Who is Dr. Kenneth B. Pierce?
Dr Kenneth Pierce is our own San Clemente resident physician. He was born and raised in the Republic of Panama. Always an outdoor enthusiast, his passion besides medicine, involves surfing, scuba diving, spear fishing and traveling around the globe.
Dr. Pierce received his Bachelor Degree in Science Psychology at Lamar University, in Beaumont Texas. He continued his studies to become Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) at University of North Texas. His residency program was at Hillside Hospital in San Diego, California. Immediately after, he received his Board Certification in Emergency Medicine and he was recruited to be an Emergency Physician in Wilcox Memorial Hospital and Kauai Medical Clinic in Kauai, Hawaii. He quickly climbed the ladder to be become their Medical Director and Chairman of the same facility.
Dr. Pierce also pursued his studies in Master of Science in Medical Management at Dallas School of Management. Soon after he became Board Certified in Medical Management and a Certified Physician Executive (CPE) with American College of Physician Executives. His extensive resume and experience was acknowledged by Kauai Medical Clinic, Hawaii when he was promoted to be the CEO of the biggest non-profit hospital in the area, employing more than 70 physicians from various specialties.
After leaving Kauai in 2007, he took a sabbatical leave and traveled around the world with his two teenage daughters. While spending his valuable time with his family, being a genuine caring physician, he could not stay out of medicine for long. Dr. Pierce began taking on medical mission work in Alaska, Portugal, Indonesia and Panama. His world journey had opened his eyes about the never ending needs of medical care access, not only in the US but many areas in different countries. It was then he participated in multiple medical task forces nationally and internationally, such as Paralympics 2012 in London and in Haiti as a ER Volunteer Physician.
The people and the beauty of San Clemente has always attracted Dr. Pierce to settle here. The beach, the family-owned restaurants, San Clemente Pier and the lively residents of San Clemente are some of the reasons why Dr. Pierce fell in love with the city.
When Dr. Pierce showed up at Hybrid MD Urgent Care, we were completely humbled by his interest to join us. With his extensive resume, we wondered why he would choose us. We still remember what he said:
“I live here. These are my neighbors. I prefer to be treating my neighbors. “
His approach to medicine is exactly why we have Dr. Pierce as one of our physicians. We believe Medicine is not only about providing excellent medical care, but also about building honest and caring relationship with our patients. Our patients are our neighbors and we take pride in taking care of them every day.