I have special interest in improving spinal and extremity function related to injuries or degenerative changes. I place emphasis on accurately identifying sources of pain and provide an easy to understand explanation of what that means and what can be done. My goal is to get patients better quickly and get them back to their activities of daily life by fixing the problem and not just covering it up. I like to spend time with my patients to help them understand how to strengthen and improve overall functionality and provide them with options. In some cases, where a complete resolution is not possible, I help patients limit or avoid excessive invasive procedures. My patients often say, "I wish I knew about this sooner".
I graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard Illinois. Certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, I am also a medical examiner certified by the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners to perform physical qualification examinations for commercial motor vehicle drivers in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. In addition, I have a fellowship degree in acupuncture from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture.
The first half of my career I spent working in my own clinic and in the year 2000 I decided to join Aurora as I believe very strongly that a collaborative approach between chiropractic treatment and allopathic medicine is the best approach. When multiple specialties collaborate, in the best interest of the patient, the most efficacious outcomes are achieved. Aurora has a large network of excellent doctors and allied health professionals which makes it very easy to communicate and work closely with other specialties.
I enjoy spending my personal time outdoors hiking, boating, golfing and traveling.