After completing my residency in 2003, my wife and I moved to Arkansas where I opened a solo practice to help provide care in an underserved area. Now that we have two children (who delight in alternating between delighting and exhausting us), a move back to the beautiful Pacific Northwest was in order and I am enjoying the support that the Kaiser Permanente system offers.
My initial desire to practice medicine came from a deep-seated drive to help those around me. My goal when treating a patient is to give them the same level of attention, care, and respect that I would give to a member of my own family. I love being able to see patients of all ages and to help them achieve wellness that persists over time.
My wife and children are the center of my life. Being with them allows me the emotional reserve that I need to care for my patients. I love to read, and am always happy to give or receive recommendations for great books. I have enjoyed teaching in the past and hope to be able to get involved in teaching again in the future.