Paul Algra, DO
Joined Primary Medical: 2018
Degree: Michigan State University
Dr. Paul Algra was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan. He received his medical degree from Michigan State University. GO GREEN! He completed his internship in Family Medicine at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, then proceeded to Naval Experimental Dive Unit in Panama City, Florida, where he served as an Undersea Medical Officer specializing in hyperbaric and saturation diving medicine for the US Navy. While in Florida, Dr. Algra had an opportunity to live and perform research in an underwater habitat known as Aquarius Reef Base off Key Largo.
Dr. Algra returned to Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton to complete his residency in Family Medicine. He was then relocated to Naval Branch Health Clinic Port Hueneme as Senior Medical Officer. After honorable discharge from the Navy, Dr. Algra was fortunate to join the team at Primary Medical.
Dr. Algra is board certified in Family Medicine. He enjoys getting to know patients and focusing on primary care and preventive medicine. As a special needs father to a daughter diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder known as Cri du Chat (or 5P-), Dr. Algra is especially sensitive towards patients with developmental delays, shunt placement, feeding tubes, dysphagia, failure to thrive, severe constipation, and sensory issues since his family confronts these challenges on a daily basis.
Dr. Algra resides in Newbury Park, California, with his wife and two young children. He participates in Kindermusik and swim lessons with his children. He also enjoys exploring new places and hiking with his family.