I am a native of Chicago, Illinois - born, raised and educated. I left the day after I graduated from medical school as so many others do from Illinois. I moved on to greener, less concrete pastures of Portland, Oregon to do my internship. I stayed in Portland, Oregon for several years in private practice there, had my son and later moved to southern California.
In southern California I raised my son and continued in medical practice. I watched as the smog came down from Los Angeles county to Orange county. My son thrived in the heat and dryness of the area. I, on the other hand, do not like the heat. I definitely did not like the smog.
I thought to myself why should I live in an unhealthful environment? I am a physician and surgeon. I take care of people and the first person to take care of should be myself. I started looking for the new location-something smaller, less polluted, four seasons instead of proverbial summer of southern California, less taxes and more life!
Roanoke, Virginia was suggested to me by a medical recruiter. There was a practice there for sale. I went and looked at the practice but not my style. However, after a tour of the city, I took the city and forgot the practice. I saw a building for sale that would make an excellent office location and also was available. I bought the building, kept the town and opened my own office in beautiful Roanoke.
Roanoke is a good choice. Roanoke is very much like Portland, Oregon. It has a metropolitan service area of one quarter of a million people. Trees, mountains and more trees, four usually distinct seasons, beautiful autumn color, less taxes, and land available for horses everywhere. Yes, there is some smog but not as much as Orange County, California. It has a symphony orchestra, opera, museums, culture and nice people.
My clinic is named To Life! since life is meant to be lived in health and not disease. Life is meant to be enjoyed and not in pain and suffering, if possible. Life should be a celebration as in the song from Fiddler on the Roof. My job as a physician and surgeon is to help my patients live their lives in the best possible health. This means joining together the best of alternative medicine with the best of conventional medicine. There is a time and place for both kinds of medicine. With this approach I get excellent results with most of my patients.
I am board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of General Practice, The American Osteopathic Board of Special Proficiency in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and The American Board of Holistic Medicine. In addition, I am a Fellow in the American Academy of Pain Management and the American College of Legal Medicine.
We look forward to helping you stay in as best health as possible. While we cannot help everyone we have patients from all over the country come to this office for help. Even patients from my previous practice in southern California have flown here to Roanoke for care. Whatever your problem or concern may be, please feel free to contact this office for all your medical needs. We cannot answer medical questions without seeing you as a patient.
We do not accept insurance so that we may offer information on all the choices available and not be limited by your insurance companies decisions and contracts that physicians are required to sign in order to participate.. We feel that this policy serves the patientís freedom of medical choice which may be the difference between health and disease. Your insurance company will reimburse you partially for your disease but generally will not reimburse you for health. The choice of health is yours!