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.

 

April is Foot Health Awareness Month

Have you looked at your feet lately?
It sounds funny and simple but an inspection of your feet daily can help prevent potential problems. It's a good idea to visit your podiatrist regularly to keep your feet healthy, especially if you
notice a problem.

For more information about board-certified foot and ankle surgeon Jeffrey Hagen, DPM,
visit us online at www.visaliafootdoctor.com or call to schedule an appointment at (559) 739-2000


 

 

Effectively managing your diabetes

Take Action Now to Control Your Diabetes By Susan J. Smith, Ph.D., CDE

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. Read full article.  


Do you have diabetes? Protect your feet!
By Jeffrey Hagen, DPM

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. Learn more about VMC's diabetes team at www.vmchealth.com.

 


 

 

VMC physicians reaching out to
the community

The Visalia Host Lions Club opened up their meeting to Visalia Medical Clinic endocrinologist, Noman Saif, MD, to learn more about measures to prevent and stabilize diabetes.

To learn more about Dr. Saif or to invite a VMC physician to speak at an event call 559-733-3737.

 



  • Join the VMC team!

VMC’s service area covers 2 counties - 500K+ patient lives and is affiliated with Kaweah Delta Medical Foundation. Learn more about career opportunities here.

 

 

Radiology Department highlights

  • Current Technology
  • Quick turn-around
  • Quick access
  • Full range of exams available for MRI
  • Full-range CT exams, 64 slice

 

 

 




 

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
    www.vmcallergyandsinus.com



     



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