From the age of seven, Dr. Hardison dreamed of becoming a doctor after helping his father, a veterinarian, resuscitate puppies delivered by cesarean section. Today Dr. Hardison is a board-certified physician, specializing in family medicine.
Dr. Hardison graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed both his internship and residency at the Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, California. He also completed a fellowship in family medicine with Northern California Faculty Development at the University of California, San Francisco.
After his extensive education, Dr. Hardison worked overseas as a physician. He lived in Kyrgyzstan for 10 years, where he taught family medicine. As a result of his travels, Dr. Hardison speaks both Russian and Spanish.
Dr. Hardison believes in a family system of care centered on treating the whole person, not just the specific illness or injury, and thinks his role is a small part in the healing process for his patients. In his spare time, Dr. Hardison enjoys hiking, skiing, and volunteering. After Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Hardison traveled to New Orleans, donating his time to help victims of the disaster.