Areas of Expertise
Family Medicine: Obstetrics, Pediatrics and Well Adult Care. Vasectomies, Colposcopy, Cryotherapy and Minor Skin Procedures.
Philosophy of Care
I prefer to take care of whole families in my practice. Since I do obstetrics, I am able to care for the women before, during and after the pregnancy, care for the baby once it is born and care for other immediate and extended family members. I like getting to know the whole family so that I have a feel for all of the family dynamics. For example, it is easier to understand why a child is having difficulty in school if I know that her father is in the military and deployed for the next 12 months.
Unique Medical Experience and Research
I did my residency and had my first practice experience in the military. I was stationed at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii for 3 years, then at Ft. Leavenworth, KS before coming back to South Dakota. I have participated in several research projects here as both a patient and assistant investigator.
Hobbies and Personal Interests
Volleyball, gardening, scrapbooking, photography, travel. I am active at Brandon Lutheran Church and in the local Ohana club (Hawaiian group). I have participated in Doctor’s in Recital for the last several years playing tuba and piano.