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. I served nine years in the United States Navy as a physician, and was deployed to Afghanistan for seven months. I feel that my service has had a positive influence on my practice as a psychiatrist.
I’m originally from Los Angeles. I did my undergraduate work at MIT and attended medical school at UC San Diego. I then did a one-year internship at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in Spokane, Washington, and finished my psychiatry residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. I then spent three years overseas at the Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan, before joining Kaiser Permanente in 2008.
I believe that medications, while a vital part of psychiatric practice, are just a part of mental health. I also believe in using the lowest effective dose of medications to help with symptoms, and the lowest number of medications to help reduce side effects. I will do my best to educate you on non-medication, natural ways to help improve your mental health symptoms, such as good sleep habits, exercise, diet, and a healthy social life.
I take care of my well-being by staying active with my family, exercising regularly, and eating a well-balanced diet.