My professional experience is focused on taking care of the hospitalized patient. My training focus of Internal Medicine deals with the complex interplay of acute and chronic illness, with focus on proper diagnosis and treatment. I believe that hospitalists are the quarterback of the medical team; they can help patients and families through the difficult times of acute illness.
I strive to be both a partner and an advocate for my patients. The hospital and medical system are complex environments and having someone you can trust to help navigate this system and explain illness/treatment plans in an understanding fashion is incredibly valuable. While we as physicians often focus on treating illness, attempting to have a deeper and complete understanding of the patient and their lives can lead to better health outcomes.
My family is from Prince Edward Island, the smallest province in Canada, located on the Atlantic. I grew up mostly in Maine and moved to Washington in 2013. I continue to love the ocean and the mountains, any outdoor activity and spending time with my wife, who is a veterinarian, our young son, two dogs and two cats.