Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
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Welcome to my Web page. I’ve been part of the Kaiser Permanente family for a good portion of my life.
As a youngster, I moved around quite a bit with my family. I was accident-prone and spent a significant amount of time in various hospitals. It was there, at about the age of 13, that I first decided I wanted to be a physician. The decision to go into obstetrics and gynecology came later, during medical school. Ob/Gyn seemed to combine many aspects of medicine that interested me—surgery, endocrinology, preventive medicine, and health maintenance. I started my Ob/Gyn residency at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center in 1978, and later became a staff physician at our Bellflower Medical Center in 1981. I feel fortunate to have been at the same location for so long and feel very close to my colleagues here.
It’s very satisfying to me to care for women throughout their pregnancies—particularly women with medical issues such as gestational diabetes or hypertension. It brings me much joy when they deliver a healthy baby. I’ve been here long enough that I now care for some of the same members I brought into this world years ago!
I relax by listening to music and reading. I’m also careful to stay up-to-date with visits to my own personal physicians. I get quite a lot of exercise around the hospital—I almost always take the stairs instead of the elevator. I also enjoy bike riding—particularly off-road. To me, living well means keeping an active mind-body connection.