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Nephrologist expands practice at Visalia Medical Clinic

Nephrologist Tariq Javed has expanded his practice at Visalia Medical Clinic and is now accepting new patients.


Dr. Javed is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nephrology. He completed his nephrology fellowship at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, where he served as chief fellow, and his internal medicine residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

A nephrologist treats kidney conditions, and prescribes treatments that may include medication, diet changes or dialysis. Patients are referred to a nephrologist when signs of potential kidney disease are seen, such as blood or protein in the urine, kidney stones, fluid retention leading to swollen legs or ankles, nausea or back pain.

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 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 bar
ely 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.


Considering a breast reduction?

Breast reduction patients are typically some of the happiest patients in a plastic surgeon's practice because 95% of them have either complete relief or significant improvement in
their pain.

A breast reduction can reduce the size and the droopiness. The reduction procedure includes a
lift of the breast, which reproduces a more youthful form.

If you are considering a breast reduction and are ready to learn more, call VMC's Board-certified plastic surgeon Alex Lechtman, MD, FACS, at

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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.



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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June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

Research shows that more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. It is reported that one in three elderly patients dies with Alzheimer's or dementia, making it the sixth leading fatality in the United States.

Alzheimer's awareness and Brain Awareness Month reminds us to keep our brains healthy with exercise, healthy eating, and regular visits with a trusted care provider. 

VMC’s lab is open
6 days a week

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.
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.
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.
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.
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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.
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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.
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 50 physicians in a wide variety of specialties. Let us help you find the physician who is right for you.

Fun Fitness


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
Location: Blain Park
3101 S Court St
Visalia, Ca   93277
Info: 559-624-2416
Cost: FREE
More info:

Lifestyle Center Walking Program

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

Time: 9:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE


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

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