VMC Announces Wellness Center

VMC now offers The Wellness Center, a program designed just for Medicare patients to help ensure that they receive their free annual preventative care visits.


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Find a Provider

VMC is proud to offer the services of over 50 providers, working together to help you Be Well. Whether you need care for your child, your feet, your asthma, your heart or just need a check-up, VMC’s providers are here to help.

 

New patients may call Patient Coordinator Brittney Buckmaster at 738-7528 to learn about insurances accepted and other preliminary information.

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Convenient prescriptions!

VMC is pleased to offer Boyd’s Pharmacy, right here in the clinic. The next time you see your doctor and have a new or refill prescription, have the order sent to Boyd’s for convenient pick-up.


VMC job openings

Join the VMC team! VMC’s service area covers 2 counties - 500K+ patient lives and is affiliated with Kaweah Delta Medical Foundation.


 

Careers with VMC


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Going Less and
Living More

A new procedure addresses common prostate problem.


A 15-minute procedure under light sedation
is restoring quality
of life to men living
with prostate issues.

An enlarged prostate, which commonly affects men in their 60s, causes frequent urination and, in particular, the need to urinate multiple times during the night. The
loss of sleep can cause a loss of productivity, depression and decreased quality
of life. The new procedure, known as “Urolift,” provides
more immediate improvement and
causes fewer complications than other options available, explained VMC urologist Marty Prah, MD.

“The Urololift is newly approved by the Food
and Drug Administration, but it has been in development and testing for several years, and

it has been proven to last at least five years,”
Dr. Prah explained.

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Protect your body from diabetes complications

Diabetes can affect many different areas of the body – wherever the blood flows. When there is excess sugar in the blood, it becomes thicker and harder to push through the vessels. Thus, blood flow may
be diminished when going all the way to the feet
and toes, resulting in some loss of feeling or numbness. High blood sugars can affect the kidneys, cholesterol, eyes, nerves, limbs, or skin.

 

The kidneys filter the blood before it goes back to the heart to get pumped through the body again. High blood sugar can damage blood vessels. If the toxic waste from your body isn’t eliminated by the kidneys, it can build up and over time cause problems with the kidneys not being able to do their job efficiently.


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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the second most common kind

of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer

at some point.

Women over the age of forty, we encourage you to talk with your physician about the importance of getting screened for breast cancer.

Schedule your breast cancer screening today and ask your VMC physician about early detection and VMC’s Hologic Dimensions Mammography with low-dose mammography technology.

For more information contact VMC’s Teresa Simas, RN, NP, at 559-738-7533.

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Healthy alternatives for diabetics

Garlic Cashew Chicken Casserole

 

 

 

 


Diabetes expertise

VMC is pleased to have a nationally certified Diabetes Educator available to help our patients understand and manage their diabetes. Learn more about Susan Smith, Ph.D., here.

FIND a Provider

VMC offers over 50 physicians in a wide variety of specialties. Let us help you find the physician who is right for you.

Fun Fitness

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Walk with a Doc - 8-9 am Healthy Visalia Committee holds its "Just Walk" program at Riverway Sports Park, 3611 N. Dinuba Blvd. Every 2nd Saturday of the month through
December. Click here

Lifestyle Center Walking Program

Location: Visalia
Mall-Food Court
When: Mon. through Fri.

Time: 9:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE

 
HEALTH TIP

    Get It Checked
    A schedule of check-ups and age-approriate screenings for men and women.