WALLA WALLA -- Adventist Health Medical Group Has added a new pediatrician to the group.
Dr. Elwyn Garaza earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University and completed his pediatric residency at the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital. After completing his residency, Garaza traveled around the country as a Locum Tenens physician.
His practice will have a strong emphasis on physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle for his patients, as well as allergies and related conditions.
In a prepared statement, the doctor said he believes medicine is a practice of educating patients and their whole families about how they can treat their bodies better so they can expect more from themselves.
"As a community, we should not merely want to raise healthy children, but healthy adults who learn at an early age to take charge of their own health and of the adults they are to become," Garaza explained.