“As a young child, all I wanted to do was do medicine,” she said. “I actually tried to join the (Air Force) myself, but was discharged for medical reasons.”
Torres was honored as Freshman of the Year while studying at Texas A&M. She graduated with honors with her bachelor’s degree in science and continued her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. After completing this challenging study, she moved to Woodland Hills, California to complete her residency in family medicine at Kaiser Permanente. She planned to go into obstetrics, but found herself enjoying talking about the health of the whole family.
She said she appreciates helping patients with various challenges, such as diabetes, back pain or quitting smoking. She also likes to celebrate her health during wellness exams and baby checks. Every day is different as a doctor. She is a certified breastfeeding specialist and is interested in losing weight through diet and exercise.
She and her husband, Doug, a data analyst, have two daughters: Isabella, age 4; and Gabriella, 1. She has found that starting a family is as challenging as studying for medical school late at night, but she has found a balance between motherhood, marriage, medicine and self-care with a supportive husband and exercising five days a week. With her family she enjoys walking, reading, painting, doing puzzles and cooking. Her position at All Care has brought her closer to her family, making her life even more balanced.