Having been educated at the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Chicago, and trained at the University of California, San Diego, Dr. LaFata is Board Certified and has practiced general Internal Medicine in the Tri–City community since 1978. Although he delights in the general medical, health maintenance, disease prevention, and healthy life-style issues of teens through centenarians (yes, up to 105!), he relishes in his dealings with the overall management of the most complex, multi-system medical issues.
Working through his office at North County Internal Medicine in Vista, Dr. LaFata has sought to provide a small office environment with several partners, rather than the large group model, in order to provide more personalized services to his patients and their families.
Away from the office, Dr. LaFata, who lives in Vista, enjoys his family, golf, photography, and Christian-based medical missions to serve the Third World.
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