1511 Scalp Avenue
Johnstown PA, 15904 Primary Care
Temple University School of Medicine
Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh
1. What is your specialty?
I am board certified in Internal Medicine. I treat most adult medical conditions. I also have a strong interest in Geriatric Medicine and I am the Medical Director for a large skilled nursing facility.
2. Why did you want to become a physician?
I have always had a strong interest in the science field. I have also had multiple family members who are involved in the medical profession which helped to influence my decision.
3. What is one aspect of the job that you find rewarding?
I find getting to know the patients and their families for extended periods allows me to have a better understanding of their medical condition and family dynamics.
4. In your opinion, what’s the future of your field?
I feel Primary Care is a very integral part of medicine and that there will be an increasingly greater need and use of ancillary staff, including CRNPs and PAs.
5. What do you do to achieve work/life balance?
I enjoy spending time with my family, golfing and fishing with friends, going to shows at the local theater and spending some time over the summer months outside.
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