President's Blog

Reflections on the mission

July 2015

(These remarks were delivered during the Juneteenth celebration at the George Stevens Senior Resource Center.) I have been serving patients in Southeastern San Diego for 40 years. Health data 40 years ago showed African Americans in Southeastern San Diego suffered the highest rates of cardiovascular disease, including heart attacks and strokes, when compared to other parts of the county....

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May 2015

I have been an internal medicine doctor for more than 40 years. My practice is nestled in Southeastern San Diego, a cluster of working-class neighborhoods that historically were home to African American families, although these days their neighbors are much more diverse.Most of my patients are low-income residents of San Diego from a variety of ethnicbackgrounds, including African American, L...

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