Dr. Jack Thomas Patton is a family practitioner who specializes in caring for people of all ages at all stages of life. As a physician, he is seen by his patients for their everyday ailments such as colds and flu, infections and health screenings. His patients look to him for guidance and to provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist. Dr. Patton earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from California State University in 1963. Subsequently, he received a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Southern California in 1967 (named a Mackenzie Scholar at the USC School of Medicine 1966-1967), and is now celebrating the 50th year of his graduation. Upon graduating, he entered the U.S. Army as an intern at Tripler Army Medical Center before transferring to Walson Army Hospital as a resident in general practice. From 1970 to 1973, he served as deputy commander and head of the medical section at Schofield Barracks and in 1973 as liaison to establish the Family Practice Residence at Tripler Army Medical Center. On discharge from the Army, with the rank of major, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. Furthermore, in 1980, he earned a Master of Arts in biblical studies from the Mennonite Brethren Bible Seminary. Dr. Patton returned to Cal State in 1993 to obtain a Master of Arts in history.
Certified through the Board of Medical Examiners in California and Hawaii, Dr. Patton is also a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (lifetime fellow), the California Academy of Family Physicians and the Royal Society of Medicine. Today, he is executive vice president of Patton Industries, as well as a family medicine consultant at St. Agnes Medical Center in Sanger, California. His past assignments include chairman of the Department of Family Practice at St. Agnes, associate medical director at Sharp Rees-Steely, chairman of occupational medicine at Kaiser Permanente, medical director of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, and medical superintendent at Nazarene Hospital in Papua, New Guinea.
In recognition of his achievements in the health care industry, Dr. Patton was honored as a 2017 Who’s Who Lifetime Achiever and is featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the West and Who’s Who in the World.
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