US Navy, Hospital Corpsman,
Jan 1972 – Aug 2006
Advanced from general to independent duties over 4 years of commended Naval service.
US Navy Reserve, Medical Service Corps Officer (Physician Assistant). Served as a direct patient care provider in active drilling status, recalled and deployed worldwide. Have served as a public affairs officer, administrative officer, training officer, safety officer, division officer, plans-operations-medical intelligence liaison officer, Executive Officer and Senior Medical Officer in various commands, both sea and shore/isolated-primitive and high tech environments. Retired as Commander MSC USNR.
Kaiser Health Foundation, 10400 E. Alameda, Denver, CO 80011, Physician Assistant-Certified. Moonlighted/worked at various times over the years, usually nights and weekends, in numerous clinical settings, average 6 shifts per month, primarily in Trauma/Urgent Care, seeing a wide range of clinical presentations at all levels of acuity. This experience has given me a broad understanding of healthcare delivery and policy. Accepted severance/buyout in lieu of waiting for retirement after 21 years of part-time service.
1999 - 2001
1984 - 1988
1974 - 1976
Apr 1986 – Nov 2005
Physician Assistant-Certified, Family Practice Clinic
Yuma District Hospital, Yuma, CO
Apr 1981 – Jul 2003
Direct Patient Care Provider in Federally Designated Frontier Medicine setting seeing up to 25 pts. a day, all ages and acuity, with on call coverage for the Hospital and ED. Fill-in for short staff-resolved.
Department of Defense, Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, CO 80011. Physician Assistant-Certified, Family Practice Clinic.
Primary Care Provider to military members and their families in a busy outpatient clinic seeing 22 scheduled patients per day at all levels of acuity. Temporary contract position filling in for deployed providers. Security Clearance: Secret/ex. 2018.
University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO 80045. Renal Medicine, Research Division, Physician Assistant-Certified. Full time faculty position/Study Coordinator for the NIH funded PKD program. Managed all aspects of the multi-site study, clinically and administratively. Position lost NIH funding.
VA Medical Center, Denver, CO 80220. Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Physician Assistant-Certified. Medical Staff position: Sigmoidoscopist. Assisted GI staff with the management of all their clients, clinically- administratively, performed up to 15 Flexible Sigmoidoscopy and Manometry procedures/day +GI/ HepC clinics. Retired as Chief, Physician Assistant.
VA Medical Center, Denver, CO 80220.
Orthopedic Surgery, Physician Assistant-Certified. Functioned as Junior House Officer within the Orthopedic and Hand Surgery sections. Actively involved clinically and in research. Acted as liaison clinically and administratively within the Orthopedic section and managed the Orthopedic budget and clinics. Covered the emergency room for the Orthopedic and Hand services. Trained MD's, PA's and NP's as Instructor, University of Colorado Medical School.
Ambulatory Care, Physician Assistant-Certified
VA Medical Center, Denver, CO
Jul 1979 – Apr 1981
Operated a Mobile Medical Clinic (MediVAn) serving veterans in outlying areas of Colorado. Unit was an Internist's office practice. I managed all aspects of the operation and saw chronic care patients. Outcome published: Annals of Internal Medicine.
Surgical Service, Physician Assistant-Certified
VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
Sep 1976 – Jul 1979
Functioned as a Junior House Officer with ward, clinic and operating room responsibilities. Rotated through General/Plastic/Vascular/Urologic and Neurosurgery. Preceptor for Physician Assistants in training-Case Western Reserve University.
09/67 - 09/71
Instructor, Departments of Medicine and Surgery, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND BOARD CERTIFICATES,
1977 – 1977
Named "Best Instructor" by Medicine Interns.
BACKGROUND AND INTERESTS
Born in Denver. Raised in rural Wyoming, New York City, and suburban Cleveland. Interests include hunting, fishing. Competitive Rifleman. Compete locally and nationally in shooting sports: Cowboy Silhouette, Military Service Rifle and Black powder/ Primitive. Rated Expert: Rifle and Pistol/ US Military.
ASSOCIATED WORK EXPERIENCE AND
Master of Physician Assistant Studies
University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
1971 – 1973
Major: Orthopedics GPA: 4.00
Bachelor of Science, Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO 80204.
Major: Health Care Management GPA: 3.51
Associate of Science, Cuyahoga Community College, Parma, OH 44115.
Major: Physician Assistant GPA: 3.47
Certificate of Training: Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44106.
Graduated 4th in class of 16, elected class representative.
Associate of Arts, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland OH 44122.
Major: Liberal Arts GPA: 3.42