Originally from Southern California, I received a bachelor's degree in biochemistry at UCLA. I earned my medical degree at the University of California in San Francisco and completed my internship and residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. I am board certified in internal medicine and taught chemistry in college and anatomy as a tutor in medical school before joining Kaiser Permanente in 1999. My leisure time finds me playing or watching all sports; I especially enjoy tennis, skiing, baseball, bicycling and general fitness. My wife recently retired from the U.S. Army and we have a dog named Sugar Ray.
I enjoy educating patients and conducting their pre-operative evaluations. I'd like to invite my patients to actively participate in their treatment plan. Medicine should always be a team approach, and you can better understand your health with access to your medical record, prescription information and lab results at kp.org. I also encourage patients to always stay optimistic – it goes a long way in the healing process.
Through reading and physical activity I believe in keeping the mind and spirit thriving. Exercise, work, and then relaxation allows the body to be ready for daily challenges.