"My goal is to listen to patients. It is amazing what can be learned from a patient when a provider is attentively listening."
Board certified Family Medicine
I was taking a photojournalism class in college when I passed a flipped car on the side of the road on Interstate 70 in Colorado. I jumped out and dutifully began capturing the drama of the situation on film. However, it was a hollow feeling afterward when I realized I did nothing to help the accident victims. So, I enrolled in a pre-med program, and haven't looked back. I've worked in health systems in nearly a dozen countries. Kaiser Permanente is genuinely committed to the health and welfare of both patients and providers. I'm honored to join a distinguished and gifted group of colleagues. My goal is to listen to patients. In the rushed environment indicative of today's American medical landscape, this old-world skill is harder and harder to find. Still, it's amazing what can be learned from a patient, when a provider is attentively listening. I'm especially interested in international and cross-cultural medicine, and health care delivery to refugee and vulnerable populations.
I grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and graduated from Air Academy High School. My wife and I recently celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. We had three daughters before our son arrived. Our eldest child recently left for George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. We're hopeful our other kids will follow suit.
I bike commute to work, rain or shine. I often jog on the trail behind the clinic during the lunch hour. I also enjoy road cycling, surfing, playing the guitar, and spending time with my family.