Suzanne Afflalo, MD
Meet Dr. Suzanne Afflalo, our Medical Director and co-owner of IWC Primary Care. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Afflalo has spent most of her free time volunteering in the community, lecturing on breast cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, other health related issues and most recently the COVID-19 pandemic. She is very passionate about working specifically with minority, underserved and under-resourced communities, educating, encouraging and empowering people to obtain the best health possible. She has organized dozens of health fairs and directed countless health screening at several public schools, churches, and community events. During the past 20 years, Dr. Afflalo has participated in several mentoring programs and is a proud supporter and Medical Director of IWC Primary Care, An Innovative Wellness Clinic.
If you are interested in:
Taking control of your health
A personal health care plan
Preventing serious medical issues
Managing your current health for a better quality of life
George Washington University School of Medicine
Professional and Community Awards:
Dr. Suzanne Afflalo is a Family Physician, who was born in Kingston, Jamaica WI, worked at Kaiser Permanente as a partner of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) for 23 years and retired in 10/2015. She received her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington DC and completed her Family Medicine Residency at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Dr. Afflalo served as Chief of the Family Medicine Department for 6 years; held the SCPMG Professional Staff President position for 3 years and taught numerous medical students and residents as an Associate Faculty of UCSD School of Medicine since 1994. She also served on numerous committees during her 23-year career at Kaiser Permanente.
*District 4 Game Changer of the Year
*Proclamation from San Diego City Council, Councilwoman Myrtle Cole –
“Dr. Suzanne E. Afflalo Day on 12/14/15
*NAACP Community Service Award – 12/2015
*National Black Police Association’s Community Outreach Award in -6/2015
*Delta Sigma Theta Breakfast for Milady “A Tribute to Mothers”-
Outstanding Community ServiceAward in 5/2015
*Dr. Antronette Yancey Community Health Leadership Award in 2014
*One of San Diego’s Top 100 Doctors for 7 years (2006 to 2012)
*Kaiser Permanente’s San Diego “Family Physician of the Year” in 2008
*San Diego Shriner’s Community & Humanitarian Award in 2009
*The Twin Award in 2002 – (Tribute to Women in Industry Award
*Kaiser Permanente’s Elizabeth Schilling Compassionate Award in 2000
*Kaiser’s Top 10% Member Satisfaction Award for 18 years (1998 - 2015).
*Outstanding Physician Service Award 1998, 1999, 2000
*Kaiser Permanente’s STAR Award in 1995