Here's my story in a "nutshell."

I am a board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician, but most people know me from being the host of the award-winning talk show, The Doctors. I graduated magna cum laude from Duke University as a Phi Beta Kappa member and earned my M.D. from the University of Virginia. As a result of my experiences as an ER physician, I am passionate about teaching people simple methods of preventing illness. My goal is to help people maximize their time spent enjoying life and minimizing time spent as a “patient.” I am an avid outdoorsman who loves mountain biking, hiking, and kayaking. I recently became a father, and I love to spend my spare time with my beautiful wife and incredible son.  

Based on years of education and my experiences working in the ER, I believe that health is achieved between doctors’ visits. Health isn’t just about how you look; it’s about how you move your body, what you put into it, following your passions, and your relationships. 

I want to give you the tools you need to help you reach a healthy balance so you can make the most out of your life to achieve lasting wellness.

I cannot describe how rewarding and fulfilling it is to help save a fellow human being’s life in the ER, help a child with a broken bone, or give a mother or father another 40 years of life to enjoy with their family. There’s no other feeling like it.

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Recently I had a health scare that changed everything for me. I have always been active but underneath the surface, my body was slowly breaking down. In my life I’ve experienced botched foot surgeries and developed nerve compression in my neck which led to numbness down the right side of my body, as well as excruciating nerve pain and muscle spasms. At night I would lie on the floor of my apartment in agony, barely able to move without triggering excruciating pain. This began to take a physical and emotional toll.

I knew that unless I took action, things would only get worse for me. Darker. More painful. More isolated. I knew I needed help, yet I was frozen in place. Realizing that I’m a doctor who gives medical advice to millions of viewers daily on TV, but I was paralyzed when it came to my own health was a humbling experience. 

I wasn’t taking my advice, and it forced me to hit the reset button, reflect on my life, and discover what was most important to me. I began to heal emotionally and physically. Changing from the inside out was the only option. This is what I want to share with you.

Health and wellness isn’t just what your doctor does when you go for a visit; it’s everything you do in-between.

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