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My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

I believe a key component to happiness is good health. The best way to achieve better health is to have a doctor who knows you and cares about you and your health goals. 

My approach is to get to know you personally. I will sit with you, listen to you, assess your health, educate you and together we will formulate a plan specific to you work towards the best healthcare experience possible. 

I am a board certified internal medicine doctor with specific interest in early illness detection, preventive medicine, geriatric medicine, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, heart disease and COPD. I limit the number of patients in my practice to ensure we have the time needed for your individualized care. Similar to conveniences often associated with concierge medicine practices, I also offer same- or next-day appointments that start on time. I admit my patients to Lafayette General Hospital and work with specialists as needed to give my patients full comprehensive care.




University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA
Internal Medicine 1997-1999

Medical School:
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA
Doctorate of Medicine 1996

University of California
Berkeley, CA
Masters of Science, Health and Medical Sciences 1994

University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Bachelor of Science, Zoology 1986


American Board of Internal Medicine



Contact Info:

105 Patriot Avenue Suite 202
Lafayette, LA 70508




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