I am a Washington native and hail from the small town of Elma, just south of the Olympic Peninsula. I graduated medical school in 2008 from the University of Washington. My wife and I were married just before graduation, and the two of us moved to Greeley, Colorado for my residency training in family medicine. After residency I practiced full-scope family medicine, including obstetrics, at a safety net clinic in Wenatchee, caring for a largely migrant and under-served patient population. Though we loved our time in Wenatchee, my family and I are thrilled to be back in western Washington and closer to family.
Family medicine appeals to me because I enjoy caring for patients and families across the entire life span. I enjoy the relationships I can foster with my patients and the ability to see their medical care from a more holistic approach. During a time when medical care has become increasingly sub-specialized and fragmented, one of the main roles of family medicine is to look at the big picture and ensure that patients are not subjecting themselves to duplicate testing, doctor’s visits and unneeded imaging. My passion for family medicine includes taking on various leadership roles with the Washington Academy of Family Physicians.
My medical interests include obstetrical care, pediatrics, inpatient medicine, preventive medicine, musculoskeletal injuries and clinical procedures to include vasectomies, minor skin procedures, colposcopy and joint injections, among others.
Outside of medicine I enjoy spending time with my wife and two young children. I love the outdoors and enjoy downhill skiing, mountain biking, hiking and kayaking. We love the Bellingham area for the easy access to outdoor activities, not to mention all of the great seafood restaurants in town. Additionally, I have spent much of my life singing and, believe it or not, started out as a vocal performance and education major in college. I hope to join one of the terrific vocal ensembles in the Bellingham community once I settle in to my new practice.