Jarita Hagans, M.D.
Jarita Hagans is a board certified Family Practice physician and author of MD Dreams: Practical Advice for Every Stage from premed to residency and beyond. She completed her undergraduate and medical school years at Howard University in Washington, DC. Afterwards, she trained in a surgery internship at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. Eastern Virginia Medical School/Portsmouth Family Medicine is where she received her Family Medicine training. She had the honor of being Intern of the Year and Chief Resident while training there. Operating a clinic for a battered women’s shelter and providing medical care for a homeless shelter were two of her favorite projects.
After residency, she practiced in post hurricane Katrina New Orleans and developed a love for cooking, gardening and natural remedies. Since moving home to Maryland, she has worked with medical offices in Washington, DC, Baltimore and several other Maryland cities. She is the founder of Zion Family Practice, LLC.
Dr. Hagans has had the pleasure of speaking about healthy eating, lifestyle changes, STD prevention, college preparation and medical careers in various schools and churches since 2005. In 2015, she was chosen to speak at the Student National Medical Association Annual Medical Education Conference (SNMA AMEC) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was a featured participant in “Creating Your Path to Medicine”, “Physician Panel: A Day in the Life of a Physician” as well as the Mock Interview and Personal Statement Review workshop. She enjoys motivating and mentoring young people on college preparation and health careers. Dr Hagans joined Clinic to have a more flexible schedule and to build her practice in a novel way!