Originally from New York, my family relocated to the Pacific Northwest for improved work-life balance and quality of life. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, I practiced primary care in New York City and its surrounding suburbs. While I had always considered becoming a doctor, my first several jobs after graduating college involved finance and software engineering. It was not until after 9/11 that I formally pursued a career in medicine, and I couldn't be happier with my choice to become a primary care physician.
About my practice
I would describe my practice as integrative, and I incorporate acupuncture, supplements, and mind-body techniques when appropriate. In thinking about patient care, I consider myself a combination of educator, motivator, and trusted advisor. I enjoy getting to know my patients over time and truly believe that fostering long term relationships with patients helps improve the quality of the care we deliver.
How I thrive
I feel my best when exercising regularly, listening to classic rock music, and cooking great food. I look forward to meeting new friends and spending lots of time outdoors with my wife and daughter. I think people generally experience their best version of themselves when in service to others, as it confers meaning and purpose.