Robert Michael Theal, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Welcome to my Web page. I work at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center as a family practice physician, and as a residency faculty member.
I have been practicing here since 1987 and have enjoyed it very much. I am a third-generation Californian and enjoy being close to family and friends near where I grew up. As a young child, I was hospitalized twice and became intrigued with medicine and the idea of a becoming a family physician. I pursued this goal and found enjoyment in meeting with people and their families. I like serving them as their personal physician and following their health care over time. Establishing continuity and a personal connection between a patient and physician is essential for positive health care.
About my practice
My time at my family practice is divided between my patients and teaching. I enjoy the connection between knowing about my patients, their health and well-being, which are interrelated. Teaching in the residency keeps me involved in research and allows me to pass my knowledge on to the next generation of family practice physicians.
How I thrive
My belief is that we all need to keep our life in balance. I have enjoyed distance running since high school when I began running cross-country. In 1999, I set a goal to train for and run the Los Angeles Marathon, and I achieved that goal. Now, I ride my mountain bike on the weekends for stress reduction and cardiovascular health. Additionally, I enjoy flying single-engine airplanes. I received my pilot's license when I was 14 years old. I enjoy reading, especially mysteries, and spending time with my family.