Hello and welcome to my Web page. I hope you will have a chance to get to know me through the information presented on this site and I look forward to helping you with your health care needs if you become my patient.
I am from San Francisco and graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in electrical engineering. After working as an engineer for a couple of years in Silicon Valley, I realized my true calling was to be a physician. I then completed medical school at UC Irvine and a residency in family medicine at UC Davis in Sacramento. After working a few years in Sacramento as a family physician, my wife convinced me to move to San Diego and I accepted a position with Kaiser Permanente. I have found the work environment to be ideal for my situation, as it allows me to practice medicine without having to worry about the details of running a medical practice. I am married and have four children. My wife is a full-time homemaker.
I am a family physician and strive to be like the old fashion family doctor. I see children as well as adults, and I also do prenatal care. This way, I can care for every member of the family. Many families like the idea of having a doctor who knows the whole family, and I enjoy these relationships too. I have recently become the co-director of the Travel Clinic at Kaiser Permanente San Diego. In this capacity, I help coordinate the medical needs of members traveling to other parts of the world. I also believe that training the next generation of physicians is very important. I am a volunteer clinical associate professor at UC San Diego Medical School. I have a medical student spend a one-year rotation with me, so they can experience what the delivery of primary medical care is like in the real world. I speak Cantonese, Toisanese (a sub-dialect of Cantonese), and a limited amount of Spanish.
I believe it is important to have balance in one's life. In order to avoid burn out there must be a balance between work, play, and family life. I feel this is so important that several years ago I reduced my work schedule to 80 percent. This has allowed me to get away from the office and spend more time with my family and enjoy other pursuits. There should be a balance between the physical, mental, and spiritual sides of a healthy person. Physicians get plenty of mental and intellectual stimulation from work. We have to go out of our way for physical and spiritual development. I have discovered that Tai Chi is a great help to keep me physically fit and to clear my mind. Years ago I enrolled in a local Tai Chi school and I continue to take weekly lessons. I am also active with my church and enjoy reading the Bible. This helps me stay centered on what is most important in life and provides strength for the challenges we all face.