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.
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.
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.
Protect your body from diabetes complications
The holidays are already upon us. Just as you are planning for holiday
get-togethers, sharing, parties and gifts, don’t forget to plan ahead
to take care of your diabetes.
Planning and preparation are at least 50 percent
of your diabetes management. As things get busier with more to do, be sure to stay on track with your diabetes management. Continuing your daily physical activity program is essential, and our weather is perfect for being outside and getting exercise.
What does Dr. Hagen say about diabetes in the Central Valley?”
I have been shocked at the sheer number of people with diabetes
and its complications, particularly in the Central Valley.
Uncontrolled diabetes causes damage all over the body and can lead to nerve and circulatory damage to the feet and lower legs. In fact, about 73,000 amputations were performed in the U.S. in one year alone due to uncontrolled diabetes.
I look forward to helping you return to the activities you love, and to maintaining healthy control of your diabetes, working closely with VMC’s certified diabetes educator Susan Smith, Ph.D.
To learn more about Jeffrey Hagen, DPM and his practice visit www.visaliafootdoctor.com.
November is National Diabetes Month
According to the American Diabetes Association approximately 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S.
VMC recognizes that living with diabetes can be a day-to-day challenge. You don’t have to manage your diabetes alone. Seek support from VMC’s health professionals. Together we can help you manage diabetes.
Welcome to the VMC Family
VMC proudly welcomes internal medicine physician Lara Atchabahian, MD, to the VMC family. Dr. Atchabahian completed her undergraduate studies in biochemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles. She then went on to receive her medical degree from Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and completed her residency program in Internal Medicine at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center.
To schedule an appointment with Lara Atchabahian, MD, call 559-738-7565.
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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.
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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 a.am
Location: Blain Park
3101 S Court St
Visalia, Ca 93277
More info: www.walkwithadoc.org
Lifestyle Center Walking Program
When: Mon. through Fri.
Time: 9:00 a.m.
- HEALTH TIP
Get It Checked
A schedule of check-ups and age-approriate screenings for men and women.