I'm glad to have the opportunity to present my credentials to you and share other information about myself. It's very important that you feel comfortable with your psychiatrist.
I grew up in Mission Viejo and went to UC Santa Barbara (go Gauchos!) for my undergraduate education. After some soul searching, I decided to change my career path from business to medicine and went to medical school in San Antonio. I did my psychiatry residency in San Antonio as well, and my first job out of residency was at the Veterans Administration in San Antonio. I found myself homesick for California and decided to return home.
There is no “one size fits all” for treatment in psychiatry. I like to emphasize psychotherapy (talk therapy), changes to diet, exercise, and approaches to sleep, in addition to medication. I have an interest in sleep medicine.
I enjoy riding my new bike and exploring the bike trails in the area.