I was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey. An early interest in science, an extroverted personality, and a desire to make a positive difference in people's lives led me to family medicine. Since graduating from residency in 2002, I have worked in private practice, hospitals, and on the faculty of a family medicine residency program performing full-spectrum family medicine including obstetrics, pediatrics, and geriatrics. I moved to the majestic Pacific Northwest from San Francisco, California with my wife and two children in 2008. Outside of work, I am involved in advocacy work to reduce air toxin exposures for children in our neighborhood, and I engage with local and state legislators to make sure Oregon patients have a voice in America's rapidly changing healthcare system.
About my practice
I was attracted to Kaiser Permanente because of its commitment to improving primary care for patients; its focus on and investment in preventive care, health and wellness, and technology results in better outcomes for patents. Kaiser Permanente's cutting edge medical technology, including evidence-based diagnostic and treatment decision support and care coordination, allows me to focus on you. And the most important thing I do is making time to listen and get to know you. I enjoy being invited by patients to learn about them, their families and their lives. It's quite a privilege. I'm also an advocate for exercise and nutrient-rich diets of minimally processed whole foods. Don't be surprised if I talk with you about fun local gyms, my favorite yoga studios, great hiking or cycling trails, a few easy healthy recipes, ways to get kids to eat leafy greens, or how to arrange for deliveries of local farm-fresh produce to your home or neighborhood.
How I thrive
My family and I enjoy Forest Park's never-ending miles of winding trails, bike rides, and being just an hour's drive from the mountains and the ocean. I am continually amazed by the natural beauty of my surroundings and the people that inhabit them. I hope to continue to enjoy the treasures of the Pacific Northwest for years to come.