Above all, the patient’s well-being is my driving motivation in caring for patients. I believe the art of listening is among the most important attributes a physician needs to possess and nurture. This can often lead us to a correct diagnosis and/or treatment if we take the time to remain mindful. Being prepared for each patient encounter is a multifaceted endeavor that is critical to providing quality care. This includes awareness of a patient’s issues combined with the knowledge to address these issues. This knowledge should be a priority of any clinician and is a lifelong learning process. Humility is also an important trait of the effective clinician. No one knows everything, and other team members’ input is vital in caring for patients with complex problems. This team approach to care is paramount to promoting and achieving good outcomes.
I enjoy outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, surfing as well as reading, enjoying music and exercise while spending time with family.
Qualifications and experience
- Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine
- Languages spoken
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (1993)
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (1990)
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (1989)
Doctor of Medicine
University of Alabama Birmingham SOM (1986)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Specialty Year American Board of Internal Medicine Critical Care Medicine 2013 American Board of Internal Medicine Pulmonary Disease 2012 American Board of Sleep Medicine Sleep Medicine 1998 American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine 1989
- Clinical interest for patients
- Interstitial lung disease.
- Chronic cough.
- Sleep disorders.
- Evaluation of abnormal chest imaging.
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