Dr. Dale Coco is a retired primary care physician with degrees in biology from Southern Methodist University and medicine from the University of Texas. Dr. Coco worked 15 years in private practice in South Lake Tahoe and Cameron Park. He retired from Kaiser Permanente in Folsom after over 17 years with the group. During his 35-year medical career, Dr. Coco served as chief of staff at Barton Memorial Hospital and on multiple committees at Marshall Hospital. He was a volunteer faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco, providing externships for third-year medical students and a volunteer clinical instructor at UC Davis, supervising residents in a clinical setting. He was also a member of the nurse practitioner training program at UCD providing internships for nurse practitioners. During his tenure at Kaiser Permanente he participated in the primary care delivery system remodel, and other major projects as project leader. He is a past president of the Cameron Park Rotary Club, coached youth sports, and was the sideline physician for the Oak Ridge High School football team. Since retirement, Dr. Coco has served on the board of the American River Conservancy, the Citizens for Water Committee, the Review Committee for the Integrated Water Resources Plan at EID, and the board for Snowline Hospice. He also served as a commissioner on the El Dorado Local Agency Formation Commission. Currently, he is on the Citizens for Water Committee. He also represents the District as a board member for the El Dorado County Water Agency and El Dorado Water and Power Authority. Dr. Coco has lived in El Dorado County for over 40 years and in Cameron Park for over 30 years.
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