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2019 Toys for Tots

The 2019 Toys for Tots campaign is underway. The collection of new, unwrapped toys at all VMC/KDMF campuses will continue until Monday, December 16, 2019; the toys will then be picked up and distributed by US Marines and local social welfare agencies to children in need before Christmas.

Collection boxes are located in the VMC/KDMF main lobby, Employee Lounge, Aesthetic Center and Physical Therapy Department, as well as at the Tulare office and Sequoia Prompt Care.
Let’s fill up these boxes for the kids!!
Thank you in advance for giving!!


Find a provider

VMC is proud to offer the services of over 60 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.

Same day or next-day appointments

Did you know that Dr. Mihalcin offers same-day or next-day appointments for acute injuries such as fractures? Call today to schedule an appointment, 559-738-7541

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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.


 

Careers with VMC


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Tis the season for the flu

The dreaded flu can cause mild to severe illness.The flu is different from
a cold and usually comes on suddenly.

People who have the flu often have symptoms of a fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue.

How to prevent the flu this season:

• Get a flu vaccine
• Avoid others who are sick
• Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing
• Wash your hands frequently
• Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

• Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects


To schedule an appointment or for more information call (559) 738-7500.


Diabetes symptoms: what to look for

• Blurred vision
• Unusual thirst
• Frequent urination
• Slow-healing cuts
• Unexplained tiredness
• Rapid weight loss (Type 1 diabetes)
• Erectile dysfunction
• Numbness or tingling in the hands and feet

If you experience any of these symptoms, please call to make an appointment with your primary care provider. Symptoms may occur rapidly with Type 1 diabetes; however, with Type 2 diabetes the onset is more insidious and may not be noticed.

Healthy alternatives for diabetics

Horseradish-Encrusted Beef Tenderloin

 

 
Diabetes expertise

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.


Breast reconstruction after cancer

By Alex Lechtman, MD
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy can be a very important part of woman's recovery from breast cancer.  Reconstruction is a personal decision and one woman’s concerns and feelings are just as valid and real as any others. 

When considering breast reconstruction, it is important to know what is available and then spend time with your plastic surgeon and discuss it with him or her.  You may not be a candidate for a particular method of reconstruction, but there are others available that may work very well for you.

Also, reconstruction after mastectomy has to be covered by your insurance.  It is federal law from the Women’s Health Act of 1998.

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For your convenience, the VMC lab is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and it is fully staffed on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Off-site blood draw stations are offered
in Visalia and Tulare:


Visalia Court Street

1912 S. Court, Suite B
Visalia, CA 93277
Contact: 559-741-9297 
Regular Draw Station Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8:000 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.
Court Street Map


Sequoia Prompt Care 
1110 S. Ben Maddox Way
Visalia, CA 93292
Draw Station
(559) 624-4820
Mon-Fri – 8 to 5

Sequoia Prompt Care Map

 

FIND a Provider

VMC offers over 60 physicians in a wide variety of specialties. Let us help you find the physician who is right for you.

Fun Fitness

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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.m
Location: Blain Park
3101 S Court St
Visalia, Ca   93277
Info: 559-624-2416
Cost: FREE
More info: www.walkwithadoc.org

Lifestyle Center Walking Program

Location: Visalia
Mall-Food Court
When: Mon. through Fri.

Time: 9:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE

 
HEALTH TIP

    Get It Checked
    A schedule of check-ups and age-approriate screenings for men and women.

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