Dr. Álvaro Rodrigo Encinas

Biography

According to WONCA (World Organization of Family Doctors), a family doctor is the doctor that offers individuals and families personal, primary, continuous, and integral health care.


For me, the relationship between a Family Doctor and their patient is the most important connection that can influence their overall health.  Many times, I have seen that patients are lost in the US healthcare system.  Besides being a good doctor for my patients, I want to be the guide for my patients in their search for their optimal health. 


I was born and raised in Chicago.  My family is from Bolivia.   


I went to high school at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL.  I attended the University of Illinois at Chicago for college.  Thereafter, I attended Ross University in Dominica, W.I. for medical school. 


I completed my intern year at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago.  Afterwards I moved to New Jersey where I completed my Family Medicine Residency and Chief Residency at Somerset Medical Center, affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine.  With a desire to continue my medical training, I moved to Memphis, Tennessee to complete a fellowship in Family Medicine Obstetrics at Medicos Para La Familia.   


During my career, I have worked in various healthcare settings, such as an urgent care, emergency room, correctional institution, and labor & delivery.  I also worked for 5+ years as a hospitalist.  I am licensed in 28 states and provide care via Telemedicine.  Currently, I am the Medical Director of a Correctional Institution.  Also, I am the Chairman of Family Medicine at one of the oldest hospitals in Chicago.  


My true love in medicine is working in the outpatient setting, where I am able to work as a Primary Care Physician.  


So I invite you to read the website and learn some more about my practice, Médico Directo.  It would be an honor to serve as your Primary Care Physician. 

"For me, the relationship between a Family Doctor and their patient is the most important connection that can influence their overall health."  

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