Our Doctors

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FMASJ Doctors

    Back: Dr. Sun, Jean Foresee FNP, Dr. Kent, Dr. Yu, Dr. Maxey
    Front: Dr. Stevens, Dr. Schechtman, Dr. Rai, Dr. Henehan, Dr. Norman
    Not Shown: Dr. Chern, Dr. Cheng-Torres, Dr. Reis, Dr. Hockenbrock,
          Dr. Fulmer

Robert M. Norman, MDRobert M. Norman, MD

Dr. Robert Norman is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Medicine (1980) and the San Jose Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program (1983). He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. In addition to his clinical practice, he is the director of the San Jose-O'Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, which trains physicians in the specialty of family medicine. Dr. Norman also holds the position of voluntary clinical professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine and frequently has medical students with him in the office (he always asks his patients for permission to be seen by and to "help him teach" the medical students).

Dr. Norman has interest and experience in all aspects of medical care and sees patients of all ages. He is particularly interested in helping patients maintain good health and in the prevention of medical problems through promotion of healthy lifestyle choices such as exercise and healthy eating.

For fun and fitness, Dr. Norman swims or works out daily. He especially likes swimming in the cold of winter! He enjoys gardening (roses are his favorite) and always welcome gardening tips from his patients.

Education/Training:
Northwestern University School of Medicine M.D. 1980
Residency in Family medicine, San Jose Medical Center 1983
Board Certification:
Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice
Year Started with the Practice:
1984
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Languages Spoken:
Spanish
Special Interests:
Health and Wellness

George P. Kent, MDGeorge P. Kent, MD

I enjoy Family Medicine because I am able to care for a wide variety of health issues, and I follow my patients through every stage of their lives, literally from birth to death, both in the office, and in the hospital. I try my best to provide comprehensive, up-to-date medical care, and I work with only the best sub-specialists available if my patients need one. I strive to provide the best primary care available, including prenatal care, obstetrics, care of infants and children, adult medicine, and end-of-life care. I am also fluent in Spanish and love caring for Spanish-speaking patients as well.

My interests are very diverse; fortunately, I am more able to keep my knowledge current because I teach younger physicians in training every day---they don’t accept anything without evidence! I often lecture at national medical conferences on a variety of medical topics, and am a Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to my experience here in California as a Family Physician, I have worked as a doctor and health educator in Latin America and Africa, and served as a medical epidemiologist with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia. These experiences gave me a valuable perspective on infectious diseases, public health and preventive medicine.

Other than my career in medicine, I try to achieve balance in my life by spending as much time as I can with my wife of 25 years and my two children, and I love outdoor activities such as kayaking, backpacking, running, and bicycling. When I’m not in hospital at night delivering a baby, I might also be playing keyboards at one of several local nightclubs.

Education/Training:
A.B., Human Biology, Stanford University
MD, Case School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
Family Medicine Residency, UCSF-affiliated Community Hospital, Santa Rosa, California
Preventive Medicine Residency, U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia
Board Certification:
Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice
HIV Specialist, American Academy of HIV Medicine
Year Started with the Practice:
1987
Accepting New Patients:
By Referral
Languages Spoken:
Spanish, Hungarian
Special Interests:
Comprehensive Family Medicine, including full-service obstetrical and pediatric care, adult medicine.

Michael B. Stevens, MDMichael B. Stevens, MD

Dr. Stevens is an Associate Director of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program and the Director of Resident Selection. He is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Medicine (1981) and the Family Practice Residency Program at the United States Air Force Regional Hospital-Carswell in Fort Worth, TX (1984). He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and is certified in the subspecialty of Headache Medicine by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. Before joining the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in 1987, Dr. Stevens was a faculty member of the Family Practice Residency Program at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews Air Force Base (Washington, D.C.) and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (Bethesda, MD). At the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Dr. Stevens directs resident selection and orientation. He has special expertise in the management of headaches, depression, and anxiety disorders. Additionally, he has special interest and expertise in computer technology.

