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Kaiser Permanente provider
My gender: Male
My office is accepting new patients. Please call 1-855-208-7221.
My passion for medicine started in high school when I worked in Latin America as a health volunteer. Family Medicine was a natural choice for me because I wanted the skills to be able to return to developing nations on medical missions in the future. Since making that decision, I've worked with indigenous Maya in Guatemala, delivered babies in Chiapas, and canoed out to remote Amazon settlements to deliver vaccines and train rural health providers. After working with the uninsured in Denver at Clinica Campesina for nine years, I joined Kaiser Permanente because of its strong reputation in the community. I have a wife, a daughter and a son that brighten my days when I'm at home.
I've always believed good health is achieved through treating our minds and bodies well. Adequate rest, regular exercise, a healthy body image, a balanced diet, and a positive attitude (even when the going gets rough) are all integral to living a long healthy life. When these things are out of balance, physicians are here to help guide you back into health with the utmost respect for your dignity. I regard myself as a health partner with my patients. I believe my role is to assist you in maintaining an active lifestyle, with an emphasis on self-care. If necessary, I am here to find out what is out of balance, and determine if it is something you can treat with lifestyle change or if it requires further investigation or medical treatment. I also love to keep my Spanish skills up to date by welcoming Spanish-speaking patients into my practice.
I enjoy being outside whenever possible, especially in the mountains. Spending time with my family climbing, hiking, backpacking, biking, and going to the gym keeps me thriving!