Biography & Education

Biography
To paraphrase the German philosopher Goethe He (or she) who does not take time for health will soon make time for sickness. My goal is to help patients stay healthy using as little medicine as possible by using appropriate screening to find diseases early when they are easier to treat, and by helping patients identify which behaviors they can change to improve their health.:
Specialties
  • Internal medicine
Education Background
Fellowship: University of Washington, WA
Medical School: University of Southern California, CA
Residency: UNIVERSITY OF WA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Languages
  • English
Personal Interests
As a native of the northwest, I love hiking & camping. I like cooking, gardening, travel and reading history & novels. I�m an avid runner. Most of all I enjoy spending time with my wife & 2 daughters.

Care Locations

Minor & James Medical
First Hill Medical Building
515 Minor Ave., Suite 300
Seattle 98104
Fax 206-386-9605
Monday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Wednesday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Thursday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Request An Appointment Online
Accepted Insurances
  • United Healthcare_EPO
  • Coordinated Care_Health Options
  • United Healthcare_PPO
  • Molina Healthcare_Medicare Advantage Plans
  • United Healthcare_Navigate Plus (all HMO/POS type plans)
  • LifeWise Health Plan of Washington_Connect (clinic restrictions)
  • Community Health Plan of Washington_Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare_Navigate Balanced (all HMO/POS type plans)
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)/Multiplan_(all programs accepted)
  • Premera Blue Cross_Heritage
  • Health Systems International_(Behavioral Health)
  • LifeWise Health Plan of Washington_LIfeWise Assurance Company
  • Amerigroup_Real Solutions (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • CorVel Disability Management_PPO
  • Asuris
  • Aetna_(all programs accepted)
  • Premera Blue Cross_Global
  • United Healthcare Community Plan_Medicare Advantage HMO (FKA Evercare)
  • Premera Blue Cross_Medicare Advantage
  • Humana_(all programs accepted)
  • Uniform Medical Plan
  • Bridgespan_(authorization required, otherwise not in network)
  • Group Health Cooperative_Access PPO
  • United Healthcare_Secure Horizons of WA
  • United Healthcare_Choice
  • Managed Health Network_(Behavioral Health)
  • United Healthcare_Healthy Options
  • Premera Blue Cross_Heritage Prime (clinic restrictions)
  • Humana_(Behavioral Health)
  • Holland American Cruise Lines
  • Wellpoint_(Behavioral Health)
  • Medicare
  • Greatwest Healthcare_(all programs accepted)
  • Molina Healthcare_Washington Apple Health
  • Healthsmart
  • Coordinated Care_Ambetter
  • Premera Blue Cross_Foundation Plus 1
  • Group Health Cooperative_Options PPO
  • United Healthcare_AARP Medicare Complete
  • Regence Blue Shield_(all programs accepted EXCEPT Regence Medicare Advantage)
  • Community Health Plan of Washington_(Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan_(Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • TRICARE_Standard (PC zip code restrictions)
  • United Healthcare_Medicare Replacement
  • Coordinated Care_Washington Apple Health
  • Premera Blue Cross_Foundation
  • Childrens Health Program (CHIP)
  • United Healthcare_Choice Plus
  • Amerigroup_Medicare Advantage
  • Amerigroup_Healthy Options
  • Cenpatico/Coordinated Care_(Behavioral Health)
  • Group Health Cooperative_Options (with authorization from GHC)
  • Veterans Affairs_Patient-Centered Community Care/TriWest (authorization may be required)
  • United Healthcare West_FKA Pacificare (Not Medicare)
  • Cigna_(all programs accepted)
  • United Healthcare_Select Plus
  • Group Health Cooperative_Alliant Plus/Connect (with authorization from GHC)
  • Coordinated Care_Medicaid (Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Multiplan/PHCS_(all programs accepted)
  • Amerigroup_Washington Apple Health
  • Interplan
  • United Healthcare_Washington Apple Health
  • United Healthcare_Navigate (all HMO/POS type plans)
  • Interlink Transplant Services_(transplant services only)
  • LifeWise Health Plan of Washington_LifeWise Preferred
  • Cigna_(Behaviorial Health)
  • United Healthcare_POS
  • United Healthcare_Select
  • United Healthcare_OptumHealth (transplant services only)
  • Healthy Options_(Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Optum Health Tricare Only_(Behavioral Health)
  • PacifiCare
  • Beechstreet
  • Regence Blue Shield_Asuris
  • Washington Apple Health_(Medicaid Fee-for-Service, DCHS and HCA)
  • Coventry/First Health_(most products accepted)
  • Group Health Cooperative_Clear Care PPO (with authorization from GHC)
  • United Healthcare_International (or BUPA)
  • Soundpath Health
  • Molina Healthcare_Healthy Options
  • TRICARE_Extra (PC zip code restrictions)
  • Premera Blue Cross_Heritage Plus 1
  • Health Management Network
  • Aetna_Behaviorial Health Health Management (Behavioral Health)
  • TRICARE_Prime (PC zip code restrictions)
  • Aetna_Aexcel Network (specialty restrictions)
  • Labor and Industries
  • Molina_Marketplace
  • Humana_Gold
  • First Choice Health Network_(all programs accepted)
  • Regence Blue Shield_Blue Cross/Blue Shield out-of-state
  • United Healthcare_Medicare Complete HMO
  • United Healthcare_Indemnity
  • United Healthcare West
  • Humana_Choice
  • United Healthcare West_PCN HMO
  • Apple Health_(Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • PPONext (Concentra)
  • Veterans Affairs_(authorization required)
  • Molina Healthcare_(Medicaid Fee-for-Service, PC zip code restrictions)
  • Premera Blue Cross_Heritage Signature (clinic restrictions)
  • Medicaid Out of State_(must have approval from plan)
  • United Healthcare_Medicare Direct fka Secure Horizons PFFS
Accepted Payment Methods
Medicare, Bill Insurance, VISA, Master Card, Cash, Check
Available Weekends
Available Evenings
Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Specialties

Specialties
  • Internal medicine
Clinical Interests
  • Adult Medicine