Franklin Park Highlights Our Primary Physician

Posted on: February 2, 2015

According to Dr. Romano N. Abuada, MD, "“I believe that patients take care of themselves. It does not matter what I do or what I think or what I know. The patients and their caretakers are the people who make the difference. When I can get them to understand and take ownership, then the healing can take place.”

When he was a young boy in rural Kenya, Romano Abuaba was not impressed by his first experiences with traditional local medicine. But when he eventually had cause to be hospitalized, he was instantly inspired by the kind of medical care he received there. With the odds stacked against him, Abuaba made his way into primary school, and then into medical school, excelling every step of the way. He realized his dream of becoming a doctor at the University of Nairobi in 2000.

Six years later, Dr. Abuaba’s wife secured a nursing job in Denver and they moved to the United States. He was introduced to the IPC/Senior Care practice and managed a research project on transitions of care before going to New York in 2008 to complete his internal medicine residency. In 2011, Abuaba became board certified in internal medicine and returned to practice geriatrics here in the Front Range.

Today, he enjoys spending his precious spare time with his wife and three young children (a daughter born in Kenya and American-born twins); he also loves doing fix it jobs around the house. He follows soccer and basketball, and has quickly become a American football fan.