What is a D.O.?

A D.O. Is a fully licensed physician that can practice in every medical specialty with the focus on teaching patients how to prevent illnesses while looking at the person as a whole with the philosophy that all parts of the body work together. A good resource for more information can be found on the American Osteopathic Association website: www.osteopathic.org

What fields have you worked in as a physician?

Rural family medicine, outpatient family medicine clinic, urgent care and emergency medicine.

What are the most common medical concerns you see in patients when they come in for an appointment? Are any of these common occurrences preventable?

High Blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity and fatigue are the most common. These concerns have preventative measures, such as, diet and exercise, but in some cases, there may be other contributing factors.

What experiences, as a physician, have interested you the most (i.e. schooling, traveling, etc.)?

Working with patients to get them healthy and feeling better.

If there was only one thing you want all your patients to know, what would it be?

There’s not one specific thing I would want my patients to know, because I feel that there are so many things that are important when it comes to taking care of your health and wellness.

Outside of work, what do you like to do for fun?

I like to go hiking, camping, and walking with my dogs.