Catheryn Salibay, DO
Hometown: Cebu, Philippines (where I was born) and the Bay Area (where I spent my 20’s)
Undergrad: University of Arizona – Tucson
Medical School: A.T. Still University – Arizona
Why This Program: Because where else can you be part of a level 1 trauma hospital for inpatient medicine, then perform deliveries and see newborns in a rural hospital, and then see patients from either urban or rural outpatient settings?
Interests within Family Medicine: I was fortunate enough that my school partnered students with community clinics starting our second year of medical school. I had an early view into what being a family medicine doctor was going to be like. My attending allowed me to sit down with patients and hear their life stories. A year later, in my first week of an official family medicine rotation with the same attending, I saw two patient whom I met a year earlier. One patient was rejoicing in losing weight and controlling her diet that she was no longer diabetic; completely off of all diabetic medications. The second patient explained to me how much life had changed for the worse; drinking only a cup of coffee to stave off hunger. Both patients reminded me that as doctors, we are such a big part of their lives. We see many patients regularly and are involved from their medications to their social history to their finances/insurances. I wanted to take part in making sure that I help as much as I can.
Hobbies and Interests:Exploring cities through food and events as well as enjoying parenthood
Education & Recognition