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Philosophy of Care
As I watched my parents struggle with the countless health issues that my grandparents developed as they aged, I wondered if there were ways to take better care of your health to improve aging outcomes. As a physician, I now know that preventive measures can be taken that can often diminish or eliminate the effects of certain chronic illnesses. Some of those preventative measures include:
Eat a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetable
Pay attention to regular screenings to prevent serious chronic illnesses
My favorite part of a patient appointment is getting to know you, your challenges, and discussing ways that I can help you achieve your healthcare goals. Listening to your concerns helps me to understand you as a complete person. I also value health education. Validating health information with me as your physician is important.
When I have free hours, I spend time with my family. I run, swim, and bike (love the trolley trail) to stay in shape. As a family, we make an annual trip to Italy and enjoy side trips visiting new places like Croatia, Budapest, and Vienna. Since Portland is rich with farmer’s markets where you can purchase fresh produce from local farmers, we like shopping for the freshest ingredients for meals when we are not frantically traveling between our two teenagers’ events. When time permits, you can find me wandering through resale stores to find treasurers and as soon as time permits, I want to learn to speak Italian and play the guitar.
You can find this practitioner at the following clinics:Oregon City Clinic
Oregon Health Sciences University, 1994
Saint Anthony Family Practice Residency Program; Denver, CO, 1997
American Academy of Family Physicians
Oregon Medical Association
American Diabetes Association