I am board-certified in internal medicine and pediatrics and hold a B.A. in History from the College of William and Mary, an M.Div. from the Princeton Theological Seminary, and an M.D. from the University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. I have been in private practice in Fort Worth since 2001, and in 2012 led the development of an “extensivist clinic” called Health-e-Care, an innovative concept that brings enhanced services such as pharmacist consultation, social services, diabetes education, and advanced care planning into the primary care setting, especially for high-risk patients. I specialize in managing the health care of patients with, particularly complex conditions. In addition, I serve as NTSP’s Medical Director for CMS Risk Adjustment and previously served on the boards of or was physician lead for several NTSP companies and initiatives.
I have a passionate interest in caring for the under-served, improving end-of-life care and advancing the conversation around complicated ethical issues that our healthcare system – knowingly or not – creates. I serve on the board of the Tarrant County Medical Society and on several Texas Medical Association councils and committees. I am the Vice President of the Christian Community Clinic, where I regularly volunteer, and I chair a statewide initiative (Texas MOST Coalition) that seeks to improve communication between families and their providers, especially among the frail and extreme elderly, as they near the end of their natural lives. I chair the Tarrant County Medical Society’s Ethics Consortium and sit on the ethics committees at Cook Children’s and THR-Fort Worth. I am also helping TCU build the ethics curriculum for its new MD school.
I am married and have two college-age sons – one at TCU and one at West Point. I am an ordained Presbyterian minister and remain active in the local Presbyterian church. I enjoy sports and music, especially playing piano, guitar and writing music.