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My specialty: Internal Medicine
All Kaiser Permanente Physicians and Surgeons
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients.
This provider requires a referral.
I joined Kaiser Permanente in 1990 and have practiced primary care internal medicine since that time. I grew up primarily in Southern California, then attended the University of Oregon as an undergraduate, followed by medical school at the University of Minnesota. I did my residency training at Oregon Health Sciences University. Prior to working at Kaiser Permanente I had a private practice here in Portland with two other physicians for seven years, but I was attracted to Kaiser Permanente because of the ability to practice the kind of medicine I believed in, without the hassles of managing a business myself. I have had a wonderful variety of experiences working with Kaiser Permanente including working with medical residents and students from Oregon Health Sciences University, serving as a committee lead for several years overseeing Cardiovascular disease prevention strategies, and serving as the medical director for the Kaiser Permanente Westside clinics since 2007. My wife and I married in 1979, right before I started my internship and we have two adult daughters, one here in Portland and one living with her husband in San Francisco.
Currently my practice involves providing primary care for a group of patients with congestive heart failure as part of Kaiser Permanente's Congestive Heart Failure Complex Care Medical Home project. I strongly believe in a team-based approach to care including close interactions with specialty physicians, all geared toward taking care of patients according to what they value, and this project has been a great opportunity to develop a new program that embodies those qualities. My work currently is based in the Cardiology department, though I cover the broad range of health care for adults with practice.
My time with family and friends is very important. So is exercise and keeping fit. I run regularly and in my free time am learning to play the French horn. I love to travel and my wife and I had the privilege of spending last year living in New Zealand while I practiced medicine in a local hospital there and worked with medical students and medical residents. I enjoy teaching and find it tends to invigorate me by always keeping me on my toes.