(SAN DIEGO,CA) - On Friday, June 6th, 2014, LCDR Joseph Edward Allen, a second generation Point Loma High School alumnus ('84) and established local family and sports medicine physician, was formally commissioned in the U.S. Navy Medical Reserve. He will be assigned to a medical reserve unit detachment based at Naval Hospital San Diego (Balboa).
Attending the swearing-in cermony at the San Diego Yacht Club was long time mentor and family practice partner Dr. Richard L. Fassett, a retired Navy/Marine Corps Captain, flight surgeon, and former Chief of Otolaryngology (ENT) at Balboa Naval Hospital. Upon receiving his official commissioning documents, LCDR Allen remarked, "I've known Dr. Fassett now for 30 years. He set the standard of accomplishment for me when I was just out of high school working in the Sharp Cabrillo Hospital emergency room. He was my ideal role model for a career in medicine, and the reason I became a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner for the FAA. I'm extremely honored to have him here to perform the ceremony.”
Also in attendance were U.S. Navy recruiter AEC Shana Conjurski, office staff, many close friends, family and business associates. Dr. Allen continues a family tradition of serving in the military, following his father, Nathaniel Dana Allen (PLHS '49) who entered the Point Loma Naval Training Center (NTC/Liberty Station) right out of high school, and then toured the Atlantic theater in the Navy, attaining the rank of boatswain's mate.
Welcome to Our Practice
Since 1967, Point Loma Family Practice and Sports Medicine has provided personalized and exceptional level of care and attention to our patients and generations of families in the Point Loma and Ocean Beach Communities.
We are proud to be physician-owned and operated. Our dedicated medical assistants and office staff, work together as a team to provide high-quality comprehensive care. Our compassionate and understanding doctors take pride in paying close attention to each patient's needs.
Point Loma Family Practice and Sports Medicine is conveniently located in the Midway/Sports Arena business district. Office hours are by appointment Monday through Friday, and we accept same-day appointments (based on availability).
We are affiliated with Sharp Community Medical Group and accept most major insurance plans.
Dr. Allen is a Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) in the United States Navy Medical Reserve Corps.
Dr. Allen is a Federal Aviation Administration Medical Examiner certified to give Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3/Student Medical Exams.
Dr. Allen is also approved by Virgin Galactic, LLC, to perform spaceflight participant screening exams.
Dr. Michael Zirpolo