About Me

Welcome to my Web page. I feel fortunate to practice at Kaiser Permanente. This dynamic organization has offered me, and I hope you, the opportunity for high-quality health care with a personal touch.


I am a Midwest transplant, but consider myself a spiritual native. Medicine is a lifestyle to me, not just a job. I chose this career to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Thanks to my patients and partners, it is immensely gratifying work.

About my practice

My major interests in gastroenterology are inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, GERD, celiac disease, and HIV enteropathy. My practice is not limited to conventional medications. I use medications from other cultures when needed and appropriate. Wellness is both spiritual and physical. The mind and body share an intimate embrace.

How I thrive

In addition to medicine, I am an avid reader, and a private pilot with ratings up through business jets. I love animals, and if you are a German Shepard, "You're in like Flynn." For my own wellness, I do mild to moderate exercise and meditation.