Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
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 our members, and I look forward to working with you to care for your skin.
I grew up in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. After majoring in biology, I accepted a military scholarship that paid for medical school at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. I did my internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and although we have many doctors in my family, this was where I was first introduced to dermatology as a specialty, and I loved it. At the end of my internship, I met my future wife. We dated for three years and during this time I served as a physician with the United States Marines in North Carolina. We married after she finished her obstetrics and gynecology residency and then moved to San Diego so I could start my dermatology residency at Balboa Naval Medical Center. Then, we went to Guam for two years with the United States Navy. We returned to San Diego and I have been with Kaiser Permanente ever since.
The best parts of my practice are the nice members and wonderful colleagues I get to interact with every day. Being able to discuss cases and treatment options with my colleagues, who happen to also be my friends, helps keep me up-to-date so that I can give the very latest and greatest in therapeutic options to my members with skin disease.
Practicing at Kaiser Permanente allows me time to participate in local medical communities. I am a past president of the San Diego Dermatological Society. I lecture regularly at UC San Diego and Scripps Health on dermatology and digital imaging. I have family practice doctors rotate with me (they may see you during your appointment as well) to learn basic dermatology. Most of my free time is spent with my two sons. We enjoy sports like tennis, swimming, racquetball, and a little golf. I also like reading, traveling, and digital photography.