The 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Bruce Hall, MD

Congratulations to VMC Internal Medicine physician Bruce Hall who was awarded the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award for the Northern California Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

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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




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.





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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


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