Robert Blanche is an internal medicine physician who practices at La Clinica’s West Medford Health Center. He joined the organization in 2015.
He is a former physician for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Southern Oregon Internal Medicine, and the Southern Oregon Health Trust.
Dr. Blanche earned his doctorate from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and completed a residency in internal medicine at Stanford University in California. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Stanford University.
He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.
A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, he became a U.S. citizen as a child. He now lives in Medford and has two grown children. He enjoys gardening, skiing, hiking, bicycling, and playing the piano.
Dr. Blanche was drawn to La Clinica by its reputation among the community’s healthcare providers and by the opportunity to be involved in a wellness approach to care.
“My personal approach to medicine encourages patients to improve their quality of life through adopting healthy lifestyle regimens which include regular exercise, optimal nutrition and weight management, and by reducing dependency on conventional medication,” he said. “I believe that these treatment strategies mirror La Clinica’s emphasis on active personal involvement in health with a focus on wellness.”