I’m a family doctor in Mount Vernon, WA. I have 3 girls, Betsy, Ally and Becca and a wonderful wife, Stephanie.
50,00 Foot View: I went to college at Stanford, volunteered in the Peace Corps in Samoa, then medical school at ETSU, residency at Tacoma Family Medicine and now have been in private practice since 2005 at North Cascade Family Physicians.
50,000 Foot View, um, as a Geek: My first computer was a Mac IIsi. A couple years later I consulted for the School of Engineering at Stanford for a cluster of Macs and some Unix stations. I was the first person on Savaii to get on the internet while I was in the Peace Corps. I set up the first Volunteer Computers, too. I used to write a column, Back and Forth, at LowEndMac. I’ve done some web design here and there. Since I’ve been in practice, I’ve mostly focused on tools for my own use. Particularly using Crystal Reports, Excel, Authotkey. I’ve been interested in tech issues like usability over my whole geek ‘career’.
In 2013 I’ll be releasing ‘Refillbot’, an app to improve quality of refills by making it quicker for Nurses and MAs.
So, to copy Jonathan, Hey!
I’m an Internal Medicine/Pediatric physician in Urbana, OH. I am married to my wonderful wife, Kristin, and have two children, Claire and Connor.
I grew up in Philadelphia, attended the University of Pittsburgh, graduated from The Ohio State University School of Medicine, and trained at the University of Pittsburgh Med-Peds Program. I’ve been in practice since 2005 at Family Physicians of Urbana.
I got my start a little later in the computer world than Jonathan, although I did own a Commodore VIC-20 back in the day. My interest in Healthcare IT has grown over the years since joining my group, which has had an EMR since 2001. I have become the IT specialist for our office. I was a member of the Ohio Health Information Partnership HIE committee that helped select the State-wide HIE for Ohio, CliniSync. I am now a member of their Physicians Advisory Committee. I was recognized by the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2011 as a Meaningful Use Vanguard. I’ve also been involved with Ohio’s EHR Learning and Action Network. What I enjoy in practice is identifying workflow or process inefficiencies and using IT in novel ways to improve those issues.
Interests – I’ve been a Mummer since 1992 and a member of the West Central Ohio Community Concert Band since 2010. I am involved in my wife’s nonprofit, The Backyard Dog Project, which we started in 2012. I enjoy coaching my kid’s soccer teams. And finally, Go Flyers!