I am a Doctor Vero and these are a few things you should know about me.
Aside from being a doctor I have started this blog and youtube channel. A little about me: I am Colombian by heritage, but I was born and raised in Florida. I did live in Colombia for 9 years. Although I was born in Florida, about 6 months after my birth we moved to Colombia where we stayed until I was 9.
We then moved back to Florida and I have been here ever since.
I went to St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale.
I then started college at Florida International University. I double majored in Biology and Psychology, with a minor in French. Before graduating,I transferred to the University of Miami where I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Psychology. After graduating, I was accepted into
St. George’s University School of Medicine in St. George’s, Grenada. Grenada is a small island in the Caribbean, right above Venezuela. After graduating medical school (finally an MD!) I decided to pursue a Masters in Public Health. I am currently completing my masters at the University of Miami and I couldn’t be happier to be back in Florida.
But Why did I create my Blog and a Youtube Channel?
During my 3rd and 4th years of medical school I lived in New York City, where I worked at three differet hospitals in almost every department. These included: Internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, emergency room, surgery, plastic surgery, urology, orthopedics, OBGYN, cardiology, pulmonology, ICU/CCU, rheumatology, family medicine and primary care. I was able to interact with many patients on a daily basis. I started noticing that not many patients asked certain questions about their conditions, or about why they had to eat healthy, why they needed to exercise or why they should change their lifestyles. I wanted to create a platform where I could reach many people all over the world, and that is why I created this blog and the channel.
But what will I be writing about?
Fruits! There are so many. Some countries have certain fruits that don’t even exist here in the US. I’ll talk about a few fruits that are native to Colombia which don’t exist here
I’ll talk about my Travels.
I’ve had the pleasure of being able to see different cultures, different habits and different countries. I learned many things through those experiences and will share some of them here.
I’ll also give you health tips! How to stay active, why you should stay active. What kind of things are healthy for your body. I’ll explain what you CAN do, but also the REASONS why you SHOULD do them.
Often times, not knowing why you are doing something is a huge reason why you won’t continue to do it. I want to explain the reasons, so you can live a long and healthy life.
A few of the other things I’ll say, may not relate to you because you may have certain medical conditions that won’t respond the same way, so definitely take everything I post here with a grain of salt!
Nothing I say here is mandatory.
Nothing is, “this is what you have to do”. No way! I just want to spark interest in your health so you yourself can make adequate changes, and continue with them!
I want to help you guys know which questions to ask your doctors too. So you can use your doctor’s visit to your own benefit. I myself have had my own issues, back pain, neck pain etc. We all experience health issues. This is why doctors need doctors! Illness is not exclusive to the sick or non-healthcare professionals.
We all have difficulties and its up to us to help each other achieve a healthy lifestyle. This is a safe place for you to voice your concerns and questions. I love writing about all these things, but I also love input. Whether good or bad, I want to hear from you.
Welcome again to my blog!
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Don’t forget to check out my youtube channel. Sometimes what I post there won’t be on the blog and vice versa!