Bachelors of Science in Medical Studies at DeSales University
Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at DeSales University
What do you love about infectious diseases?
"The field of infectious disease is one of the most interesting in medicine, often times it requires some serious detective work. In order to make a diagnosis you have to not only have a knowledge in infectious diseases but also a thorough understanding of all of medicine. In ID you get to deal with the whole person, while instead of just focusing on say the heart or the GI tract. You deal with ailments of multiple systems daily. Looking at who the person is, where they have been, what they do for a living, their hobbies, pets, etc, really matter in ID. Lastly the field of infectious disease is always changing, and not just in treatments, but the rise of new pathogens, changing environmental factors, the rise of resistant bacteria all make for a challenging yet rewarding field."
What should your patients expect when seeing you?
"Complete undivided attention in the exam room. Every patient should be given time to allow all of their concerns to be addressed to help develop trust and mutual respect."
Do you have any specific interests within infectious diseases?
"Travel medicine, tick borne illness, and orthopedic infections."
What is your favorite quote?
"History never repeats itself but it rhymes." - Mark Twain
What do you like to do outside of work?
"Spend time with my wife and dogs, run, lift, swim, read fiction, play chess, and spend time in nature."
What would you do for a living if not in medicine?
We just want to thank all of our patients, referring providers, and our community for bearing with us during this most difficult and unprecedented time in our infectious diseases' careers. Our providers and staff have been spread thin since COVID emerged, spending almost 100% of their time treating the severely ill in our community hospitals up and down the coast of South Carolina. We are doing our best to get back in the office as quickly as possible. Please help us get there quicker by getting vaccinated. Thank you for your patience.