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Family Medicine - Primary Care
Doctors’ visits don’t have to be approached stoically. My best days as a physician are spent sharing in the joys, as well as the struggles, of life with the people around me. In the practice of medicine, I believe that preventive medicine is most important. This is achieved through a balance of educating, negotiating common goals and communicating openly. With all my patients, my goal is to aid, teach and enable them to live their healthiest lives. I love the variety of family medicine, and I have a particular interest in musculoskeletal medicine and optimizing athletes’ performance.
Having grown up in the Seattle area, I am naturally drawn to mountains and water. After being away for medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in the Bay Area, training in family medicine in Queens, New York, and a few years working in Chicago, it feels good to be back in the Pacific Northwest.
As an extroverted introvert, I maintain my mental and physical health in several ways: chasing my twins (Poppy and Jack); annoying my wife (and spending quality time with her); doing house projects (NOT chores); skiing (on water or mountains); golfing; being the team doctor for Southridge High School’s football team in Beaverton, and enjoying rare quiet times. I have two dogs: Misty, a wonderful English golden retriever, and Charlie, a rescued Weimaraner who is as ornery as I can be. I lack skills in the areas of remembering pop culture, gardening, and abstaining from no-bake cookies. However, true to the nature of family medicine, I feel that I am a Jack of all trades.
Specialty: Family Medicine, Primary Care