Originally from British Columbia, Canada, I earned my undergraduate degree in economics and accounting from Western Washington University in Bellingham. My medical education was through the MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Training Program at the University of Washington. I was awarded a Master of Clinical Health Services from the School of Medicine upon graduation.
My feeling is that medicine is about communication, people, and relationships. My goal and reason for choosing family medicine is to promote the health of my patients and increase their quality of life. I will strive to screen for preventable disease while treating existing conditions in the manner best suited for the individual patient. I value pragmatism and direct communication. I know that with an open dialogue founded on trust, we can achieve your optimal health.
My family includes my wife, Jennie, who works as a RN in Bellingham and our daughter. My hobbies include cooking, reading, CrossFit, and playing hockey.