Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine: It certainly wasn’t a desire I had as a child, but sort of came up as an idea after I tore a ligament in my knee from playing soccer. The doctor that patched me up and got me playing again was very cool, and I thought that me helping people to get to where they wanted to be in life was what I wanted to do. Along the way I have had some amazing mentors from my grandparents and parents, my own family doctors Dr. Pugliese and Dr. Stewart and many others. All of which deserve more space to write about than what I am allotted. There are a lot of amazing people in the medical field and I am proud to have a small role in helping people in their journey to good health.
What I want my patients to know about me: I like to work with patients to achieve their health goals in a manner that is down to earth. I am more about stopping unnecessary medications and having them learn how to achieve a healthy lifestyle so they can visit me less rather than more often. I don’t like telling people what to do, I want to know what their goals are and work with them on getting there. I love seeing whole families from wee ones and adolescents to parents and grandparents.
What I do when I’m not seeing patients: Hang out with the family, play guitar, hunt, fish, read, exercise, hike, play with the dogs, go to church and travel for fun or on mission trips.