I come from a military family, and I am a proud Air Force “brat.” As a child in a military family, I have lived in many places. I knew at an early age that I wanted to be a doctor, but I also knew I wanted to serve my country in the military. After medical school, I had the chance to do both.During my residency, I was in the Air Force Reserve. I also served time in active duty. After my military career, I went back to central Illinois where I attended school. I was in private practice in a small town with a multi-specialty group. After six years in Illinois, my wife (also a military brat and Air Force veteran), two infant children and I came to Georgia to be closer to family.
I decided to join Kaiser Permanente because I believe the integrated health care model is the best way of providing high-quality medical care. Kaiser Permanente's long focus on preventive medicine and patient focused care is what made me want to work here.I really enjoy what I do. Every encounter with a member gives me something new to think about, ask about, laugh about and sometimes, cry about. At the end of a long day, these encounters keep me looking forward to tomorrow.
I enjoy spending time with my family. My kids are young enough to still want to spend time with their parents, and I treasure these moments. Silly things like the Saturday afternoon water gun fights (also known as “The 5:00 Challenge”) with my kids and the neighborhood kids, followed by family night, makes my weekend.