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Hi I'm Andy

I am a native of Arizona. I have practiced family medicine for 21 years after serving a mission to Venezuela. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a family physician who has been married for 25 years to my wonderful wife. I have two children, an 18 year old son and a 21 year old daughter. I have practiced medicine for 21 years and still enjoy going to work every day to help people with their medical problems. I like family practice because every day is different and I get to treat a variety of conditions, from toe nail fungus to depression, from lacerations to sore throats. I enjoy helping people feel better and rejoice in seeing them improve their health by making healthy choices of diet and exercise, and quitting bad habits that ruin their health, such a smoking and consuming alcohol. For hobbies I enjoy hiking, gardening, and singing. I belong to a choir called East Valley Mormon Choral Organization (evmco.org) which is a 240 voice adult choir and 300+ youth and a 100+ orchestra that performs twice a year at the Mesa Arts Center. It is a thrill to sing with a professional community choir that accepts singers of all faiths to rejoice together in music. Come join us if you love to sing!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS church, as did my parents and grandparents. My great-grandmother Elizabeth joined the church in England in 1888 and felt so strongly about her new religion that she left England pregant with her 5 small children and emigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah. All of my family are members of the church because of this one courageous lady who was convinced that the Book of Mormon is true and Jesus is our Christ and Redeemer, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints contains all the ordinances and priesthood power to seal families together forever and be able to live together as families for the eternities. Over my lifetime, I have also come to believe these truths and wish to be together with my spouse and family in the celestial life to come. Only the LDS church has all the keys that will allow this to happen to me and my family.

How I live my faith

I am the local leader of the older men in our ward, a three block area of members of the church who attend together at the same time. I enjoy meeting with them, learning the gospel together, getting to know them and thier families, and helping each other in times of need. I know that at any time I can call on members of my group to see me at a hospital, administer a blessing to me in a time of need, teach a special lesson to my family, or lift me up in a time of need. Likewise, I feel blessed to help out those in my ward in times of need and feel like I have immediate friends who love and support me as a brother in Christ, no matter what my or their particular circumstance may be. I am assigned to visit a family each month with my son. We share a message from our church leaders in Salt Lake from a church magazine called "The Ensign." I also appreciate all the help I have received in helping to raise our children, from scout leaders, to young women leaders, and support from a Bishop who is the "father of the ward." We always feel loved and supported. I also enjoy singing in our ward choir and plan to sing several pieces on Sunday, Christmas Day.