Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
I chose a career in medicine to help empower people to make positive changes in their lives to change the course of disease. I am a firm believer that primary care is on the front lines of health care, and as such has the greatest opportunity for affecting changes in the overall health of our community.
What I want my patients to know about me:
I want my patients to know that while I can prescribe medications for a variety of medical conditions, I also ascribe to non-medical interventions (e.g. dietary & lifestyle modification, physical therapy, meditation, behavioral health, etc.). I believe that the things we do on a daily basis have long-lasting and profound effects on our general health, and that addressing those issues is just as important, if not more so, than prescribing medication.
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
Spending time with my family, travelling and Geocaching.