From Top Student to Top Doc

Primary care physician aims to reduce opioid-related deaths.

Olivia Campa distinguished herself as a UC Davis medical student and resident with her dedication to delivering high-quality, compassionate care to financially disadvantaged patients.

Her current focus is ensuring that patients with opiate dependence get the care they need.

Now, Campa is putting her training and commitment to work as a general internal medicine physician at One Community Health, a Sacramento FQHC and UC Davis Health partner in assuring access to care for all patients, regardless of their abilities to pay. Her current focus is ensuring that patients with opiate dependence get the care they need, including a medication-assisted therapy, or MAT, program.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has declared opioid misuse a “national epidemic” and estimates that more than 2 million people in the U.S. have an opioid-use disorder. Primary care providers like Campa are on the frontlines of addressing that epidemic. Here, she talks about what that means for her medical practice.

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