Kaiser Permanente physician
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Welcome to my Web page. I’m happy to have this chance to introduce myself and tell you about my practice. I feel very fortunate to work among the many great colleagues and members here at Kaiser Permanente, and I look forward to working with you, too.
I am a native Californian who grew up as a Kaiser Permanente member. My decision to practice medicine was partly influenced by the quality care I received from Kaiser Permanente as a child. I knew I wanted to be able to make a real difference in people’s lives, and practicing medicine allows me to do so. After attending college and medical school in Southern California, I moved to Michigan for my residency and fellowship, worked in private practice in New York City, and then moved back to California to join Kaiser Permanente. I enjoy the beautiful weather and outdoor recreation here in Southern California. I am happily married to my beautiful wife (who also is a Kaiser Permanente physician) and enjoy spending time with her and my daughter and young son.
I am a pediatric anesthesiologist. I specialize in providing care for children of all ages, from tiny premature infants to adolescents, who need to undergo surgeries or other medical procedures. I also provide anesthesia to adults for a variety of surgical procedures as well as obstetric anesthesia for mothers in labor. I often work with nurse anesthetists as part of an anesthesia care team. My goal is to keep you and your children safe and comfortable during surgery.
In keeping with the Kaiser Permanente focus on preventive medicine, I believe it is important for everyone to take care of themselves by eating well, exercising, and adopting healthy habits. I have changed my diet recently to include more whole grains, vegetables, and fruits and less red meat, fast food, and processed food. I regularly go to the gym to do weight training and running. I enjoy running in the parks here in beautiful Southern California as well as playing golf. Spending time doing various activities with family and friends also makes me happy.