Rabab Hajar, MD
Specialty Care Templeton
1220 Las Tablas Rd.
Templeton, CA 93465
Phone: (805) 434-4315
Fax: (805) 434-6917
Specialty Care SLO
35 Casa St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Phone: (805) 541-1422
Fax: (805) 541-1215
About the Provider
Dr. Hajar completed her medical degree at the University of Hassan II School of Medicine in Casablanca, Morocco. She has since moved to the US to pursue further clinical training. She completed an internal medicine residency at Nassau University Medical Center in New York where she was selected to complete an additional year of Chief resident duties. During that year she actively participated in the training and education of residents and students as well as various hospital quality improvement projects. She also earned an honorary clinical preceptor title from Suny Stony Brook University.
After obtaining her board certification from the American board of Internal Medicine, she practiced as a Hospital Based Specialist at Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento California. This allowed her to strengthen her foundational diagnostic and treatment skills caring for patients with various complexity levels.
Dr.Hajar gained interested in gastroenterology early in her training through her love for nutritional science and interest in preventative medicine. She completed her fellowship in gastroenterology from Nassau University Medical Center in New York. She was designated by her colleagues and mentors as fellow of the year during her training.
Dr. Hajar believes in highly individualized medicine. Optimal health outcomes are best reached when patients are the lead participants in their healthcare decisions. She believes that doctors should be strong advocates to their patients by putting scientific knowledge at their service and helping them navigate the complexities of healthcare decision making through their unique lens and life philosophies.
Her practice interest include general esophageal, gastric and intestinal disorders. Endoscopies, colonoscopies, video capsule endoscopy, general hepatology and some motility disorders.
She also strongly advocates for women’s health in general with particular emphasis on digestive health, early cancer screening, pregnancy and women dominant functional disorders.
Having spent much time in various cultural settings she celebrates diversity and enjoys adapting to each patient’s specific needs. She is comfortable communicating in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
In her spare time she enjoys traveling, hiking, wildlife watching, diving, yoga, cooking and community centered projects.
- Video Capsule Endoscopy
- General Hepatology
- Motility Disorders