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DR. THOMAS W. EASTMAN

 

Thomas W. Eastman, D.O.Earned his D.O. at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri. Following graduation he completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. He then completed his gastroenterology fellowship training also at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. Dr. Eastman is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology. Dr. Eastman has been practicing as a gastroenterologist in the Fallbrook and Temecula Valley for over 20 years.

He has served as Chief of Staff and as a member of the Medical Executive Committee at Fallbrook Hospital. His background also includes serving as the ICU Director at the Naval Medical Center. Dr. Eastman is the President of  American Cardiac Education Specialists (ACES), and is an AHA ACLS and BLS instructor.

Dr. Eastman is also an active member of the American Gastroenterologic Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and San Diego County Medical Association.

 


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DR. JOHN J. HONG

 

John J. Hong, M.D.Earned his M.D. at the University of Miami School of Medicine in Florida. Following graduation he completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. He then completed his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals & Pritzker School of Medicine. He also obtained certification in the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy while earning a M.B.A. at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Dr. Hong is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Hong serves on the board of directors at the LA Christian Health Centers (free clinics for the homeless located in the inner-city Skid Row), the Physicians Hospital of Murrieta (a joint venture with Loma Linda University Medical Center), and the Korean-American Missions Health Council.   Dr. Hong is the CEO of American Cardiac Education Specialists (ACES), and is an AHA ACLS and BLS instructor.   He has served on multiple medical missions to Mongolia, Peru, Belize, Uzbekistan. Vietnam, Mexico, Ethiopia and Haiti.  He has helped to train doctors & set up GI Endoscopy Labs in some of these 3rd world countries.   Dr. Hong is the leader of the Healthcare Professionals Ministry (HPM) at the Young Nak Celebration Church in Los Angeles.
Dr. Hong is also an active member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Society of Bariatric Physicians, Southern California Society of Gastroenterology, and the Christian Medical & Dental Association.

 


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DR. EUNICE RHEE

 

Eunice Rhee, D.O.Earned her D.O. at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Following graduation she completed her internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at Chicago Medical School/Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago, IL. Dr. Rhee has also completed specialized advanced training in Weight Loss, GI Nutrition, Obesity and Bariatric Medicine. Dr. Rhee is Board Certified in Bariatric and Obesity Medicine. Dr. Rhee joined the Temecula Valley Digestive Disease Consultants in September 2009.

Dr. Rhee is currently the Medical Director for the Center for Medical Weight Loss in Murrieta. Her special interests in Gastroenterology include: colon cancer screening & prevention, digestive disease disorders affecting women, hemorrhoid treatment and obesity management. She is BLS and ACLS certified and is a member of the American Cardiac Education Specialists. Dr. Rhee is also a member of the Healthcare Professionals Ministry (HPM) - an organization dedicated to serving the homeless & poor in Skid Row, Los Angeles and sending short-term medical missionary teams to 3rd world countries.

Her society memberships include the American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine, American Society of Bariatric Physicians, American College of Gastroenterology, and the Southern California Society of Gastroenterology. Dr. Rhee is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

 


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DR. THOMAS J. HARPOLE

 

Eunice Rhee, D.O.Earned his M.D. at the University of Oregon Medical School in Portland, Oregon.  Following graduation he completed his internship and residency training in internal medicine at the UCLA-Valley program in Los Angeles.  He then completed his gastroenterology fellowship also at the UCLA-Valley program.  Dr. Harpole is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine.   
 
He practiced gastroenterology in Roseburg, Oregon for 30 years until he joined the Temecula Valley Digestive Disease Consultants in June, 2010.  While practicing in Oregon, Dr. Harpole established the first fully licensed and certified freestanding endoscopy center on the West Coast and assisted the state of Oregon in formulating laws governing single specialty ambulatory surgery centers.  He has been a member of the medical staff executive committee and was the first elected Physician of the Year at Mercy Medical Center in Oregon. 
 
Dr. Harpole is BLS and ACLS certified and has been an active member of the county medical society in Oregon, the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

 

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Temecula Valley Digestive Disease Consultants, A.M.C.

Loma Linda University Medical Center - Murrieta: 28078 Baxter Rd. Suite 530, Murrieta, Ca 92563 (951) 566-5229 Fax (951) 566-5554
Murrieta Point Office: 40663 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd, Ste. C1 Murrieta, CA 92562 * Tel: (951) 200-6791 * Fax 951-200-6797
Fallbrook Office: 521 E. Elder Street, Ste. 104 Fallbrook, CA 92028 *Tel: (760) 728-9560 Fax 760-728-9020

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Temecula Valley Endoscopy Center

Hancock Medical Center: 25150 Hancock Ave., Suite 208 & 206, Murrieta, CA 92562 * Tel: (951) 698-8805 * Fax 951-698-8898

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