Welcome to My Practice
I’m a physician with a passion for healing and optimizing the human body. My practice focuses on the science-based treatment of chronic pain and other similar conditions.
In my career as a physician, I have seen firsthand the inadequacies of the way our medical system treats people in pain.
Opiates, injections, and surgeries are the classic approaches. But in my experience (and as shown in the research), these treatments are often ineffective. I’ve seen too many patients go through procedure after procedure only to still be in pain afterwards.
Pain is not just a structural problem. Its a whole body problem. What is treated as a purely physical or biomechanical condition should instead be treated from a whole-person perspective. This is backed up by the latest scientific research into pain treatment.
My goal is to deconstruct your pain - starting with an understanding of the science of pain then applying it together to your unique situation.
I’ve built this practice to run counter to everything broken in the traditional treatment of pain. This means:
One-on-one care - I get to know each of my patients and their medical histories in-depth
No rushed appointments, I block 1 hour for every appointment
The best treatment for you as an individual person
A focus on optimum health instead of basic care
Support, empathy, and empowerment on your healing journey
This is my passion project. Its my way of practicing medicine the way it should be, with a personal touch and individualized care.
There is no reason why you should have to live in pain for your whole life. There is a way out, and I am happy to help guide your way.
Chronic Pain (including low back, neck, myofascial, CRPS, etc.)
I also see patients specifically for health optimization and longevity. This includes people that would otherwise consider themselves “healthy” who are looking to improve their functionality and quality of life. I am happy to discuss how my approach could help you with your health related goals.
How My PRactice works
I run this practice on my own, in what some may call a “micropractice” format. This means I take care of everything, including scheduling, billing, and seeing patients. Don’t be surprised if I’m the one answering the phone!
The benefits of this model are immense. I get to spend real time with my patients and get to keep my practice small. The focus here is on quality, not quantity.
Appointments last up to 1 hour, but are catered to each patient’s needs. I strive to maintain flexible schedule options including weekday, evening, and weekend appointment slots. I am also generally able to accommodate house-calls in the Portland/Vancouver area for an additional fee.
I am out-of-network for private/commercial insurances at this time. I do accept Medicare but am out-of-network for Medicare Advantage Plans.
I am able to bill your insurance company for you, but I strongly recommend checking with your plan regarding out-of-network benefits.
For those without insurance or with high-deductible plans I offer discounted rates for payment made at time of service.
I’m a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) specialist with a passionate interest in improving the overall function of the human body. Much of this comes from my own journey dealing with chronic medical conditions, including chronic pain.
For those interested, I’ve listed my education background below.
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University
M.D. at University of Virginia School of Medicine
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Maryland Midtown Campus
Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore (served as Chief Resident during final year)
Designed/implemented the first physician wellness program for the Sinai PM&R Department
Training in Mind-Body Medicine through the Center for Mind-Body Medicine
Keep an eye out for workshops and free community talks in the Portland/Vancouver area!