“I love that medicine is an art as well as a science. The science is in the latest evidence-based medicine. I use that knowledge to develop the best medical treatment plan. The art is in connecting with my patients as individuals, understanding their values and concerns. I use that connection to help people understand their choices and to modify their lifestyle, so they feel healthiest and happiest.”

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine

Education

Internship and Residency

Alameda County Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Chief Resident
Oakland, CA
1986 and 1989

Medical School

Harvard Medical School  
Doctor of Medicine
Boston, MA
1985

Undergraduate School

Harvard University  
Bachelor of Arts
Cambridge, MA
1980

Academic Appointments

Alameda County Medical Center
Teaching Attendant

Stanford University  
Faculty Member

University of California, San Francisco
Faculty Member

Biography

Dr. Heath is excited to be joining Rockville Internal Medicine. She recently moved from the San Francisco Bay Area, where she was born and has lived much of her life. Dr. Heath lived in Switzerland as a child and learned several languages, including Rumauntsch, Italian, German and French. She also speaks Spanish.

She attended Harvard University and Harvard Medical School, then returned to California for residency at Alameda County Medical Center. She served as chief resident and then continued as a teaching attendant. She has several decades of experience as a primary care physician. She has been on the faculty of UCSF and Stanford, where she worked most recently.

Dr. Heath loves travel and different cultures, art, reading, being out in nature, and spending time with her husband and children.