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Kaiser Permanente provider
My gender: Male
Yes, my office is accepting new patients. May require referral.
My father is a doctor and introduced me to the wonders of how the human body works (or in certain cases doesn't work) at an early age. Unfortunately, he mainly cared for the deceased as a medical coroner for Los Angeles County. Still, I felt that there is nothing more interesting than the field of medicine, so I decided to become a doctor myself. My medical school training in St. Louis, Missouri, involved several extra years conducting research, so I was able to not only learn about medicine, but understand better the basic science behind the treatments used in alleviating disease and improving health. During my years in the lab, I collaborated with a dermatologist on a project, and he convinced me that dermatology is the most interesting field in medicine and also the most fun to practice. My love of nature, camping, skiing and biking brought me to Colorado, which is also the sunniest state in the country. I can't think of anything better than being a dermatologist in Colorado!
In addition to great training at Washington University School of Medicine, I spent several additional years in medical research. Thus, I am most interested in providing treatments that have good science behind them. I am also interested in providing care that will treat a problem in the most efficient manner, and I take the time to explain why I recommend a certain treatment over others. I also enjoy educating patients about how to keep one's skin healthy using proven methods. There is nothing more important to me than having satisfied patients. I look forward to seeing my patients and I listen to understand your questions and concerns. I aim to have you leave your appointment feeling that you got more out of it than you expected. As a general dermatologist, I treat patients of all ages, but children and infants are usually seen by our pediatric dermatologists.
I spend almost all my free time outdoors. Skiing, mountain biking, hiking, camping and climbing mountains keep me super busy. There are a never-ending set of challenges in the outdoors to overcome and new vistas to see in Colorado.