I embarked on the study of medicine with the vision of being the ultimate family doctor who would provide “holistic” treatment “from cradle to grave”. After a few years of private practice attempting to do just that, I realized my real passion and aptitude was working with people with musculoskeletal problems such as back and neck pain and injuries; shoulder,hip and other extremity injuries; or nerve injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, and to promote their healing not just physically, but also in mind and spirit.
Having suffered my own injuries from car and other accidents and benefited so much from “alternative therapies” such as manual therapy, acupuncture, and yoga, I have made it my life’s work to guide patients through a rehabilitation process that encompasses so much more than just the drugs, surgery, and “living with it” that standard allopathic AMA medicine offers.
The “whole person centered” approach is thoroughly ingrained in me from my family practice years, and I always address life style factors including nutrition, exercise, stress management and attitudinal adjustment to support healing of orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries.
The authentic connection between myself and the person in my treatment room is my greatest joy.