In Their Own Words

Finding Fulfillment by Blending Administrative and Clinical Work

The following is part of a series of testimonials from family physicians on finding satisfaction across a variety of practice models.

Raul Ayala, MD
Adventist Health Community Care, Selma, California
Administration and primary care in a rural community clinic

For me, one aspect of well-being is achieving balance so that I can spend time with my family in the morning before work and get home at a reasonable hour to focus on them at the end of the day. As a physician, I believe well-being also involves having a job that allows me to make a difference in patients’ lives by improving the quality of care delivery; nurturing the patient-physician relationship; connecting with my colleagues around a shared mission; and serving my community for the greater good. 

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