Welcome to my Web page. It's very important that you feel comfortable with your personal physician, and I hope the details I've provided here will help you start to get to know more about me and my practice. I look forward to working with you to care for your health!
I am a native Southern Californian who grew up as a Kaiser Permanente member; I chose to be part of this organization since my experience as a patient was positive. I also knew that I wanted to be able to make a real difference in people's lives, so I chose to practice family medicine, since this gives me the opportunity to treat the "whole" patient.
I feel that healthy living and preventive care are the best ways to stay healthy, but I'm also here to help you when you are sick. I want to be your partner in health, and it helps me better care for you when you are actively involved in taking care of your health. I believe that we often have the power within ourselves to help better manage our medical conditions. I feel medications are often not a "cure-all;" this is one reason I will continue to address the importance of diet and exercise during patient visits. I always feel very honored when patients entrust me with their care, and I strive to treat them as I would my own family.
I truly believe in Kaiser Permanente's philosophy of total health in mind, body, and spirit. I try to live by this philosophy in my everyday life. My family life is my major priority. I enjoy family outings to baseball games, hiking, and river rafting trips. I also spend a lot of my time at my kids' games, whether it's baseball, softball, basketball, football, or volleyball. I believe a healthy lifestyle begins at a young age, and because of this, I attempt to show my kids good eating habits as well as to encourage them to actively participate in sports.