Carlsbad Family Medicine, A Professional Corporation
2808 Roosevelt St., Ste 100
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-645-6385 FAX


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Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Pre-Medical Education

Pascack Hills H.S., Montvale, NJ

Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA; [member of Theta Chi fraternity and Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity.]

Medical School

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO

Post-Graduate Education

Saddle Brook General Hospital, Saddle Brook, New Jersey [Rotating internship (one year) and FP residency (2 years combined into 1)]

Licensing and Certification

State of New Jersey; : Granted license to practice medicine and surgery in August 1984

Board Certification in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (1986)

State of California; Granted license to practice medicine and surgery (1988)

X-Ray Supervisor and Operator ( 1991): California Dept. of Health Services;

Certification of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine (AOA);  August 15, 1995  

Fellowship in American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (April 1998)

Professional Organizations and Medical Societies

San Diego County Osteopathic Medical Association (1989- present)
San Diego County Medical Society (1989-present)
California Medical Association (1990-present)
Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California (1989-1990; 1994- present)
American Osteopathic Association (1979- present)
American College of Osteopathic Family Practice (1981- present)
American Geriatrics Society (1989-1992)
American College of Sports Medicine (1990-present)
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (1992- present)
American Osteopathic Academy for Sports Medicine (1990- present)
American Running & Fitness Association (1990-1992)
New Jersey Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons (1983- 1988)
Bergen-Passaic Counties Osteopathic Medical Society (NJ) (1983- 1988)

Workers Compensation: Medical Claims Consultant

The Zenith Insurance Company
San Diego, CA 

October 1999 2004

I met weekly with claims adjusters and nurses to discuss the medical issues in complex claims and assisted in utilization reviews. I also served as the medical liaison, contacting treating and consulting physicians with regards to claims.


Microsoft Network (MSN)

August 1995 September 1999 Executive Assistant Forum Manager for the Healthcare Professionals Forum. My role as a "Digital Doc" involved moderating health-related internet newsgroups (e.g. "Ask a Professional") and facilitating communication amongst physicians around the world.


December 1993 - present Member, Board of Editors, Patient Care magazine (Medical Economics Publishing)

Musculoskeletal MR Imaging in Primary Care; Patient Care; June 2002;  (Co-consultant was Nancy Majors, M.D.)


Manual therapy for low back pain; Patient Care: May 30, 2001; (Co-consultants: Nortin M. Hadler, M.D., Paul G. Shekelle, MD, PhD;)


Exercise injuries in older adults; Patient Care; June 15, 1999 (Co-consultants: Linn Goldberg MD, Chris McGrew MD, and Warren Scott MD)

A Physician Speaks Plainly about Abortion (editorial); Patient Care; September 30, 1998


Emergency Medicine Handbook '97 (co-editor of this special issue), Patient Care; August 15, 1997 

Shopping for a Personal Computer; Patient Care; February 15, 1997

Ergonomics: Helping Companies to Grow, While Protecting Employees; San Diego Business Journal; January 13, 1997;

Radiology in Primary Care, Part 4: Shoulder and Elbow; Patient Care; December 15, 1996 (Co-consultant was Clyde A. Helms, M.D.)

Radiology in Primary Care, Part 3: Knee, Ankle, and Foot; Patient Care; November 30, 1996. (Co-consultant was Clyde A. Helms, M.D.)

Radiology in Primary Care, Part 2: Hand and Wrist; Patient Care, October 30, 1996;  (Co-consultant was Clyde A. Helms, M.D.) 

Radiology in Primary Care, Part !:  Neck and Spine; Patient Care; September 30, 1996; (Co-consultant was Clyde A. Helms, M.D.)


A Prompt Response to Acute Neck Pain. Patient Care; February 28, 1995.

Stiff Neck: an Occupational Hazard; Patient Care; July 15, 1995


Physiological Motion of the Spine - an Osteopathic Approach. Pearson, Jeffrey D.O; .Simpson Publishing Kirksville, Missouri;1982 

High School Coaches Newsletter (1990- 1996) I wrote/edited and distributed on a monthly basis for local high schools.


