Hello, and welcome to my Web page. I am glad to introduce myself to you. I am an obstetrician/gynecologist at the Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Kraemer Medical Offices. After being in private practice in Fountain Valley for 10 years, I joined the Ob/Gyn Department at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center in 1997. I transferred to the Orange County area in 2002, and was initially, in the Santa Ana offices.
I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and attended medical school at the University of Chicago. I moved to Orange County after completing my residency. My father's family came to the Central Valley from Japan in the early 1900s and began farming. I enjoyed coming out to visit as a child, and so I decided to move here. My mother is a retired pediatrician. She was in the first graduating class of the Tokyo Women's Medical College, and was a big influence on my decision to become a doctor. These days, I enjoy spending most of my free time with my wife and two children. They keep us busy with their activities, and of course, homework.
I believe in encouraging patients to be well-informed about their options. However, these days many people have information overload because of the Internet. That is why we are here to help our members understand their problems and help them maintain good health. My practice is primarily focused now on urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery. I am board certified in this relatively new subspecialty. However, I still do general obstetrics and gynecology as well.
I think that exercise is key to staying well both physically and mentally. Even just a small amount of exercise regularly has been shown to decrease risks for heart attacks. I try to jog at least a couple of times a week, and I also play tennis. I enjoy playing tennis with my son, who is 10 years old. I know that soon he will be better than me! My father was my inspiration. He was a runner in high school and continued to run his whole life. He lived to the age of 99!