I have been practicing as a physician assistant for over 20 years and have learned that all of us are different in many ways. We all have different personalities and react, learn and understand our personalities and bodies differently. I try to explain to my patients about their labs, imaging studies, medications and symptoms in a way that they are comfortable and understand what is going on. I want every patient to leave with a good understanding about why we are doing what we are doing and feel like a participant in their own medical care.
I grew up in a farming community in southwestern Michigan and love good old-fashioned Friday night football games. I joined the Army at age 18 and became a combat medic in the Army getting stationed in Fort Lee, Virginia and then Camp Greaves, Korea. I worked with many excellent physician assistants in the military, and this inspired me to become a physician assistant after my military service was completed. I worked long and hard to become a physician assistant with my internships taking me many places across the United States. I had always wanted to live in Colorado as I enjoy skiing, hiking, camping and mountain biking. These interests brought me to this beautiful state in the mid-90’s. I met my wife, who is a native of Colorado Springs, and we started our family. Now we are very active in our children’s lives and their sports and activities. Our dogs keep us extremely busy, as well.
Qualifications and experience
- Family Medicine, Urgent Care
Masters Physician Assistant Studies
University of Nebraska (1997)
- Clinical interest for patients
- Sports Medicine
- Joint injections
- Ingrown toenail removals
- Juvenile Type I Diabetes
- Research interest for patients
- Juvenile Type 1 Diabetes
Rocky Mountain Health Plan
UCHealth Plan Administrators
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage/Secure Horizons