James Rohlfing, MD

Oregon Health & Science University

I grew up in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon, specifically in the City of Salem. I spent my early years driving tractors, working on cars, and narrowly staying out of trouble. I headed north to Seattle for my undergrad, where I studied physics and biochemistry with a minor in mathematics at Seattle University. I spent my spare time in college snowboarding, playing water polo, and riding my motorcycle around the Pacific Northwest. I had a year off between undergrad and med school where I was able to do a little bit of traveling and volunteering, working in slums and mobile clinics in India and visiting friends in Mexico City and France. I attended Oregon Health and Science University for medical school in Portland, Oregon, where I took an interest in women’s health, obstetrics, emergency, and critical care medicine. Although initially thinking I would do emergency medicine, I finally followed my heart and made the switch to family medicine in the beginning of my 4th year and couldn’t be happier with my choice.

I chose Ventura County Family Medicine Residency because it was the one place that never said no to my dreams of what family medicine could be. This is a place where if you can imagine it, you can make it happen. We are full spectrum family medicine. We do advanced obstetrics, emergency medicine, trauma, pediatric and adult inpatient and critical care medicine, anesthesia, and surgery, on top of great outpatient medicine. Maybe it’s the sunshine, or maybe it’s the common sense of serving the underserved, but everyone here from the attendings to the custodial staff is here to help you learn and succeed. Here, I have the opportunity to to spend my days working as part of an incredible county system, serving the underserved alongside amazing colleagues, and enjoying my evenings and occasional days off in gorgeous southern California.