The best part of private practice is the ongoing relationships that are built with patients and being able to have a positive impact on their health. Having the opportunity to see the families grow and guiding my patients through seasons of life is priceless. I especially enjoy caring for women because they are much more compliant and diligent about preventative care.
The last year of medical school I was undecided on what specialty I might pursue. I spent time shadowing a private practice physician in Internal Medicine, Family Practice and OB/GYN. I found OB/GYN to be exciting, positive and gratifying. The majority of OB/GYN patients present conditions that can be completely resolved with a high level of patient satisfaction. There are few chronic conditions that are difficult to treat. This is very satisfying to a physician.
I involve my patient’s in their health care decisions and I work hard to earn their trust. I know it’s the best way to motivate them to make the best lifestyle choices for their health. Perhaps one half of the maladies that women face over a lifetime are self-inflicted by lifestyle choices.
I have had the opportunity to share the birth experience with thousands of couples, help thousands of women resolve surgical conditions, help infertility patients achieve pregnancy and guide the female health care for countless others. I have patients who have come to me for decades and are my friends. I have also delivered babies for women whom I delivered. That is what I call continuity of care!
I recognized from my college years that Austin was the place to be. It has been a great place to raise a family and to live life! My wife and I (kids, grandkids, too), enjoy the many outdoor activities available in the Austin area. We frequent the hike and bike trail, have several bike routes we enjoy, and spend a lot of time at Lake Travis (kayaking, boating and fishing).
New patients are welcome to my practice and usually see me because of word of mouth from a friend, from an Internet search or on referral from another physician. The first visit includes a complete health care history, physical examination and consultation about my findings. If indicated, in-office ultrasound or laboratory work may be done. We offer mammograms and bone density testing when needed.
My time out of the office is taken up with family, church and hobbies. My three kids and eleven grandkids all live in Austin, we are together often. We serve on welcome team at church and are involved with a small group. I enjoy walking/running, biking, landscaping, water sports and ranch activities.