Kaiser Permanente appoints new Community Medicine Fellow
Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa launched the Community & Integrative Medicine Fellowship this year, and our first Fellow is Dr. Kayla Flores-Tindall.
The Fellowship is designed to train family medicine physicians to become teachers, mentors, and leaders in community medicine and evidence-based integrative medicine.
During this 13-month fellowship, Kayla will provide outpatient primary care to the medically underserved at FQHC Petaluma Health Center, rotate through a variety of community-based clinical settings, and learn evidence-based integrative medicine. Additionally, she will gain experience teaching family medicine residents and working with KP Santa Rosa Family Medicine faculty on mentored scholarly projects.
The Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency welcomed its first class of six residents in July 2018, so this fellowship offers a unique opportunity to help develop curriculum, shape residency culture, and enjoy being part of a close-knit family medicine community in Sonoma County.
Dr. Flores-Tindall completed her residency training at Sutter Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency. She attended medical school at the University of California Davis School of Medicine and simultaneously earned a master’s degree in Maternal and Child Health at the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health.
Her professional interests include integrative medicine, maternal and child health, adolescent health, LGBT health, care of children with developmental disabilities, Latino health, community engagement, prevention, and wellness promotion.
“I envision myself working in community health serving the underserved through integrative, family-centered care,” she said. “I want to be a doctor for the community, not just for the individual patient.”