Diana M. Cantu, MD
Kaiser Permanente physician
Idioma que hablo: English
Dónde ejerzo mi práctica médica
Acerca de mí
Welcome to my Web page. I’m happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my practice. I feel very fortunate to work at Kaiser Permanente because of my wonderful colleagues and patients, and look forward to working with you to care for your health.
I am a Latina and speak fluent Spanish. I grew up in San Diego and enjoy living near the ocean. I have always wanted to take care of people. I began my career as a nurse’s aide, then, as I received more training, continued as an LVN (licensed vocational nurse) and then as an RN (registered nurse). Wanting more involvement in member care, I worked as a nurse while taking my premed classes, and I eventually entered Dartmouth Medical School. I’ve always enjoyed taking care of women and delivering babies, so becoming an ob-gyn physician has been a perfect fit for me. Cross-cultural medicine has always been important to me, and I enjoyed working on a Navajo reservation after I finished my ob-gyn training.
Acerca de mi práctica médica
I really enjoy getting to know members and feel that this contributes to good patient care. I believe in involving members in their own health care and forming care plans that best fit them. I feel it is a privilege and great responsibility to care for members and greatly value their trust in me. Working together to better your health is my goal. I am now a hospitalist, which means I care for patients who are hospitalized. I work at both San Diego Medical Center and Palomar Health Downtown. I really enjoy taking care of patients in a hospital setting. I realize that being in the hospital can be a very stressful time for patients and their families. Taking care of patients is what I do best!
Cómo vivo bien
Balance in my life is very important. I enjoy spending time with family, taking walks on the beach and working in my yard. I try to have a positive outlook on life and feel that this contributes toward good health.