In 2017 I started my career as a General Practitioner.
Before medical school, I studied psychology and completed a masters degree in clinical neuro-psychology. I have always been fascinated by the functioning of the brain, and that is why my first job after graduation was at the neurology department. This is where I quickly realised I was missing something important: really getting to know patients from all ages and helping them with a broad range of symptoms. At the end of medical school I decided that I wanted to become a General Practitioner. In addition to the broad scope of the profession of a GP, the diversity is what excites me. I like the “hands-on” aspects of the job (such as small surgical interventions and placing Intra-Utrine Devices) and in addition, my background as a psychologist helps my conversations with patients with mood- and anxiety disorders. During my pshychology internship (at a PG department) I have gained experience in working with elderly people and an additional internship at the paediatric department has taught me the ins and outs of paediatrics. I love working with children and always enjoy having them in my consultations. The birth of my son in the spring of 2019 has contributed even more to my love for kids and the understanding of their parents. Since 2012 I am living in Amsterdam and love the city. Outside of work I do a lot of sports and traveling (hency my medical consultations for travellers). After working as an interim GP in several practices from de Zaanstreek to Amsterdam Southeast, West and City Centre, I am working at the Olympiaplein practice for 3 fixed days, and I really love this place!