About Me

I am delighted to have this opportunity to tell you about myself and my practice. I hope this information is helpful to you in your process of choosing a health plan or physician.


I grew up in Southern California and, after spending eight years away at school, I was anxious to come back. I moved to Ventura in 1983 and have been here ever since. To me, this is paradise. I have raised my family here and intend to retire here. Until recently, I had spent my entire medical career with Buenaventura Medical Group. I am now very pleased to be a member of the Kaiser Permanente family.

About my practice

I believe in medicine with a personal touch, and I look for that attitude in my staff as well. When you call or come to the office, I want you to feel completely comfortable with the people you interact with and have confidence that your needs will be met. I believe in partnering with you when it comes to making choices about your health care. I do not believe that I have all the answers, or that one solution is right for everybody. I am willing to work with you to find what is best for you.

How I thrive

I believe in fitness as a major factor in staying well. I try to eat right. I exercise several times a week, doing both aerobics and strength training. I relax by playing golf (walking and carrying clubs) once a week and by spending as much time as possible with friends and family. I enjoy listening to music and playing guitar.