“...has brought a profound change in how we care for certain high risk patients.”
South San Franciso
David, Bella, and Reynaldo are all at risk of having a heart attack or stroke, but they’ll never have either one if Dr. Marc Jaffe has anything to do with it. Dr. Jaffe is a Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco endocrinologist who cares for people with diabetes, thyroid, and other glandular problems. And while he’s a skilled and caring physician who sees many patients one-on-one, he also helps thousands more through his innovative work in preventive care.
What he’s especially trying to prevent is cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, and strokes.
He has been a major force behind regional and national programs to identify large numbers of patients with conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes that put them at greater risk of heart attack and stroke. Once identified, these patients are started on treatments to effectively control risk factors and safeguard their health.
“Dr. Jaffe is a visionary and definitely ahead of his time in his approach to managing the risk factors for heart attack and stroke,” says Dr. Michelle Caughey, Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco physician in chief. “He’s been one of the prime movers in this effort to do what’s right for our patients.”
“Patients benefit so much from our preventive efforts,” says Dr. Jaffe. “It’s a joy to help keep people well and to know your efforts might just save lives.”