Extensive medical experience around the world
Trine University - College of Health Professions
B.A., physical education and biology, Wittenberg University; M.S., exercise physiology, Miami University; M.S., medicine, Western Michigan University
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After practicing emergency medicine and family medicine for a couple years, I entered the Navy as a Medical Officer (Lieutenant) stationed at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California. I developed the heat casualty protocol that became the standard of care at other medical clinics. In addition, I completed an eight-month deployment at the Expeditionary Medical Facility in Kuwait. Functioning as a primary care provider, I personally treated more than 2,700 soldiers with conditions ranging from common colds to pneumonia to dermatological issues to musculoskeletal problems, receiving the Navy Achievement Medal for my performance.
In 2012, I accepted a position at the Virginia Brain and Spine Center Pain Management Department in Winchester, Virginia. During my 6½ years, I built a thriving medical practice that focused on patient education and multidisciplinary treatment options. I also opened an OsteoStrong franchise center to offer an option for increasing bone density, reducing fracture risk, increasing athletic performance, and improving pain without medication.
While attending Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, as a graduate assistant in Exercise Physiology, I was responsible for teaching several health-education classes and supervision of the Faculty and Staff Health Enhancement Program. I personally developed an in-house internship program that allowed 25 students, both undergraduate and graduate, the ability to gain practical experience in exercise leadership and fitness assessment. I also conducted research on a fall prevention strategy in older adults that later became published.
I live with my wife (Lisa), son (AJ) and golden retriever (Gunner) in Southwest Fort Wayne. I enjoy watching movies about people who overcome difficult situations and love to study topics related to nutrition and physical performance.