My interests in teaching, science and working with people led me into a career in medicine. I appreciate the wide variety of patients and medical conditions I can treat as a family medicine doctor. I see my role as guiding patients towards the best health practices, but also being tolerant when they fall short.
Range of Practice
My specialty is Family Practice - which means I spent 3 years following medical school learning the skills necessary to take care of a wide range of patients - including taking care of babies (although I no longer deliver them), children, adolescents and adults of all ages. I enjoy all aspects of my practice - well person exams with discussion about health maintenance, disease prevention, exercise, diet and other health promotion advice, treating most common acute illnesses and injuries, monitoring and treating chronic illnesses (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma and heart disease), acting as an adviser and advocate when interaction with other parts of the health care system are required (hospitals, consultants, specialists, community agencies). I try to be available in the office for appointments (usually same day as needed) and available by phone. I do have some early morning, lunch hour and evening appointments during the week to facilitate availability.
I practice with equally well trained and capable providers both at my clinic location and in our group as a whole.
- Spending time with my wife and two children
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- American Medical Association
- Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians
- Minnesota Medical Association
- East Metro Medical Society
- Member of CardioPulmonary Committee
- Former member of Respiratory Services Clinical Practice Committee
- Former President of MinnHealth Family Physicians, P.A.
University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center