Kaiser Permanente physician
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Welcome to my Web page. I'm happy to introduce myself to you and tell you about my practice. I have been a family practice physician here in Ventura for more than 30 years and am excited to be a Kaiser Permanente physician. I feel very fortunate to work with such an innovative organization. I look forward to working with you to care for your health.
I am a native Californian who grew up in a small farm and ranch town near the Central Coast. Since childhood, I have wanted not only to be a doctor but also to be a family physician. I was mentored and inspired by the compassionate family physicians of my small town, the only doctors in the area. During my residency training in Ventura, I fell in love with the area and decided to settle here both to raise my family and begin my medical practice.
I feel that healthy living and preventive care are the best ways to stay healthy, but I'm also here to help you when you are sick. One of my best assets is my ability to listen to you fully whenever you see me, so you will know that your concerns are addressed. I want to be your partner in health, and it helps me better care for you when you are actively involved in taking care of your health. I feel honored that patients have entrusted me with their care, and I strive to treat them as I would my own family.
I agree with Kaiser Permanente's emphasis on a healthy lifestyle and try to incorporate it in my life every day. Although I have been a runner in the past, I now devote my recreational time mainly to golf, as I find it a relaxing diversion from medical practice. But I don't forget the need for exercise, as I almost always walk the course and carry my own bag. My three daughters are college graduates and living on their own, so my wife and I are enjoying more quiet time at home together, frequently relaxing with an old movie or good book.