We would like to welcome Luis Alcalde, PA-C, to the CBHA Team! Luis will
be joining our Family Practice team at our Wahluke Clinic.
Luis grew up in Mazatlán, Sinaloa in Mexico. He received his degree
in Medicine at the National Polytechnic Institute – Superior School
of Medicine in Mexico City, Mexico. After moving to the United States,
he entered the PA Program at UC Davis in California and received his Physician’s
Assistant Certification in 2004.
Growing up, Luis knew that he always wanted to go into medicine. “When
I was little I always wanted to be a doctor. I never thought about being
anything else,” says Luis. After receiving his degree in Mexico,
he did some charity work in Mazatlán for a while and knew that
he had picked the right career.
Luis has always had a passion for medicine and people. “I love helping
people and I love medicine. I’m glad that I get to work in a place
that has the same idea and passions that I do.” Luis has lived in
the Tri-Cities area since 2007. He enjoys being around all the agriculture
in the Columbia Basin, and also loves all the fruits that are farmed on
this side of the state.
When he is not seeing patients, Luis enjoys bicycling, skiing, driving
down to the coast and fishing. He also enjoys reading a good book every
once in a while or catching up with his family who are in Mexico.
“CBHA has been very good to me. I feel like I am learning a lot already
and I look forward to meeting and serving patients,” says Luis.
Luis is fluent in both Spanish and English and will begin seeing patients
in Wahluke soon. The Wahluke Clinic is open daily from 9am – 6pm.