I am originally from San Antonio, Texas, and attended college at the University of Texas at Austin. I thoroughly enjoyed studying environmental biology there, but all along I knew a career in medicine was right for me. I completed medical school at the University of Texas at San Antonio before moving to Portland for my family medicine residency at Oregon Health & Science University. After finishing residency, my wife and I spent about 18 months as traveling doctors before I landed at Kaiser Permanente, where I’ve practiced for more than 10 years.
It is probably no surprise that as a family medicine doctor, I am passionate about primary care. It is a fulfilling and challenging profession in which there is never a dull moment. I have the opportunity and honor to be let into the lives of my members and hopefully provide the care they deserve and expect. I enjoy practicing full-spectrum care (except obstetrics) for all genders and ages, from infants to the elderly and everything in between, and I can provide minor surgical procedures and joint injections in the office. I also enjoy teaching medical residents and students.
I spend most of my free time with my amazing wife and our cat, Augie. We like to travel and explore different cultures. I enjoy following and rooting for my favorite sports teams—the Pittsburgh Steelers, San Antonio Spurs, and Portland Thorns and Timbers. I try to maintain my physical and mental health by practicing yoga at least once a week and getting out on my bike or into my garden when the opportunity arises.