Michelle Fabiola Rios, MD
I speak: English, Spanish
My gender: Female
Where I practice
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I was born on the East Coast but spent most of my life in Southern California. I have lived in various parts of the state including the coast, the Central Valley, and the Bay Area. I sincerely feel blessed to have exposure to the cultural, ethnic, and geographic diversity of this great state. I went to UCLA where I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in psychobiology (the biology of human behavior). I then attended UC San Francisco for my medical degree with a specialization in medical education. Internal medicine drew me in right away due to the diversity of the specialty as well as the ability to treat and understand the patient as a whole. I did my internship and residency at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
About my practice
I am excited to care for our Kaiser Permanente members, because our approach to health is comprehensive and reaches far outside the walls of my office. We use an extensive network of health educators, social workers, pharmacists, nurses, and other staff to help our patients achieve their goals. I also realize you have a life outside of the clinic, so we strive to coordinate this care in a manner that is seamless and appreciative of the time and effort it takes to come to the doctor's office. I want you to understand your health and encourage open and direct communication. I encourage you to register on Kaiser Permanente.org, where you can email me, make appointments, refill prescriptions, and more.
How I thrive
I thrive by listening to live music, taking care of my four rescue pets, and (most importantly) staying close to my family. Also, it helps to keep physically active. I like to take kickboxing classes whenever I can.