My approach to patients is to help them be an engaged partner in their own health care. I try to understand each patient’s goals with regard to their health, and work with them to meet those goals. Our bodies are not simply a sum of independent systems; they are interconnected networks. This drives my goal of treating the person as a whole. I developed much of this perspective through my background in medical acupuncture and from training with Andrew Weil in his fellowship program at the University of Arizona. I also attend the yearly Integrative Medicine Conference in New York to keep up with some of these “out of the box” approaches to diagnosis and treatment. I believe in providing evidence-based medicine and understand the critical role that medications play in the treatment and prevention of disease. However, I try to complement the use of medications with the goal of identifying the root causes of disease, such as understanding diet and exercise habits, or investigating the gut microbiome. I truly enjoy exploring these facets of medicine with patients and hopefully earn their trust as their doctor in the process.
My family and I moved to Colorado because we love the outdoors. I love to hike and am always willing to hear about everyone’s “favorite trail.” My dog loves hiking, too, and hates the leash laws of Colorado. When the weather’s rough as it is often in the East Coast, I enjoy playing racquetball. We are open to new adventures in Colorado and hope to travel and explore this beautiful side of the country.
Qualifications and experience
- Internal Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Travel Medicine, Wellness and Lifestyle
- Languages spoken
St. George's University School of Medicine (2000)
Upstate Medical Center Syracuse (2003)
University of Arizona School of Integrative Medicine (2011)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Member Board Specialty Year American Board of Internal Medicine American Board of Medical Specialties Internal Medicine 2003 Helms Medical Institute Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Medical Acupuncture 2006
- Research interest for patients
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