I am board certified in Family Practice, My areas of interest are Obesity and Addiction and chronic disease management in general. I am Board certified in Addiction Medicine.
My passion is helping patients with issues that can be chronic. Addiction and Obesity are both diseases that tend to be chronic condition not unlike high blood pressure or diabetes.
As a physician I frequently use medications to assist with both of these conditions, and while I see medications as great tools, my real goal is to help get patients into "recovery".
One way to think of recovery is... getting to a place in life where a person has acceptance of themselves and their challenges. i.e. weight control issues and/or addiction problems. This becomes a starting point for embarking on a new life that never seemed possible. Though it may take a lot of work, real happiness and satisfaction are possible.