Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
I have always been fascinated by the human mind, body and conditions that lead us to do well. I love to connect with people and help them. Through my interactions with my doctor and other health care professionals, including my older brother who is a pharmacy technician, I realized early on that working with people in the times of their greatest need is very rewarding. I also developed a passion of teaching and coaching during high school. A combination of these personal characteristics and my curiosity about the well being of the human mind and body led me to health care.
What I want my patients to know about me:
I find it a great privilege to be someone's primary care physician. I am driven by my passion and touched by compassion to provide evidence-based, practical and patient-centered advice to my patients that is outcome-oriented. My passion for evidence-based and outcome-oriented care has led me to continuously educate the future generation of family physicians who can follow these principles. I have also been directing a continuing medical education program for family physicians in the region for the past 5 years.
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
I am the program director of the family medicine residency training program at WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital. I enjoy teaching the future generation of family physicians and overseeing the administration of the program. When not at work, I love spending time with my family and reading and writing. I have written over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, five chapters in textbooks of family medicine, and presented findings of my clinical and educational research at several regional, national and international forums.