I grew up in Southampton, England and immigrated to Louisiana as a teenager. After attending the University of Colorado and getting a bachelor's degree in biochemistry, I was accepted to medical school at Louisiana State University in Shreveport. I developed an interest in internal medicine while at LSU, especially taking care of the hospitalized patients. I was accepted to the Oregon Health and Science University Internal Medicine Residency Program, where I met my wife who was also a resident in the program. We now both practice hospital-based medicine at Kaiser Permanente and alternate our schedules so that we can take care of our son who was born in 2010.
About my practice
As a hospitalist, my goal is to provide excellent, compassionate, and efficient care for hospitalized patients. The inpatient team achieves this purpose by providing acute care to medical patients, by offering timely consultation for hospitalized patients on other services, and providing admitting and consulting services for Emergency Department patients. We also work to facilitate the transition of care between inpatient and outpatient settings, and to ensure that all the necessary information is transmitted to your primary care physician and specialists.
How I thrive
In order to be both mentally and physically healthy, I try to get regular exercise, especially in a form that allows me to experience the beautiful Pacific Northwest. In the warmer months I enjoy cycling, running, and hiking. In the winter I try to go snowboarding. I also make it a point to see my close friends and family on a regular basis and travel as often as possible.