Banning-based family care physician Cameron Kaiser has been named interim health officer for Riverside County.
Kaiser, 35, a primary care doctor since 2006 at Riverside County Public Health’s Banning Family Care Center and also a medical consultant to the county for tuberculosis control, was named to the post Tuesday by Riverside County Board of Supervisors, county spokesman Ray Smith said. He received his medical degree at the Loma Linda University in 2003.
Kaiser replaces Dr. Eric Frykman, who abruptly resigned Sept. 29 as public health officer and director of Riverside County’s Community Health Agency. He will enforce county, state and federal laws on public health and sanitation, while agency officials and county administrators will oversee day-to-day operations during the interim period, Smith said.
“The Board of Supervisors felt Kaiser was a good fit to assume the interim officer post because of his previous experience as a doctor for the county,” Smith said.
County supervisors will continue the process of looking for a permanent candidate to fill the director seat, Smith said.