Cheri J. Forrester, MD

Cheri J Forrester MD
About Provider

Dr. Cheri Forrester is a Board Certified family medicine physician who has been seeing patients in Mill Valley since 1985. The daughter of a rocket scientist, she grew up in southern California. Dr. Forrester won undergraduate Honors at the UC Santa Cruz, studied for two years at UCLA towards a Ph.D. in Pharmacology, and then graduated from Medical School at University of California in 1981. Dr. Forrester served her residency in a UCSF program at Valley Medical Center in Fresno before establishing her practice in Marin County.

Town and Country and America’s Top Doctors named Dr. Forrester one of America’s leading family physicians and San Francisco Magazine listed her as one of the Bay Area’s Outstanding Doctors. A readers’ poll by J voted her the best primary care physician in Northern California. U.S. News (2011) and Marin Magazine (2012) both selected Dr. Forrester as a “Top Doctor”. Conversant in Spanish, Dr. Forrester provides comprehensive primary care to children and adults. She has a special interest in adolescent health.

Dr. Forrester is a member of the Kol Shofar congregation and lives in Mill Valley with her husband, writer David Harris. She is committed to parenting and personal health, does volunteer work in the community, rows on Richardson Bay, hikes on Mt. Tam, swims, runs trails, practices yoga, and back-packs regularly.

Medical Group
  • MarinHealth Medical Network | Prima Medical Group
Primary Service
  • Family Medicine
Additional Languages
  • Spanish
Medical School
  • University of California San Francisco
  • Valley Medical Center Fresno - Family Medicine
  • Valley Medical Center Fresno - Family Medicine
Board Certification
  • American College of Family Medicine
Professional Societies and Affiliations
American Academy of Family Practice; California Academy of Family Practice; California Medical Association
Honors and Awards
America's Top Doctors leading family physician; Bay Area's Outstanding Doctor San Francisco Magazine; Top Doctor Marin Magazine 2014 - 2019; Top Doctor US News & Marin Magazine 2012