Ste 380 MC 5882
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Fax: (650) 723-5201
I take a holistic approach to care. I believe that you can dramatically improve underlying conditions and decrease symptoms by doing more than just prescribing medication. I always look at lifestyle, nutrition, diet, exercise and other factors in order to treat a child's pulmonary condition.
I try to promote health as opposed to treating illness. Since I trained in integrative medicine (conventional and nonconventional therapies), other physicians often send families to me who prefer that their child not be put on chronic medication. While I do prescribe medications, I like to first focus on a child's overall health. My goal is to use the fewest amount of medications with the fewest amount side effects.
Asthma is a great example of a childhood disorder where if you improve nutrition and exercise, ensure adequate sleep, and control certain environmental factors where the child lives, you often can make a dramatic difference without medication. I'm here to work together with families to improve not only their child's pulmonary problem but their feeling of well-being, as well.
University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS, 1978
Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, 1979
Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, 1981
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2001
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1984
Pediatric Pulmonary, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics