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The Chen Family Story

The Chen Family Purpose

To Glorify God by spreading more love and promoting better health to all who come in contact with ChenMed.

Our Story


Adverse diagnoses instantly change patients’ lives. Fear and confusion leave them vulnerable to a complicated and largely unsympathetic healthcare system. The experience is often the same for physicians who become patients.

In 2003, Dr. Jen-Ling James Chen, Chen Medical founder, was diagnosed with cancer and given two months to live. He and his family experienced firsthand the frustrations of navigating the healthcare system where profits, not patients, are the focus. While Dr. Chen fought for his life, he and his family fought for access and coordinated care.

After his recovery, Dr. Chen was determined to revolutionize the healthcare delivery system. He created ChenMed to provide accountable, compassionate, and coordinated physician-led, family-oriented primary care. At the center of his ChenMed vision is an enduring mission that began in the 1970s with his first primary care practice in Miami Gardens, Florida: to offer affordable, human-centered care to medically underserved communities.