Approach to Patient Care
As I watched my parents struggle with the countless health issues that my grandparents had developed as they aged, I wondered if there were ways 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 regular exercise, a healthy diet, and keeping up with regular screenings to prevent chronic illness.
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 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 treasures. In the future, I would like to learn to speak Italian and play the guitar.
Specialties / Areas of Interest
MD, Oregon Health and Science University (Portland, OR)
Family Medicine, Saint Anthony Hospitals (Denver, CO)
Memberships & Associations
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- American Diabetes Association
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