|Undergraduate||University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, BS - Organismal Biology|
|Medical School||University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS|
|Residency||Family Medicine - St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita, KS|
||Rockhurst University, Helzberg School of Management, MBA in Health Care Leadership|
||American Board of Family Medicine|
Professional Areas of Interest – I practice across the broad scope of Family Medicine and have special interest in preventative health, “cholesterol” problems, diabetes, hypertension, thyroid disorders and geriatrics. I enjoy the challenge of difficult diagnoses.
Personal Statement – I believe that all people are important. People should not be prejudged; they should always be “given the benefit of doubt”- this belief has, though it may seem simple, eased the suffering of many patients that I have encountered over the past 28 years as a physician. I am devoted to helping every patient and have been able to discover many diseases that others have missed with careful listening and a more thorough investigation of their problems.
As you may notice when you visit our office, one of my hobbies is being an amateur arborist. You will see a variety of native Missouri trees and shrubs growing around our office. I particularly enjoy this quote as it applies to living life:
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. -- Nelson Henderson
Personal Information – I was born in central Kansas and grew up in around the country. I have two brothers and one sister. My father is a K-State graduate and is an engineer at Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant in Burlington, KS. I have three children: Emily, 1988, an orchestral harpist with the Chicago Civic Orchestra; Spencer, 1996, enjoys basketball, swimming, tennis, Scouts and computer games; Claire, 1998, enjoys playing volleyball and basketball; both attend Parkhill South High School.
I play tennis regularly and golf occasionally and enjoy snow skiing in the winter and sailing my Hobie 18 in the summer at Smithville Lake. My schedule is open for new patients and we accept most insurance plans. Looking forward to meeting you and seeing if I can help.