VMC is hosting a Blood Drive

Sign up in advance and donate to receive a $15 gift certificate from Tahoe Joe's. Walk-ups are welcomed and advanced sign-ups are encouraged.

Time slots will fill quickly so grab a friend
and save a life today. Reserve your donation time and we will hold a spot for you in line.

Date: Thursday, July 6
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: 5400 W Hillsdale Ave To sign-up call Angel Sears (559) 738-7547 or email asears@vmchealth.com

My tummy doesn’t feel well!

Kirk Coverston, MDNo parent wants to see their child ill with an upset tummy, nausea and vomiting, especially when there are summer vacations and play dates to attend, but what should you do if the stomach bug hits your family?

Let’s explore some of the common reasons and concerns for nausea and vomiting, and when you should seek medical attention, to keep your children and yourself safe this summer.

For children, it is common for vomiting to occur from a viral infection. Parents also need to consider food poisoning, milk allergy, motion sickness, overeating or feeding, or blocked intestines. Illnesses in which the child has a high fever, like appendicitis, and urinary tract infections must also be considered. There are also bacterial causes like Campylobacter and Salmonella, which are rarer forms of diarrhea and vomiting which should be ruled out by a culture if symptoms persist for longer than 5 days, if there is severe cramping, abdominal pain or blood in the diarrhea.

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Have you been putting off visiting
a doctor?

Like most of us you know you need to visit a doctor but you are not sure what sort of doctor you actually need. VMC is here to help. New patients are welcomed and encouraged to speak with our Patient Coordinator to discuss the nature of their health needs and will be referred to the appropriate physician. Wait no more! Let the VMC family provide outstanding healthcare to you and your growing family for generations to come.

Facelifts making a comeback!

With more options than ever to rejuvenate the face, facelifts have made it into the Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical and Minimally-Invasive Procedures with a 4% increase in 2016 facelifts according to ASPS.

For those bothered by sagging in the jowls, creases in the lower eyelids, sagging neck or excess fatty deposits under the chin or jaw, a facelift may be part of the answer you are looking for. Schedule a consultation today with Board-certified plastic surgeon Alex Lechtman to explore your options at (559) 738-7572

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Education and support

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This group of diabetics and family members meets monthly at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at Visalia Medical Clinic, 5400 West Hillsdale Avenue and discusses a variety of topics to better manage diabetes. Cost to attend the one-hour meetings is $5 per family. Meetings are led by Susan Smith, certified diabetes educator. $5 per family 739-2087.

Flu shots

Visalia Medical Clinic offers flu shots. The federal Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months get a shot. There are certain people who are more strongly encouraged to get a shot, including seniors, those with chronic lung disease such as asthma or COPD and people with diabetes or kidney disease, to name a few.

Whooping cough

Also known as pertussis, this is a highly contagious upper respiratory infection that can be very serious for infants. To make an appointment at Visalia Medical Clinic for the vaccine, call 739-2000.

Health tips
Get It Checked
A schedule of check-ups and age-approriate screenings for men and women.
A tool for families
Get It Checked
Visalia Medical Clinic’s team of pediatricians has added a new resource to our web site. This is a new developmental screening tool for parents to use.
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Have a concern or need help finding a physician? Please call Visalia Medical Clinic's Patient Coordinator at
(559) 738-7528.

Look here to learn about some of our
special areas of expertise:

  • Dementia care, Rohini Joshi, MD 738-7597

  • Hypertension Olayinka Omololu, MD 738-7557

  • Diabetes Susan Smith, Ph.D. 739-2087

  • Vasectomy reversal/enlarged prostate treatment, Marty Prah, MD 738-7548

  • Post-mastectomy reconstruction
    Alex Lechtman, MD, 738-7572

  • Balloon sinuplasty for chronic sinus infections Craig Calloway, MD, F.A.C.S. 738-7526