New Family Medicine Physician Joins PeaceHealth Ketchikan
October 04, 2020
Dr. Jose most recently was Chief Resident at Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana (University of Montana). When he completed his residency and considered his next career step, PeaceHealth Ketchikan was his first stop.
“I immediately decided on Ketchikan because I love the outdoors. I love hiking; I love fishing. I also wanted to practice in an area with a strong Filipino population in order to serve my culture and community,” said Dr. Jose who is fluent in both Tagalog and English.
While most of his patients so far have been Tagalog speakers, his practice isn’t limited to the Filipino community, and he is looking to expand his patient base. “I love pediatrics and adolescent care, so I hope I can expand my practice to include children and young adults,” he said.
Dr. Jose earned a Master of Public Health degree from Boston University School of Public Health, and his medical degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine.
Dr. Jose has a range of interests including wilderness and academic medicine, community health and engagement, and connecting with organizations and individuals in these areas. He has begun volunteering with the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition on youth and substance abuse initiatives and has applied to UW Medicine as an adjunct faculty member.
Dr. Jose has discovered many of the things we prize as residents of Southeast, “I have done the traverse from Silvis Lake to Deer Mountain twice now, and I hope to do it more before it snows. I have gotten out on the water to fish and to go crabbing and shrimping.
“I have loved every second in Southeast Alaska.”
Patients wishing to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jose can call 907-228-8140
Edited By Mary Kauffman, SitNews
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