About dr. Afato
Fa'afouina Afato, MD, is a family medicine physician at Afato Medical Corporation in Yuba City, California. He provides a wide range of primary care services to patients of all ages.
A graduate of John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii and a native of the South Pacific islands of Western Samoa, Dr. Afato has been in practice since 1994. Recruited to the Yuba-Sutter area from his residency program at the University of California, Irvine in Southern California, Dr. Afato brings a welcome blend of professionalism and Polynesian hospitality to his family practice.
Board-certified by the American Board of Ambulatory Medicine, a life member of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing, and a University of California, Davis preceptor in family medicine, Dr. Afato has successfully expanded his private practice to include an urgent care, occupational medicine, X-rays, and several in-house diagnostic services.
Recognizing that the current health care model is largely illness and disease driven, his vision is to facilitate a paradigm shift in the delivery of health care by promoting a healthy and active lifestyle to his patients, including balanced nutrition and health supplements when needed.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and seven young children, volunteering in the community, and attending his children’s sporting events and school activities.