Why did you choose to come to Arcadia?
My wife and I bought a farm nine miles from Arcadia. We went weekends to the farm for several years and then in 2003 I decided to make the complete move to this farm and at that time joined Mayo Clinic Health System in Arcadia.
When and why did you decide to become a doctor?
I come from a rootless, indifferent urban culture. Arcadia is different. Its a place where locations and names connect people. Its interesting. Its changing.
Do you have any unique hobbies or interests?
We keep 17 chickens, 3 sheep, 2 dogs, and a garden the size of a city lot. We like to ski, hike and bike together. I enjoy making firewood and trails and she makes beautiful furniture.
What would be your number one piece of wellness advice to a patient?
Eat healthy (I personally eat vegetarian) and recycle.