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Kaiser Permanente provider
My gender: Male
Yes, my office is accepting new patients. May require referral.
As a child growing up in New York City in the 1980's, I was surrounded by incredible diversity, amazing creativity, devastating disease, and vast extremes of wealth and poverty all living side by side. The humility and respect for humanity that I developed in that chaotic city made me choose to dedicate my professional life to helping others. After first living abroad and then 6 years of teaching middle and high school Spanish, I made the decision to become a nurse practitioner. I could partner directly with others in the pursuit of leading happy, healthy lives. At some point along the way, I realized that I also loved the mountains and was ready to feel less crowded. My wife, kids, dog and I love living in Colorado and I am proud to work for Kaiser Permanente.
In my practice I strive to meet my patients where they are today. As an internal medicine nurse practitioner with a dual focus in geriatrics and psychiatry, my primary goal is to help my patients make their golden years as healthy, happy and fulfilling as possible. Central to my philosophy of care is understanding that each of our members has their own definition of happy and fulfilling. I care for patients who are home-bound living in assisted living facilities, long-term care facilities, or skilled nursing facilities. I also occasionally work at Westminster Urgent Care. I’m also certified to treat opioid addiction with suboxone. I approach patient care as a partnership. I try to incorporate shared decision making into every aspect of patient care. Patient care is most effective when the patient is both informed and engaged.
In my free time, I try to make the most of this beautiful state by hiking, skiing, and cycling. I love spending time with my family, cooking spicy vegetarian food, and hiking with my dog. I serve as an appointed community representative on the Boulder County Adult Protection Review Board and I precept nurse practitioner students from CU-Denver.