Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Welcome to my Web page. I’m happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my practice. It is important that you feel comfortable with your physician. I hope that this information will help you to get to know me better.
I was born in New Jersey into a large extended family. I lived in New Jersey until I went to college in Boston. Growing up, California seemed like a different world to me. Warm weather was always my preference, but Florida was a lot closer, so I didn’t visit California until I was a resident in internal medicine in Rochester, New York. Once I saw sunny California, however, I knew I wanted to live here. I moved to Los Angeles in 1984 and began a fellowship in medical oncology at the City of Hope National Medical Center. I joined Kaiser Permanente shortly thereafter and have remained here ever since. In 2005, my family and I moved to San Diego. I have a wife and two grown sons.
My focus in providing medical care has always been a holistic one. I try to incorporate the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of a person’s life. We are complex beings living in a complex world. Our surroundings and attitude have a distinct effect on our health every day. To help promote healing, I take the time to thoroughly listen to my patients and learn a bit about them so I understand what their lives are like when they are not in the doctor’s office. I want to know my patients well. I am privileged to work in the field of geriatrics, hospice, and palliative care. My role as a physician includes giving my patients the time, patience, humor, and medical expertise they need. I continue to learn from my patients, as we walk through life together.
I like taking care of myself by spending time with my family and friends, eating a healthy diet, singing in a choir, playing piano, jogging a few times per week, and doing photography. I also love to travel, especially to exotic areas of the world.