I was born and raised in Sacramento, California. I decided to become a doctor in high school because this profession requires a unique combination of scientific knowledge and interpersonal skills. I went to college at the University of California at San Diego where I graduated with honors in 1993 in animal physiology and neuroscience with a minor in psychology. I was also an Academic All-American swimmer.

I received my MD degree at Albany Medical College of Union University in Albany, New York in 1998. I completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in nephrology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas in 2003. I am board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.

I have been practicing medicine in Modesto since 2003. I previously worked as a nephrologist in both a single specialty as well as a large multispecialty group. In June 2008, I went into solo practice in order to better position myself to serve the local community.

I have admitting privileges at Doctor’s Medical Center in Modesto, California. I currently serve as chairman of the Department of Medicine at Doctors Medical Center. I am active in patient care and teaching roles with the Stanislaus Family Medicine Residency Program, the local training program for family physicians. I am also the medical director of Ceres Dialysis Center.

My areas of expertise include kidney disease, dialysis and hypertension. I also enjoy treating other chronic medical conditions that affect our community including diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, and obesity.

I believe that it is very important to educate my patients about their medical conditions and treatment options so that they will better understand and manage them. I try to avoid paternalism and fancy medical terms. I treat my patients as clients who may take as active a role as they want in the decision making process. I am a strong believer in the importance of lifestyle changes in managing chronic medical conditions. I am proficient in Spanish and enjoy serving the Hispanic population.

The proliferation of new drugs and technologies in medicine has led to great advances in the treatment of many diseases and improvement in the human condition. However, in some cases medications and procedures can involve significant risk and cost and can even make patients sicker and poorer. Although my area of specialization involves dialysis, which is clearly an aggressive procedure, I view my style of medicine as being on the conservative side. I believe it is very important to carefully weigh and explain the benefits and risks of any medical treatment before recommending it to my patients.

If you think my services could be of assistance please contact me at (209) 544-2910.


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