Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Welcome to my Web page. I am happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my work as a physician at Kaiser Permanente. I am an internal medicine physician and have practiced as a hospitalist since 2001, taking care of members who are admitted to the hospital. In October 2007, I joined Kaiser Permanente at South Bay Medical Center as a hospitalist. I feel fortunate to be able to work at Kaiser Permanente to provide continuing care for members who are acutely ill and in need of urgent care.
I was born in Philadelphia but grew up in rural southwestern Michigan. After graduating from college, I worked in New York City at an advertising firm for three years before deciding to go to medical school. In medical school I met my wife, and we were married just before beginning our residencies. I practiced as a hospitalist in Connecticut for six years, but following the birth of our daughter my wife and I decided to move to Southern California to be closer to our families. In my free time I enjoy playing and listening to music, primarily jazz.
I see only hospitalized patients in my practice. I find hospitalist work challenging and enjoyable in that I see a lot of different patients with different diseases and have access to a wide range of diagnostic and treatment options. There is also a strong sense of satisfaction in seeing patients improve with treatment so that they can be discharged to the care of their primary physician.
I strongly believe in preventive health care as a way of life and feel that Kaiser Permanente provides this to our members. I try to exercise regularly and eat as well as possible, but most of all I maintain a positive outlook and try to avoid negative thoughts or behaviors.