My private practice is small which is ideal for me to provide psychiatric care to you with compassion.
My background in Family Medicine gives me and my patients an advantage to getting to the root cause of the problem. For example, is your depression caused by factors such as Vitamin D Deficiency or a thyroid condition, or a combination of factors in your general medical and psycho-social health? Are genetics part of the problem?
My Philosophy is Simple:
New England Conservatory of Music 1975 - 1977
Applied Performance in Trombone
University of Nevada Las Vegas 1981 - 1984
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
University of Nevada Las Vegas 1984 - 1987
University of Nevada, Reno - Medical School 1988 - 1992
Doctoral Degree in Medicine
University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas 1993 - 1995
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Internship and Residency
Board Certification - American Board of Family Medicine
Texas Medical License - S9157
Nevada Medical License - 12571
Prior to my decision to enter medical school, I was a professional jazz trombonist from 1975 to 1988. I still enjoy being a musician but decided that my long-term career path should be medicine. I continued to work as a musician while finishing my studies to enter medical school. My Family Practice Internship and Residency at University of Las Vegas Medical School placed a strong emphasis on treating patients with mental health disorders and I enjoyed it.
As my career progressed, I decided in 2014 to only focus on treating patients with mental health disorders. I took care of my private practice patients and provided medication management for therapy groups that helped the underserved patient population in Las Vegas and had the opportunity to collaborate with the therapists who were helping these patients.
I continued providing services to them and then became the Head of Psychiatric Services at Clark County Detention Center providing care for inmates who had serious mental health conditions.
My practice is now limited to serving patients in the states of Texas and Nevada. It is important to me to collaborate with physicians and therapists who are also seeing the patient, because working together helps the patient and the other doctors and/or therapists involved in their care.