My name is Merle Anne Albin. Welcome to my Web page. I'm happy to have the chance to introduce myself, and I look forward to working with you to care for your health.
I was born in Northern California and went to college at UC Berkeley for eight years and received my undergraduate degree and PhD in mathematics. During graduate school, I decided that instead of teaching mathematics for the rest of my life, I would rather join a profession in which I could truly make a difference in people's lives. I finished my premed courses at Berkeley while I worked on my PhD and was accepted to medical school from there. I went to UC San Diego Medical School and have remained in Southern California since then. I did a residency in internal medicine at Mercy Hospital in San Diego, and then was in private practice for about 10 years in Vista. I joined Kaiser Permanente's Internal Medicine Department in Escondido in 1991 and have been here ever since.
I enjoy listening to members and wish that I had time to hear more of the usually very interesting details about their lives. I hope I make a difference in the health and well being of our membership. I feel our module I in Escondido works well together as a team to maximize the health of our members.
I believe every one of us is on this earth to make a difference. I am truly blessed to have been given the opportunity to be a physician and am thankful every day for this opportunity to contribute to the well-being of others. I try to eat healthfully, exercise (tennis is my favorite hobby), and get enough sleep. In this way I am more likely to have enough energy to deal with the daily demands of my profession.