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Erlanger Family Medicine Adds Dr. Ryan Shibata

  • Friday, May 17, 2024
Erlanger Family Medicine has added Ryan Shibata, MD to its team.

Dr. Shibata received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Cal State University, Fullerton in Fullerton, Ca. He then obtained his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. In 2023, he completed his family medicine residency at Erlanger, affiliated with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine – Chattanooga.

He began his professional career as an office assistant at a local walk-in clinic in Hesperia, Ca., before moving to Memphis to become a medical assistant at Clinica Medicos Memphis, where he performed a variety of point-of-care duties.
Dr. Shibata also provided his services at Clinica Medicos in Chattanooga until 2019. In his most recent position, Dr. Shibata was a physician for Bledsoe County in Pikeville, Tn., practicing chronic, acute, urgent, emergent and infirmary care.

Dr. Shibata believes in providing critical access, full-spectrum, unfragmented care for the whole family, ranging from women’s health and obstetrics to pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric medicines. He uses ultrasound and endoscopy as an extension of the physical exam to provide clinical-based care alongside pharmacological and lifestyle medicine options for his patients.

A dedicated community member, Dr. Shibata has served communities across the world with organizations like Ecuador Compassion Connection, Martha’s Village and Kitchen and Medical Clinic, Chapman Partners, Miami Rescue Mission and Howard High School’s Medical Vision Day. He is also bilingual, serving both English and Spanish-speaking patients.

Dr. Shibata is accepting new patients at Erlanger Family Medicine, 1100 East 3rd St. in Chattanooga. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Shibata, call 423-778-8837.
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