Education was foremost in my life as the son of a high school principal and an elementary school teacher. Nevertheless, the quarter acre garden next to our home kept me mindful of my farming roots as our summers were filled with gathering vegetables for canning and fruit for making jelly.
I am an engineer who became an internist who became a cardiologist who continues to have a mechanical pencil and ball point pen in my white coat pocket. I finally own a smart phone, and I drive a truck.
During the thirty-two years of my medical career, I have spoken many but penned very few words about food. Nonetheless, I have devoted much of my time with thousands of patients discussing healthy and affordable Southern food. I look forward to putting many of those spoken words into an engaging and informative text so let me know what you think – good or bad.
- Georgia Institute of Technology, BS, 1973
- University of Miami School of Medicine, MD, 1976
- University of Texas in Houston, Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, 1976-79
- U.S. Army Medical Corps, Redstone Arsenal, AL, 1979-1982 (Chief of Medicine)
- Internal Medicine private practice, Marianna, FL 1982-1991 (Chief of Medicine and Chief of Staff)
- University of Texas in Houston, Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine, 1991-1994
- 1995, joined the Cardiovascular Institute of Northwest Florida as board certified in Internal Medicine and General Cardiology as well as a Fellow in the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians and a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology.