utah to central New York. They took an R-Pod and stopped at locations along the way, including several state and national parks and landmarks such as Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone.
After only a short time at East Hill Medical Center, her office wall at Summit Pediatrics is already filled with dozens of maps, photos, drawings, and notes. She enjoys working with children and working with parents. She is open to parents and has no problem discussing sensitive matters in a loving but direct way. She looks forward to building relationships through regular routine visits, as well as sick care and acute needs.
“I like to do everything, keep the variety,” she said.
In addition to primary care, Dr. Veronica’s interest in addressing mental and emotional health. Having a psychiatric nurse specialist as a teammate is an exciting prospect for her. She has a lot of experience addressing mental health, but in the past had to work without additional support. During her career, she has seen that, just like physical health, children’s emotional and mental health are the keys to a good quality of life.