Wendy started her medical career as a nurse. She started first as a medical assistant who then trained to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse and then earned her Registered Nurse license and finally added on a Critical Care RN certificate. She enjoyed being a nurse but knew that there was more that she wanted to do to help people with their health. She graduated from UCSD medical school in 1993 and has worked as a primary care internist since then. After 20 years of traditional "fee for service", she needed to make a change. Patients weren't getting the attention they deserved. Health regulation, legislation, and changes in the insurance industry caused a toxic reaction making it virtually impossible for doctors to spend time with patients and for patients to get appointments with doctors. All of that changed when she moved her practice to direct primary care. She is now being the doctor that she wants to be and the doctor that patients want her to be.