Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
I have always had a passion for people and learning. Medicine provides a great opportunity to be immersed in both.
I chose family medicine because I had a wonderful role model in the doctor who cared for our family as I was growing up. He, like I, believed God puts us on earth to serve others trying to ease the struggles that so may face.
I may go home tired, but generally I feel good about what I accomplished in a given day. This has kept me motivated since graduating from medical school over 30 year ago.
What I want my patients to know about me:
As people are very different, what is comfortable for one may be different from what works for others. I value open communication so we can work together to find a plan that is both medically sound and a good fit for you.
I see health as multifaceted.
I believe health care works best when we both give it our best.
I want to be thorough in addressing important needs. At times I must prioritize that above schedule. I hope patients understand. I'll do the same for them.
I am open to discussing faith as relates to your problems and praying together.
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
I am trying to get better at just relaxing and appreciating life's little blessings.
I do enjoy spending time with my wife and our grown children.
Together we like outdoor activities such as hiking or kayaking. In my downtime, I enjoy a good book or movie.
One of my hobbies is gardening, especially growing unusual fruits. I am active in church. I enjoy singing.