Palo Alto, CA 94304
Fax: (650) 721-6685
I come from a rural background as a physician treating farmers; I speak very plainly and I think that makes people feel more comfortable to talk openly with me. Often times people are afraid to speak about their concerns. I try to start the conversation by listening to patients and families, paying attention to their concerns.
Some patients I care for over the course of their life, and I develop close relationships with the entire family. Occasionally I'll get invited to a Quinceañera, which is really meaningful. These are amazing families that do whatever it takes to give their children the best chance at a great life. Instead of telling families what to do, I try to be their coach. Parents know their child better than anyone else. I want them to feel empowered and comfortable to make their own decisions.
University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, 1981
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, 1982
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1985
Winnipeg Children's Hospital, Winnipeg, Canada, 1986
Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1988
UCLA Health Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, 1991
Pediatric Nephrology, American Board of Pediatrics