I trained at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biological Sciences. My third and fourth years of medical school rotations were completed here at Firelands Regional Medical Center in 2003. My residency was in Internal Medicine in Toledo.
I chose to become a hospitalist because I get to see different diagnoses and help the patient and their families during their stay at Firelands. As a hospitalist, it is my job to make sure the patients are on the right treatment path for their needs. My role is to take all of their medical needs into account and often, I do a lot of problem solving.
I have family in this area and I had been in Sandusky during medical school. Initially, I chose Firelands when I was a student because of the wide variety of service lines and specialties available. I wanted to be exposed to different types of medicine in an environment that would allow me to obtain the experience I needed. Now, as a physician, I like the proximity to the lake and to our families, and the environment here at Firelands.
I wanted to come back to Firelands after spending two years here as a medical student because of the resources available to physicians and patients. I think this is the right size medical center for this community. As a hospitalist, I often have to consult with and order tests from a variety of specialties and areas within the medical center. Firelands is very efficient in giving patients the care they need. Patients in this community don’t need to travel elsewhere; they can get what they need right here. That’s why I like practicing at Firelands.