I see patients two days a week at my primary office site, Hertel-Elmwood Internal Medicine. My philosophy of medical care is to work with each individual patient and come to the best plan of action for the issues facing that patient. I believe in a cooperative model of care that incorporates my experience and judgment along with the patient‘s values and preferences. Education is a significant part of my work and I believe that my role as a physician is not only to diagnose and treat, but to educate patients. Since information and education is often not the only thing patients need, I practice and believe in techniques that can improve motivation for healthy choices. I consider my experience in motivational interviewing to be an important component of my clinical expertise.
This UBMD clinician teaches at the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Learn more about this clinician’s research and teaching activities. View credentials, publications, professional involvement and more.