I am originally from Pennsylvania, and a lot of my education was accomplished back east. However, I have been in Oregon since 1995 and very much enjoy the lifestyle and attitudes here.
Every patient is different, and each one needs an approach suited to them. I very much like for patients to be involved in decision making, and my treatment plan is based on what I sense from them. However, I know that many patients need more guidance and have no idea what rheumatology is or what we are treating. I like to offer choices, but I am always happy to suggest, if desired, what I would recommend.
"This above all: To thine own self be true." - William Shakespeare I have tried to live my life according to this quote from Shakespeare, and it has worked out pretty well for me so far. I enjoy spending free time on the golf course and on the ski slopes (and need much improvement at both!)