My passion for family medicine is rooted in my family experiences. As the oldest of 9 and the father of 7 children, I have witnessed the influence of the family on the well-being of its members. I am fascinated by the interplay of psychological, psychosocial, and physical dynamics on the health of the individual. I am thrilled with the privilege of assisting at a birth and awed at my small role in helping children grow to adulthood.
- Running and general fitness
- Coaching youth sports and currently High School Football
- Hanging out with my family, especially my grandchildren
Board Certifications / Re-certifications
American Board of Family Medicine
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians
- American Medical Association
- Minnesota Medical Association
- East Metro Medical Society
- Currently serving as Clinical Practice Director for Entira Family Clinics
- Currently serving as Co-Chair of the Measurement and Reporting Committee for MN Community Measurement.
- Served as a Medical Director for East Metro Family Practice since 1996
- Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Family Practice at the University of Minnesota
- Medical School: Henry Kaiser Foundation Award
- 1986 Residency: CIBA award, Intern of the Year.
- 2006 Health East Physician Community Service Award
- 2011 Exceptional Community Faculty Teaching Award, University of Minnesota
- 2013 MMA Physician Leadership in Quality Award
- Named Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Top Doctor four years
National Alcohol Screening day
Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota 1985
University of Minnesota - HealthEast St. John's Hospital, Maplewood, Minnesota
Papers and Presentations
- 1980 NMF Grant, The Development of Role-taking Ability in Preschool Children: Daycare vs. Home-reared Experience.
- 1981 The Relationship between Cognitive and Affective Information Processing in College Students. Senior research project.
- 1984 Detection of Chlamydia using consecutive endocervical swabs: Prevalence in Asymptomatic Female Adolescents and Women attending a Sexually Transmitted Disease clinic. Journal of Reproductive Medicine 31(6);497-500,1986. First prize, Medical student section, MAFP Spring refresher, 1985. Presented at the research forum AAFP Convention, Anaheim, CA.
- 1987 Tenormen as a Cause of Neonatal Hypoglycemia. Presented at the Northwest Pediatric Conference.
- 1987 Adolescents and Sexually Transmitted Disease. American Family Physician, 36(2): 127-32, 1987.
- 2010 Integrating a Successful Depression Model into the Medical Home,
- Presented at the 2010 IHI National Forum.
- 2013 When Less is More. The issue of clinical waste. Minnesota Physician, XXVII, no. 5, August, 2013