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Willard S. Chung, M.D.
Dr. Chung graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School prior to completing his residency, where he spent seven years with the highly respected Scripps Health system at the Mercy hospitals in San Diego county. Currently, Dr. Chung practices at the Family Medicine Center and is board-certified in family medicine, 2009. To hear Dr. Chung share more about his role in the program as well as his personal interests, click here.
Thomas M. Dawes, Jr., MD
Dr. Dawes received his undergraduate degree from University of California, Riverside in 1992 and his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in 1996. He established his private practice in Santa Maria in 2001. Dr. Dawes is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Dawes is dedicated to providing comprehensive primary care in a compassionate and professional environment. He has been instructing medical students and residents for the past 15 years and is committed to the medical education process.
Robert Firestone, MD
Dr. Firestone received his undergraduate degree from Caltech University in 1968, and received his medical degree in 1974 from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He completed his residency at Earl K Long Memorial Hospital. Dr. Firestone has been practicing Family Medicine for 46 years, 32 years of those years on the Central Coast. Dr. Firestone has been teaching residents at FMC since 2016. Dr. Firestone enjoys playing golf, bowling, and spending time with his puppies.
Anne Kennard, DO
Dr. Anne Kennard received her Bachelors Degree in Nutrition Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She attended AT Still University to earn her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, and completed a residency through the University of Arizona-Phoenix in Obstetrics and Gynecology. From her early training in nutrition and experience as a yoga and meditation instructor, she became interested in Integrative Medicine. She developed and piloted the first Integrative Medicine in Residency program for OBGYNs in the country, and completed a two year fellowship in Integrative Medicine through the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. She then trained with Dr. Tieraona Low Dog to become a clinical herbalist. She is the author of works blending conventional medicine, culinary medicine, herbal medicine, and mind body therapies, and lectures nationally on women’s Integrative Medicine topics. She currently serves as the Director for the Integrative Medicine program and OBGYN core faculty at Marian Medical Center. She enjoys spending time with her young daughter, cooking, gardening, herbal medicine making, and kayaking with the otters on the central coast.
Scott Piazza, DO
Dr. Piazza received his undergraduate at the University of California, Riverside in 2003, and his medical degree from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2016. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Piazza provides individualized whole person care from birth through end of life. He strives to find optimal health, while treating a variety of acute conditions and managing chronic diseases in an outpatient setting. In addition, Dr. Piazza’s areas of interest include osteopathic manual medicine (OMM/OMT) and medical informatics.
Victor Pulido, DO
Dr. Pulido received his undergraduate degree from Occidental College in 1984 and his medical degree from Western University of Health Science – College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California and completed residency training at Riverside General Hospital. Dr. Pulido is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and is a diplomate of the American Academy of Family Practice. As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Pulido’s is to assist his patients in achieving optimal health. He emphasizes health promotion, preventive health and the best disease management for all of his patients.
Luke Rawlings, MD
Dr. Rawlings received his medical degree from the St. George's University School of Medicine in 2004. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. In his own words, "I hope to provide the highest quality care to all people of all ages and backgrounds. I was family medicine residency trained at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas and completed an emergency medicine/family medicine fellowship at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. My experience in both specialties combines broadly to work with patients on the spectrum of their needs from prevention, primary, urgent and emergency care. I am committed to teaching and collaboration."
Lisa Ryan, MD
Dr. Ryan received her undergraduate degree from University of California, Santa Cruz in 1992 and her medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1997. Dr. Ryan is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Ryan has a passion for inpatient medicine and treating medically complicated patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
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