About Me

I grew up in a family of physicians. My father and sister are physicians and I grew up with family who were also role models. As a young man I thought it would be great if I could also be a physician. As I became older, I grew to love microbiology and it was “my thing.” I wanted to see if I could apply my love for microbiology to medicine, which is Infectious Disease Medicine. 

I make positive first impressions by connecting personally to my patients and getting to know them. I listen to them, get an extensive history from them and always connect as a person first. I am able to listen and then solve their health problems and issues. I maintain good relationships with my patients by first creating a good first impression, and then providing medical answers to their problems. My patients and I become connected for the long-term. I provide exceptional service by truly loving what I do. I love microbiology and being in Infectious Disease Medicine, I get to practice what I love and help people - I’m truly blessed! My philosophy with respect to practicing medicine is: love what you do, love helping people, treat all patients like you treat your family, keep up to date on the latest developments in medicine and apply new technology and science to the daily practice of medicine. It is important to then go home, reflect on the day, make improvements if possible and love it enough to do it again the next day. 

Education & Training

Medical Education
King Edward Medical University
American Board of Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
Southern Illinois University-School of Medicine
Southern Illinois University-School of Medicine
Direct Number
(217) 214-9630