Welcome to my Web page. For 20 great years, I have had the privilege of being a general internal medicine physician (an internist) at the Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Offices. I care for both my own patients in the clinic and hospitalized members, including admissions and rounds. I have had the pleasure of taking care of many members for more than 15 years!
I am a native Californian born near San Francisco in Burlingame. My father is an accomplished internist who inspired me to seek my own medical career. My parents instilled in me a desire to study, learn, and care for others. When not at work, I enjoy the company of my wife, daughter, and our dog Rosebud. I dabble in music, and play the guitar very badly. I read and study a lot, both medical and non-medical topics. In the past, I was the first director of medical education at Baldwin Park, helping to develop and accredit our continuing medical education program.
The Internal Medicine Department cares for adults with medical problems. Diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and high cholesterol are all important health problems that if not treated can lead to stroke, heart attack, and death. To me, every Kaiser Permanente member is a unique individual to partner with to pursue health. I encourage members to ask questions, lead healthy lifestyles, and recognize the importance of their prescribed medicines.I am a provider that is knowledgeable and sensitive to the needs of members with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Being healthy is a full-time job! I enjoy time with my family and friends. I exercise regularly including at the gym and swimming. I try to follow my own advice to eat right and not too much, get enough sleep, and not smoke. I am passionate about medicine. The quest for good health is a daily journey.