Education/Training:
George Washington University School of Medicine
Family Medicine Residency @ USAF Regional Hospital-Carswell, Carswell AFB, TX
Board Certification:
Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice
Year Started with the Practice:
1987
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Other Languages:
n/a
Special Interests:
Headache
Anxiety Disorders
Depression

Michael J. Henehan, DOMichael J. Henehan, DO

Dr. Henehan is the Director of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital/Stanford Affiliated Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. He is also a teaching faculty member in the Sports Medicine Clinic. Dr. Henehan is a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (1980) and the San Jose Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program (1985). He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice and has a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine through the American Board of Family Practice (1993). Dr. Henehan has special expertise in orthopedic and sports medicine. He is a team physician for San Jose State University (various sports) and the San Jose “Earthquakes” (professional soccer team).

Education/Training:
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (1980)
San Jose Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program (1985)
Board Certification:
Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice
Year Started with the Practice:
1986
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Other Languages:
n/a
Special Interests:
Orthopedic and sports medicine

Michelle M. Maxey, MDMichelle M. Maxey, MD

Dr. Maxey is the Medical Director of the Family Practice Medical Associates – the faculty practice extension of the residency program. She is a graduate of the University of California at Davis School of Medicine (1990). She completed her residency in Family Practice at the San Jose Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program (1993). She is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice. Dr. Maxey has special interest in practice management and women’s health.

Education/Training:
UC Davis School of Medicine, Class of 1990
Family Medicine Internship and Residency, San Jose Medical Center, 1990 - 1993
Board Certification:
Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice
Year Started with the Practice:
1994
Accepting New Patients:
No
Other Languages:
n/a
Special Interests:
Women's Health, Adolescent Health

Daljeet S. Rai, MDDaljeet S. Rai, MD

Dr. Rai is an Associate Director of the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Medicine (1983) and the San Jose Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program (1986). Following the completion of his residency, Dr. Rai completed a one year academic fellowship focusing on adolescent health (1987). He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice. Dr. Rai has special expertise in adolescent and procedural medicine. He also has a special interest in obstetrics. Dr. Rai has “primary surgeon” Cesarean section privileges at the O’Connor Hospital.

Education/Training:
University of Southern California School of Medicine (1983)
San Jose Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program (1986)
Board Certification:
Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice
Years with the Practice:
Since ?
Accepting New Patients:
No
Other Languages:
n/a
Special Interests:
Obstetrics

Andrew D. Schechtman, MDAndrew D. Schechtman, MD

Dr. Andrew Schechtman was born and raised in San Jose, California (Almaden Valley). He attended Bellarmine for high school then UC Berkeley combining a major in Psychology with his pre-medical studies. He received his M.D. degree from the UCLA School of Medicine and did his specialty training in Family Medicine in Martinez at the Contra Costa County hospital. After residency, Dr. Schechtman went to New Orleans to study travel and tropical medicine receiving a Diploma from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and certification from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

After training and before joining FMASJ, Dr. Schechtman covered a lot of ground. During his six years in New Orleans, he worked in an urban clinic; covered 24-36 hour shifts in one doctor emergency rooms in rural Louisiana; traveled to North and South Dakota to do short-term, fill-in work on Indian reservations; and taught for three years with the Ochsner Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Schechtman has volunteered on several medical missions with Médecins sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders, winner of the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize. With Doctors without Borders, he treated African sleeping sickness and cholera in rural Uganda and flew from village to village by helicopter bringing emergency medical relief in Guatemala after Hurricane Mitch. Most recently, he served for a year in Liberia during the height of the country’s civil war in 2002-2003 treating everything from malnutrition and malaria to mortar and bullet wounds.

Dr. Schechtman also has an interest in medical informatics, the use of technology to improve medical practice. Since 2001, he has developed the company MeisterMed to create and publish medical references designed for use on handheld computers (PDAs). Through MeisterMed, Dr. Schechtman has written and co-authored several popular medical references that are used by tens of thousands of doctors and doctors-in-training all over the world.

Dr. Schechtman lives in Willow Glen with his wife Corinne, two young children, and dog Cali. When he’s not working or throwing the ball for Cali at the park, Dr. Schechtman enjoys cooking Thai food, barbequing, occasional computer gaming, and hanging out with friends and family.

