Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery, Boone Health Bariatrics
I was born and raised in the Kansas City area and attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. I did my surgical training at the University of Kansas and Bariatric Surgery fellowship at Mizzou. I have been practicing surgery for over 10 years and been a provider with Boone Health for 3 years.
Why did you get into the health care field?
I decided to pursue a career in medicine for many reasons. I have a strong desire to help people and make a positive impact on their lives. I also have a passion for the science of medicine and enjoy the intellectual stimulation and challenges of the ever-evolving healthcare field.
What interested you in your particular specialty?
During my training I witnessed the toll that obesity has on individuals’ physical and emotional well-being. I saw the struggles, the pain, and the frustration that came with battling excess weight, and I realized the immense impact I could make in patients’ lives by offering a solution.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
What interested you in your particular specialty? During my training I witnessed the toll that obesity has on individuals’ physical and emotional well-being. I saw the struggles, the pain, and the frustration that came with battling excess weight, and I realized the immense impact I could make in patients’ lives by offering a solution.
What is the most challenging aspect of your job?
The most challenging aspect of being a surgeon is the high level of precision and skill required during surgical procedures. Additionally, the physically demanding nature of surgery and long hours can add to the challenges of this profession.
What do you see changing in health care in the next 5 to 10 years?
I think there will be a continued trend towards patient-centered care, transparency in all aspects of treatment, and personalized management for each individual patient.
What advice would you give someone looking to become a doctor?
Being a doctor is a rewarding but challenging profession. The path to becoming a doctor is long and demanding and requires strong dedication to the field and your patients. It’s important to be passionate about healthcare and helping others, and these motivations will help drive your success.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I enjoy spending time with my wife Molly, young daughter Scarlett, and dog Oliver. We enjoy spending time outside and with family and friends.
What advice would you give to someone who is going to be a patient in a hospital for a period of time?
I think one of the most important aspects of being a patient in the hospital is having good and open communication with your care team. Ask questions, seek clarification, and share any concerns. Having a support system of friends or family can also make a big difference in your emotional well-being while in the hospital and can provide comfort and help with communication.