Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
I have two aspects of life in medicine, one as an administrator for WellSpan Health and one as a practicing physician. I am very grateful for having had the opportunity and ability to fulfill a life-long dream to become a physician. There are few professions in which one can combine a deep understanding of science and technology with the ability to make a profound difference in the life a particular individual. While I still find the rapid changes in healthcare science stimulating, it is the personal interactions with my patients that brings the most personal satisfaction.
What I want my patients to know about me:
Most of my time is spent with other executives of WellSpan Health helping lead an outstanding organization of over 15,000 dedicated individuals, who are committed to helping make our communities healthier places to live and work. My main interest is helping WellSpan adopt a model of healthcare delivery known as population health, a new concept in health care that focuses on the clinical and socioeconomic factors that influence the health of large groups of people. This model has been combined with a new business model that holds WellSpan accountable for the quality and cost of our services.
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
My wife and I raised three children in York, all of whom are now leading successful careers elsewhere. We spend time visiting our children and our first grandchild. My hobbies are cooking and golf, better at the former than the later as evidenced by my high handicap. We have also taken up dancing, which is a wonderful form of mental and physical therapy.