Prevention is of primary importance in healthcare. Discussions about healthy lifestyle choices are always appropriate. Healthcare needs and wants are unique to individuals and this is always important in caring for an individual patient.
I chose family medicine as a career because of the intimate relationship developed with patient's and family's across a lifetime. Prevention of illness through education and healthy lifestyle habits is of paramount importance. Growing up, I was fortunate enough to live in Joliet until sixth-grade and subsequently moved to Plainfield where I graduated high school. I am an active member of the local medical community. I chaired the family practice committee at Provena St. Joseph's multiple times. I was elected president of the Provena medical staff in 2010. I am an active member of the American Academy of family physicians. I received my undergraduate degree from Creighton University, my medical degree from Loyola University, and completed my residency training at Hinsdale Hospital. In 2014. I received the Regional Top Doctor Castle Connoly award. I have practiced in the Joliet area since 2000. I have 2 children who are very active. In the winter months, my wife and I busy driving to hockey rinks, as both children play. I enjoy being physically active, working out playing golf and fishing. My children's other interest include baseball and karate. My wife is also very active and has run several marathons.