Welcome to my Web page. I am happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my practice. I feel very fortunate to work at Kaiser Permanente because of my wonderful colleagues and patients, and I look forward to working with you to care for your health.
I was born in Houston and did my undergraduate work at the University of Texas at Austin. I went to medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, graduating in the top third of my class. I then came out to Los Angeles to do a six-year urology residency at USC. I loved USC and the opportunity to rotate through a large number of different hospitals, which included spending a lot of time at Los Angeles County Hospital + USC Medical Center. I have a huge interest in alternative healing modalities and am internationally known for my work in mind-body healing. I've studied and been certified in clinical hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Techniques, and neuro-linguistic programming. I am married and have one son currently in eighth grade, and a great Labrador-poodle dog.
I love the practice of medicine and feel that helping my patients is the ultimate form of doing spiritual service. I have a large general urology practice and see pediatric patients; patients with urological cancers, incontinence, or stones; and those with a wide variety of other conditions. I frequently perform urologic laparoscopy, removing both kidneys and prostates with this approach. I do my best to take a look at the "whole person," not just someone's urologic organs. I incorporate a number of mind-body techniques in the office. I see a lot of patients for second opinions about chronic pain issues.
I eat healthfully, exercise four or five times a week (with light weights, bike riding, or an elliptical machine), meditate regularly, spend time with family, and closely follow my son's budding basketball career and his traveling club basketball team.