What is family medicine?
Family medicine is a little bit of everything. We see babies, to people in their adolescence, to mid-age, to adults. And we do everything from taking care of a splinter, to trying to help prevent strokes and heart attacks. We really do pretty much the whole wide range of everything. For instance, if you get a mole you don’t like the look of, show it to me and we’ll see what we can do about it.
How do you put patients at ease?
I use humor a lot in appropriate instances to deal with stressful situations, because it’s stressful enough when you’re talking about potentially serious medical problems. And if you can do it with a little bit of humor, that might make it easier for everybody to deal with.
Why did you choose to work at Stormont Vail Health?
We have a lot of things associated with the patient-centered medical home. In this clinic, we have mental health services, we have a nurse case manager, we have a social worker, we have a physical therapy clinic downstairs, we have lab on site, and x-rays on site. So we really have a lot of services under one roof.
Why should patients trust you with their care?
I want my patients to know that I’ll do my best to provide them the best care possible.
American Board of Family Medicine
Dwight David Eisenhower Army Med Center
Fort Gordon, GA 2004
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD 2001