The successful care of patients is best served through a team-based philosophy. I feel that my contribution to the team helps make a difficult process easier for patients to navigate. I feel every patient and family member (with the patient’s permission) has unique problems that deserve special and individual attention. This attention should include time to get to know a person both physically and mentally. After we gather that data, the information is then applied to the known world of medical knowledge to come up with a suggested treatment plan. Many times, the road to travel is not clear and may require multiple reassessments to see if the plan is providing the results desired. All of the above is done in collaboration and consent of the patient who always has the final word on the direction of care. I often consider the art of medicine to be as important as the science. I enjoy the process, not only the clinical portion, but also the process of getting to know patients and what they desire from any help that I can help provide.
I have been a physician assistant for greater than 40 years with more than half of my career in the specialties of pulmonary and cardiac care. I am Wyoming raised, married with three grown daughters and have three granddaughters. I enjoy an active lifestyle with literally anything that can get me outdoors, golfing, fishing, skiing, pickleball, hiking and camping. I love taking care of my dogs, who fit nicely with my love of the outdoors. Since Wyoming can provide some interesting weather at times, my indoor activities find me quilting with some of my original creations.
Qualifications and experience
- Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine
- Languages spoken
Physician Assistant Studies
Wichita State University (1981)
Bachelor of Science
University of Wyoming (1979)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Year National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants 1981
- Clinical interest for patients
I do enjoy any aspect of the cardiopulmonary systems which meld nicely to care of patients with lung disease. Specifically, care of the different stages of COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and work up of pulmonary masses. I have also worked with care of the sleep breathing disorders and management of patients with CPAP/BiPAP devices.
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