Q: Tell us about your background as a doctor.
A: I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
I graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine with a Doctor of Medicine.
I did my Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine through Seton Hall School of Graduate Medical Education at St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, NJ.
Q: Why did you choose to become a doctor?
A: When I was a boy, I always enjoyed going to my pediatrician for checkups. He wore a white lab coat and was very soft spoken. His staff was aware of all his needs and treated him with great respect. I too held him in great respect, right up until I was 19 years old and went to an adult physician. I always admired him and desired that same respect.
Q: Why did you choose to practice in an open access primary care practice?
A: I did rotations through different medical, surgical, Pediatric and Ob/Gyn departments as a medical student. I gravitated towards general Internal Medicine/Primary Care because I found the other fields too focused and limiting. I enjoyed taking care of the entire patient for many aspects of their medical care.
Q: What unique skills do you possess?
A: I am especially skilled in diabetic care and infectious diseases.
Q: Describe your day to day activities, priorities and tasks. What do you like best?
A: I practice medicine like I am a detective. I am given clues and I put that together with an extensive knowledge of physiology and anatomy, to come up with a diagnosis and treatment.
Q: What accomplishments are you most proud of?
A: I am proud of achieving board certification in Internal Medicine three times over 30 years. I am proud of being awarded NCQA certification in Diabetic Management.
Q: What are the key challenges of this field of medicine? How is it changing?
A: The challenge in Primary Care Medicine is not always having enough time to spend with the patient to get to know their social and psychological needs.
Q: If you couldn’t be a physician, what would you be doing?
A: I might have gone into the restaurant business like my father.
Q: What makes working at Care Station special?
A: Care Station has progressive approach to medical care that emphasizes prevention as the hallmark of care.
Q: Why should patients choose Care Station for their primary care?
A: We have better quality of care and outcomes compared with other practices in NJ.
Q: Tell us a little something about yourself.
A: I am totally dedicated to my profession as a physician. I take great pride in being the best doctor I can be for my patients.
Q: How do you like to spend your free time?
A: I like to scuba dive. I hike and campout. I kayak and go river rafting.