I enjoy Nordic skiing, hunting, gardening, and sea kayaking.
My professional interests are preventive care, sports medicine, skin cancer screening, and cardiovascular disease screening.
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir
My wife, Dr. Julie Robinson, and I have a son and a daughter.
When did you realize that you wanted to become a Family Medicine doctor?
It was more of a process than a moment. Obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure are very common on both sides of my family. I learned in my twenties that I could both control these risks, and manage stress effectively, with outdoor physical activities and the right food choices. A career in medicine was a way for me to promote that while helping others.
What do you want people to understand about the way you practice medicine?
Healthy food, regular exercise, and quality sleep are still the best forms of medicine.
- Undergraduate: BS in Microbiology, University of Washington (Seattle, WA) 1999
- Medical school: University of Washington School of Medicine (Seattle, WA) 2003
- Residency: Alaska Family Medicine Residency (2006)