Rita J. Feghali, MD
I speak: English, Arabic, French, Spanish
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I am thrilled to be a part of Kaiser Permanente, and have the opportunity to practice medicine in a top-notch environment alongside dedicated professionals. I look forward to providing members with the best care possible. I hold a great respect and appreciation for each member's unique background and needs. I speak several languages (French, Arabic, Spanish, English, German, and Italian), which I use on a daily basis to better serve my patients.
While I feel like a native San Diegan, I was actually born in Lebanon and raised in France, near the Swiss border. I came to San Diego after high school, and it has been my home ever since. My husband and I have one son, and we also care for my parents who live with us. Family is incredibly important to me, and I strive to treat my patients with the same care and reverence as I would my own family. At the age of five, I decided to become a pediatrician, so coming to work each day feels like living my lifelong dream! I quickly learned that to be the pediatrician worthy of my childhood dreams, I needed to practice medicine where the patients and the providers work together to achieve optimum results. Kaiser Permanente allows me that satisfaction, and I take great pleasure in that!
About my practice
Medicine creates a unique opportunity to connect with people. In working with patients, I use my medical training and knowledge, but I also make every effort to truly listen and respond to their needs. As a pediatrician, it is incredibly special to me that parents have entrusted me with what is most precious to them: their children. I enjoy is working closely with my patients and their families. It is a great feeling to know that we are working together to help achieve their health goals, and that their concerns are of utmost significance to me in their treatment and care.
How I thrive
Keeping balance in my life is essential to me. I enjoy working out at the gym several times a week, as it ensures my sanity! I love to travel; it is very enriching to learn about different cultures, including the history of a country and its people. I also treasure the time I spend with my family, especially with my two boys, (who seem to always teach me something new!).