A: No. Originally it was radiology. I was commissioned as a captain into the U.S. Army and was awarded a scholarship for an internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. But I decided as an intern I wanted more patient contact.
Before pursuing a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, I paid back my obligation and worked as a general medical officer in active duty from 1996 through 1998 at Winn Army Community Hospital in Fort Stewart, Ga.
Q: What brought you to Oklahoma?
A: I came in 2001, after my residency, to complete a subspecialty fellowship in pain management at St. Anthony Hospital via Baylor University.
It was only for one year, and I almost didn't move my family. But my wife really bonded with Edmond. And I had a good practice opportunity to stay and join a group — Oklahoma Sports Science and Orthopedics.
Q: What are your most popular services on the medical spa side of your practice?
A: Medical weight loss programs and laser skin treatments. We're among only a few places in town that have invested in a particular $130,000 laser. We've always known that broadband light can even out skin tones and treat wrinkles and broken blood vessels. But recent studies at Stanford show the laser we purchased also can change the gene sequences of your skin so that it's more similar to younger skin.
Q: What's your best advice for living a healthy lifestyle?
A: Use sunscreen; exercise; avoid sugary drinks; and eat fruits, vegetables and lean meats. Any food that comes in a box, bag or bottle is likely processed and bad for you.