My goal is to help my patients find health, as opposed to treating illness. Each patient is different and deserves to be treated as an individual, so I try to make sure that guidelines and evidence-based medicine are being applied in the context of a person’s life and values. I believe in shared-decision making and making sure patients understand our plan of care and what is going on with their body. Everyone has a story to tell, and listening and engaging in this story to connect with people on a personal level is one of the joys of doctoring for me.
While pharmaceuticals are amazing, they are not our only tool, so I incorporate food, movement (in many forms), mindfulness, sleep, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and mental health into my routine care for both acute and chronic disease.
Beyond patient care, I believe that a day on a mountain bike is always a good day!
Qualifications and experience
- Family Medicine, Primary Care, Preventive Medicine, Wellness and Lifestyle , Mental Health and Behavior
- Languages spoken
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Lincoln Memorial University (2018)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Specialty Year American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians Family Medicine 2021
- Clinical interest for patients
My clinical interests are in preventive care, sports medicine and exercise as medicine, culinary medicine, weight loss, mental health, osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), non-pharmacologic management of chronic disease, concussion management, LGBTQ health, and the mind-body connection.
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