Philosophy of Care
I chose family practice because I have the opportunity to treat a wide variety of ages. I especially enjoy treating the whole family and being involved with their development and life changes. By developing a relationship over time and involving the patient in the decision-making process, I am able to treat the whole patient, rather than just the problem. Patients say I listen and treat them as individuals. I provide education and explain choices to help them maintain good health. And I bring a sense of humor into my practice and remember special details and events to bridge visits. As a UC Davis physician, I have access to a large academic multispecialty practice, which allows me to stay up to date in the availability of care for my patients. Plus, my patients have access to the resources and advanced technologies available at the UC Davis Medical Center.
Heather Bevan enjoys working with whole families and being a part of their development and life changes. By cultivating relationships over time and involving patients in the decision-making process, she treats the whole patient, rather than just the problem. Bevan also brings a sense of humor to her practice and strives to remember special details and events as a way to bridge time gaps between visits.
M.D., University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont, 1988
B.S., UCLA, Los Angeles, California, 1982
University of California Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1990
American Board of Family Medicine, 2004