Biography & Education

Biography
I enjoy interacting with patients, investigating their complaints and working with them to find solutions.
Specialties
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology and Liver Diseases
Education Background
Medical School: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania 1972
Residency: University of Chicago, IL
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

Minor & James Medical
First Hill Medical Building
515 Minor Ave., Suite 200
Seattle 98104
Fax 206-576-3807
Monday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Tuesday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM Friday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Swedish West Seattle Primary Care
3400 California Ave. S.W., Suite 300
Seattle 98116
Accepting New Patients
Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Blog

March is Colon Cancer Prevention Month: What you should know about colon cancer

March 13, 2012

Colon cancer remains one of the most prevalent cancers in the US, affecting 1 in 18 Americans during an average lifetime. This year, more than 143,000 new cases and 51,000 deaths are expected (only lung cancer kills more women and men than colon cancer). Men and women are affected equally. Age is a major risk factor with dramatic increases in colon cancer after age 50. A family history of colon cancer is another major risk factor that accounts for approximately one third of all cases. A family history in a first degree relative (parent or sibling) portrays a lifetime risk of colon cancer of 10-33%.

Colon cancer for the most part is a preventable disease. Incidence and death rates have been declining for the past 20 years because of increased use of screening tests and better treatments. However, only about 6 in 10 adults are up to date on getting screened for colon cancer. Most colon cancers arise from a preexisting noncancerous growth referred to as an adenomatous polyp. The hallmark of colon ...

Specialties

Specialties
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology and Liver Diseases
Clinical Interests
  • Celiac Sprue Disease
  • Colon Cancer Dx
  • Gastro-Esophageal Reflux
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Peptic Ulcer Dx