Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
As a middle and high school student, I found the education process fascinated me. I marveled at the ability of my teachers to connect with their students. After high school I had some serious personal medical struggles. After recovering and moving past this, the aspects of my care that again resonated most with me were how some of the physicians took their time to help thoroughly educate me about my condition—from disease to treatment. This started me down a path to try to do the same for others. My absolute favorite part of my job is sitting down with patients and just teaching.
What I want my patients to know about me:
I am extremely passionate about preventative care. I view my role as an educator and embrace the opportunity to empower my patients with the knowledge and desire to take charge of their own health.
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
My priority when I am not at work is my family. I love being a dad. My children are a joy. I play with them as often as I can. Most of the time you would probably find me on the floor with the kids playing games. Regular movie nights are a tradition. Board games and puzzles are a must. Laser tag in the dark with just the glow of Christmas lights is a new passion. I also coach little league baseball for the boys. I guess in some ways I just never grew up. Spending time with my wife is my safe haven. I enjoy every moment. Our travel bucket list is huge, but she promises me we'll finish it!