Kaiser Permanente physician
English, French, Spanish
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Welcome. I hope that reading a little bit about me makes you feel comfortable when you see me. I treat adults who have developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorders.
I really like my job. People come here for help, trusting me to help them get better; and through my training in medicine, philosophy, human behavior, the arts, and good old-fashioned humanness, I do my very best. I believe that my role as a psychiatrist is to help people become the best they can. Obviously, that requires a patient-physician partnership. I believe in the team approach to mental health. I work with the therapists, nurses, and other professionals here to ensure that my patients get the best possible care. I encourage my patients to cultivate good relationships with their therapists and other caregivers as well as me.
I enjoy reading, photography, seeing movies, science fiction in its different forms (print, film, games, and music), and exploring the many facets of Los Angeles. We are fortunate to live in such a vibrant city.