I was born and raised in Tacoma, Wash., and I have a biology degree from Seattle Pacific University. I completed my family medicine residency in 1991 after graduating from the University of Washington School of Medicine.
I chose family medicine because I was intrigued by the challenge and importance of understanding the body as an integrated system. For optimal health to be possible, it is necessary to recognize those interconnections. As a family doctor, I like the daily diversity of family medicine, which includes identifying a broad range of conditions and diseases. I also enjoy working with a variety of patients, from newborns to seniors.
My goal is to equip patients with a better understanding of their health and encourage them to make choices that promote their well-being and vitality. Specifically, I am interested in heart attack and stroke prevention with extensive, ongoing training in that area of medicine.
After practicing in Colorado for 30 years and feeling the strong pull of our native Pacific Northwest, my wife and I relocated to Birch Bay in 2021. We have an adult son and daughter. Together we like to ski, hike, backpack, and travel. I also enjoy cycling, sailing, woodworking, craft beer, soccer, and running with my malamute, Chena.