Anthony Jerant, M.D.

Anthony F. Jerant, M.D.


Family and Community Medicine


  • Chair and Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine


Anthony F. Jerant is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suite 2300
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions

Primary Phone:

Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-3630
Clinic Fax: 916-734-5636
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I enjoy providing care across the full spectrum of family medicine, including care of children, adolescents and adults of all ages, and outpatient surgical procedures.

My goal is to provide comprehensive, evidence-based medical care to all of my patients, in a manner guided by their values, preferences and health goals.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Jerant is a family physician offering full spectrum care to patients across the life span.

Research/Academic Interests

One of Dr. Jerant's main research interests is to seek ways of improving the care of common debilitating health conditions. A major focus of this work is to develop and evaluate approaches to increasing patients' participation and choices in their own care.


Family and Community Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group


M.D., St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO 1991

B.A., San Jose State University, San Jose CA 1986

Internship: Family Medicine, Silas B. Hays Army Community Hospital, Fort Ord CA1991-1992


Family Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis WA 1992-1994

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine,

Professional Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha

American Academy of Family Physicians

North American Primary Care Research Group

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Honors and Awards

C. John Tupper Prize for Excellence in Teaching, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2014

Distinguished Paper presentation at the 2013 North American Primary Care Research Group Meeting, 2013

Extended Paper presentation at the 2011 North American Primary Care Research Group Meeting, 2011

Extended Paper presentation at the 2010 North American Primary Care Research Group Meeting, 2010

Distinguished Paper presentation at the 2009 North American Primary Care Research Group Meeting, 2009

Extended Paper presentation at the 2008 North American Primary Care Research Group Meeting, 2008

Select Recent Publications

Jerant A, Duberstein P, Kravitz RL, Stone DM, Cipri C, Franks P. Tailored Activation of Middle-Aged Men to Promote Discussion of Recent Active Suicide Thoughts: a Randomized Controlled Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Mar 17. doi: 10.1007/s11606-020-05769-3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32185660.

Agnoli A, Jerant A, Franks P. Cancer Screening Among Women Prescribed Opioids: A National Study. Ann Fam Med. 2020 Jan;18(1):59-65. doi: 10.1370/afm.2489. PubMed PMID: 31937534.

Magnan EM, Franks P, Jerant A, Kravitz RL, Fenton JJ. When Physicians Say No:  Predictors of Request Denial and Subsequent Patient Satisfaction. J Am Board Fam Med. 2020 Jan-Feb;33(1):51-58. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2020.01.190202. PubMed PMID: 31907246.

Jerant A, Agnoli A, Franks P. Satisfaction with Health Care Among Prescription Opioid Recipients. J Am Board Fam Med. 2020 Jan-Feb;33(1):34-41. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2020.01.190090. PubMed PMID: 31907244.

Fenton JJ, Agnoli AL, Xing G, Hang L, Altan AE, Tancredi DJ, Jerant A, Magnan E. Trends and Rapidity of Dose Tapering Among Patients Prescribed Long-term Opioid Therapy, 2008-2017. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Nov 1;2(11):e1916271. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.16271. PubMed PMID: 31730189; PubMed Central PMCID:  PMC6902834.

Jerant A, Sciolla SF, Henderson MC, Griffin E, Talamantes E, Fancher T, Franks P. Medical Student Socioeconomic Disadvantage, Self-Designated Disadvantage, and Subsequent Academic Performance. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2019;30(4):1419-1432. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2019.0095. PubMed PMID: 31680106.

Agnoli A, Jerant A, Becker W, Franks P. Opioid Prescriptions and Short-Term Mortality: a U.S. National Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Mar;35(3):656-661. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05501-w. Epub 2019 Oct 30. PubMed PMID: 31667741; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7080906.

Jerant A, Agnoli A, Franks P. Poorer Physical and Mental Health Status Are Associated with Subsequent Opioid Prescriptions: a U.S. National Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Feb;35(2):554-560. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05401-z. Epub 2019 Oct 21. PubMed PMID: 31637645; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7018871. 

Jerant A, Fiscella K, Fenton JJ, Magnan EM, Agnoli A, Franks P. Patient Satisfaction with Clinicians and Short-Term Mortality in a US National Sample: the Roles of Morbidity and Gender. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Aug;34(8):1459-1466. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05058-8. Epub 2019 May 29. PubMed PMID: 31144280; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6667580.

Fenton JJ, Magnan EM, Jerant A, Kravitz RL, Franks P. Patient Characteristics Associated with Making Requests during Primary Care Visits. J Am Board Fam Med. 2019 Mar-Apr;32(2):201-208. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2019.02.180218. PubMed PMID: 30850456.