My philosophy of care centers on fostering a continuous, compassionate partnership between individuals seeking care and their healthcare providers. I strive to address patient needs comprehensively through open communication, active listening and mutual feedback. My goal is to educate patients about their conditions and discuss lifestyle or behavioral adaptations that can help prevent future illnesses. By building a relationship based on mutual trust and respect, I aim to empower my patients to make informed decisions and implement a health plan tailored to their unique life circumstances.

I am happily married to my beautiful wife, and together we have two wonderful daughters and two amazing grandsons. I proudly served for 25 years in the US Navy and the US Public Health Service. In my free time, I enjoy traveling with my wife, SCUBA diving, road biking, swimming, watching my daughter play soccer and spending quality time with my grandsons.


Qualifications and experience

Urgent Care
Languages spoken
Masters Physician Assistant Studies
University of Texas Health Science Center (2013)

Board Certification
Certification Agency Specialty Year
Clinical interest for patients

I have a diverse range of clinical interests, including tropical medicine, infectious diseases, austere medicine, and diving and hyperbaric medicine. I had the privilege of serving as a healthcare provider in Liberia during the Ebola epidemic of 2014, where I treated over 50 Ebola patients and numerous malaria patients. For the last 10 years of my active-duty service, I served as a Diving Medical Officer, which allowed me to practice in remote locations and deepen my knowledge of diving and hyperbaric physiology.

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