Adriann Bruce, MD
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I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I was born and raised in a small community in Northern California called Half Moon Bay. I got my Bachelor of Science at Eckerd College in Florida, where I majored in biology and sociology with a minor in chemistry and a pre-medicine concentration. I went on to medical school at University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine and served as chief resident in the family medicine program. While living in Hawaii, I fell in love with the rich culture, beautiful environment, aloha spirit, and the amazing people.
Observing my father’s hard work and diligence has been particularly helpful to my education and training. My mother motivates me to be a considerate physician and remember to think outside the box. My grandmother, a nurse, influenced my decision to study medicine. Her sincere, compassionate nature continues to inspire me to provide the best care I can to my patients.
About my practice
I’ve always had a strong interest in biology, human physiology, medicine, and sociology. Medicine is a challenging and rewarding career that allows me to help individuals in a meaningful way and make a difference in my community. During college and medical school I had the opportunity to work with several family physicians. I could see that this specialty would be a natural fit for me given my belief in the benefits of a comprehensive, preventive approach to patient care. My professional interests include women's health, preventive medicine, hypertension, and diabetes.
I enjoy both learning and teaching. I gave a presentation at a conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine on improving prevention and care with the electronic medical record.
I read the journals of the American Academy of Family Physician, and the American Medical Association and articles on several clinical care websites.
During my training I noticed that the physicians and staff at Hawaii Permanente Medical Group always seemed happy and enthusiastic. Also, the emphasis at Kaiser Permanente on preventive, comprehensive patient care is consistent with my own approach.
It’s my belief that to best help their patients, physicians should take into account not only the physical aspects of their lives, but the mental and spiritual aspects as well.
How I thrive
I enjoy staying active, especially outdoors. Some of my favorite pastimes are spending time at the beach, paddle boarding, swimming, hiking, camping, and traveling. Keeping in close contact with family and friends helps me to stay balanced. I also find it rewarding to do community service.