Air Force Helped Her Discover Her Specialty

Sometimes you need to create your own opportunities, and for Deborah Murray, M.D., those opportunities—through the U.S. Air Force —led to a highly satisfying medical career.

She followed in her father’s and stepfather’s footsteps and joined the Air Force as a medical technician. After eight years, she wanted more, so she left the Air Force and attended medical school on the GI bill.

A pediatric endocrinology resident introduced her to the specialty and she was immediately captivated. “It was so being named medical director of the NorthBay Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology two years later. After a sabbatical, she has returned on a part-time basis, working out of the NorthBay Center for Primary Care facility in Fairfield. “It is a great honor for me to continue to serve the men and women who have served, they are deserving of the best care we can give.” fascinating I couldn’t imagine any other specialty would ever satisfy me,” she explained.

She retired in 2005 as a lieutenant colonel, after 23 years in the Air Force, and joined NorthBay Healthcare in 2006, splitting her time between primary care and endocrinology before being named medical director of the NorthBay Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology two years later. After a sabbatical, she has returned on a part-time basis, working out of the NorthBay Center for Primary Care facility in Fairfield. “It is a great honor for me to continue to serve the men and women who have served, they are deserving of the best care we can give.”


Diabetes & Endocrinology

NorthBay Healthcare’s Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology offers its patients comprehensive care through a team of specialists—endocrinologists,nurse practitioners, nurse educators and a dietitian—so they may better manage hormonal imbalances, osteoporosis, cholesterol, adrenal disorders and diabetes and enjoy healthier lives.

The center is located at VacaValley Wellness Center, 1020 Nut Tree Road, Suite 290 in Vacaville. Dr. Murray sees patients at the Center for Primary Care in Fairfield, 2458 Hilborn Road.

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