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Palliative Care Medicine
Kaiser Permanente provider
My gender: Male
Yes, my office is accepting new patients. May require referral.
I am a Colorado native, trained in internal medicine, and have practiced as a Supportive Care specialist since 2000. I am married to an inspiring musician-teacher and am a father to three amazing boys (They all got mom’s musical genes!). I take great pride in helping create Kaiser Permanente Colorado’s strong network of Supportive Care physicians and teams over the last 15 years. It is a privilege and honor to serve and support persons facing serious illness.
Patients and their families have taught me much in the last 20 years. When serious illness strikes, I’ve learned not to assume anything. People are different. My approach is to sit down, be curious, listen, ask questions and find out what’s most important. I will do my very best to understand who you are and what matters to you, and work with my team to help ease the burden of your illness. My current practice is limited to adult patients 18 years or older who are admitted to Saint Joseph Hospital or Good Samaritan Medical Center. I work closely with teams in the medical office and home settings to arrange ongoing, comprehensive support after hospital discharge.
Time with my wife and sons helps me to recharge my batteries. I am an avid cyclist and enjoy road, mountain, gravel and snow biking. I am a wannabe and self-taught artist (pencil drawings and painting) surrounded by an incredibly musical family (including our dog!). People are sometimes surprised to learn that I practiced as a geophysical engineer for nearly 10 years before starting medical school. I retain a love for math, enjoy thinking about ways to make systems better, and take pride in being a lifelong geek. I strive to make this world a better place. Life is precious – enjoy the ride.