Family Physician


Dr. Johnny is a Los Angeles native who is willing to support the Lakers even when they are an underachieving team.

He now calls Irvine home and is grateful to practice Direct Primary Care here. He enjoys learning from his patients and listening to their stories in a relaxed and mindful manner, preferably with some coffee or tea in hand.

When not thinking about his patients, he is usually studying natural and traditional healing methods, reading about food and nutrition, contemplating health disparities, or learning about new technology and treatments in healthcare.

Outside of “work,” he enjoys traveling the world, practicing photography, tasting food and wine, and learning about architecture and design.

And in his spare time, you might find him at the beach surfing, up in the mountains snowboarding, around the house or garden tinkering, in the kitchen cooking with his wife, or around town hanging out with family and friends.

His other full time job is being a daddy to two wonderful little girls.

Master's Public Health: Columbia University, NYC. 1997
Medical School: New York University, NYC. 2001
Residency: Family Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA. 2004
Board Certified: Family Medicine 2004-current
Acupuncture/TCM: East-West Center UCLA 2003, Academy of Pain Research 2010