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My specialty: General
All Kaiser Permanente Physicians and Surgeons
My gender: Male
Yes, I’m accepting new patients.
I am a native Oregonian, born and raised in the southwest corner of the state. As a young adult, I realized that I had a calling for the healing profession. I studied nursing at the local community college. After graduation, I cofounded a foster home for people living with HIV disease and worked at a hospital. I worked in different areas of the hospital including chemical dependency, medical/surgical floor, rehabilitation floor and home health. I returned to school, graduating from Southern Oregon University with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, followed by a Master's Degree in Science, subspecialty adult nurse practitioner program, from Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU). After graduating from OSHU, I returned to southern Oregon to practice at a rural primary care clinic for three years. Ready for an urban experience, I moved to Portland to accept a nurse practitioner (NP) job at Kaiser Permanente in the Addiction Medicine department in 1997. Once again, I returned to school. This time to study Traditional Chinese Medicine. I graduated from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2009 with a Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I practice acupuncture at the Brookside Center.
I believe in wholistic health care. I think that is what I like about recovery treatment. In the Addiction Medicine department, we address and treat all areas of a person's life. Kaiser Permanente emphasizes holistic care, wellness, and disease prevention. Kaiser Permanente is also open to complementary medicine, such as acupuncture. I am very pleased to have the ability to offer members different treatment options.
I enjoy hiking and backpacking in the great northwest. I also enjoy visiting Arizona as often as I can.