Philosophy of Care
As a pediatrician, I enjoy the challenge of working with children of all ages at different stages of development. I’m a strong believer in preventive care. It’s important for parents and caretakers to be educated in the fundamentals of nutrition, exercise and social development as well as to have a basic understanding of illness and disease. This makes it easier to manage the child’s health care.
I encourage my patients to participate in sports or other activities to develop their potential and promote physical, mental and social health. I try to create an atmosphere and environment that feels open and friendly as well as supportive for parents. I encourage questions, and I like to provide as much information as possible about the patient’s health status and process of care.
Albina S. Gogo is a strong believer in preventive care and in providing parents with a basic understanding of childhood diseases and the importance of nutrition, exercise and social development to good health. She encourages her young patients to participate in sports and other activities that contribute to physical, mental and social well-being.
Dr. Gogo's interest is in providing quality health care for underserved and lower socioeconomic children and adolescents. She believes that the well-being of a child is dependent, not only on good health care, but also the environment and relationships in a child's life. Her goal is to help children and their families optimize all factors that influence a child's life experience. Her most recent interest had been in creating a medical home for foster care children, including pediatricians, behavioral and developmental pediatricians and mental health providers collaboraitng with the county Department of Child Welfare.
M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento CA 1981
B.S., UC San Diego, San Diego CA 1976
Internship: Pediatrics, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1981-1984
Pediatrics, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1981-1984
American Board of Pediatrics,
American Academy of Pediatrics