I do, as do all physicians, strive to stay up to date with the rapidly expanding knowledge base, tests and therapies. But, more so, I feel that the person I am with deserves to feel a sense of confidence that they are being heard, understood, and that every effort is being made to develop a concise, effective, cost-conscious therapeutic approach to deal with their symptoms, their suffering.
I studied immunologic efforts at early detection of lung cancer early in my fellowship. I was among the first fellows to train in critical care at the Medical College of Wisconsin. While I was in Milwaukee, I had the opportunity to work closely with many wonderful colleagues and patients that taught me much about the practice of medicine. I was the Medical Director of the Critical Care Unit and the Long Term Ventilator Unit. I served as Chairman of the Department of Adult Medicine at a new Aurora Hospital.For several years I was listed in the Business Journal and Milwaukee magazines as amongst the southeastern Wisconsin Best Physicians in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine along with my mentors from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
I have two grown children, a daughter who is wonderfully successful in hospital administration and a son who has an MBA in Business and works to improve customer experience while developing software for the manufacturing and retail industries.
I appreciate exercise and the feeling it gives me. I work at efforts to stay fit and work on core strengthening-hoping that I might be an example for others. I do enjoy kayaking, hiking, and cross-country skiing and snow skiing in Utah with my daughter every chance I get. And I, also, have a passion for reading and discussing with friends the books and observations about the mind-body connection and self-care approaches to wellness.