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.


 

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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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Take Action Now
to Control Your Diabetes

If you want to see a change, you must make a change. 
For diabetes control, making change earlier is better. 

Diabetes is a progressive disease – so the more out-of-control the sugars are, the faster the diabetes will progress.  In fact, the
first two years after diagnosis may be the most important time to gain better control of the diabetes.

Controlling portions of food, losing weight and increasing physical activity are all critical pieces of the puzzle.

Limiting carbohydrates at meals is important in order to decrease calories, lose weight and control blood sugars.  If we limit carbohydrates, what do we balance our meal with?  More vegetables & salads can help fill the plate.  Protein needs to be with every meal.

Sources of protein can be from any meat, such as fish and chicken, as well as cottage cheese.  There are other sources of protein available:


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Back to School

Summer days are far from over, with plenty of pool parties and beach days ahead, but lingering behind all the fun is the anticipation for a …"NEW SCHOOL YEAR!"

That’s right, I said it, and school days are coming soon. So what do you need to make your child “medically” ready for school?

Book your appointment with your child’s primary doctor for a yearly physical.  Yearly physicals are important, not just for entering kindergarten and first grade, but yearly because they serve for a way to monitor your child’s growth, development and behavior and to catch early any potential health issues, i.e. scoliosis, cardiac, respiratory or bone/skin lesion issues.

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Even healthy people can become seriously ill and pass diseases on to others. Certain vaccines are recommended based on a person’s age, occupation, or health conditions (such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes or heart disease). Vaccines help prevent the spread of disease, especially to those who are most vulnerable to serious complications (such as infants and young children, the elderly, and those with chronic conditions and weakened immune systems).

Contact your VMC physician for more information on which vaccines are recommended for you. To schedule your appointment with a VMC physician call us at 559-738-7500.

 

 

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Healthy alternatives for diabetics

Fall-Apart Beer Brisket

 

 

 

 


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.