For the first six years following residency I worked as a FP in a community health center in Emmett, Idaho where I still reside. The practice included hospital, ER rotation and obstetrics. The first three years were payback as a National Health Service Corps scholar, then I stayed an additional three years. In 2004 I became board certified in hospice and palliative medicine. I worked part-time with a local hospice until 2005, when I switched to full-time hospice work with the same organization. For two of those years I also worked in an evening urgent care at the Emmett hospital. In 2009 I took a position as Palliative Care Physician in a new program at the VAMC Boise. This included teaching residents and students, doing hospital and oncology clinic consults and attending on an 8-bed hospice inpatient unit. I recently took a position as Medical Director of the Palliative Medicine service at St. Luke's RMC in Boise, plus medical director work with St. Luke's Hospice.
Turned 60 this past March
"Person of the Year", Idaho State Hospice Org. 2008
My alpaca ranch, over 100 animals. We travel to shows in Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, Salt Lake, OKC and Louisville.
My clinic at El Rio
Nancy, wife of 23 years. Four children between us, all in their 30s. Four grandsons, two in Phoenix which keeps us coming back to AZ