Welcome to my Web page. I hope this will tell you a little bit about my practice and me. I feel very fortunate to work at Kaiser Permanente among my wonderful colleagues and patients, and I look forward to working with you to care for your health.
I grew up in Southern California, received all my training here, and have lived here all my life. I also have a passion for college football, particularly for a local university that you might be able to guess from my training. I became a physician because I love to work with people. There is something special about the interaction a physician has with those he or she is caring for that is unique to medicine. I really couldn't imagine doing anything else.
I feel very honored that patients have entrusted me with their care. We have a team of health care providers who help our patients to the best of our abilities. I believe, however, that health care is a cooperative effort and should include the patient's active involvement in his or her own care.
My philosophy on living well is based on having a strong family life. Without it, I would be like a ship without a rudder. I enjoy keeping active and physically fit, not just for my health but also to be an example for my patients. In fact, I cycle, run, and swim since they are excellent forms of cardiovascular exercise. I'm also interested in martial arts. I'm following the advice I give all the time to stay healthy and thrive. If you ever go cycling along the riverbed, that bicyclist next to you might be me.