Douglas Sterly McFerran, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Welcome to my Web page. I am happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my practice. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work at Kaiser Permanente for the last 18 years with wonderful colleagues and patients, and I look forward to working with you to care for your health.
I moved to California at age 5, grew up in Orange County, and attended UC Irvine for both undergraduate and medical school, so I am Southern Californian through and through. I love the outdoor lifestyle that is such a natural part of the area. About seven years ago, I developed a passion for surfing. If you look out at the waves on the weekend, you might see me gliding along.
About my practice
Following in the footsteps of my father, who in his 80s is still is a part-time practicing family medicine physician, I have a wonderful role model of what a kind, caring, compassionate physician should be. My father helps keep me grounded in what is really important in this fast-paced, complicated field of medicine.
How I thrive
Balance is the key to thriving in this often chaotic world. Family gatherings with my kids and grandkids, attending church with the family, jogging as often as possible, surfing for exercise and to get away from cell phones-all of these things help me enjoy life to the fullest.