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Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine
American Board of Family Practice
Joined VM - January 1985
Behavioral medicine, depression, screening, preventive care
University of Cincinnati, 1979
Family Practice, University of Cincinnati, 1982
"Patients require knowledge and organization to make their own decisions about their health care. The word ‘doctor’ actually means teacher. Only by doing a good job as a teacher can I contribute to healing."
"Family practice places priority on the fact that a person’s illness or health occurs in the context of his or her family, whatever its structure, strengths and weaknesses may be. The outcomes of many conditions is affected by these strengths and weaknesses. Effort spent strengthening families improves health."
Professional Activities and Awards
Section Head and Medical Director, Family Practice, Virginia Mason, Kirkland Voted one of Seattle's Top Doctors by both Seattle Met and Seattle magazines in 2009 and 2010.