What inspired you to become a physician?
My peers in college.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
My land in Grady County, Georgia.
In your opinion, what’s the most important factor in a doctor-patient relationship?
Trust and competence
What do you find most encouraging about the work you do?
I can help prevent cardiovascular events.
Do you have any advice for the patients who see you?
The patient has to work with their physician as a team.
What about your line of work do you find most rewarding and why?
Applying new knowledge to benefit my patients.
What’s your proudest moment as a doctor?
My “children” in medicine (2 cardiologists, 1 nurse, 1 physical therapist, 1 social worker).
What can your patients expect from you as their doctor?
Top notch care
Do you have any specific medical interests?
Lipidology and preventative cardiology