Dr. Allen was born in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. He lived there until he was four and then returned with his missionary parents to the US. He grew up in California and attended Pacific Union College as an undergraduate, graduating with honors.
He attended Loma Linda University Medical School on a scholarship from the US Air Force, and then completed a residency in Family Practice at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, California, receiving the Goff-Hougas award at graduation. He was then stationed at Nellis Air Force Base for two years. He spent his final two years in the Air Force at Izmir Air Station in western Turkey.
After leaving the Air Force at the rank of Major, Dr. Allen moved back to southern Nevada working in several clinics before getting a position as a staff physician at Fremont Medical Centers, eventually being promoted to Director of Primary Care before deciding to pursue other options. He spent a year at Diagnostics Center of Medicine in Henderson, but he felt he would be able to offer the best care as a solo practitioner.
He opened his current office in Henderson in June of 2007 and has enjoyed steady growth in his patient volume and his professional satisfaction. He endeavors to offer full-service family practice and admits his own patients to the hospital when circumstances allow. He was recently named one of the top Family Physicians in the nation. He is also involved in the teaching of medical students and NP students and is on the clinical faculty of Touro University.
Dr. Allen has fluency in English and Spanish, as well as some Turkish that he learned in Izmir. He has limited German.
He enjoys watching basketball and football and plays racquetball as well as studying the classical period in ancient history, linguistics, psychology, b …