Michelle is a thoughtful, evidence-based provider who enjoys building strong relationships with patients. Through careful listening and building a rapport, she creates individualized care plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Primary care gives Michelle the unique and rewarding opportunity to establish relationships with families and communities, providing comprehensive medical care to all ages. In her free time, she enjoys cooking nutritious meals, travelling, and stays healthy doing Pilates. Originally from Brazil, Michelle is fluent in Portuguese and happy to see patients who are native speakers. Michelle graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed her residency at the Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, California. She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.