David Go, MD

David Go, MDA family medicine specialist at the Copperas Cove Family Medicine Clinic, Dr. David Go began his career at the University of the Philippines, where he received a bachelor’s degree in science and psychology. 

He then entered medical school at Far Eastern University in Manila. After a one-year internship, Dr. Go completed his residency, focusing on pediatrics. 

His family decided to move from the Philippines in the early 1990s, with his sister going to Canada and Dr. Go making his way to Brooklyn, New York, to continue his education. 

After a year of “fragmented” courses in medicine and pediatrics, Dr. Go decided to pursue a family practice residency, which he completed at Penn State.

Dr. Go then took a job at the Bay Medical Center in Marinette, Wisconsin. He stayed there for three years before deciding to return to Pennsylvania. He worked in Lehighton for a year-and-a-half then transferred to the Alley Medical Center in Berwick, Pennsylvania, where he practiced for 12 years.

After 12 years at Alley, it was time for a change. He Googled “best place for doctors to practice” and most results pointed to Texas as the number one place. He thought that maybe there was something great going on in Texas. 

Dr. Go has been amazed at the diversity he found in Texas, from the food to the patients to the atmosphere at Family Medicine Clinic Copperas Cove. He believes working in the Texas Hill Country is stimulating and very nice. 

When Dr. Go was a teenager, a cat gnawed off his parakeet’s leg. He crushed up a penicillin tablet, mixed up some other things, added sulfur to the concoction and voila! He saved the parakeet and that began his long fascination with the medical field. 

The deep sense of gratification in helping someone in need then served as Dr. Go’s prime motivation to enter the field of medicine. 

Dr. Go was never influenced by a particular doctor or medical team in how he cares for his patients, but he is motivated by his patients themselves. 

He affirms that medical school and even residency training alone do not fully prepare you because every situation is unique. He began to realize that everyone you care for has different needs, and they must be treated in different ways. That experience is what really makes you a physician. 

He understands that different ages and ethnic groups are unique in how they want to be treated, and there is a younger, more diverse population in Copperas Cove. 

He learns what his patients’ needs are, what their preferences are, and tailors his practice to that. 

Dr. Go knows that the FMC practice in Copperas Cove is run well, which allows him to focus on the needs of his patients.

He also believes the practice of medicine is not just medical knowledge. There’s more to it than that, a lot more, especially in this day and age. 

He notes the FMC providers and staff are a great team, are mutually supportive, and find it very easy to talk with each other and care for patients. 

He knows practicing medicine sometimes can be stressful, especially during flu season. Patients’ expectations of their doctor are very high, but that’s part of the art of being a doctor.

Dr. Go has a punching bag in his office and a wall full of photos of his wife Gigi and their daughter Faithann to inspire him when things get hectic. 

He also has taken up Muay Thai, a form of combat training, to keep him fit and improve his physical and mental health. Dr. Go enjoys camping and horseback riding with his family. 

 

Dr. David Go’s CV

 

INTERNSHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

  • Family Medicine Resident, PL 2, 3 — 1994-1996
    Penn State/The Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
  • Medicine/Pediatric Resident, PL1 — 1993-1994
    Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
  • General Practitioner — 1992-1993
    Private Practice, Manila, Philippines
  • Pediatric Residency — 1988-1991
    Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines
  • Internship — 1987-1988
    Philippine General Hospital, Manila, Philippines

 

EDUCATION

  • Far Eastern University NRMF, Institute of Medicine, Manila, Philippines — 1987
    Doctor of Medicine
  • University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines — 1983
    Bachelor of Science Psychology 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Family Medicine Clinic, Copperas Cove, Texas — 2013-present
    Family Physician
  • Alley Medical Center, Berwick, Pennsylvania — 2001-2013
    Family Physician
  • Berwick Hospital Medical Center, Berwick, Pennsylvania — 2001-2013
    Staff Physician/Attending Physician
  • CMS/Gnaden Huetten Health Center Lehighton, Pennsylvania — 1999-2001
    Family Physician
  • Gnaden Huetten Medical Center Lehighton, Pennsylvania — 1999-2001
    Staff Physician/Attending Physician
  • Aurora Medical Group/Marinette Menominee Clinic, Peshtigo, Wisconsin — 1996-1999
    Family Physician
  • Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette, Wisconsin — 1996-1999
    Staff Physician/Attending Physician

 

CERTIFICATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Board of Family Physicians, Board Certified — 2013
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Licentiate Medical Council of Canada, 1998 ECFMG Requirements
    USMLE 1 Passed 1992
    USMLE 2 Passed 1992
    USMLE 3 Passed 1994

 

HOSPITAL AFFILIATION

  • Metroplex Health System, Killeen, Texas
  • Seton, Harker Heights, Texas — courtesy privileges

 

INTERESTS

  • Camping, fitness