"My basic approach to care is simple: listen to the patients, and tailor their care accordingly."
Board certified Pulmonary Disease
Board certified Sleep Medicine
After spending most of my career in private practice, I began to think about an environment that could provide more support due to economies of scale, as well as a better work/life balance. Kaiser Permanente provided what I was looking for. I like the satisfaction I get from improving the quality of life for my patients. My basic approach to care is simple: listen to the patients, and tailor their care accordingly. I see people over the age of 17.
I grew up and spent most of my life in Southern California, where I practiced medicine for over 20 years. I met my wife of almost 30 years while doing my residency in the San Francisco Bay area. Our daughter is currently working in San Francisco, and our son is attending university in Berlin, Germany. I was originally interested in marine biology in college, but switched to medicine after doing some research in neurobiology, and working at a community hospital. I have served as a medical director for a sleep disorders center in a California hospital, and a medical director for the largest sleep diagnostics and treatment company in the country.
Currently, my main outside interest is cycling. In my opinion, cycling is the perfect fitness activity. It provides excellent aerobic training, while at the same time promoting social interaction with other groups of people. I also like to travel, and enjoy photography and music. Our favorite family destination is Hawaii, but we love to travel all over the world, and have made several trips to South America.