I am originally from Atlanta, GA, but consider Northeast Tennessee home now. I graduated from Haverford College in Pennsylvania and received my medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, cum laude. I am always looking to integrate different healing systems when caring for my patients, and routinely prescribe botanical and allopathic medications, discuss exercise and nutritional issues, explore a person's emotional and spiritual support systems, and refer to other healers, such as a local practitioner of Chinese medicine and Native American healers. Moreover, I have greatly enjoyed learning osteopathic techniques here in Kingsport. My wife Alex and I relax at our home, a Certified National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat, with our wildflowers, herbs and family of dogs, cats, rabbits, and a fox. My hobbies include soccer, volleyball, reading, and going to 18th century period rendezvous.

Professor and Director of Medical Student Education, AAFP President