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February is Healthy Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. Death rates among adult’s ages 35 to 64 death rates are increasing. Contributing risk factors include physical inactivity, tobacco use and hypertension.
It’s important to include regular physical activities throughout the day. Eat healthier, lower your sodium and trans fat intake and add more fruits and vegetables. Be aware of your blood pressure and cholesterol levels and check them regularly.
To learn more about VMC’s cardiologists, call 559-739-2000.


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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6th Annual Diabetes Walk

 

Dr. James Mohs Memorial Diabetes Walk,

Saturday April 18, 2020.

Same day registration: 8:00am

Walk starts: 9:00am (rain or shine)

• Free t-shirt for all particapants

• Blood sugar evaluations

• Diabetes health Information

• Raffle prizes

• CCBC Mobile Blood Unit ( while supply lasts)

For details please contact Denise Giroux, RD, CDCES. Email: dgiroux@vmchealth.com or call
559-739-2087

 


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

Low Carb Zucchini Lasagna

 

 
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.


VMC Welcomes new Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.

Denise Giroux, MS, RD, CDCES, is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist.  Denise is able to work with both adult and pediatric patients individually with their diabetes and other medical conditions that require a Registered Dietitian’s expertise.  She will help educate the public with nutrition issues, design nutrition programs to protect your health, point out medications that may interfere with your nutrition and encourage cardiovascular exercise for successful weight loss.

 

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.

 

 

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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