Welcome to my Web page. I'm glad you chose Kaiser Permanente. I am privileged to be part of an organization that strives to offer comprehensive health care. I hope the information on this page will help you start to get to know me.
I am originally from Canada, born and raised in the western province of Alberta. I wanted to do something that allowed me to reach out and help others and that is what attracted me to medicine. I moved to California to study medicine. During my training I found great satisfaction in helping people through psychiatry. I went on to complete my residency in psychiatry here in California. I am happy that I chose Kaiser Permanente, as I feel the efficiency and completeness of the organization leads to effective, high-quality care.
I am a general adult psychiatrist. I am privileged to be part of an excellent team that delivers high-quality care. My colleagues and support staff add to the enjoyment of my work. I believe that listening is a key component in effective care that is often taken for granted. It is only through listening carefully that I can do my best to understand what people need. Effective communication translates to better overall care.
Balance is key to living well. The way I balance my life is making time, both quality and quantity, to spend with my loved ones, whether it's at home, out around town, or traveling afar.