David Molina Garcia, MD
I speak: English, Spanish, Tagalog
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Welcome to my Web page. I'm glad to have the opportunity to present my credentials to you. It's important that you feel comfortable with me as your physician in the hospital or in the preoperative clinic.
I am originally from Manila, Philippines. Although I come from a family of physicians—including my mother, uncles and grandfather—my first college degree was in hotel and restaurant administration. I've always loved gourmet cooking, and I even had a catering business for a while, but it was my destiny to pursue a career in medicine. I completed my medical education at the University of the Philippines, and moved to the United States in 1980 to begin my postdoctoral training in internal medicine at Kettering Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. After that, I moved to California to complete an intensive care medicine fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical Center. I worked as a general internist in Orange County from 1985 to 1989, after which I joined Kaiser Permanente since 1989.
About my practice
I have focused my practice for the past 25 years on being a full-time hospitalist, which means that my primary duty is the care of members who have been admitted to the hospital. I feel my skills and training as a general internist and intensivist who takes care of critically ill people are best utilized in the hospital. I get a great sense of personal satisfaction in being able to help comfort the pain, alleviate suffering when I can, and hopefully achieve a cure for acutely ill patients.
How I thrive
I have been married for fifteen years. My wife and I do everything together. To relax mentally and physically, we pursue our passion of Argentine tango. We enjoy cooking fine cuisine and testing new cookbooks and cookware. We broaden our horizons with travelling. I am a serious collector of commercial airliner models.