Emelita Borja Talag, MD
I speak: English, Tagalog
My gender: Female
Where I practice
Hello, and welcome to my Web page. I'm glad to have the opportunity to share my information to you. It's very important that you feel comfortable with your personal physician, and I hope this page will help you start to get to know me.
I was born and raised in the Philippines and came to the United States as a young adult. I have wanted to be a physician since I was in high school when my grandfather got ill and eventually died. I saw how difficult and painful it was to care for a sick loved one. From that time on I told myself that I wanted to be a physician so I could help people who are sick.
About my practice
Medicine as a career is a very special opportunity to connect and help people in a meaningful way, utilizing medical skills and knowledge, but also listening and responding to what patients need. Being a doctor allows people to share with me their innermost secrets, fears and hopes. It is a privilege to help patient understand what concerns them, translate what they may not grasp, facilitate getting them the appropriate evaluations, and communicate with them and their families. I feel very honored that patients have entrusted me with their care, and strive to treat them as I would my own family.
How I thrive
Keeping balance in my life is very important to me. I am active in the Filipino organizations. I get myself involved in different Kaiser Permanente sponsored activities. I enjoy ballroom dancing; I like to travel and read a good novel.