I have been practicing internal medicine at Kaiser Permanente since 1985. I joined Kaiser Permanente after finishing my residency at Emory University. Prior to attending Emory, I earned my bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. I moved to Atlanta from New York City in 1973, finishing high school in Fulton County at Riverwood High School.
I practice evidence-based primary care for adults. This means that I see only members age 18 and older, and I provide care that has been proven successful by clinical and scientific research. This helps me give the best care possible to my patients, which is exactly what they want and what Kaiser Permanente wants me to provide. Most of my time is spent seeing members for acute illnesses, such as infections or injuries, and for follow-up visits for chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease and lung disease. I have been elected to The Southeast Permanente Medical Group board of directors for consecutive three-year terms since 1987. I was chief of medicine from 1989-1993, and I am currently in charge of recruiting physicians for ambulatory medicine for the Georgia region.
When not working, I love to cycle, play golf and read. I also enjoy bridge and chess, but rarely have time to indulge in them. I have completed 13 century (100 mile) bike rides for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society over the past 15 years, raising over $125,000 for them.