Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Hi, and welcome to my Web page. I have been working as an emergency physician at Woodland Hills Medical Center since 1996.
I grew up very poor—on welfare. I was born in New Jersey, and my large family migrated west looking for work. When I was six, I had an early-morning paper route in Alamosa, Colorado—often the coldest spot in the continental United States. We then moved to Fresno—often the nation's hottest spots—where I delivered papers for a penny a paper. Finally, we moved to Hanford, California, where I graduated high school as valedictorian. Penniless, I went to Brigham Young University and worked in a chemistry lab to pay for my $85 per month room. My research on potatoes led to medical research on ankylosing spondylitis—a rheumatic disease. Ultimately, I chose a career in medicine. I’m the first physician in my family.
I honestly chose Kaiser Permanente because it encourages good medicine. Among my children, we’ve had one brain surgery, one elbow surgery, a broken thumb, and lots of stitches. Even if I didn’t work for Kaiser Permanente, we’d still be members.
I believe in prayer. I listen to scriptures on my way to work. I honestly believe that we’re all equals—brothers and sisters. I collect stories. I also love to travel.