ROXANNE HO, M.D.
Dr. Roxanne Ho comes from a family dedicated to health care; she has three siblings who are physicians. Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Ho attended the University of California, San Diego where she earned her undergraduate degree in biochemistry and cell biology with a minor in communications. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and went on to complete the Family Medicine Residency Program at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. During this time, Dr. Ho earned the Academy of American Family Physicians National Poster Award, First Place, for studies in women’s health. Dr. Ho is especially interested in preventive care, diabetes, women’s health and pediatrics.
Dr. Ho started Cosmas Primary Care, P.S. after serving as Provider Lead for Qliance - Tacoma location and dedication to the direct primary care model for 6 years. She has long-standing commitment to the Tacoma community after working as the primary care physician for her sister’s OB/Gyn practice and then running her own private practice for 2 years in Tacoma . During this time she did outpatient care for a diverse population, as well as providing hospital and obstetrical care. Dr. Ho is excited to continue serving the members of the Tacoma community in a direct primary care model as she firmly believes this is the model that has potential for providing high quality health care in the United States.
Dr. Ho strongly believes that open access to knowledgeable and compassionate primary care physicians yields the best health outcomes. As a breast cancer survivor herself, Dr. Ho especially understands the effects of cancer on patients and their families. For that reason, Roxanne approaches primary care with compassion, thoughtfulness and respect for both patient and family.
As an example of her passion for improving patients’ access to care, Dr. Ho was a regular volunteer at the Rotacare Free Clinic, a center dedicated to treating chronic medical problems for those without insurance, until the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion provided care for those patients. She also enjoys spending her free time reading, cooking, fishing, and spending time with her husband and sons.