1991 Patient Care Award for Excellence in Patient Education. (November 22, 1991). San Antonio, TX;
Sponsored jointly by the American Academy of Family Practice, and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

October 1987 Received award from the Bergen County (NJ) chapter of the American Cancer Society (for speakers bureau)

Academic Positions

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (Pomona, CA); Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine,  (Awarded October 1, 1989)

Occupational Nurse Practitioner Program UCLA, Preceptor  (1997- present) 

In addition to the above, I have (and continue to) precept for Osteopathic students from PCOM, KCOM, NYCOM, and KCCOM. (1985- present). I have actively participated in the teaching of medical students, interns, and residents since 1985. In my current practice, I train 2-4 preceptees yearly (one month length, Family & Sports Medicine).

Medical Directorships and Consulting

The Golden Door Spa; Escondido, CA (1993 - present)

Palomar Continuing Care Center (SNF affiliated with Palomar Medical Center); November 1990-September 1993  Escondido, California

Villa Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, CA (Rancho Bernardo) 1989-1990

Bierle A.I.D.S Hospice (run by Ray Bierle)
Escondido, California (1989-1990)

Washington Township Racquet Club; Washington Township, New Jersey (1985-1988)

Non-medical Organizations/Societies

The Elizabeth Hospice Board of Directors (2001-present). This North County-based non-profit organization provides end-of-life care in a compassionate manner, regardless of patients' finances.

Coming Together Foundation Board of Directors (1997- 1999). This program was designed to give deserving foster and probationary teens jobs with mentors. At the age of 18 when state support ends, many of these teens would otherwise be on their own, with no guidance, and no job. The mentors guide the teens into the adult work world teaching them standards required of successful adults and showing them the opportunities available through a college education. The Foundation provides scholarships for its participants. Involvement included Bill Cosby fundraising event (1998).

Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity at Gettysburg College (1976-1979); I served a term as 1st Vice President.

Theta Chi Alpha Omicron chapter at Gettysburg College (1976-1979).

Speakers Bureau

American Heart Association (AHA) & American Cancer Society (ACS).  I have been a volunteer speaker for these organizations since 1985. Talks have been Palomar Pomerado Health Concern given to nearly all service organizations including Rotary Club, Kiwanis, Lions, etc., not to mention other local community groups. Appeared on local cable access television talk show on behalf of the NJ AHA (1/2 hour discussion of cardiovascular risk factors).

In addition to the above, I frequently give talks to local companies on the prevention and treatment of injuries at the workplace, and other health issues including transmission of H.I.V. disease. I also speak to high schools and health clubs on many sports medicine-related issues including prevention of injuries, sports nutrition, heat illnesses, and abuse of steroids. I have presented at national meetings, sponsored by Continuing Medical Education Associates (CMEA) and others, on the the sports medicine approach to industrial injuries.

Sports Medicine

Rancho Bernardo High School, Head Team Physician: (1994-present) Mark Ochsner, Athletic Director
Robbie Bowers, A.T.C.
(I also help perform pre-participation sport exams for other area high schools and recreational leagues.)

The Golden Door, Escondido, CA. (since 1993). Duties as the Medical Consultant include attending to the health care needs of training staff and spa guests, as well as health-related lectures. ( California since 1986.

California State University at San Marcos (CSUSM) 2002 - present. Currently only track/field and golf programs, but gorgeous athletic fields and facilities are in midst of construction. Track/cross-country program is run under the auspices of Steve Scott, the American record holder in the mile.

Palomar College, San Marcos, CA; volunteer sports medicine services.

United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CA; Volunteer staff physician 8/16 - 8/31/04.

Escondido High School Football (1990)
Also: game coverage for various high schools in NJ and

>1000 local companies including municipalities, including fire fighters, school districts, U.S Postal Service, United Parcel Service, etc. (since 1990)

Special Sports Event Coverage:

Suzuki Rock N Roll Marathon, San Diego 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003.

Foot Locker National High School Cross Country Championships (1993-1996; 2002, 2003, 2004), San Diego,

Buick Open (PGA Tour) at Torrey Pines, CA 1995.

Masters Wrestling Finals (high school), San Diego; 1994-1999.

California State Games (soccer, girls field hockey, basketball, archery); 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003.

Senior Olympics  2001 (Women's Basketball), 2003 (Women's Soccer), 2004 (Archery).

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