I grew up as the son of a farmer and coach in Claude, Texas. I always knew that I wanted to be a physician. The thought of being able to help others was always a motivation for me.
I went to college at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas. I attended medical school at Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center, and I completed my family practice residency at the McLennan County Family Practice Residency program in Waco, Texas. I have been in private practice in Amarillo, Texas, since 1997.
My personal health took a major hit around 2005 after contracting an intestinal parasite. After several rounds of antibiotics and other medications, my life was severely changed. I began alternating between having severe abdominal pain and constantly running to the bathroom. I gained weight and generally felt exhausted and miserable. I thought this was my new “normal.” A dear friend directed me to a functional medicine doctor in another city. He made the correct diagnosis of intestinal dysbiosis, changed my diet, added appropriate supplements, and a few months later gave me my life back. That doctor opened my eyes to the world of functional medicine which has forever changed my view of health and how I treat my patients.
Over the past few years I have narrowed my focus to hormone management. I have never had such a rewarding experience in my profession as I now have by helping patients feel better by optimizing their hormones.
If you don’t feel as good as you think you should, there are probably some things that can be done to help you. Please feel free to read through my blog posts. I am here to assist you any way that I can. If you need more personalized help, you can schedule an online appointment with me by clicking here.