I practice the full scope of primary care in the office from performing routine well-child exams, adult preventative and gynecological exams to visits for acute illness, injury and chronic problems such as diabetes and hypertension.  I am also trained in several gynecologic procedures and basic skin procedures (biopsies and suturing).

I offer same day/next day appointments. Early morning, evening, weekend appointments and home visits are available upon request and availability.  
Your time is respected and the appointments are scheduled far enough apart that they begin on time. 

Routine phone calls are returned within one business day. Established patients may call my personal cell phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week for more pressing health issues.

We can email each other directly about non-urgent issues.  

As a courtesy, I can bill insurance for you. Yet please check directly with your insurance to see if  I am an In-Network for your specific plan each year, since each health insurance company now offers a large number of plans and they can change physician in-network status each year.  Providence did for 2018 and only has me in-network for EPO & PPO.
My "In-network" list:  Aetna, Coventry/First Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Family Care OHP, First Choice, Moda (as a "specialist"), PacificSource , Providence PPO & EPO, Regence, and United.  I may also bill other out-of-network plans for you.  I may also bill other out-of-network plans for you.  If you’re without insurance, I offer a 30 % discount for same day payment via cash or check and will consider trading services.

I will provide you a “medical home”—one location where you can receive care for most of you health issues and one physician who is helping you coordinate the care you may receive from other providers or specialists.

I prefer to rely more on healthy lifestyle and less on pharmaceuticals. My interests are strong in nutrition and in “food as medicine,” and as a result I am pursing certification in Functional Medicine. This will blend nicely as I enjoy collaborating with a wide array of traditional medical specialists and alternative holistic providers to provide patients with great healthcare.

Healthcare with heart.
                                                Healthcare with Heart

Born and raised in east Portland, I graduated with a BS in Biochemistry from Lewis & Clark College. As a first generation Polish-American, I received my M.D. from Karol Marcinkowski Medical School and finished my Family Medicine internship and residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. I have been board certified in Family Medicine since 2002.

I opened my solo micro Family Medicine practice to be able to offer slow medicine. What do I mean by "slow"? Both as an employed physician and as a patient, I have experienced mainstream medicine to resemble an assembly line form of care. Patients who are motivated to understand why they have a medical problem, rather than just wanting a pill to solve the problem, often need longer appointments than typical 10-20 minute visits. Longer visits which can be up to 60 minutes or longer, allow more holistic healing and future health success. 

I am often asked how my last name is pronounced. It has a short vowel in the first syllable, and the later part rhymes with "coin" , "Ged-voin".

Since the 1990's I have been commuting by bicycle year round and in my free time I am an avid outdoor adventurer. I also enjoy yoga, meditation, and foraging wild foods.