Dr. Charneco looks forward to building lasting relationships with her patients and helping them to maintain good health. “I believe that what shapes our lives can impact our physical well-being,” Dr. Charneco says. “Our health is more than just a diagnosis or disease. Our well-being is affected by our emotional state and the stress levels that we live with.”
As a volunteer for Doctors of the World’s Human Rights Clinic, Dr. Charneco carried out medical evaluations of refugees and torture survivors applying for asylum in the United States and submitted affidavits on their behalf. She witnessed first-hand the effects of patients’ emotional states on their physical health.
The daughter of a physician, Dr. Charneco has always wanted to help people. She has worked as a volunteer physician in Uganda, Africa, and with organizations that offer medical services to the homeless and HIV patients. She has also taught classes on health topics for a community health program.
Dr. Charneco believes in patient education and helping her patients learn all they can about their health. She encourages her patients to be involved in the decision making process as much as possible.
In addition to English, Dr. Charneco is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French. She is available to treat patients age 18 and older