In 2012 I established my concierge / personalized care practice to provide the highest possible medical care. My overall goal is to prevent disease, not just treat it…I believe that “a great doctor prevents disease, a good doctor treats early disease and a mediocre doctor treats full blown disease.” I strive to be that “great” doctor. My concierge medicine practice has provided the time to build long-lasting relationships with my patients, and through our discussions and collaboration I am able to provide even more targeted care.
I have always been interested in weight management as a component of optimal health; first as Medical Director of the Weight Management Program at UC Irvine, and now as part of my overall health and wellness approach for patients who seek support. My goal is to help patients achieve their weight loss goal…and STAY THERE.
I graduated from the University of Illinois and did my residency in Internal Medicine at University of California, Irvine. I was an internist at Long Beach Internal Medical Group for six years before accepting a position as Medical Director, Executive Health and Weight Management Program at UC Irvine. During those years I served as a Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine. Teaching residents, medical students and nurse practitioners is not only personally rewarding but allows me to remain current and collaborate for my patients.
I enjoy spending time with my wife and teenage son and daughter hiking, camping, cooking and baking. I also volunteer with the Boy Scouts and have fun with my friends telling jokes for hours!