Sports injury diagnosis and non-surgical treatment
Peripheral joint injuries and non-surgical treatment
Evaluation and non-surgical management of musculoskeletal issues
Ultrasound for diagnosis
Image guided shoulder, hip, knee and tendon injections
Spinal injections:epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, radiofrequency procedures
Lumbar transforaminal steroid injections and facet joint injections
Cervical transforaminal steroid injections and facet joint injections
Electrodiagnostic medicine:needle electromyography, nerve conduction studies
Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
As a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, or Physiatrist, my work centers on the restoration of function in people who have been effected by musculoskeletal conditions. My clinical practice has emphasized the spine, including the cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral regions, but I also work with patients whose problems involve evaluation of the hip, shoulder, the wrist and hand.
I believe that good physicians are educators first and I truly enjoy the teaching part of my practice. It's challenging to break down complicated medical issues and work towards a shared understanding. I don't think that successfully treating complicated medical conditions (or even simple ones) is possible without a partnership between the patient and the physician, and a successful partnership needs a mutual understanding of the task at hand.
I am a life-long Northwesterner. I was born in Seattle and grew up in Issaquah. My earliest memory is the Starbucks in Pike Place Market (my family is full of coffee snobs). I am proud to say that the winter rain doesn't bother me...much... and I think the northwest has the best summers in the entire USA.
Pro Tip:Here in the Northwest, September weather is almost always better than June and Seattle summers start on the 5th of July.
I am a graduate of The University of Washington Medical School but I'm rarely up to speed on sports so you'll have to tell me what's up with the Huskies. Some people who knew me in college never knew my name. I was always "That guy on the mountain bike". I still ride, but a lot slower. My family and I are rock climbers and avid snowboarders. I train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu weekly.
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