What do you find most rewarding about caring for patients?
Helping patients make informed decisions about their health; victories small and large from understanding a test, diagnosis, or recommendation to quitting smoking, starting exercising, finding the answer to a question, catching a serious condition early, or accepting palliative care.
What can patients expect from an appointment?
My taking a sincere interest in their well-being; my thorough review of past medical information; my striving to put into effect current evidence-based medical evaluation and treatment; my full attention and making every effort to respond to their needs or desires.
What is something about family medicine that people might not know?
For the past decade or so my practice has drifted towards older adults; I still see patients of all ages; in addition to board certification in family medicine, I have board certification in geriatrics.
What do you find most interesting about family medicine?
Learning every day; patients teach me new variations as well as how conditions affect them in their daily life.
What led you to choose a career as a family medicine provider?
I enjoy full spectrum care, initial contact care, and helping patients negotiate health choices.
What drew you to OMC and the Olympic Peninsula?
Beautiful natural surroundings and high standards for quality health care at OMC.
How can you serve OMC and its patients?
By providing high quality, efficient care to patients that bridges individual needs with community relevancy, while keeping foremost the individual patient.
How do you enjoy spending your free time?
With family digging in the dirt on our property (gardening, moving dirt, cleaning up trees).
A fact your patients might be surprised to learn?
My wife and I have dual sport motorcycles and a (small) tractor.
Full spectrum family medicine, with an emphasis on geriatrics