Education/Training:
UC Berkeley (BA, Psychology, 1989)
UCLA School of Medicine (MD, 1993)
Merrithew Memorial Hospital, Martinez (Family Medicine Residency, 1996)
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (Diploma in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers Health, 1996)
Board Certification:
Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice
Year Started with the Practice:
2004
Accepting New Patients:
By Referral
Other Languages:
Spanish
Special Interests:
Travelers' health (pre-travel visits)
Skin problems (diagnosis and treatment)
Medical informatics (the use of technology to enhance medical care)

Frances R. Sun, MDFrances R. Sun, MD

Dr. Sun is the Director of Geriatric Training at the San Jose-O’Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. She is a graduate of the Washington University-St. Louis School of Medicine (1985) and completed her Family Practice residency at the San Jose Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program (1988). She is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice, and she has a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Geriatric Medicine through the American Board of Family Practice (1992). Dr. Sun has special expertise in geriatric medicine and has special interest in women’s health.

When not at work, Dr. Sun spends her time chauffeuring her kids to soccer practice, taking her dog Caleb on walks, gardening (preferably with California Native plants), or looking for and cooking local food.

Education/Training:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (SB, Biology, 1981
Washington University in St. Louis (MD, 1985)
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrence, CA (Internship, 1985-1986)
San Jose Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program (1986-1988)
Board Certification:
Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice
Certificate of Added Qualification in Geriatrics
Year Started with the Practice:
1990
Accepting New Patients:
Only by referral
Other Languages:
n/a
Special Interests:
Geriatric medicine and women’s health

Grace Yu, MDGrace Yu, MD

Dr. Grace Yu was born in Taiwan but grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, which makes her a bit of an anomaly in the deep South. You won't be hearing a Southern drawl, though, because she spent several years in Boston and New York before finally making her way to the Bay Area, which she now calls home. Dr. Yu joined the practice in 2006 and has enjoyed working with such a diverse and dynamic group of colleagues. She is a graduate of the Stanford University School of Medicine (2003) and completed her Family Medicine residency at the San Jose-O'Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program (2006).

Dr. Yu is passionate about primary care education and enjoys her teaching responsibilities with medical students and family medicine residents. She is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has a special interest in women's health (including obstetrics), diabetes care, and international medicine. Outside of the Bay Area, Dr. Yu also sees patients in Roatan, Honduras, where she volunteers regularly with a local community clinic, Clinica Esperanza. She considers it a privilege to be a part of her patients' lives and hopes to help her patients find a path to better health and happiness.

Dr. Yu believes that just as a happier parent leads to a happier child, a healthier physician leads to a healthier patient. To keep herself in great health, Dr. Yu enjoys yoga, great food, photography, scuba diving, travel, and spending time with her husband, toddler Koby, and friends.

Education/Training:
Harvard University Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies, magna cum laude, June 1998
Stanford University School of Medicine Doctor of Medicine, June 2003
San Jose Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program Internship, June 2004
San Jose-O'Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program Residency, June 2006
Chief Resident 2005-2006
UCSF-Northern California Faculty Development Fellowship, June 2007
Board Certification:
Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice
Year Started with the Practice:
2006
Accepting New Patients:
No
Languages Spoken:
Taiwanese (fluent), Mandarin Chinese (intermediate), Spanish (intermediate)
Special Interests:
Obstetrics/Maternity Care
Women's Health
International Medicine
Procedures
Chronic illnesses

Jean Foresee, FNPJean Foresee, FNP

Jean is a Family Nurse Practitioner for the Family Medicine Associates of San Jose, Inc. She has been with the group since 1999 and provides for a large portion of our patients' acute and urgent care needs. Jean also assists the physicians with refill requests and phone messages; monitors the lab work of our patients who are on blood thinners; and manages some of our office quality improvement efforts.

Nurse Practitioners are advanced practice nurses who have completed advanced education and clinical training beyond that required of a registered nurse. Nurse Practitioners provide health care services similar to those of a physician, and work closely with the physician. The scope of practice of a nurse practitioner includes ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-rays; diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, infections and injuries; and prescribing medications and other needed treatments.

