I was born in Greenwich, CT to second generation Italian-Americans. I was very poor in a very wealthy town and was lucky to benefit from the schools, beaches and parks. Suffice it to say, that I was forced to overcome obstacles to pursue my medical degree. I am now a board certified family medicine doctor.
When I was a teenager, I had come down with a rare autoimmune hemolytic anemia (a blood disease). After numerous blood transfusions and bone marrow samplings, I was told I had two years to live. Fortunately, this path lead me to eating whole foods with no white sugar, white flour or processed foods. Within two months I was well, and have not had any problems to date.
The health and sacredness of Mother Earth and all living beings on the planet
I enjoy performing and being involved with theater and performance art when I can
I am a fan of comedy stand up, political satire, reading fiction when I have time away from medical journals and articles
Other interests include gardening, hiking and visiting waterfalls throughout lovely Oregon
That experience got me thinking and searching for healing methods outside the mainstream. I investigated nutritional therapies, diet and supplements. Additionally, I wanted to integrate these into allopathic medicine. This desire brought me back to school and ultimately I became a medical doctor. I have been living and working in Lane County since 2008. I have been educated in and practice evidence based medicine up to the standard of care of the medical community.