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For Dr. Jyothi Patri, her patients are her family

Dr. Patri talks about the relationship with her patients, how she balances her career and family life, and her plans for the Fresno-Kings-Madera Chapter.     When Dr. Jyothi Patri, a Family Physician in Central Valley, CA, won the Top Physicians Under 40 Award in 2019, she was 36 years old. It was a moment […]

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A COVID-19 Vaccine Message from Family Doctors

Thank you to the physicians from the Indian Health Center Santa Clara Valley – Family Medicine Center (O’Connor) & Stanford Family Medicine Residency for participating! Filmed and edited by Emmeline Ha, MD.

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“I live what I preach.” – Alex McDonald, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP

A former pro triathlete, Dr. McDonald promotes preventative medicine, prescribing exercise, good sleep, and nutrition to his patients, while working in the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19.   Alex McDonald, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP was known for being fast as a pro triathlete early in his medical career. Now as a family physician, exercise is […]

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Reviving a Chapter: How Dr. Diana Mokaya helped bring doctors to work together

For years Santa Clara chapter was inactive. Now it’s helping fight the ever-growing community disparities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.   The bylaws were so old that the only copy available was something written on a typewriter, probably from the sixties. The California Academy of Family Physicians chapter of Santa Clara had been inactive for […]

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Dr. Monique George aims for engagement on the Los Angeles chapter

President of the largest CAFP chapter and the county hit the hardest by the pandemic, Dr. George hopes for change as vaccination rises.   With over two thousand members, the California Academy of Family Physicians chapter of Los Angeles is the largest of the organization. The new chapter president, Monique George, MD, is excited about […]

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We’re Storytellers – Duy Nguyen, DO

Dr. Duy Nguyen, the new president of Orange County’s chapter, is on a mission to make a difference in people’s lives.   Like most physicians, Duy Nguyen, DO, is passionate about his profession. But unlike many who knew as a child that they wanted to become a doctor, he found his passion when he was […]

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Outside of Residency and Work: Perspectives from the Student and Resident Council

​”The nervous excitement with starting each new rotation ​is slowly worn by seemingly endless new ​teams, new rules, and new attendings. ​However, there’s also ​a bit of ​sadness when rotations end – because bonds quickly form during these intense training periods; and despite having the best intentions to stay in touch, our busy schedules simply […]

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CAFP Welcomes New District 8 Director

Congratulations to Brent Sugimoto, MD, who will step in to the role of District VIII Director on CAFP’s Board of Directors after the April 2021 Board meeting. Dr. Sugimoto has been elected to the position which is being vacated because current Director, Dr. Shani Muhammad, has relocated to another region. Dr. Sugimoto will represent the […]

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Two California Family Physicians Selected for AAFP Women’s Leadership Program

The Academy congratulates CAFP members Drs. Patricia Chico and Micaela Godzich for being selected for the AAFP’s Women’s Wellness Through Equity and Leadership Alliance (WEL). WEL is a collaborative program aimed at developing and creating more equitable workplace experiences for women physicians through leadership development. Learn more about these wonderful CAFP leaders and the program here.

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