Dr. Peter Novota was born and raised in Illinois, having lived primarily in the Chicago area most of his life, until moving to California in 2019. He learned to speak Spanish during his several excusions to Peru while an undergrad at Augustana College, Illinois. He is married to a pediatrician from Ecuador. Together they are raising their young twin boys. He loves running, having completed several marathons, including New York, Chicago, Berlin, Big Sur, Napa Valley, and Boston. He practices a full spectrum of family medicine for all ages, with a philosophy that compassionate caring for the patient’s medical, emotional and spiritual well-being is of the highest importance.