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Welcome back,
Dr. Rafie!

Reza Rafie, MD, has returned to Visalia Medical Clinic after completing a fellowship in interventional cardiology at the Kaiser Permanente Department of Cardiology. 

Interventional cardiology is a non-surgical process that focuses on catheter-based procedures, such as balloon angioplasty, stenting and valve repair, to address damaged or weakened vessels, narrowed arteries or other affected parts of the heart’s structure.

Dr. Rafie completed medical school and his residency at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences, followed by research at the Institute of Genetic Medicine at USC and his residency at the Department of Internal Medicine at USC.

 A fellowship in cardiology at Kaiser Permanente followed, along with several years of research at the Heart Institute of Cedar Sinai Medical Center and at USC’s cardiovascular department.

Find a Provider

VMC is proud to offer the services of over 60 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 559-738-7528 to learn about insurances accepted and other preliminary information.

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Sleep Well, Be Well

Find out how from real patients of the
VMC Sleep Disorder Center

 


"I was incredibly tired all the time. I could
barely get through a full day of work. " - Caitlin


For more information about VMC's Sleep Disorder Center visit us online or call 559-747-5337.


 

Be Well with VMC

VMC foot and ankle surgeon, Jeffrey Hagen, DPM, sees patients with a wide variety of foot and ankle concerns - ranging from fungal infections such as athlete's foot, to severe injury requiring surgery. Learn More



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.

 

Diabetes symptoms: What to look for

• Blurred vision
• Unusual thirst
• Frequent urination
‘• Slow-healing cuts
• Unexplained tiredness
• Rapid weight loss (Type 1 diabetes)
• erective dysfunction
• Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet

If you experience any of these symptoms, please call to make an appointment with your primary care provider. Symptoms may occur rapidly with Type 1 diabetes; however, with Type 2 diabetes the onset is more insidious and may not be noticed.

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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Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month

Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month

July is national Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month. These conditions affect thousands of infants, children, teens and adults in the United States each year. Some are born with conditions such as cleft lip and palate, and others have more complex, life-threatening conditions.

VMC’s own Alex Lechtman, MD, FACS, has helped children with cleft lip and palate through his involvement with InterFACE. This group of physicians travels to Mexico to perform cleft lip and palate surgeries on children and adults.

Thank you, Dr. Lechtman, for generously giving of your time and talents. For information about cleft lip and palate. For information about cleft lip and palate, click here.




For your convenience, the VMC lab is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and it is fully staffed on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Off-site blood draw stations are offered
in Visalia and Tulare:


Visalia Court Street

1912 S. Court, Suite B
Visalia, CA 93277
Contact: 559-741-9297 
Regular Draw Station Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8:000 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.
Court Street Map


Willow Plaza draw station
100 Willow Plaza, Suite 210
Visalia, CA 93291
Contact: 559-732-5794
Regular Draw Station Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Willow Plaza Map


VMC Main Clinic

5400 W Hillsdale Ave
Visalia, CA   93291
Contact: 559-738-7500
Toll Free: 1-800-486-2362
Regular Clinic Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

VMC Wellness Center

5400 W Hillsdale Ave
Visalia, CA   93291
Contact: 559-738-7536

Regular Center Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Tulare Medical Clinic

938 N. Cherry St.
Tulare, CA 93274
Contact: 559-686-3481
Regular Draw Station Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m

Sequoia Prompt Care - Ben Maddox

1110 S Ben Maddox Way Ste B
Visalia, CA  93291
Contact: 559-624-4800
Regular Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

VMC QuickCare, Walk-in Clinic

5400 W Hillsdale Ave
Visalia, CA   93291
Contact: 559-738-7555

Regular QuickCare Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

 

VMC Laboratory

5400 W Hillsdale Ave
Visalia, CA   93291
Contact: 559-738-7517

Regular Lab Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Healthy alternatives for diabetics

Walnut and Oat-Crusted Salmon

 

 


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 60 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 details have changed:

Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle.

What better way to start your weekend than on your feet making strides to help your heart and improving your general health to live longer!

Date: Second Saturday of every month.
Time: 8:00 a.m
Location: Blain Park
3101 S Court St
Visalia, Ca   93277
Info: 559-624-2416
Cost: FREE
More info: www.walkwithadoc.org

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.

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