Mary Patton, MD, FACP

There’s an adage that says “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” If it’s true, Dr. Patton, who has been working with residents…

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Issa Fakhouri, MD

Less than a decade ago, Kaiser Permanente Northern California ranked in the low 100s in the country for diabetes management. But thanks to a program Dr. Fakhouri implemented in the Central Valley and then helped spread throughout the region, KP…

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Victor Silvestre, MD

When asked to talk about Dr. Victor Silvestre and his skills as an educator and clinician, colleagues are nothing short of effusive. Among descriptions like “brilliant,” “humble,” and “utterly phenomenal,” there’s a subject that comes up almost invariably: “Vic’s pearls.”…

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Lisa Liu, MD

"Working with the kids on their community health projects helps me remember why I went into medicine in the first place."
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Daniel S. Tseng, MD, MPH

Daniel Tseng, MD is recognized for his work as principal investigator on one of the few studies to examine the relationship between ethnicity and tolerance of hypertension medications. Study results are reported in the article "Angiotensin-converting Enzyme-related Cough Among Chinese-Americans,"…

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Edward Lee, MD

"Seeing all the clinicians who have benefited from the KP HealthConnect Toolbar has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career."
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Joseph Young, MD

"We needed to think about hypertension control differently, to better utilize a team approach. Once we began thinking about delivering care outside the doctor office visit, it freed us to be innovative and creative."
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Jeffrey Fessel, MD

Jeffrey Fessel, MD, is recognized for his 50-year career as a clinician-researcher, 43 of those years with TPMG. During his initial years with TPMG, his primary research interest was in rheumatic diseases; but soon after the AIDS epidemic surfaced in…

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Richard Fleming, MD

"Volunteering reflects a desire to give back. As physicians, we understand how fortunate we are to be in a position to return something to the community."
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David Sobel, MD

"Members are the true primary care providers, and our job is to educate, equip and empower them to be active partners with care professionals."
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R. Michael Wilkes, MD

As Chief of Utilization Management, in 1996, Dr. Wilkes spearheaded the development of a program to more effectively manage patients with CHF – the most common medical diagnosis for hospital admissions. The program uses clinical pathways, outpatient classes and case…

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