About Beverly A Zavaleta MD


Beverly A. Zavaleta, MD is a board-certified family physician, cancer survivor and long-time advocate of patient education. She graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a BS in anthropology and subsequently worked as an English teacher in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico. After returning to the US, she received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, where she designed and implemented an asthma patient education program. She completed her residency training in family medicine at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio, Texas and spent several years in private family medicine practice. In 2015 she was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer and underwent a grueling chemotherapy regimen. That experience, along with her experience as a doctor treating patients with cancer, led her to turn her attention to filling the gap in chemotherapy-focused patient education materials by writing Braving Chemo. Dr. Zavaleta practices as a primary care physician and her health-related articles have appeared in the Brownsville Herald and on KevinMD. She lives in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas with her husband, two sons and two dogs, and when not making a mess of her garden, she is reading or doing yoga. For bonus material, more chemotherapy, tips and Braving Chemo updates sign up at BeverlyZavaletaMD.com or follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @BZavaletaMD.


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