It is my mission to offer comprehensive healthcare by combining the principles of naturopathic (ND) and allopathic (MD) medicine including prevention, comprehensive wellness, integrative medicine, education, and individualized treatment modalities.
I have always had an interest in medicine. My father has practiced Anesthesiology for over 40 years in Phoenix, AZ. As a child, I would frequently go to the hospital with him; these positive interactions fueled my desire to become a physician.
After graduating college from Grand Canyon University, I became extremely interested in health, wellness, and the prevention of disease. This led me to Naturopathic Medicine.
After graduating from Grand Canyon University, I attended Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. I found the perfect match for my desire to treat the whole person and was fascinated with philosophies of naturopathic medicine.
After graduating from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, my desire to learn more medicine was not quenched. I was pulled into Allopathic medicine to learn more about diseases, and care for the most critically ill patients. I wanted more training.
Shortly after graduating Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, I attended Ross University School of Medicine and graduated with my (MD) Medical Doctorate. I then completed a surgical residency for two years in Brooklyn, New York. During my residency, I learned the value of quickly and accurately diagnosing patients; however I was beginning to miss my naturopathic training. When appropriate, I was able to recommend naturopathic treatment to post op surgical patients with great results.
My transition in life was back to naturopathic medicine. I witnessed the value of combining the training and knowledge of both naturopathic (ND) and allopathic (MD) medicine. I believe my training in naturopathic and allopathic medicine will serve patients extremely well.
I truly believe there are several advantages to treating patients both naturopathically and allopathically. Commonly used modalities include nutrition, vitamins and supplements, homeopathy, acupuncture, and botanical medicine. Another modality is teaching. Educating patients about the benefits of exercise and nutrition is frequently explained.
I have always had a passion for medicine and treating patients. I have earned my ND and MD.
I believe patient safety is the number one goal. “First do no harm” is the same philosophy in naturopathic and allopathic medicine.
For free time, I enjoy spending time with our family dogs. We have two Giant Schnauzers whom I love dearly. December 30, 2017, I married the love of my life. Together, my wife Katia and I are excited for what the future holds for us.