My approach to patient care is with an evidence-based approach. My goal with each patient encounter is to provide excellent and comprehensive care and to make sure all expectations and goals are met. I have worked the past 21 years in emergency medicine and in the urgent care setting, so my approach is based from my experience in these clinical settings. My goal is to always provide fast and efficient care and making sure to rule out the emergencies relating to the patient’s presenting condition. In addition to that, making sure patients have a proper disposition and appropriate follow-up and that all questions are answered prior to their discharge. Finally, I’m always striving to provide a good patient-provider experience and always trying to find a way to make a person smile or laugh. This, in my opinion, is therapeutic in itself.
I grew up in southern California and I’m the youngest in a family of six kids. In college I fell in love with the biological sciences and ended up getting a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. During college, I worked weekends on an ambulance as an EMT and eventually as an emergency room technician. In the process, I fell in love with emergency medicine. I then went on to the physician assistant program at Western University of Health Science where I obtained a Master of Science degree. Growing up, I played numerous sports but my true love was surfing. I did some competitive surfing in college in the NSSA and have traveled the world surfing. We moved away from San Diego, California, to raise our girls here in Colorado. We wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of southern California and to give our girls a different experience in life. I have been married to my wife for 16 years. We have two beautiful daughters. We also have three dogs and a cat. We love outdoor activities such as snowboarding, hiking, camping, mountain bike riding, fishing, bird watching and taking our girls to all the local parks. We absolutely love living here in Colorado and feel it is a perfect match for our family.
Qualifications and experience
- Urgent Care
- Languages spoken
Masters of Science
Western University of Health Sciences (2002)
- Board Certification
Certification Agency Specialty Year National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Physician Assistant 2002
- Clinical interest for patients
My interests are in urgent care and emergency medicine. I have been working in these settings in various clinical roles for the past 25 years.
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