Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I was a collegiate wrestler at Boise State and injured myself. This leads me to an interest in medicine, but also health and fitness.
Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
I have been team physicians for The Cleveland Brown, multiple universities, Major League Rugby, King if the Cage MMA, and CrossFit. I actually diagnosed an MMA fighter with a deadly heart condition 1hr before his fight and he ended up having open-heart surgery.
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?
The key is to focus on the things you enjoy. If you focus on your obstacles you get mentally discouraged and fatigued and lose sight or f the destination.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
Several. My first venture into the fitness side of medicine was an offer by Dave Palumbo to write articles on health for RxMuscle. This led to me being recruited by a high profile supplement company to be their medical director. Now professional athletes and actors seek me out for consultations. And this opened the door for the guts segments I have done on local sports radio.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
Everyday. I have added years and quality to many lives. But I also do a large amount of pro bono work and providing care for underserved populations.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
Not a quote as much as a word. Perspective. I tell people all the time that no matter what excuses or obstacles we are facing, or what “bad” day you’re having….it could be worse and you can usually change the mood by changing your perspective.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
I’m on Instagram @human8tor and Facebook. I’m not much of a twitter person because I can’t help people as much in less than 160 characters.