At the young age of 10, Dr. Winkler had the unfortunate privilege of watching
her sick brother undergo many medical treatments at Children’s Hospital
of San Diego. The entire experience had a significant impact on Dr. Winkler
and it was the defining moment that she knew she wanted to become a doctor
in order to help people.
With a focus on preventative care and healthy lifestyle choices, Dr. Winkler
takes the time to educate her patients and provide them with the appropriate
resources. She believes that everyone needs balance and aims to help her
families find their ideal life balance.
Her patients describe Dr. Winkler as easy going, understanding, and supportive.
She takes the team approach with every patient. As she says it best, “Kids
are the most valuable thing in your family. It is a huge responsibility
that parents allow me to be a part of their lives and I find great joy
in working with them.”
A graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine, Dr. Winkler returned
to her native San Diego to complete her residency at University of California,
San Diego. She has been practicing since 1999 and brings a trained and
trusted approach to her patients.
Dr. Winkler is very active during her time away from the office and participates
in triathlons, IRONMAN competition, and ultra-distance triathlons. One
of her biggest accomplishments was completing the double IRONMAN which
included a total of 281.2 miles.