I am originally from “upstate” NY (for New Yorkers, this is anywhere in NY other than NY City or Long Island). I absolutely loved growing up in a country, small town environment, spending most of my free time as a child being very active – tennis, golf, baseball, skiing, and traveling.
I graduated in 1998 with a BA in Physics/Pre-med from College of the Holy Cross and then spent the next year doing full time volunteer work with the Missionary Cenacle Volunteers.
I received my DO degree in June of 2003 from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. While attending CCOM, I had many wonderful experiences as a member and worship leader of the Christian Medical and Dental Association. There, I formed many cherished friendships with other Christian physicians, and had countless challenging but productive apologetic debates with other members. Most notably, however, I fully embraced the idea that I must, and would, always treat patients primarily according to ethical and moral standards. I understood that, although treatment options for certain conditions may be available, and even be legal, they could not be part of my treatment repertoire if they violated what I believed to be morally right.
After completing my DO degree, I began a 3-year active duty assignment at Vance AFB, Oklahoma where I served as a “flight surgeon” – a doctor who specializes in caring for pilots and other aircrew.
Having worked in many different healthcare settings, when I first learned about the direct primary care model it was a huge breath of fresh air. I was convinced that this was the only way to go, both for myself and the patients I would serve in the future. Now having practiced DPC since 2018, I am overwhelmingly pleased with the model for 2 primary reasons – A. the incredible convenience of being able to care for patients through multiple modes of communication; and B. the sincere, personal relationship I’ve been able to form with my patients/families as they’ve grown with me in the practice. I am truly elated to be running my own medical practice with the ultimate goal of providing extremely ethical, high quality primary health care to a group of outstanding patients for years to come. I can’t wait to take care of you and your family. God Bless You and I hope to be meeting you soon.