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My specialty: Nephrology
All Kaiser Permanente Physicians and Surgeons
My gender: Male
Yes, I’m accepting new patients.
This provider requires a referral.
I was born and raised on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. My family has lived there for generations, and most of them still live there. I love the outdoors, hiking, and the mountains, so my wife and I decided to stay in Oregon after my graduate training. I decided to become a physician in my senior year of high school. I was accepted to an early entrance program at the University of Hawaii's medical school and now feel extremely fortunate to have had this opportunity. I volunteered regularly at a hospital in Honolulu and enjoyed the conversations and camaraderie I had with patients. I knew immediately that I had made the right career decision.
I enjoy working collaboratively with others. I view my physician role as a mentor and colleague. I believe that patients have the right to decide what is best for them, but I will help guide them in the path that I feel is in their best interest. I enjoy learning about my patients personally and love to hear about their lives. I strive for excellent patient care and am always looking for ways to improve my practice. I had a very close relationship with my grandparents and therefore have an interest in geriatric medicine. During medical school I had the opportunity to work with a wonderful internist whose warmth and knowledge inspired me, and I believe that he had a tremendous impact on my practice style. I chose nephrology because the physiology of the kidney intrigued me, and I enjoyed the close patient-provider relationships that I developed with kidney patients.
I am an avid gardener and hobby farmer. When I am not at work, you'll often find me outside working in the yard, even in the rain. My favorite crops are blueberries, tomatoes, onions and potatoes. I enjoy the feeling of exhaustion after a long day in the yard. I am a car fanatic and enjoy detailing them, even those not owned by me! I love animals and at one time considered becoming a veterinarian. I also enjoy lifting weights and recreational hiking. I've never learned how to ski or snowboard but these are on my "to learn" list.