I spent my childhood exploring the prairies of central Alberta (Canada) and practicing my "doctoring" skills on the kittens born on my parent's acreage. When I was 12 years old I went on my first mission trip to Fiji which started my passion for travel and global health. Since that time I have been privileged to learn about the culture and health care system in other countries including Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Tchad, and China. I was blessed to be able to attend medical school at Loma Linda University and while there I joined the Deferred Mission Appointee program which will allow me to serve at one of the international Seventh Day Adventist hospital after completing residency. I love serving underserved populations, whole person care and educating patients on how they can improve their health one step at a time. When I am not in the hospital I can be found hiking, kayaking, and exploring both locally and internationally.
Richard Compton, DO
I was born in California and I have had the opportunity to live in variety of places including Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Mongolia. I attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania and worked in various upstate New York hospitals. While I appreciate helping a patient recover from illness I am motivated to help people discover that prevention is key and good health starts at home. My time in Mongolia taught me how much it means to people to receive quality medical care. I enjoy cycling, racquetball, soccer, and spending time with my family.
I was born in San Diego and raised in the north county community of Carlsbad. I got my undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of San Diego and continued my education with a Masters of Public Health epidemiology from Loma Linda University School of Public Health. I took my passion for community medicine and whole person care to Touro University Nevada where I graduated with a Doctorate of Osteopathy. I enjoy being able to provide osteopathic medicine treatment to my patients in conjunction with allopathic medicine. I am excited to use my MPH and focus on whole generations of patient care in the combined Family and Preventive medicine program. Building connections with individuals but understanding community and population medicine have been my driving force to become a physician. In my spare time I ride horses and am an enthusiastic runner enjoying half and full marathons. I also participate in crossfit with my husband and enjoy traveling to unique hiking locations and one day would like to complete the PCT hike.