Education & Training
Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Washington, WA
Health risk reduction and preventative medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians
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Philosophy of Care
I was born to an Irish father and Salvadorian mother here in California. I spent a lot of time in Central America as a child -- thus, I learned a lot of Spanish, but very little Irish! I spent my high school and college years in the Bay Area, attending Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, and the University of San Francisco as a Presidential Scholar. I then pursued my Irish heritage and received my medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. I returned to the United States to do my internship and residency training at the University of Washington in Spokane, Washington. While there, I was involved in studies on diabetic nephropathy, nutrition, and inpatient hospital medicine.
After completing my training, I continued with research and worked as a full-time hospitalist for two years prior to moving to the Bay Area to work in internal medicine at PAMF. I enjoy both hospital work and outpatient preventative care. I also am involved in the administration of our clinic and am helping to increase the depth of medical subspecialty services available to our patients at our Fremont Campus and in the East Bay at our other locations.
My philosophy of care revolves on balancing vigorous scientific research with the realities of patient lives. I encourage patients to make early healthy choices now to avoid larger problems at a later date. I also want patients to understand their own health issues well, so that they are better equipped to make informed decisions about their care. I look forward to helping you with your adult medical needs.
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