It is my belief that each patient requires an individualized treatment program to return them to a healthy and active lifestyle. I find that it is important to first determine the cause of the patient’s condition. This may not always be easy, or even possible, but I strive to provide the best answers. Quite often, the diagnosis can be made by simply having a conversation with my patient and performing a clinical exam. Our patients live in their body and have a good idea of what is going on with themselves. I may need to perform more specialized evaluations in the office, such as a nerve study tests, also known as EMG/NCS. Additional imaging and laboratory evaluations may be required, as well. Once we have a good idea of what is holding the patient back from the activities they enjoy, we can then discuss the treatment. There are typically a variety of options which can be of benefit to the patient. It is not unusual for multiple modalities to be required to maximize the patient’s recovery. I specialize in conservative nonsurgical treatment for musculoskeletal injuries. These treatment modalities may include such things as prescribed physical therapy, medications, and injections. If surgery is required, that is a decision the patient and I will make together. I will then work with my patient to get them to the surgeon best suited to their needs. Overall, I believe my position is to help facilitate the patient in developing and carrying out the treatment that best fits their individual needs and desires. My ultimate goal is for my patient to return to the activities they enjoy in life.
When not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife and children. I have 3 children who keep me fairly busy outside of work. I am drawn to the outdoors and can often be found running with my dog, mountain biking, or downhill skiing.
Qualifications and experience
- Bones, Joints and Muscles, Electrophysiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spine
- Languages spoken
University of Missouri - Columbia (2010)
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (2006)
Master of Business Administration
New Mexico State University (2002)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Year American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011
- Clinical interest for patients
I enjoy seeing a variety of patient conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. I see patients with spine conditions, such as spinal stenosis, sacroiliac joint pain, osteoarthritis, and radiculopathies, also known as sciatica. I treat patients with knee, hip, shoulder, and elbow issues, as well. I am trained in performing electrodiagnostic evaluations (EMG/NCS or nerve conduction studies) for diagnosing conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathies and radiculopathies.
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