As a family physician, I am committed to medical care for the whole person. For me, this means listening deeply to my patients and working together with them to formulate both short and long-term plans to achieve their health goals. I think it is important to recognize that health goals are personal, vary widely from person to person, and are based on a multitude of factors including health history, financial concerns, spiritual beliefs, and stage of life. I strive to provide informed recommendations to my patients, taking into account the life factors that are most important to them. As medicine becomes more complex, the need for methodical and thorough medical decision-making, close care coordination, and patient advocacy has increased; and it is my goal to effectively provide those services for my patients. I also am strongly committed to improving the health of our communities. I look forward to a world in which our resources are used wisely to improve the lives and wellness of all people.
University Of Pittsburg School Of Medicine 2011
American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine