Jesus Rodriguez, MD
“Dr. Rodriguez is definitely a role model,” says Varoujan Altebarmakian, MD, Physician-in-Chief, Fresno. “He has more than demonstrated his commitment to the health of the Latino community.”
Growing up in Madera, California, Dr. Jesus Rodriguez saw many people in the Latino community struggling to get medical care. “I told myself that if I ever became a doctor, I would work to make things better,” says Dr. Rodriguez. He’s held true to his childhood pledge.
Today, he’s involved in many efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of the local Latino community. His dedication to community outreach encourages and inspires others to follow his lead.
He often appears on local television and radio and frequently speaks at health fairs about issues that are prevalent in the Latino community. He mentors young people, hoping to inspire them to pursue a career in medicine. He is one of two physician leads in Fresno’s Care Beyond Our Walls Latino Health and Wellness program. He’s currently working on educational material to help Fresno physicians and staff better meet the health care needs of their Latino patients.
As a member of the Physician Health and Wellness Committee, he gently nudges his colleagues to participate at fitness events — and he’s right in there swimming, cycling, and running marathons with the rest of them.
“Dr. Rodriguez is definitely a role model for our physicians and employees,” says Varoujan Altebarmakian, MD, Physician-in-Chief, Fresno. “He has more than demonstrated his commitment to the health of the Latino community.