- Occupational medicine
- Preventive medicine
- Spinal manipulation
Fellow, American Academy of Family Practice
Faculty member at University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita
Hometown: Liberal, Kansas.
First job: In junior high, I was a janitor in a women's clothing store in Liberal.
Why I chose a career in medicine: When I joined the U.S. Army, my aptitude test earned me a place in the medical branch. The Army provided medical training in Denver and El Paso, Texas. I really enjoyed my experience, so when I was discharged, I earned a degree in microbiology from Wichita State University. I did my osteopathic training in Kansas City, my DO residency in Denver and my MD residency at St. Francis in Wichita.
In my next life: I'd be a flight surgeon or an astronaut.
Most important thing I have learned: Humility and patience. Both of these traits increase the comfort level of your patients and improve your communication.
Best advice for patients: Laugh often and enjoy life.
Latest accomplishment: Kansas Academy of Family Physicians' 2017 Family Physician of the Year