Hometown: Wichita, Kansas.
First job: Mowing lawns.
Why I chose a career in medicine: I desired to obtain a knowledge base that would allow me to make a positive impact on the lives of patients.
Hobbies and interests: Watching and attending sporting events, lawn and garden work, exercising and outdoor activities.
Volunteer activities: Good Samaritan Clinic, youth sports, Special Olympics.
What I like most about Wichita: It is home.
If I hadn't gone into medicine I would be: A pastor.
I just can't resist: Chocolate cream pie.
What I am most proud of: My family.
Most rewarding thing about being a doctor: Seeing patients recover from difficult situations.
Best piece of advice for patients: Live healthier, it makes your doctor's job easier.
How I stay physically fit: Exercise at the YMCA, walk, work in the yard.