What are your specialties and certifications?
American Board of Radiology Certified.
Is there any other notable training we should know about?
I have over nine years of private practice experience.
Why did you go into medicine? Why did you choose your particular field?
Love of science and it’s practical applications. Radiology is extremely
high tech. Using imaging to make a diagnosis, that otherwise might not
be made, has always been a fascination of mine.
What are some of your clinical interests?
Image guided procedures.
What do you love about practicing medicine?
Being part of a team that helps improve people’s health.
"My patients have taught me that they will tell me what’s wrong,
if I know how to listen."
What is your philosophy of care?
Accurate diagnosis leads to best treatment.
What do you most want people to know about the way you practice medicine?
I try my best to be as accurate and unambiguous in my reports as possible.
My job is to help your doctor help you.
What can your patients expect during an appointment?
It varies, depending on the type of exam. Our department strives for timely
imaging, done correctly. My goals are accurate reports, good communication
with providers, and quick turnaround times.
What do you wish you could tell every patient (and they would actually
do) and why?
Be involved in your care, and listen to your provider.
What have your patients taught you?
That they’ll tell me what’s wrong, if I know how to listen.
Who is someone you admire, and why?
My grandfather. He taught me to work hard, but also work smart.
Where did you grow up?
Nashville, TN area.
What brought you to the Bitterroot Valley?
I came to the Bitterroot Valley looking for a change from my excessively
busy prior job, cooler climate, great place to raise my small children,
better lifestyle, more outdoor opportunities.
"Being part of a large Radiology group that provides after hours in-house
sub-specialized coverage is a huge benefit for the community, and allows
me to have time for myself and family outside of work. This helps me to
make sure I’m well rested, and able to give 100% while I’m
What do you enjoy about living and working in a small community like ours?
People tend to be nicer and more genuine. It’s a much better work
environment. I believe patients get better care in their own communities.
I prefer living in a smaller town.
Living in such a close-knit community, how do you create a successful work–life balance?
I’m always available. But, being part of a large Radiology group
that provides after hours in-house sub-specialized coverage is a huge
benefit for the community, and allows me to have time for myself and family
outside of work. This helps me to make sure I’m well rested, and
able to give 100% while I’m at work.
What are some of your non-professional interests and favorite hobbies?
My wife and I used to travel extensively. That’s slowed since we’ve
had children, but we have plans to roam again when our kids are older.
We enjoy cooking and spending time outdoors. I’m a novice skier,
but that’s something I hope our family will be able to do together here.
Is there anything about you that might surprise people?
I’m pretty decent with a Big Green Egg.
What would be your personal motto?
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” -Walt Disney
Do you have pets?
Not at the moment, but having two toddlers is like living in a zoo.