In my efforts to improve, maintain or restore a patient's health and well-being, I strive to provide competent, compassionate, personalized care. I keep an open mind but give advice based on scientifically validated information. Communication is paramount and I encourage every patient to be invoved in the decision making and treatment plan process. A patient should be able to be seen within a day for acute illness and should not sit in our waiting room for more than 10 minutes (unless there is an emergency). I like to joke and have fun when appropriate. I'm always interested in hearing what my staff and I do well and where improvement can be made.