Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
My initial spark to become a doctor was when I saw firsthand how illness affected several of my family members. I have always been curious about science and loved helping people. Medicine is a natural way for me to bring these loves together. It is always interesting—from learning new ways to care for patients or learning about the stories of peoples lives. I am always pursuing new therapies and knowledge to help people live their best and healthiest lives. Beyond my mainstream medical education, I am trained in holistic and integrative medicine, as well as in medical acupuncture.
What I want my patients to know about me:
I value the long-term relationships that my patients and I are building over the years. Getting to know each person's medical and personal history is fulfilling for me. I combine test results with the bigger picture of your life. Together, we can find the best ways to improve your health and well-being.
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
Our family has an active life together. We regularly hike, bicycle, swim, and run. We are all involved in Boy Scouting as scouts and leaders. I have always felt at home in the woods, and Scouting gives me lots of opportunity to live outdoors. My wife and I do yoga often. I also seek the quiet of meditation to release some of the busy energy of life.