Dr. Aguilu is the newest member of our FMG team. He moved here to join his wife, Peggy who has lived in the Portland area for over 25 years.
Dr. Aguilu went to the University of Arizona in Tucson, received his undergraduate degree in biology in 1977 and graduated from the U of A College of Medicine in 1981. Knowing that he wanted to live in the Northwest, he completed his training at Family Medicine Spokane, a University of Washington affiliated residency. He practiced in Spokane at Group Health for two years before moving to Mount Vernon, Washington where he joined North Cascades Family Physicians, a small, private office of excellent physicians. In 1995, Dr. Aguilu was recruited by Central Washington Hospital of Wenatchee, WA to spearhead the development of CWH Family Physicians. He practiced in Wenatchee for two decades doing, inpatient medicine, obstetrics and primary care. He served as Medical Director for the hospital group for 7 years, the chairman of the Family Practice Department for two and as an instructor for the University of Washington Medical Student III Family Practice rotation.
Dr. Aguilu’s journey through medicine has been a long one and has forged his philosophy of healing for the people he cares for. He says “I was eight years old, bored and fidgety, waiting to see and eye doctor. The kindly office nurse distracted me with a demonstration of a model of the human eye. When I named the parts back to her, she commented that I should consider becoming a physician. It was a path that never changed. By ten, I was riding my bicycle down to the construction site of the new University of Arizona College of Medicine. By twelve, I was being ushered out of the medical library because I did not have a student ID…yet. In spite of my love of music, the outdoors, I was drawn to medicine by its combination of science and deep involvement in people’s lives. Good health and even preventive habits were valued in my family and nothing seemed to be of greater importance. It was an active choice and one I am glad I made.
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