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Hi I'm Eric

I'm a father, husband, internal medicine resident. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband, father, son, brother, medical doctor in internal medicine and a runner enthusiast. In 2004, I married my sweetheart, Jenny, we now have three energetic and loving children. I come from a family of nine, two brothers and four sisters. I have lived in Utah, Brazil, Illinois and Washington. Every day I wake up excited to go to work and help in the healing process of others. I have recently run the Seattle Marathon and look forward to improving my time in future marathons. Balance between personal, family, work and religious time is one of the greatest lessons and struggles in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were Mormons when I was born and I have grown up with the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the words of ancient and modern prophets and Holy Scriptures. Truths found therein have guided and sustained me throughout my life. I have made the conscious and firm decision to continue in the faith of my childhood. The sweet whisperings of the one true source of knowledge, the Spirit of God, has witnessed to both my heart and brain that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the correct and true path that leads all back to God. I am a Mormon and believe the teachings found within the church has strengthened my resolve to be a better husband and father, to live a Christ-like life in the sacred walls of my home and through my service within the hospital. My faith in Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ is the foundation of my life and because of that firm footing I find peace, happiness and joy even through the times that the journey is not as smooth as I may like.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon dictates how I treat people, friend and foe alike. All people are my brother or sister and all have the same Father and God. This knowledge helps me treat others with respect, kindness and forgiveness. While I consider myself busy, my responsibility in the Mormon Church is to teach seven year old boys and girls for two hours during Sunday services. I teach them the basic principles of faith, repentance, baptism and the Holy Ghost and come away edified from the children's enthusiasm and faith. At work, I am known for my hard work ethic, calm demeanor under pressure and was recently recognized as the Osler resident of the year in my residency program. This is an award given to the resident who best represents Sir William Osler's desire to treat people and not just their disease. This award was possible because at a young age and throughout my life I have tried to emulate the Savior's life and love others as he has loved me.