Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
My paternal grandfather (who died nearly 20 years before I was born) was a practicing family physician in a small town in Indiana. As a child, I listened to my dad's stories about going on house calls with his father, and I soon developed a desire to help meet people's needs in a similar way. That desire has never faded, and I've never regretted my career choice.
What I want my patients to know about me:
That I deeply appreciate the confidence they have placed in me. That I LOVE helping people understand their own bodies and maintain good health.
That I have studied medicine for a total of 45 years, and the more I learn, the more I realize how little we really know. (In other words, practicing medicine is, and always will be, a very humbling experience.)
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
Camping, hiking, or biking (or doing many other things) with my dear wife of 41 years. Visiting or hosting our four children and nine grandchildren (they're all little kids...much fun to be around...and very tiring). OR, whenever possible, sitting in a canoe on a quiet lake, fly fishing for largemouth bass (which doesn't happen as often as I'd like).