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I was born in Illinois and raised on a farm. After attending Northwestern High School in Illinois, I spent seven eye-opening years traveling around the world with the U.S. Navy. I went to Western Illinois University for my Bachelor of Science and then to the University of Illinois for my medical training. I did my ob-gyn residency at the University of Illinois/St. Francis Medical Center, where I was chief resident, and I’m now certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
I met my wife when I was in college. We married on Maui and immediately began planning for a permanent move to this wonderful place. Along with my calling as a physician, my family is a driving force in my life. I hope to leave the world a better place for my children and grandchildren.
There’s nothing more rewarding to me than the feeling I get when I’m helping to cure someone's disease or improve someone's quality of life, either medically or surgically. The diversity of cases that arise in an obstetrics and gynecology practice provide interesting and challenging situations on a daily basis. My special interests include pregnancy care, and pelvic floor disorders, and hysterectomy.
To stay current in my field and in medicine generally, I read various medical journals, access online resources for physicians, attend professional conferences locally and on the mainland, participate in continuing education programs, and consult with my colleagues both within and outside of my specialty. My membership in the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists also exposes me to the latest developments and recommendations.
At the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group I found a spirit of collegiality and a team approach to caring for patients. It's exciting to be part of such a great group of medical providers with a long history of delivering excellent care.
As I see it, one of my primary purposes as an ob-gyn doctor is to provide my patients with the best treatment options appropriate to their situations and to honor their choices.
I believe that being respectful, courteous, and compassionate is key to building relationships. I try to always treat my patients and their family members as I would want my own family to be treated. My goal is for my patients and their families to walk out the door feeling heard, cared for, and satisfied with their visits.
Long walks, laughing, beach activities, and getting into the ocean whenever possible serve as a fountain of youth for me. Football also helps keep me fit. Mostly, just spending time with my wife and two wonderful children, regardless of what we're doing, is where my heart is.