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My specialty: Psychiatry
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My gender: Male
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I am originally from Ohio where I completed most of my education. My original plan after graduating Ohio State was to continue in graduate school with the intention of a career in molecular genetic research. Plans changed when during a job at the National Institute for Health (NIH), I came to appreciate clinical medicine to a greater degree, so returned to Ohio for medical school. Upon my first trip to the Northwest I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the land and the pace of life. So in 1995 I decided to move here for residency followed by a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and have stayed ever since.
Since joining Kaiser Permanente I have worked in various roles, most of this time in the outpatient clinic providing consultation and medication management. My passion is working with the geriatric population and I consider myself primarily a geriatric psychiatrist. However I have also worked with younger adults in the intensive outpatient program as well as with our procedural program at the hospital. I feel strongly that a collaborative approach, working with primary care and other physicians, nurses, social workers and families is key in providing the best care possible for each patient.
Balancing my personal life with work is crucial in maintaining a sound body, mind and spirit. I do this by spending time with my family and big dogs. Reading, oil painting, science fiction, gaming and regular exercise also help invigorate and refresh me as I travel on life's journey.