Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Hello, and welcome to my Web page. I'm glad to have the opportunity to present my credentials to you and share other information about myself. I hope this page will help you start to get to know me.
I was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley. I started thinking about being a doctor when I was four years old, because I wanted to cure a neighbor girl who had Down Syndrome. I joined the Air Force after high school and lived in Germany and Texas during my four-year enlistment. A few months after my discharge from the Air Force, I began college as a music major, on my way to rock stardom. Four months later my interest in medicine reawakened after performing CPR on a college professor. I changed my major to biology but kept up with music classes. I earned my medical degree from UC Irvine College of Medicine, completed my residency and fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. After training, I worked in private practice for 14 years, mainly in Long Beach, working with children and teens in an underserved population. I joined Kaiser Permanente in October 2012.
I enjoy working with people who are trying to solve problems in their lives. The journey to better mental health can be challenging and rewarding. I feel honored that I am able to travel on that journey for a time with my patients.
I have found a few things that help me stay healthy, physically and mentally. I try to exercise regularly and follow a whole-food, plant-based diet. Music has been a big part of my life and I have played in a few tribute bands. My family is the biggest part my life that keeps me centered. I also love a good comedy.