I started my medical studies in Philadelphia

Experience counts in life, but it counts a lot when you’re a physician.

I was born in Germantown Hospital on Penn Boulevard in Philadelphia on March 10, 1943.

This means that, as I write this, I’m 80 years old and closing on 81.

Philadelphia was my hometown until my family and I moved southeast about fifty miles to a little spit of land sticking out into Great Egg Harbor Bay, due south of Atlantic City.

That town was called Ocean City, New Jersey.

I went to high school there but Philadelphia kept calling me back.

I studied chemistry at Villanova University, on the northeastern outskirts of Philly. After which I went to the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine.

I even did my medical residency in Philly. I’m a diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a member of the American Podiatry Association.

I finally broke Philly’s orbit by moving to Scottsdale, Arizona.

Scottsdale has been good to me and my work. My wife and I raised our family here.

I co-founded the Scottsdale Healthcare Wound Management Center and served as president of both the Arizona Podiatry Association and the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons.

Currently, I’m considered one of the country’s leading peripheral nerve surgeons specializing in the treatment of neuropathy.

Peripheral neuropathy is when the nerves outside the spinal cord become damaged.

Which, in turn, can cause all sorts of problems including pain, numbness, and weakness, most often in the extremities—hands and feet.

However, neuropathy can also affect other bodily functions such as digestion and urination.

It’s a fascinating study and I’ve always enjoyed learning about it.