Jean was born and raised here in San Jose. She graduated from Harding University in Searcy Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1980, and returned to San Jose to begin her nursing career at San Jose Medical Center in the Intensive Care Unit. She then moved to Austin Texas for 4 years and began work in the Emergency Department. When she returned to San Jose in 1985 she worked at Good Samaritan Hospital in the Emergency Department and became certified as a trauma Nurse specialist, and Assistant Department manager. She worked in the emergency department for 11 years before becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner. She graduated from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland with a Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner in 1998. She is nationally Board certified by the American College of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Jean has been married to her husband Mike for 26 years, and has two married children. She recently become a grandmother, she will gladly show you a picture of her granddaughter! She is very active in her church with various activities, and enjoys camping, swimming, scrapbooking, and walking their Labrador retriever, Cody.

Education/Training:
Harding University, Searcy, AR. 1980 BSN
Samuel Merritt College, Oakland, CA 1998 MSN, FNP
Board Certification:
Board Certified Nurse Practitioner for Primary Care in Adult and Family Health. Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
Year Started with the Practice:
1999
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Other Languages:
n/a
Special Interests:
Urgent Care
Pediatrics/Teens

Laura Reis, MDLaura Reis, MD

Dr. Reis is one of the newest doctors to join the practice. She is originally from New Hampshire and went to Dartmouth Medical School, graduating in 2009. She came to the Bay Area to start an Ob/Gyn residency at Stanford. After a year in that specialty, she realized her true calling was in Family Medicine, and she was lucky enough to transfer into the O'Connor Family Medicine Residency Program, which she completed in 2012. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Reis loves to take care of patients of all ages and walks of life both in the office and in the hospital. She has a special interest in women's health, maternity care, and the care of children and adolescents. She enjoys the opportunity to stay involved with the residency program, teaching residents and medical students.

Outside of the office, Dr. Reis enjoys spending time with her husband and young son. They stay active and explore the area with frequent walks, hikes, and bike rides.

Education/Training:
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology and Archaeology
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, MD
San Jose - O’Connor Family Medicine Residency Program
Board Certification:
Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice
Year Started with the Practice:
2012
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Other Languages:
Spanish

Elise Cheng Torres, MDElise Cheng Torres, MD

Dr. Torres grew up in California and graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Medical School. She completed her family medicine residency at San Jose O'Connor Hospital and her obstetrics fellowship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

Dr. Torres enjoys general practice and caring for entire families. She especially enjoys delivering babies and taking care of them as they grow.

In her free time, Dr. Torres likes to bake and to explore the various parks of the Bay Area with her husband, two children, and dog.

Education/Training:
Stanford University, B.S. Biological Sciences
Harvard Medical School, M.D.
San Jose - O’Connor Family Medicine Residency Program
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Family Practice Obstetrics Fellowship
Board Certification:
Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice
Year Started with the Practice:
2012
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Other Languages:
Conversational Mandarin Chinese
Basic Medical Spanish
Special Interests:
Obstetrics
Pediatrics
Procedures

Annie Chern, MDAnnie Chern, MD

Dr. Chern is one of the newest physicians to join FMA. A Midwestern girl at heart, she grew up in Wichita, Kansas – where deer and buffalo really do roam - and received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She made her way west for medical school and completed her medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine (2007), with a special concentration in Community and Family Medicine. She completed her residency at the San Jose-O'Connor Family Medicine Residency Program (2010) and feels tremendously fortunate to be able to continue working with such a dynamic and enthusiastic group of providers.

Dr. Chern has a special interest in helping patients with obesity and weight management. In 2009, she created a “Healthy Living” group for the residency patients and continues to supervise this monthly program as a faculty member. She is also nurturing a teaching interest in addiction medicine. Outside of the FMA office, Dr. Chern volunteers her time as a physician at Arbor and Pacific Free Clinics, the two Stanford-associated free clinics that provide basic healthcare for underserved patients.

During medical school, Annie fell in equal parts love with the California sunshine and a tall, dark, and handsome engineering student. She and her still-handsome engineer now make their home in the Sunnyvale. In their leisure time, they enjoy traveling and eating their way through Fodor’s Guides for international destinations (need a steak recommendation in Buenos Aires? Ask her!). She is a recreational runner, frequent photographer, and – as a tribute to her Kansas roots – an avid collector of red shoes.

