I believe the extent of my effectiveness as a physician is driven by the extent of my ability to grow and develop myself. To that end, I’m constantly seeking to challenge and grow myself and the people around me, including my patients.
In medical school, we learn that the body is all about the chemistry, the blood, the pipes. However, that is only one small aspect of health. In order to experience joy, health, and vitality, one needs to see life as a whole.
With extensive training in both eastern and western medicine, I approach my patients from a multi-dimensional view, where every single aspect of their story is important for the success of the whole. Yes, I look at the biochemistry of the individual, and I’m also deeply concerned about how they are connecting with themselves, the world, and those around them. No diagnosis will ever be the same because each person is unique. This fascinating puzzle of discovery is why I love what I do.
In addition to my medical practice, I’ve studied and practiced acupuncture, Shiatsu, Shamanic medicine, and martial arts for over 25 years. Although I’ve been practicing meditation for many years, 5 years ago I discovered traditional Tibetan Bon meditation practice, which has transformed my ability to experience the sacredness of life.
Wendie and I have transformed our small ⅛ acre lot into a thriving ecosystem that sustains us and connects us to the earth and each other. We live and teach these principles to our 4 children, who daily surprise us with their fierce, compassionate souls.