I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. My interest in medicine stems from my father having a heart attack when I was 11 years old, combined with my interest in sciences during high school. I stayed in Atlanta and attended Emory University for both college and medical school. After medical school, I had the urge to see a different part of the country and decided to come to the Rocky Mountains where outdoor opportunities were plentiful. During my residency at Swedish Medical Center, I met my wife, who is a Colorado native. We now have two wonderful kids and a Norwegian elkhound to round out our family. I worked in private practice in Parker prior to joining Kaiser Permanente in 2009.
I became a family physician because I enjoy taking care of the whole family throughout all stages of life with a focus on preventive medicine. I look forward to seeing my patients and enjoy learning about you. I appreciate being a patient's doctor over a long period of time, and I strive to make you feel comfortable to discuss any issues or concerns about your health care with me anytime. I am a strong advocate of all vaccinations. I work as a team with our specialists, pharmacists and others to coordinate your care. My practice interests include hypertension, preventing heart disease, men's health and preventive medicine.
During my time away from work, team sports are my favorite form of exercise. Lately, I have played Ultimate Frisbee on a variety of different teams. I think exercise is very important for maintaining energy and a positive mood. My family and I enjoy travel and skiing as well. My other interests include scuba diving, hiking, photography, movies and spending time with my wife and children.