Dr. Hippen was always interested in science as a child, and when she was very young, actually thought she wanted to be an astronaut. However, when she spent a week in the hospital after having spine surgery as a young teen, she was overwhelmed when she saw so many children who had been hospitalized with conditions that could have been prevented if they had had access to good healthcare. That’s when she decided to pursue medicine, and specifically, to work to ensure that as many people as possible had access to quality healthcare. This type of relationship can only come when patients are able to see the same provider consistently, and virtual primary care makes this much easier. She knows how busy life can get, so her goal is to remove as many barriers as possible to taking care of her patient's health.
When she is not working as a doctor, she is busy working her other full-time job, as a mom to 5 energetic little boys! She loves running, playing the piano, and coaching her sons’ sports teams.
EducationDr. Hippen attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. After completing residency, she worked for the National Health Service Corps, providing care to underserved populations in rural areas of Southern California, as well as inner city San Diego.
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