I see my role as that of an advisor. I provide information and guidance so that the patient can make an informed choice regarding their own health issues/decisions.
I am a physician in the North Dakota Army National Guard and have deployed twice to Iraq as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana. During these deployments I have been able to provide medical care in challenging and austere environments. I have interest in military/aviation/travel medicine.
I have been married for 15 years and I have four daughters. I try to spend time outdoors whether it is in the backyard, at the lake or going for a run. It gives me time to reflect on the past day or prepare for the next.