Dr. Jana Kokkonen Reed was born and raised in the Central Coast of California in San Luis Obispo. After graduating from SLOHS, she attended the Air Force Academy where she was a soaring instructor and intercollegiate athlete. She attended medical school at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Jana returned to California to complete her residency training in Emergency Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
An officer in the US Air Force, Lt Col Reed served on active duty for 10 years where she saw deployments to Turkey, Africa and Afghanistan. She continues to serve as a flight surgeon in the California Air National Guard, based at the 129th Rescue Squadron at Moffett Air Field.
For the past decade, Dr. Reed has worked at French Hospital and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital as an Emergency Physician. Jana is married to Patrick and has two daughters, Anja and Lucy, ages 14 and 16. Jana can’t wait to get started serving the community of Cambria.
Dr. Dave Griffith was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona but in a family with deep roots in California. Dr Dave went to high school at the Thacher School in Ojai, attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut earning a BA in physics and obtained an ED.M. from Harvard University. He spent his 20s teaching sixth and eighth grade science and traveling the world every summer, exploring remote and exotic surf locations with close friends. In a desire to understand how the human body works, he went to UCSF medical school in his early 30s. Dave chose to specialize in Emergency Medicine and did his residency at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. During these years he met his future wife, Anna and together they purchased empty land in Cambria in 2007, moved to Cambria in 2010, and moved into the home they built in 2013. They have a 14-year-old son and an 11-year-old daughter as well as numerous cats, dogs, chickens, goats, ponies and one lonely fish. Dr. Dave joined the ER group at French and Arroyo Grande Hospitals in 2010 and branched out into a solo practice of elderly homebound patients in 2018. He plans to continue to care for the patient's in his home visit practice several days a week while staffing the clinic at Coastal Pines Medical Group on the other days. He continues to find his home in medicine as a place he can pursue lifelong learning and growth and finds his life enriched beyond measure by the relationships he has developed practicing primary care since leaving the emergency room.