Don McCanne practiced family medicine in San Clemente, California for over three decades. He served as chief of staff of San Clemente hospital, and as chairman of the board of a very successful community-oriented bank.
He retired from practice to become a full-time volunteer in the health care reform movement. He has served two terms as national president of Physicians for a National Health Program. He currently serves as their senior health policy fellow.
He writes a daily column commenting on the health policy implications of current press articles and reports from the policy literature. The column is distributed to list members and posted on the PNHP website as “Quote of the Day.”