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.