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Kaiser Permanente provider
My gender: Male
Yes, my office is accepting new patients. May require referral.
I was born and raised in New York and moved to Colorado when I was 15. My mother was a registered nurse and my uncle was a physician, so a career in medicine was always forefront. I went to Colorado State University with the intention of pursuing a medical degree and received a bachelor’s and then a master's degree in neurobiology. During this time, I was introduced to the physician assistant profession and felt that this path would best suit my desired lifestyle while still being able to help people through their difficult medical situations. I attended physician assistant school here in Colorado and ended up getting married to my wonderful wife two weeks before I graduated. We have two incredible little girls who amaze me daily.
I have been working for a group of Kaiser Permanente general surgeons for approximately eight years now. My main daily responsibilities are to care for our post-surgical patients. I believe that struggling through an illness can be an individuals most difficult challenge in life and as a provider, we need to be more than someone who can diagnose and treat the illness. We need to help the patient emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Compassion and empathy lead to great patient relations.
As a medical provider, we need to be role models to those who come seeking our expertise. I believe that exercising most days of the week and eating as healthy as you can is essential to maintaining your health. While not at home enjoying time with my wife and two little girls, you can find me somewhere deep in the Colorado backcountry or Utah desert. My wife and I enjoy traveling and have been fortunate to experience how different people's lives are in remote corners of the world. We are excited to start introducing our girls to all the joys this world can offer. I enjoy mountaineering and canyoneering and also have a passion for learning wilderness medicine. Currently, my wife and I volunteer at our church and hope to include some medical missions in the future.