I did not decide to go into
medicine until my late 20's, so I have a non-traditional
background. I started my professional career
as a high school history teacher and was committed
to helping students reach there goals. Ironically,
I learned as much or more from my students,
than they from me. I started to understand
that life really is about helping people, and
although I loved teaching I knew that my time
in education was a starting point and not my
final destination. Practicing medicine for
me was in reality the perfect fit, and the
specialty of "Family Medicine" was
a natural evolution from my educational background.
Each day I put on my white coat and don my
stethoscope I get to do all the things I love.
Medicine allows me to be a teacher, a coach,
and a friend. Medicine demands what I expect
of myself and that is to do my absolute best
each time I see a patient. I practice medicine
simply because I love it, and can think of
nothing else I would rather do.