Meet Dr. Farris

About Dr. Reuben Farris CV

Undergraduate: University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, B.S. degree 5/75

Graduate: University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS, M.D. degree 5/79


  • Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA, Basic Medicine Internship

  • Naval Hospital, San Diego, CA, Anesthesia Residency

  • July 1980 thru November 1981 (not completed)

Dr. Reuben Farris

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Clinical Activities
General Medical Officer, Naval Medical Clinic

Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego
November 1981 thru August 1984

Duties included direct patient care, supervising Recruit Sick Call and Emergency Room; coordinating 4 physicians, 3 physician assistants, 2 optometrists, 1 podiatrist, and 15-20 corpsmen; with an average daily load of 350-400 patients. Duties also included developing and coordinating the Continuing Medical Education programs for clinic medical staff comprised of a weekly lecture series.

Lead Physician, Readicare Center, Chula Vista
October 1984 thru September 1988

Duties included patient care; physician evaluation, orientation, and scheduling; supervising physical therapy; Quality Assurance; Occupational Medicine programs.

Private Practice, Family Medicine
Southern California Health Providers Medical Group
September 1988 to present

Chief-of–Staff Equivalent
Scripps Mercy Hospital, Chula Vista

Credentials Cmte Chair
Scripps Mercy Hospital, Chula Vista

President, San Diego Physicians Medical Group


Medical License, California (#C039917) exp 4/16

Physician Assistant Supervisor, California (#SA-16057)

Professional Instructor, California Department of Education

DEA # AF7031571 exp 9/14

GCP Certified 11/2015

Hospital Affiliations

Scripps Memorial Hospital–Chula Vista (Active Staff)

Sharp Community Hospital of Chula Vista (Affiliate Staff)

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Family Physicians

San Diego Academy of Family Physicians

California Medical Association

San Diego County Medical Society

Research Experience
Sub- Investigator: A Randomized, 12-Week, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Dose-Ranging Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Plecanatide in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C):

​​​​​​​Sub-Investigator: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Dose-Ranging, Multicenter Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Rifaximin Soluble Solid Dispersion (SSD) Tablets for the Prevention of Complications in Subjects with Early Decompensated Liver Cirrhosis

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