Although Dr. Singer grew up in southern California, he has now lived in the Bay Area for most of his life, including college, medical school, and residency training. Dr. Singer is especially interested in acute-care obstetrics, preventive medicine, under-served patients, and evaluation of the medical literature.
When not working, he is happiest spending time with his family and playing the banjo; he jokes that “since I play the banjo poorly, my family would prefer to spend time with me when I am not playing it. So I can’t do all of my favorite things at once.” Dr. Singer speaks limited Spanish, learned on the job, and he is always eager to improve. He encourages you to correct his grammar and pronunciation.
In caring for patients, he is very focused on “primum non nocere” – first, do no harm. Because of this, he tries only to undertake tests and interventions that he can clearly explain and justify to the patient. When a patient understands his/her healthcare, outcomes improve. Beyond that, seeing patients understand and participate in their care is one of the most rewarding experiences for a physician.