Marilyn Halder Profile
Marilyn Halder, MBBS, MPH, MD
Community Hospital Clinic519 Rose Lane
Wickenburg, Arizona 85390
Phone: (928) 668-1833
Fax: (928) 684-7457
I was born in a very small country, Bangladesh; even smaller than New York City. Yet the density is ranked third in the world. There is only one doctor for 3,000 people. High birth rate, high death rate, and low literacy rate threaten health. The situation of my birth country guided my conscience and led me to realize that the best way to help people was to become a good doctor. I attended medical school in Dhaka and then practiced medicine for two years in various rural areas of Bangladesh.
In 2000 I came to this country to complete a Masters program in Public Health at Miami University with a focus on epidemiology, statistics and environmental health I then moved to Los.Angeles, CA., where I met my husband Charles, to work for the Public Health Dept investigating food related outbreaks in the city. I transferred to the Genetic Epidemiology Dept. to study the genetic association in causation of testicular cancer.
After a few years of working in the research field and volunteering part-time (after hours) in the Mental Health Dept at San Gabriel Valley Hospital, I started a residency in Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. My last two years of residency were completed at Phoenix Baptist Hospital Family Residency Program. After completing a Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at Banner Boswell, I joined Community Hospital Clinic in September 2010. I live part-time in Phoenix and part-time in Wickenburg. Caring for patients and intervening in the progress of a disease is a rewarding experience for me. There are such a vast number of interesting medical specialties, but my thoughts and aspirations always return to a career in primary care.
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading books, cooking, hiking and camping. I look forward to serving the healthcare needs of my new community and to building strong relationships with my patients. It is good to be in a place with such warm and friendly people.