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Rick Flinders, M.D., Adult Medicine Coordinator

Rick Flinders, M.D. Adult Medicine Coordinator, has been on the Santa Rosa faculty since completion of his training here in 1980. He has recently finished the last year as interim program director, was inpatient director from 1985-93, and is now chief of the adult medicine service where he teaches “family medicine in the hospital.” He is founder and director of the RISE Program and author of The RISE Response: Illness, Wellness, and Spirituality. He spent a year in Japan as visiting professor, still believes in the dharma of medicine and practices Zen “most of the time”.

Alumni Year: 1980