Hometown: Marion, Kansas.
First job: Mowing lawns for a neighbor.
Why I chose a career in medicine: I enjoy people and the challenge of the science of medicine.
Hobbies and interests: Gardening, cycling, reading and classical music.
Latest accomplishment: Surviving 14 grandchildren and enjoying it.
I just can't resist: Peach pie at the Flint Hills Bakery in Florence, Kansas.
Most rewarding thing about being a doctor: Helping people through difficult transitions.
Best piece of advice for patients: Only you can take care of yourself for the best health possible.
How I stay physically fit: Exercise almost daily, watch my diet.