Currently I am in active pediatric practice with the St. Alphonsus Medical Group in Nampa, Idaho. I obtained my medical and pediatric specialty training at Loma Linda University in Southern California and finished in 1986. I have worked in a number of venues including private practice, multispecialty group practice, as well as Pediatric Urgent Care. My passion is training the next generation of providers and have most recently been on the staff at the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Medicine. My current emphasis is pediatric functional medicine, which aims to find underlying causation for pediatric chronic conditions addressing them with appropriate laboratory testing, genetic testing, and by emphasizing lifestyle and nutrition changes, as well as appropriate nutritional supplementation.