Melanie Thompson, DO joined Marin Community Clinics in 2015, over the years she has provided excellent patient care and stepped up to take on leadership positions with larger amounts of responsibility – Medical Director, Regional Medical Director, Associate Chief Medical Officer, and now Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. Thompson is a Family Medicine physician with special interest in obesity prevention in both pediatrics and adults. She believes it is important for patients to take an active role in their health and therefore approaches patients as partners, working with them to achieve small changes towards better health overall. She is a big supporter of engaging the community through promotores and finding ways to keep clinicians engaged in the every busy primary care world.
An osteopathic doctor, she received her degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a residency in Family Medicine at the University of California (San Francisco), Fresno campus. She completed the UC Davis Train the Trainer Psychiatric fellowship in 2016 and the Champion Provider fellowship in 2020 which links providers and departments of public health to further impact health outcomes in communities. More recently, she completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training and hopes to offer a community class soon.