Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients.
Hello and welcome to my Web page. I hope it helps you make an informed decision in choosing a health care plan and provider.
I have been practicing general internal medicine (hospital and office-based) for over 11 years, having finished my residency in 2001. I am originally from Alabama and completed my training in the Southeast. I moved to San Diego in 2009 and worked at the Naval Medical Center at Balboa for one year before joining Kaiser Permanente. I have been happily working here for the past four years.
As a physician, my job is to prevent and treat disease. Good communication and a good relationship between the patient and me are essential for this. I work hard to listen and understand what my patients are saying and to explain diagnoses and treatment options in a clear manner. Working at Kaiser Permanente has given me the tools (electronic medical records, patient-doctor email through Kaiser Permanente.org) to do this more effectively.
I stay balanced by spending time with my family and exercising outdoors in the beautiful San Diego area. I am a huge Alabama football fan and have adopted the Chargers and the Padres as well.