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Kaiser Permanente provider
My gender: Male
Yes, my office is accepting new patients. May require referral.
I was born in Colorado and attended public schools in Denver. My parents were also born in Denver, so we are long-standing natives of the state. I attended medical school in New York City at Cornell and completed my residency at Boston City Hospital. I have wanted to be a physician since I was a small child. The special sense of caring combined with science always appealed to me. My greatest accomplishment is my children. I am extremely proud of my youngest son, who was born hearing impaired. His academic and personal success reflects the incredible benefits of early intervention and hearing aids. He is my hero.
Working in the Emergency Department, I often see patients in crisis mode. I appreciate the challenges involved in making quick decisions and explaining the diagnoses and treatment plan to my patient. I work closely with other specialties such as cardiology, gastroenterology and radiology to develop the best plan for an individual patient. I strive to explain the plan to my patient and their family members clearly so everyone involved is informed. I try to make it easy for my patients to understand the goals of their care, and I take time to answer any questions. I very much enjoy solving emergency problems and developing short- and long-term solutions for my patients. I want my patients to feel empathy and comfort. I aim to learn about my patients, including any stress they may be feeling in their lives, which I feel allows me to relate to my patients better and understand where they are coming from physically and spiritually. I derive satisfaction from helping alleviate that stress as much as possible.
My hobbies include mountain biking and skiing. I love weight and balance training at the gym. I play both classical and jazz piano. My favorite composer is Sergei Prokofiev.