Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Welcome! Thank you for visiting my Web page. I would like to get acquainted and tell you about myself. I hope this will help you feel comfortable with me as we work together concerning your child’s health and development.
I was born in Mississippi, but I lost any accent long ago. As a child, my family moved all over, to whichever church my father was to be a pastor. Most of the time, I lived in Michigan, Massachusetts, and Kansas. During college, I spent a summer in Liberia, where I worked in a rural medical clinic and at a leprosarium, and I also taught grade school. After college and graduate school, I lived in Kenya and Sudan, where I did some extended medical mission work. These experiences validated the interest I’d had since high school to become a physician. Upon finishing medical school in Illinois and a pediatric residency in Connecticut, I was in the Public Health Service in Oklahoma. After that, it only made sense to move to sunny California and settle down for good. My wife and I have been married for over 25 years, and our children—twin girls and a son—have all left home.
I practice with a great team at Brea Medical Offices. Our first priority is keeping your child healthy. We want to work with you as your child grows. I consider parents and caretakers to be an important part of the team in making decisions about their children. I want to give advice that is relevant to your family. Please feel free to ask questions and contact me through my office when you have concerns.
I enjoy activities with my family, such as bicycling, and recently, rock climbing. Leading a healthy lifestyle is important. To relax, our family likes to take interesting vacations to many places in this country as well as and traveling to other countries. To share what good health I have, I am an apheresis donor: I’ve given platelets, plasma, and whole blood over 150 times.