My Practice Philosophy
My practice philosophy is guided by asking, Ã¢â‚¬Å›What is in the best interests of my patients and their families?Ã¢â‚¬Å¥ And I try to treat everyone the same way I would my best friend or a member of my own family. Sometimes this involves treating serious medical problems, but many times preventing these problems is much more satisfying to both my patients and to me. Thriving and staying healthy is a richly rewarding practice for which I can provide many helpful tools. An ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure.
This same philosophy guides my approach to our members' experiences during hospitalization. Being a patient in a hospital can be a very apprehensive and vulnerable experience. Making the stay as pleasant and caring as possible is one of my highest goals.
My Tenure With Kaiser Permanente
I have been with Kaiser Permanente since 1989.
Why I Like Practicing Medicine at Kaiser Permanente
I particularly enjoy working for Kaiser Permanente because I have complete freedom to practice sound, evidence-based medicine to restore or maintain health of my patients. After a brief tenure in private practice several years ago, I am very happy to say that here at Kaiser Permanente there is no financial motivation to make one decision or another. Rather, my patients and I are partners on a journey to achieve and maintain the best health possible.Ã¢â‚¬Å¥
My Professional Interests and Affiliations
I serve as Assistant Physician in Chief of Hospital Operations for the Sacramento and Roseville area.
My Personal History
I received my Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of California, Riverside, and received a PhD in Physiology from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.
When I'm not at work, I enjoy restoring old cars and try to make even the smallest gains learning to play piano.