I grew up in the Philippines, where I attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. I moved to New Jersey in 2007 to pursue further training in internal medicine and then worked as a hospitalist--caring for hospitalized patients--in Ohio and North Carolina. Subsequently I obtained a fellowship in nephrology at Wake Forest University Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. My wife and I decided to move to the Pacific Northwest to be near family and to enjoy the great diversity and natural beauty of the area. We feel blessed to be starting our family in Oregon and hope to spend the rest of our lives here.
About my practice
My passion for nephrology stems from personal experience with my father, who suffered end-stage kidney disease and was on dialysis. I take a personalized approach to patient care and believe that empowering patients with knowledge enables them to make the best choices for their own individual health care. I like to spend time educating patients about their health and medical conditions, always emphasizing the importance of preventive medicine.
How I thrive
Cooking is my creative outlet and I enjoy exploring new restaurants and a variety of cuisines with my wife and family. We take advantage of being in the Pacific Northwest by spending time outdoors, exploring wineries, and hiking the many area trails.