Personal Care Philosophy
"As a doctor of osteopathy, my philosophy of care includes treating the whole person.
"I believe a treatment plan that combines the appropriate orthopedic care with the conservative use of medication to aid healing is our best approach.
"I don’t want you to feel like you are just another bunion or another knee. I want you to know your case is unique. I will develop a specific plan of care just for you.
"I became a doctor to help people. I became an orthopedic surgeon because it’s a field where I can make a tangible difference in a person’s life. I derive great satisfaction from seeing my patients move better and feel better."
The Reason I Chose Orthopedics
"Being a doctor wasn’t always my goal. I graduated with a biology degree but did not find an occupation that offered me the satisfaction I wanted. It was not until I became a general medical officer in the United States Navy that I decided to pursue a career in orthopedic medicine.
"I like fixing things and making people feel better. The predictable mechanics of orthopedics combined with the creativity needed for surgery and the treatment of traumatic injuries make the field challenging. It is rewarding to know that you have helped someone move the best that he or she can in any given situation.
“We have a good team here. We often collaborate on cases and treatments for the best outcomes for our patients."