What led you to choose a career in podiatry?
When foot and ankle problems arise, it impacts how we experience life. I enjoy being a helping hand during these difficult times. I am passionate about empowering my patients to maximize their recovery and function.
What do you find most rewarding about working with patients?
As a patient myself, I appreciate a kind, knowledgeable provider, who can be there for me in my time of need. I enjoy people and find great happiness in not only treating foot and ankle problems, but more importantly helping another human being as a whole. We all have exceptional potential and I love to be some small part of that process.
What can patients expect from an appointment with you?
Patients may expect a smiling face, a listening professional who is eager to be a part of your health care team. Patients can expect to be treated with dignity, compassion and respect.
What drew you to OMC and the Olympic Peninsula?
I grew up in a small community, and appreciate the tight knit nature of the Olympic Peninsula. This area provides things I loved to do growing up; hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, running and more. Olympic Medical Center offers a robust staff that allows me to thrive in my specialty while being close to colleagues in a multidisciplinary approach.
How can you serve OMC and its patients?
My training, schooling and experiences has been a challenge but I am grateful for the process. I have been trained by wonderful physicians who have taught me that being a good provider is a life-long process of learning. I feel confident that my education and training will result in great healthcare for you and your family.
What is something about podiatry that most people don’t know?
The podiatry field is changing. Podiatrists earn a four-year degree in undergraduate studies, a four-year degree in podiatric medical school and are now required to be trained for three years in a rigorous surgical residency. I am thrilled to be a part of this advancement in the podiatry specialty, and look forward to sharing my knowledge and energy with the community.
What do you find most interesting about podiatry?
I love applying knowledge and experience to problem solving in the clinic or the operating room. This process is exciting and fulfilling when I can facilitate improvement to the lives of my patients.
How do you enjoy spending your free time?
I enjoy spending time with my family, serving in my church, and recreating in the great outdoors; hunting, fishing, hiking, camping with my sweet wife our three sons and our dog.
What is a fact your patients might be surprised to learn about you?
I love playing drums. I’ve been in 8 bands playing everything from jazz to rock and roll. Music is a fun past time for me to relax and create.