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I insist on treating patients as human beings and not numbers, seeing one patient at a time and trying to be honestly helpful. Our entire staff strives to live out the mission of Art And Science Of Obstetrics and Gynecology PC:
to Treat You With
the Best Possible Balance
of Compassionate Caring (Art)
and Technology (Science)
I have practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology in Virginia Beach, Virginia since 1984. After being a solo practitioner for nearly 20 years, I started cross coverage with Doctors Ted Hughes, Marybeth Dixon, Elizabeth Golpira, Anna Basso and Krystal Lappinen at Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center in Norfolk, Va. This arrangement has markedly improved flexibility in patient scheduling and has been very well received by my patients.
BS Chemistry, Univ. Fla (1974) with Honors
MD Univ. S. Fla. College of Medicine (1977)
Ob-Gyn Residency Mayo Clinic (1981)
Board Certified Ob-Gyn (1983)
Fellow of American College of Ob-Gyn (1985)
Neverending ongoing continuing education.
I am certain that the best education is an intense and never-ending journey. As such, I continuously qualify for both the American Medical Association and the ACOG Continuing Medical Education awards and voluntarily re-certify every year through the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Ultrasound: For over a quarter century, I have performed all of my own gynecologic ultrasounds. I have attended over 20 postgraduate courses on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. I personally perform 2D, 3D and/or 4D ultrasound as needed on all of my gynecology patients providing a remarkable advantage in the interpretation of ultrasound information enhancing its integration into decision-making. We have just purchased a brand new General Electric E8 3D/4D Ultrasound machine.
Electronic Health Records: I am passionate about technology. In 1998, many years before most practices, I introduced electronic health records into my office. I have spent literally thousands of hours using and developing problem-solving sequences and embedding them into the structure of the electronic health record allowing greater security, stability, e-prescribing and features that enhance the patient's overall experience. We are introducing tablet computers for patient check in and will continue the endless ongoing development of real-time decision support in our Electronic Health Records.
Personal: I am a committed husband, father and grandfather. I have been with my beautiful wife Cindy since 1973. She is a successful flameworkglass artist who can usually be seen at the Virginia Beach, Boardwalk Art Show. My oldest daughter, Jayme, works for Google in Boston, Ma. My youngest, Melinda, is a practicing Physician Assistant just outside Charlotte N.C. My life revolves around my practice of medicine, my family, personal fitness, acoustic guitar and my Bengal and Abyssinian cats.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
North American Menopause Society
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Virginia Beach Medical Society.
11/2014 Recertified - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
11/2014 Attended - North American Menopause Society - Washington DC
11/2014 Attended Annual OBGYN Ultrasound continuing education conference.
1/2015 Purchased New "state of the art" Ultrasound machine GE E8 expert
5/2015 Attended Annual meeting - American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
5/2015 Certified for NT screening in office
5/2015 Completing AIUM certification
Again studying for annual OBGYN Recertification