Welcome to My Practice
I’m a Physiatrist (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 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.
I know from personal experience how hard it is to deal with pain that won’t go away. And I’ve seen from both sides of the medical system (as a patient and as a physician) the issues with the way pain is often treated. The big issue is that pain is not just a structural problem. It is a whole-body problem. What is often treated as a purely physical condition needs to be treated from a whole-person perspective.
My goal is to deconstruct your pain - starting with an understanding of the science of pain then applying it together to your unique situation. My approach can be called functional, integrative, or mind-body medicine. Regardless of what you call it, the goal is to help anyone suffering from pain improve.
I’ve built this practice to bring back many of the ideals that have gotten lost in the practice of medicine. As a patient, you should know your doctor well and have the time to have all your questions answered. I offer long appointments where I look to get to know both your medical history and you as a person.
This is my passion project. It is my way of practicing medicine the way it should be, with a personal touch and individualized care. It brings me great joy to help each of my patients along the path to healing.
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.
I am currently in network with select insurance plans. This is updated regularly and the list is continuing to grow. If your plan is not listed keep checking back or reach out to me to confirm the status.
Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Labor and Industries/MVA
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