Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients.
Hello, and welcome to my Web page. I am happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my practice. It is a pleasure to practice medicine at Kaiser Permanente because of the fantastic people that I work with and our dedication to helping each member with their individual health care needs.
I was born and raised in Southern California. I learned to speak Spanish fluently living in Colombia for almost two years prior to college. I went into the Army Medical Corps upon graduating medical school, and received great training and experience caring for our wonderful troops, retirees, and their families. Following my active duty service, I worked in a wonderful Northern California community for 11 years before returning to the South Bay with my family. My wife and I have four children. We love the outdoors, especially the beach. We enjoy traveling together as a family.
There’s a saying: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." I encourage my patients live a healthy lifestyle to prevent problems and to get preventive tests in order to catch problems early. I want to be your partner in caring for your health, and I want you to be knowledgeable so that you can be actively involved in your health and medical care.
My family and my faith are sources of great joy and fulfillment in my life. I strive to live a balanced life, making time for regular exercise and worship. My exercise routine takes on many forms, including running, cycling, snow sports, and surfing. I like to stay motivated by training for a long-term goal each year, such as a long-distance race or trip.