After 17 years in Northern California, I headed south where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California, Riverside, in 1984 and promptly entered the private sector. A glutton for punishment, I returned for post-baccalaureate studies in Computer Science in 1987 after which I earned my Doctor of Medicine in 1991 from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University. Love called & romance blossomed, so I returned to the San Francisco Bay Area where I completed my Family Medicine residency at Merrithew Memorial Hospital at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine in 1994.
After 3 years wandering around the country as a locum tenens physician and collecting a dozen state licenses along the way, I was feeling rather masochistic once more. So I applied for subspecialty training, completing my Fellowship in Geriatrics at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in 1998. I joined the faculty as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and was appointed Director of the Ambulatory Geriatric Center in Greenville, NC. In 2003, I was recruited by Cenegenics Medical Institute to build it into the ubiquitous presence it is today in your airline inflight magazines. After 7 years as an employed physician, I left to return to my family medicine & geriatric roots by developing a small private practice which this website represents.
From July 2012 to July 2016, I served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine, where I had started as a Clinical Assistant Professor in 2004. I will continue to care for the frail & vulnerable elderly by making house calls and working closely w/home health agencies & hospice.
Along the way, I have written many articles, given many presentations, and made myself available to both patients and colleagues. I plan to continue more of the same. For more information, go to http://www.alvinblin.com/ and http://www.linkedin.com/in/alvinblin.
Reviewed & revised 5 September 2016