CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER
Richard B. Aguilar, MD, is the Chief Clinical Officer for Cano Health and maintains his private practice with offices in Downey and Huntington Park, CA. Dr. Aguilar earned his medical degree at the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at UC Irvine Medical Center and Long Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Dr. Aguilar is a member of the American College of Physicians, National Hispanic Medical Association as well as the American Diabetic Association. He has served as Chief of Medicine and Chief of the ICU at several hospitals and from 2006 to 2010 was also Director of Diabetes Care for High Lakes Health Care in Bend, OR. Dr. Aguilar also served as an advisory board member to the American Diabetes Association and the Latino Health Care Provider CE Planning Committee.
As CCO for Cano Health, Dr. Aguilar and his team have grown the practice from one location to 14 centers stretching from Miami to Tampa, FL in just over two years. In 2017, the Miami-based offices achieved the highest ranking for HEDIS measures for Humana Medicaid in FL along with a 4.7 Star Rating. In 2009, Dr. Aguilar was recognized by the American Diabetes Association/National Committee for Quality Assurance (ADA/NCQA) as a recipient of the Diabetes Physician Recognition Program in the state of Oregon and in 2011, he received the same award for patient care at his California offices. In 2017 and again in 2018, various Miami-based Cano Health offices also received this recognition.
Dr. Aguilar also is co-Founder and Medical Director of Diabetes Nation, a primary care founded group which recently published its Diabetes Intervention and Management with Excellence (DIME) Program® Care Model results.
“I’m honored to be a doctor, I’m honored that my patients might come to me, I’m honored that I felt the sense of responsibility to carry the traditions of my attendings on the past. the art of medicine is an amazing gift and I feel very responsible to exercise it to the best of my ability every day.”