Demetrios Vorgias, MD
Medical School: St. George’s University
Philosophy of Care: I have 3 guiding philosophies of care:
- The patient comes first – now, always, and forever
- An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It is better to keep patients healthy than to treat them once they’re sick. In 21st century America, most of the top diseases that rob us of our quality of life and end our lives prematurely are preventable. Cancer, diabetes, heart disease can all be prevented and/or avoided.
- I am in a grudge match with death. From now on, every day for the rest of my life, my job will be to keep death away from my patients for as long as I can. I need to learn as much as I can as fast as I can to the best of my abilities. I want to be the kind of doctor that causes death himself to celebrate my retirement.
Primary Care, Preventive Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care, Reproductive Medicine, Adolescent Medicine.
What drew you to CWFMR and/or Yakima:
This is an unopposed program, so I will have the ability to learn practice the full-spectrum of medicine. But what really sold me was the residents and the location. There is genuine rapport between the residents and staff and a culture that fosters close ties between the residents. And Yakima is a great city. Great weather. Great food. Beautiful scenery. Plus having my family and friends 2 hours away didn’t hurt.
Personal Interest / Hobbies:
Hiking, gardening, swimming, spending time with friends and family, binge-watching Netflix and Hulu, lifting heavy things (weightlifting), grilling meat, cooking, dessert-making. I am on a quest to perfect the chocolate chip cookie and brownie.