I strive to provide the best care for my patients and their loved ones. I believe in learning about each patient as a person (not just “an illness”), their values and priorities, and matching those values/priorities to treatment options to individualize the care of each patient.
In my spare time, I enjoy mountain biking, skiing and snow shoeing.
Qualifications and experience
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine
- Languages spoken
University of Colorado (1997)
University of Illinois College of Medicine (1996)
University of Colorado (1999)
University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign (IL) (1991)
- Clinical interest for patients
My clinical interests include caring for patients with serious illnesses, focusing on improving quality of life.
This physician treats inpatients only and does not make office appointments.
- Research interest for patients
My research interests include prognostication, pain management in serious illness, advance care planning and palliative care in rural settings.
- Volunteer activities
I am dedicated to improving the health care of people with serious illnesses. I help to inform the community about palliative care and improving the quality of life of our patients and their loved ones.