It is my pleasure to offer this Web page as a means of understanding more about me and my practice. I am very fortunate to be part of Kaiser Permanente, a health care system that I believe provides the very best medical care, service, and compassion to its members. My colleagues and I in the family practice department work together with all the ancillary personnel, from the nursing staff to the receptionists, striving to treat each and every patient with dignity and respect.
I was born and raised in New Jersey, but moved to California in 1972. After I met my wife in Los Angeles, I decided to complete my family practice residency and raise our four children in Southern California. The temperate climate with easy access to the beach and mountains made my decision easy.
I have spent over 30 years in the clinical practice of medicine. During this time I have taken care of many multigenerational families. Although many of my patients have grown old with me (the oldest is now 102), I enjoy the challenge and opportunity to take care of members from diverse backgrounds and ages. I feel honored that patients have entrusted me to be their primary care provider and I strive hard to be available and approachable, no matter what concerns a patient may have.
I enjoy traveling to foreign countries for a better understanding of culture and history. My last three trips have been to Israel, Poland, and Japan. I always find time to exercise, whether on my stationary bicycle or outdoors. I love swimming, reading fiction, and spending time with my children and grandchildren. I try to practice what I preach in the office--a balanced lifestyle of exercise and work with a healthy low fat diet.