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B.S. - U.C. Davis 1983 – major Biological Sciences, minor Psychology

M.D. - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 1987


Psychiatry Residency – Sheppard-Pratt hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 1987-1990

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship – U.C. Irvine 1990-1992


Diplomate in Psychiatry by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 1994

Diplomate in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by ABPN 1999

Diploma of the Institute of Homoeopathy 1998


Minirth-Meier Clinics West outpatient clinic and day hospital 1992-1994

Associate at Mission Psychological Consultants San Juan Capistrano 1997-2013

Solo Private Psychiatric Practice in Irvine 1994-current


Every person is unique. I’m less concerned about diagnosis than about identifying what is out of balance physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually.
Relationship is essential to healing and is the foundation of psychotherapy. When  brain chemicals become disrupted due to dysfunctional relationships, unhealthy lifestyles, or genetic susceptibility, the correct medication can provide a boost up towards living life more fully and creatively. 

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