I pretty much did all my education in Arizona including family practice residency training, where I served as chief resident. However, having the opportunity to both live and travel throughout the United States, I decided to move to the Portland, Oregon area to escape the Arizona heat. Since moving here, I have enjoyed the earth-friendly atmosphere and clean air Oregon and Washington has to offer. I decided to be physician sometime around high school and choose family medicine as my specialty because it offered the opportunity to take care of kids to adults in a wide gambit of diagnoses.
About my practice
I have a team approach to patient care. I like to provide patients with options and guide them through their choices. I also like to give patients a brief description of their diagnosis in layman's terms so they can understand what is going on. Although this takes more time, I do believe it gives the patient an opportunity understand their condition and take a more active role in their health choices. In addition to more mainstream medicine, I also do osteopathic manipulation. My past interest areas have been in diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety management.
How I thrive
My two philosophies in life are: 1) the only person you can compete against is yourself and, 2) no one person is better than another as everyone knows something you don't know. When time permits, I like to dive into current events, history, aviation, and how things work.