I was blessed to be born in a home where being physically active and enjoying the wonders of this world were a high priority, along with the importance of opening every door of opportunity. When I was young, a traumatic accident threatened my ability, and that of my parents, to enjoy those activities, but exceptional medical care brought us back to full function.
As I grew older and wiser, I realized I shouldn’t have survived that accident and wanted to make the most of the second chance I had been given; I felt naturally led into medicine. Two years as a missionary for my church in France, both teaching and being taught by people from all over the world and from all walks of life, showed me the beauty and strength of a caring relationship with other humans, especially through their challenges and trials.
I chose to be a family medicine doctor in Peoria because I enjoy long-lasting relationships with my patients and providing care through all stages of life. I believe in the importance of the family unit and helping promote health for each member of the family so they can be their best selves and help their own family thrive.
- Bachelor of Physiology and Developmental Biology, Brigham Young University
- Doctorate of Osteopathy, Midwestern University – Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
After graduating in the top 10% of my class at Midwestern, I completed my post graduate training at Franciscan Health Family Medicine residency in Indianapolis, Indiana. During residency, I was trained in the full spectrum of family medicine and received additional training in underserved health and sports medicine. During my last year of training, I had the opportunity to lead as chief resident.
As a family medicine doctor in Peoria, I have the opportunity to empower and educate patients, practice sports medicine and preventative medicine, address mental and emotional health, and work towards global health.
I love spending time with my amazing wife Stephanie and my 4 energetic children: Madison, Sophie, Hadley, and Joey. I enjoy playing games with them, coaching them, and making them laugh. I also love skiing, basketball, running, hiking, indoor soccer, fantasy football, and strategy board games.