Education/Training:
Washington Univ. in St. Louis (BA Biology, 2003)
Stanford University School of Medicine (MD, 2007)
San Jose - O’Connor Family Medicine Residency Program (2010)
Board Certification:
Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice
Year Started with the Practice:
2010
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Other Languages:
Mandarin Chinese
Special Interests:
Childhood and Adult Obesity
Diabetes management
Women’s Health

Chris Fulmer, DOChris Fulmer, DO

Dr. Fulmer is a Bay Area native and is happy to have the opportunity to practice medicine in the place he calls home. He has a passion for promoting health and wellness through behavioral modification specifically through exercise and an active lifestyle. This area of health and wellness promotion is a direct extension of his Sports Medicine training.

Dr. Fulmer completed his undergraduate degree at UC Davis in Biochemistry. After completing his degree, he spent several years working in the pharmaceutical industry in the area of clinical trials research. He then went on to attend the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Fulmer completed his Family Medicine Residency at UC Davis Medical Center. After his residency, his passion for sports led him to pursue further training in the area of sports medicine. He completed his Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at O’Connor Hospital in association with Stanford and San Jose State Universities. He enjoys treating athletes of all ages and levels of competition for both sport related injuries and medical conditions. He is the team physician for several local sports teams including Valley Christian High School, San Jose City College, the San Jose Sabercats and the San Jose Sharks.

Dr. Fulmer is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. He is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Osteopathic Association.

Education/Training:
UC Davis (BS, Biochemistry 1994)
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (DO, 2003)
UC Davis Family and Community Medicine (Family Medicine Residency, 2006)
UC Davis Family and Community Medicine Chief Resident 2005-2006
San Jose O'Connor Hospital Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship (2007)
Board Certification:
Diplomate American Board of Family Medicine
CAQ Sports Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine
Year Started with the Practice:
2014
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Special Interests:
Musculoskeletal conditions
Sports Medicine
Exercise physiology

Amy Hockenbrock, MDAmy Hockenbrock, MD

Dr. Amy White Hockenbrock was born in the Bay Area and spent most of her childhood in Los Gatos. She attended Los Gatos High School and U.C. Berkeley for Undergraduate work. She graduated with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology with an emphasis in Genetics. She also led the U.C. Berkeley NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer team to multiple playoff births from 1996 through 2000.

After college, Dr. Hockenbrock spent her time initially continuing her work on Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus while playing semi-professional soccer. She then took a one year position for Kraft foods on the Bocamobile promoting soy based products throughout the United States. A move to Los Angeles allowed her to work for a Global Macro Hedge Fund, Big Sky Capital, as a Financial Associate. Her career then directed towards medicine with a move back up to the Bay Area (San Francisco). She then worked on Tuberculosis research in the U.C. Berkeley Public Health department. Throughout this time she continued to play soccer for various club teams.

Dr. Hockenbrock then received her M.S. in Applied Physiology followed by her M.D. from Rosalind Franklin University and Chicago Medical School respectively. Throughout these years she enjoyed working at the NVLS Free Clinic and eventually managed the clinic. She then was brought back to O'Connor Hospital in San Jose for both Family Medicine Residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Due to her personal family, athletic experience and follow up sports medicine specialty training, Dr. Hockenbrock is able to see both adults and children in family medicine and sports medicine. She continues to help those in need through the Rotacare Free Health Clinic in San Jose. Dr. Hockenbrock lives in Los Gatos with her husband, three children, two cats and one dog.

Education/Training:
UC Berkeley (BA, Molecular and Cell Biology - Genetics, 2000)
Rosalind Franklin University (MS, 2006)
Chicago Medical School (MD, 2010)
O'Connor Hospital San Jose (Family Medicine Residency, 2013)
O'Connor Hospital San Jose (Sports Medicine Fellowship, 2014)
Board Certification:
Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice
Year Started with the Practice:
2014
Accepting New Patients:
Yes
Special Interests:
Sports Medicine
Pediatrics
Women's Health