Claudia Alfaro-Andrick, MD (Medical Director)

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Education

Dr. Alfaro-Andrick completed her medical studies in Guadalajara, Mexico, and at New York Medical College. Her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences is from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles. She completed post-graduate work in Biology at San Diego State University.

Biography

Before studying medicine, Dr. Alfaro-Andrick also worked for several years as a bilingual English-Spanish facilitator, elementary school counselor, and behavioral specialist in Autistic Spectrum Disorders in San Diego.

Asked why she became a family practice physician, Dr. Alfaro-Andrick replied, “A personal experience with the demise of my eldest cousin. It was a tremendous loss to the family, primarily due to medical oversight. This experience always remained and later influenced my choice of career.”

Dr. Alfaro-Andrick decided to join Presbyterian Medical Services due to its philosophy of providing needed healthcare services to underserved communities. “I also found the friendliness and sincerity of the Presbyterian Medical Services staff to be very attractive, very inviting. I look forward to working with the RRFHC staff to expand pediatric services, neonatal through adolescence.”

Claudia Alfaro-Andrick, MD