Biography & Education

Specialties
  • Neurology
Education Background
Fellowship: University of Chicago
Residency: Rush University
Languages
  • English
Professional Associations
AAN
Personal Interests
Music, Theater, Dance

Care Locations

Seattle Neurology, PS
1530 N 115th St #302
Seattle 98133
Fax 206-368-9000
I also have a satellite office in downtown Bellevue.
Available Weekends
Available Evenings
Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Research

From the onset of our working relationship, I expend a great deal of time and effort to educate each patient about their disease or condition.  I have discovered that sending patients to skilled therapists combined with encouraging patients to make healthy changes in lifestyle results in patients who are healthier and ultimately far less reliant on medications. 

Blog

Healthcare Reform

April 25, 2011

Currently, we are spending 20% of our GDP on healthcare (4% for medicare, 1.5% for Medicaid, 14.5% for private insurance). This means that one out of five dollars is spent on health care. Insurance premiums have increased by 73% just since 2000 (currently the average premium is $10,800) while wages have only increased 15%.

I just read a brief interview with Clairborne Johnston, MD in the June issue of Neurology Reviews. He said, “Since 1970, there has been an 18-fold increase in the cost of health care in the US and per patient spending is expected to cost $12,000 a year by 2015. Despite this, there is almost no measurable improvement in health with the average life expectancy not changing much over the last century. At this rate, all GDP will to go to health care by 2045.”

Clearly we cannot spend ALL dollars on health care in the year 2045. Something will change before then. Here are some ideas that I have culled from various sources over the past decade of debate on this contr...

Specialties

Specialties
  • Neurology
Clinical Interests
  • Clinical Neurophysiology