I was born and raised in South Haven, MI, but have lived in Holland since 1993. I am in private practice with three partners. I also have a clinic in South Haven to better serve the community there. I am Board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons in both foot and ankle surgery. Less than 3% of podiatrists have attained this level of credentialing. I am on staff at both Holland Hospital and South Haven Health Systems Hospital. I continue to update myself on advances in my field by participating in at least 50 hours of training per year. I believe my patients deserve a full explanation of their conditions and treatment options. Oftentimes, common foot problems can be resolved with conservative care. I am prepared to provide surgical solutions if this is appropriate and desired by the patient. Personally, I have been married since 1984 and have 4 children. I have an identical twin brother who lives with his family in South Haven. I enjoy the outdoors: hunting, down hill skiing, water sports.