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Clinician Spotlight: Dr Erik Schten

By August 18, 2016November 24th, 2020No Comments

Meet Marin Community Clinics Erik Schten MD

Fifteen years ago, Dr. Erik Schten joined Marin Community Clinics as a primary care physician serving
adult patients. But he didn’t stop there – he was appointed the Site Medical Director for our Novato Clinic,
became the organization’s lead expert in skin diseases, and shared his special knowledge of geriatric medicine and epidemiology.

Passionate about his work with patients, he has a special interest in working with diverse international
populations, sparked by living in Ethiopia and Colombia during his childhood.

Today, Dr. Schten serves as Site Medical Director at the Novato Campus, overseeing care at the 6100 Redwood Blvd. facility. He is conversant in Spanish.

“Dr. Schten epitomizes what Marin Community Clinics is all about,” reports Mitesh Popat, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer. “He is a superb clinician, actively encourages patients to take responsibility for their health, and focuses on healthy lifestyles as the key to maintaining and regaining health.”

Adult Primary CareDr. Schten received his medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his residency  at the University of California (San Diego).

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