John Peter Nolan, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Welcome to my Web page. I am happy to have this opportunity to introduce myself to you and tell you about my practice and myself. I feel very fortunate to work at Kaiser Permanente because of my wonderful patients and colleagues, and I look forward to working with you as your partner in good health.
I have wanted to be a physician since I was a young man, when my grandmother and then my mother both developed the same type of cancer. I watched my grandmother slowly die, in spite of the best efforts of her doctors. Then, in complete contrast, I watched my mother fight against the disease that had just taken her mother and recover from it. As the first generation of my family born in the United States, and the first to graduate from college, I’ve learned the importance of helping others. And through my close experiences with my grandmother and mother, I learned the importance of comforting and caring for people during difficult times.
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 my patients need. Being a doctor allows people to share with me their innermost secrets, fears, and hopes. It’s a privilege to help patients 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 honored that patients have entrusted me with their care, and it’s my goal to treat them as I would my own family.
How I thrive
I firmly believe in the Kaiser Permanente philosophy of total health, and I try to live it in my life every day. My family life is my major priority. I enjoy family outings of all types, including traveling with my wife, my son and daughters. I play basketball on weekends, and I try to mountain bike whenever possible. Most of all, I enjoy any time I get to spend with my family.