As a former US Jr. platform diver and college gymnast I have always been concerned with diet and exercise and its effect on the body. I decided to become a D.O. in an attempt to understand medicine as a way to prevent illness and treat a whole person rather than just give meds to cover up symptoms. Becoming paleo myself seemed a natural extension of my life long goal to attain health. I use my knowledge of the musculoskeletal system, diet and exercise to help my patients attain health and avoid illness and use medicines as a last result. I believe in a patient's right to choose their treatment but am there as a guide to help others on their journey to maximum health.