Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
To advise my patients on a lifelong course of health and wellness using some science, sharing some knowledge, using social skills, maybe a little laughter along the way to help you achieve your goals since there is nothing more valuable than good health. I enjoy family medicine because I can get involved at every stage of a person's life, not be restricted to any one area of medicine, like not going to the same restaurant when there are so many other choices. Plus it allows me to engage in some office procedures that otherwise would be referred to a specialist, so it can stay "in the family."
What I want my patients to know about me:
I will try to guide you on your journey towards better health and spend the time with you that you need. I also ask that you be an active partner engaged in improving your own health, as well. My vision is I am an adviser on your life journey. I'm in the passenger seat, while you are the driver. I can perform many minor in-office procedures, such as joint or tendon injections, trigger point injections for muscle spasms, toenail removals, skin biopsies or lesion removals/excisions. I can also counsel you on smoking cessation, weight loss, or any issue that is a stressor for you.
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
Skiing, bowling, scuba diving, bicycling, golf, kayaking, drawing or painting, home improvement projects, cooking or baking, camping at our Delaware shore site, winemaking, gardening, canning, raising chickens, playing with our cats "Yoda" and "Bandit" or our loving golden lab "Champ." I also keep aquarium fish and a Uromastyx (you'll have to ask me if you don't know what this is). Love spending time with my wife Dana and my four children. I might also be found occasionally in a virtual reality video game to escape whatever else I am supposed to be doing!