Yuma Regional Medical Center

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Family & Community Medicine Residency

Robert Budman, MD, MBA

Before moving to Yuma, Dr. Budman practiced family medicine in southern California for 22 years and received the Physician of Excellence Award in recognition for his outstanding leadership and community contributions. During that time, Dr. Budman held a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine academic appointment at the University of California-Irvine where he won a Teacher of the Year Award.

Dr. Budman's passion for enhancing personalized patient experiences and promoting better outcomes through evidence-based practices led him to earning a Master's of Health Care Administration and graduate certification in health informatics. Following these accomplishments he transitioned into electronic health record (EHR) implementation, adoption, content creation, workflow analysis and optimization. He precepts Family Medicine residents during patient care activities and leads our Clinical Informatics curriculum.


Kristina Diaz, MD

Returning to Yuma after 15 years has been a wonderful experience for Dr. Diaz. A graduate of Yuma High School, she went on to earn her undergraduate degree at the University of Arizona and her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine. She attended University of Kansas affiliated programs for her Family Medicine Residency and was appointed chief resident of her class.

Dr. Diaz enjoys caring for the entire family, but her true passion is caring for women and children. Much of her clinical efforts are focused on educating women and helping them live healthier and fuller lives. As a faculty member for our residency program, she precepts in all areas of our medical specialty.


Troy Love, LCSW, PHR

Troy received his master's degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000; much of his training has focused on addiction recovery. He has been an Adjunct Professor at Arizona Western College since 2005. Troy is also certified as a Human Resources Professional and has over four years experience as a Human Resources Consultant.He is an excellent teacher and is passionate about facilitating change and improving lives. Troy uses his unique set of skills to help individuals find healing in their personal domain, as well as to help organizations improve outcomes. His areas of expertise include working with individuals overcoming addictions, couples struggling in their relationships and individuals who have experienced trauma in their lives.

Troy is the president and clinical director of Courageous Journeys Counseling and Consulting Services and has over 15 years of experience in the mental health field.

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