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Hi I'm Gary

I am a family physician, serve on many committees, with the Boy Scouts of America and am involved with my community. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I attended Arizona State University, completed medical school and currently own a Family Practice, perform emergency medical services and offer administrative medical services to a local hospital, fire departments and state agencies. I enjoy being involved in the care of others. I enjoy my service with the Boy Scouts of America, spending time outdoors, hiking, fishing, and hunting. My family means the world to me. The time I spend with them is considered sacred time. My wife and children bring me my greatest joy. My greatest desire is that my family is around me while we work in the yard, clean the house, enjoy recreational activities together or just sitting with one another.

Why I am a Mormon

While living in upstate New York my family was introduced to the church by an LDS family who had befriended my parents. When I was 10 years old my parents and 11 year old brother were baptized because of the teachings of Christ, the restoration of the priesthood and the ability to become an eternal family. As children we were the only members of the church in our school. When I was 12 my mother decided it was important to live closer to more Latter-day Saints so we moved to Arizona. Today I am an active member of the church and find much joy in living the gospel. The teachings of Christ resonate in my heart and help me to understand that there is only one church on the earth that holds the priesthood keys that can seal families together forever. It is in the temple that I am taught the precious eternal truths that will assist me in living in the presence of my Heavenly Father again one day. The equality between women and men is doctrine that I treasure. Rearing a family in love and righteousness with a mother and a father married for time and all eternity is essential. I love the teachings of the family.

How I live my faith

I have opportunity to serve in the church in a priesthood leadership position where I have the blessing of meeting with many members, assist in overseeing youth and children programs, and work directly with bishops who oversee smaller congregations (wards). I am involved in the community where I serve as an administrative medical director with the local fire departments, on the medical executive committee of a local hospital, a governor appointed regulatory board position, and with the local Boy Scouts of America. I spend 3 days per quarter serving the Mexican people in a small community in Mexico where I volunteer time in a medical clinic where I exercise my Spanish speaking abilities that I learned while serving a missionary for the church when I was 19 years of age. This is a blessing in my life.

What is the priesthood?

The priesthood of God has been a blessing to me in my life. I have personally witnessed miracles that can only be explained by the power of the priesthood of God exercised upon individuals who were ill or otherwise afflicted. As a physician I am unable to explain the way that this works; however my knowledge of the priesthood allows me to understand more fully the witnessed healings. God continues to bless his children through the priesthood. He has not abandoned us here on earth to walk in darkness without the ability to assist one another. Jesus Christ is the greatest physician. He healed the sick, brought sight to the blind, restored many to the previous normal state and raised the dead. All of this was performed by the priesthood power of God. I know without a doubt that the authority or the priesthood is on the earth today as I am an eyewitness to its' restorative power. Show more Show less