Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:
I consider myself privileged to have had the opportunity to pursue my dream of becoming a physician. I don't, however, think there was any particular moment in time when I knew I would be a family physician. I observed patient-doctor relationships over time. I witnessed family member interactions and how they were intertwined as they developed. The family as a whole provided more of a distinct and complete picture of how to provide comprehensive care for the family, and in turn, each individual. I enjoyed a much more satisfying and meaningful relationship treating families as a whole as the individual relationships grew strong and the requisite trust more profound. I have relished and appreciated the benefits of building trusting relationships with each member as they grew stronger, sincere, and more genuine. These long-term relationships provide a healthy environment and approach to practice family medicine and provide care for the entire family.
What I want my patients to know about me:
I like to treat everyone with respect and build relationships and trust in a way that can be helpful for patients and their families. I believe in the philosophy that we must collaborate with everyone and work as a team, in a way that we can achieve our common goal, which is to improve health and achieve a better quality of life. I am very passionate about teaching medical students and residents and excited to serve as a teaching faculty member with the department of family medicine at Well Span Good Samaritan clinic sites and hospital.
What I do when I'm not seeing patients:
I have a big family, including my two children and a wonderful wife, along with my loving mother, amazing brothers and sisters and their families. We like traveling, long drives, staying active, trying different cuisines, praying and relaxation, and spending lots of time with each other. I love my work and stay busy, but I also love spending time with my family as much time as I get. I strongly believe in a work-life balance and strive to follow this as much as possible.
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