NCMA is proud to congratulate Dr. Patrick Coleman with the honor of physician leader 2013, named by the Northern California Center for Well-Being. Dr. Coleman is a leader in cardiovascular disease and has been with NCMA for over twenty years. His efforts in lifesaving research with the Coastal Valley STEMI program has significantly increased heart attack victim’s prognosis through a specialized treatment protocol in both Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Dr. Coleman additionally volunteers his time at the Department of Family Practice at UCSF as well as a staff teacher at Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa. He is constantly promoting health education within the community by speaking at local events.
The Northern California Center for Well-Being is a non-profit health education and wellness center that serves Sonoma County and surrounding areas since 1996. The center and its staff work with those suffering from chronic disease including diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity. Their services include the only diabetes program in Sonoma County accredited by the American Diabetes Association as well as the only Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation program in Santa Rosa. The over four thousand individuals the Center care for with chronic conditions are from low to moderate incomes and often have difficulty affording healthcare.
Each year the Center for Well-Being honors five outstanding individuals in Sonoma County who have demonstrated an unsurpassed commitment to community, family and individual health. This year’s event is Celebration of Dreams 2013 and honors individuals in the categories of Physician Leader, Community Leader, Healthcare Professional Leader (Non Physician), Healthy Business Leader and Youth Leader.
The event, Celebration of Dreams 2013: Honoring Leaders in Health and Wellness will take place September 27th 11:30-1:30 p.m. at Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club. This event presents a special occasion for local business and community members to support the Center for Well-Beings’ philosophy of providing health education, free services and programs to low income families to Northern California residents. All proceeds benefit the Center for Well-Being and their mission to provide patients with equal opportunity healthcare. Join us this year and honor Dr. Coleman on his dedication to advancements in healthcare.