- Family Medicine
- Sports Medicine
My goal as a family medicine doctor is to help my patients live their best life possible. To me this means motivating my patients to embrace healthy habits, troubleshooting what is holding them back, and minimizing the negative effects of medical conditions. I love the family aspect of family medicine where I am privileged to care for entire families from small children to grandparents. Clinically, I have special interests in musculoskeletal medicine. I am the Post Falls High School Team Physician and greatly enjoy taking care of the adolescent athlete. Other clinical special interests include dermatology, pediatrics, and women’s health.
I am a strong proponent of evidence-based medicine. I base my recommendations on the best available evidence. I weigh the benefits and harms of each choice. As a result, I encourage my patients to use treatments that have been shown to improve their health or lower their risk of harm. I also encourage my patients to stop treatments which may be harmful for them. For example, I recommend vaccines as they greatly lower the risk of infectious disease and cancer (in the case of HPV) and have a very low risk of harm. I will also recommend against testing that has not been shown to improve health or certain medications which may cause harm.
As a faculty member, I teach 50% of the time and see patients the other 50% of the time. My teaching emphases are on musculoskeletal medicine and dermatology. I also precept osteopathic manipulative medicine clinics that our resident Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine perform.
Personally, I grew up in Coeur d’Alene, ID and have a deep love for all that the Idaho outdoors have to offer.
Societies and Positions Held
George Washington School of Medicine
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
American Board of Family Medicine