I welcome the opportunity to build a partnership between my patients and myself. I am dedicated to finding the best means to diagnose, treat, and cure your medical conditions and promote good health for tomorrow. I feel it is a pleasure and an honor to assist my patients in their medical care.
I am a native Californian. While I was growing up in San Francisco, my family benefited from the excellent care we received at Kaiser Permanente in the Bay Area. I like to think that my early exposure to that particular medical care setting set the path for my entry into medicine. I attended UC Berkeley for my undergraduate studies and then the University of Utah School of Medicine. I finished my residency program in Pennsylvania. I returned home to San Francisco, but, willing to trade in the fog for the smog, I relocated to Los Angeles. I am presently raising a large family and we enjoy traveling together and building a lifetime of memories.
I am a board-certified urologist and have been practicing adult and pediatric urology in the Los Angeles area since 1977. I have found in my practice that if I encourage a patient to tell me what is wrong and take the extra time to listen, this can better guide me in the diagnostic process and the ensuing treatment plan.
Keeping your life in balance is the key to good physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health. I find this balance by spending time in family pursuits. My children are involved in various physical and academic activities and my wife and I are their greatest supporters in these endeavors. I make certain, though, that I have some quiet personal time to myself when I can enjoy reading and catching up with friends and family via the telephone, not e-mail-a voice at the other end of the line is far more reinvigorating for me than receiving an e-mail.