"I graduated from UT Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1990. I attended medical school on a Navy scholarship. Immediately upon graduation I reported to Portsmouth Naval Hospital for an internship in Pediatrics. I was then sent to Naval Air Station, Kingsville, Texas where I was a general medical officer in a branch medical clinic. After serving 4 years, 3 as Senior Medical Officer, I returned to finish a residency in Family Practice at Texas A&M/Scott and White in Temple, Texas. Since residency, I have practiced Family Medicine at Scott and White clinic in Taylor for 8 years and was most recently employed by King’s Daughters Clinic in Temple. I have a very loyal patient base due to my compassionate care and attempts to provide high quality care in a very complicated system of insurance and regulations. I strive to be the real family doctor and desire to use my skills to provide high quality care in a setting that will provide satisfaction for both myself and my patients."
"Medicine has become more of a chore than I ever expected. I want to take care of people and help them be their best, but now I spend more time on the computer or filling out paperwork than I do with patients. Almost everything I do is to satisfy an insurance company that knows nothing about my patient and only cares about the bottom line. We, as Americans, have been spoiled into thinking that insurance should cover everything, when in reality, insurance should be for the major things. Just like car insurance covers big expenses, we don't expect it to pay for new tires, oil changes, etc. So, medical insurance should be for the more extensive care. That is why I am bringing Direct Primary Care to Jarrell and the surrounding communities. Direct Primary Care takes the insurance out of the picture and lets the patient and doctor decide what is best."