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Anthony F. Jerant, M.D. View profile as PDF

Anthony F. Jerant

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Jerant enjoys providing care across the full spectrum of family medicine, including care of children, adolescents and adults of all ages, and outpatient surgical procedures.

His goal is to provide comprehensive, evidence-based medical care to all of his patients, in a manner guided by his patients' values, preferences and health goals.

Research/Academic Interests

One of Dr. Jerant's main research interests is to seek ways of improving the care of common debilitating health conditions. A major focus of this work is to develop and evaluate approaches to increasing the patient's role in making treatment and other care decisions.

Dr. Jerant also does research evaluating new approaches to training physicians and to increasing diversity in the physician workforce.


Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine


Family and Community Medicine


Family and Community Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation:


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St., Suite 1600
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-3630

Additional Phone:

Clinic Fax: 916-734-5636
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO 1991
B.A., San Jose State University, San Jose CA 1996


Family Medicine, Silas B. Hays Army Community Hospital, Fort Ord CA1991-1992


Family Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma WA 1992-1994

Board Certifications:

American Board of Family Medicine, 2008

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Family Physicians
North American Primary Care Research Group
Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Select Honors and Awards:

C. John Tupper Prize for Excellence in Teaching, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2014

Distinguished Paper presentation at the 2013 North American Primary Care Research Group Meeting, 2013

Extended Paper presentation at the 2011 North American Primary Care Research Group Meeting, 2011

Extended Paper presentation at the 2010 North American Primary Care Research Group Meeting, 2010

Distinguished Paper presentation at the 2009 North American Primary Care Research Group Meeting, 2009

Extended Paper presentation at the 2008 North American Primary Care Research Group Meeting, 2008

Select Recent Publications:

Jerant A, Fenton JJ, Franks P. Primary care attributes and mortality: a national person-level study. Ann Fam Med. 2012 Jan;10(1):34-41.

Jerant, A., Fancher, T., Fenton, J.J., Fiscella, K., Sousa, F., Franks, P., Henderson, M. How Medical School Applicant Race, Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status Relate to Multiple Mini-Interview-Based Admissions Outcomes: Findings From One Medical School. Academic Medicine 2015;90:1667-1674.

Jerant, A., To, P., Franks, P. The Effects of Tailoring Knowledge Acquisition on Colorectal Cancer Screening Self-Efficacy. J of Health Communication 2014;20:697-709.

Jerant, A., Bertakis, K.D., Franks, P. Body Mass Index and Healthcare Expenditures in Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Individuals. Medical Care 2014;53:409-16.

Jerant, A., Kravitz, R.L., Fernandez y Garcia, E., Feldman, M.D., Cipri, C., Nishio, D., Knoepfler, A., Wooddell, K., Baquero, V., Franks, P. Potential Antidepressant Overtreatment Associated with Office Use of Brief Depression Symptom Measures.  J of the Am Board of Family Medicine 2014;27:611-620.

Shah, R., Franks, P., Jerant, A., Feldman, M., Duberstein, P., Fernandez y Garcia, E., Hinton, L., Kravitz, R.L. The effect of targeted and tailored patient depression engagement interventions on patient physician discussion of suicidal thoughts: a randomized control trial. J of General Internal Medicine 2014;29:1148-1154.

Jerant, A., Kravitz, R.L., Sohler, N., Fiscella, K., Romero, R.L., Parnes, B., Tancredi, D.J., Aguilar-Gaxiola, S., Slee, C., Dvorak, S., Turner, C., Franks, P. Socio-psychological tailoring to address colorectal cancer screening disparities: randomized controlled trial. Annals of Family Medicine 2014 12:204-214.

Kravitz, R.L., Franks, P., Feldman, M.D., Tancredi, D.J., Slee, C.A., Epstein, R.M., Duberstein, P.R., Bell, R.A., Jackson-Triche, M., Paterniti, D.A., Cipri, C., Iosif, A., Olson, S., Kelly-Reif, S., Hudnut, A., Dvorak, S., Turner, C.,  Jerant, A. Patient Engagement Programs for Recognition and Initial Treatment of Depression in Primary Care: A Randomized Trial. J of the Am Medical Association 2013;310:1818-28.

Jerant, A., Kravitz, R.L., Fiscella, K., Sohler, N., Romero, R., Parnes, B., Aguilar-Gaxiola, S., Turner, C., Dvorak, S., Franks, P. Effects of Tailored Knowledge Enhancement on Colorectal Cancer Screening Preference across Ethnic and Language Groups. Patient Education and Counseling 2013; 90:103-110.

Jerant, A., Griffin, E., Rainwater, J., Henderson, M., Sousa, F., Bertakis, K.D., Fenton, J.J., Franks, P. Multiple Mini-Interview Performance, Applicant Personality, and Medical School Acceptance Offers. Academic Medicine 2012;87:1250-1259.

To see if Anthony F. Jerant is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).