According to the needs of the individual patient and personal lifestyle, my practice of rheumatology balances conventional medicine with possible referral for complementary modalities in order to maximize function using an integrative medicine approach. I like patients to be actively involved in decisions about their care, and actively learning to improve their overall health through physical activity, methods of relaxation, and optimizing diet.
Why did you choose to work for UCHealth?
I am enthusiastic to join this wonderful group of physicians in improving the health of the people of Northern Colorado and in particular the Fort Collins-Loveland area.
Why did you get into the medical profession?
I came to practice rheumatology from my deep interest in basic immunology and its role in chronic autoimmune inflammatory syndromes.
Road and mountain biking, photography, astronomy, meditation, yoga.
Married, 2 grown children.
Qualifications and experience
- Rheumatology, Immune System - Rheumatoid Arthritis
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Masters of Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison
State University of New York, Stony Brook
PhD: University of Wisconsin-Madison
State University of New York, Binghamton
- Clinical interest for patients
Treatment of chronic inflammatory autoimmune syndromes, integrating conventional medicine, and when indicated, complementary and alternative modalities.
- Research interest for patients
The role of mindfulness meditation in optimizing mental and physical health.