Welcome to the VMC Family


Visalia Medical Clinic is pleased to announce that family medicine physician Christopher Christiansen, MD, has joined our team.

He chose family medicine “there are very few things you can't pursue under the family medicine umbrella,” Dr. Christiansen said.  “My philosophy is that patient welfare comes first, along with always striving for the best possible outcome.”

Dr. Christiansen’s studies began with an undergraduate degree in biology from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, TN. He earned his doctorate of medicine at Loma Linda University, followed by his residency through the Kaweah Delta Medical Center Graduate Medical Education program.

Dr. Christiansen is now accepting new patients. To make an appointment call 559-738-7513.


Cardiologist Sarmad Said, MD, will begin seeing patients at the Visalia and Tulare offices in early July. Dr. Said completed his U.S. medical residency training in internal medicine and his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

The Tulare office is located at 938 N. Cherry St. To schedule an appointment at the Tulare office, call 686-3481.




Endocrinologist Noman Saif, MD, FACE, has joined Visalia Medical Clinic, bringing his passion to help patients avoid the very serious complications of uncontrolled diabetes. Dr. Saif completed a fellowship in endocrinology/metabolism at SUNY at Brooklyn, New York; his residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York; and his medical school training at Dow Medical College in Pakistan. 559-738-7535


We are pleased to announce that that Saba Khalid, MD, FAAP, has joined the VMC pediatrics team. Dr. Khalid has been with Aldara Hospital and Medical Center, in partnership with the Henry Ford Health System where she was responsible for helping to establish a pediatric department in a new hospital. Dr. Khalid has been certified by the American Board of Pediatrics since 1995. 559-738-7505



Also new to VMC is certified family nurse practitioner Smeet Masih-Saroia, MSN, ARNP. Previously, she was a surgical intensive care unit nurse in Riverside and in Colton, CA.  She sees patients at Sequoia Prompt Care. Click here for information on services available at Sequoia Prompt Care (LINK) or call (559) 624-4800.




Nurse practitioner Annita Cline, NP, has joined the VMC team. She was most recently working as a hospitalist in an observation unit in the Kaweah Delta Medical Center Emergency Department. She will see patients at VMC’s QuickCare, working under Raul Perez, MD. She is certified by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Click here for information on services available at QuickCare (LINL)
or call (559) 738-7500.



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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
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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


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