My career in medicine was first inspired by my late mother who was the pediatrician for the small community I grew up in. Seeing how grateful her patients were for the care she provided made me want to give that same gift to patients of my own.
I attended the University of Washington for my undergraduate education where I majored in neurobiology. For medical school I attended the University of Michigan where I received the Dean’s scholarship, a full scholarship given to students who demonstrate academic and leadership excellence. My time at Michigan was great but I wanted to return to the Northwest where I grew up. I completed my Family Medicine Residency training at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene. During residency I observed the negative impact that bureaucracy, insurance companies and corporate profits were having on my freedom to deliver the quality of care I desired to provide. When I learned about the Direct Primary Care model and met my partner and mentor Dr. Jacobsen, I had the “ah ha” moment that started me on this career path. I am trained in comprehensive primary care, and my particular medical interest and expertise include mental and behavioral health, adolescent medicine, hormone therapy, and preventative health.
When not working, you can find me spending time with my wife and kids. I love being on or in the water in our beautiful lakes, playing board games, and camping. With my limited panel of patients and without insurance company interference my hope is to provide the small-town, personal care I witnessed my mother providing to her patients. I look forward to joining you, the patient and focus of my care, in this endeavor.
University of Washington
University of Michigan Medical School
Kootenai Clinic Family Medicine