I have always been a big believer in patient education. Not only does it foster compliance, but it also helps them take extra steps to try to have control of their own medical problems. Spending extra valuable time to help them understand the pathophysiology of their diseases and prevention of progressions, complications or exacerbations, coupled with explaining how treatment regimens work, is a tremendous responsibility that falls on the shoulder of each physician. It is also an invaluable investment to help patients build their trust in the medical system that helps solidify a great and successful physician-patient relationship.
My wife and I are avid world travelers. Immersing in other cultures has always been a lifelong passion for both of us. At times, we would also participate in medical missions to try to give back to the communities who are less fortunate. We see ourselves in the future probably becoming “nomads” living in different parts of the world to continue what we have started.
Qualifications and experience
- Hospital Medicine
- Languages spoken
SUNY- State University of New York at Syracuse, NY (1997)
Albany Medical Center (1994)
Doctor of Medicine
University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines (1989)
University of the Philippines (1984)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Year American Board of Internal Medicine 1997