Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Hello! I am happy to introduce myself and share with you a little about myself and my clinical practice with Kaiser Permanente in Kern County. I am honored to be a part of the Kaiser Permanente team and enjoy the small-town feel of Kern County. It's like the charm and perks of the Midwest nestled inside central California.
I am a first-generation American. My parent were ethnic Chinese who immigrated to the United States from Vietnam when I was an infant. During and after college, I worked as care staff for developmentally disabled and severely emotionally disturbed teens, which ignited my passion for caring for people and for the health care field in general.
I joined Kaiser Permanente in October 2016. I went to UC Santa Barbara for my undergraduate studies, majoring in English literature. I attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine in Ohio for medical school and completed my residency training there as well. I also served as chief resident. I chose the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation because I believe in optimizing quality of life and maximizing function even in the face of incurable, life-altering, or traumatic conditions. I was formerly a certified strength-and-conditioning specialist, which I bring into my practice by educating members on how proper body mechanics and exercise can improve health. I encourage members to maintain healthy lifestyles by stressing the importance of healthy eating habits, exercise, and being active.
I am an avid strength trainer, Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, and yoga practitioner. I have also been a vegetarian for over 20 years. I believe that we should all strive to achieve our potential physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually, and to encourage and support others on their own journey.