Faculty and Administration


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2018 faculty


Hanford has an amazing core faculty with diverse clinical skills who will provide residents with ongoing learning and one-on-one teaching.

More than 40 local physicians and providers serve as faculty members of the Hanford Family Practice Residency Program, including the following:

John M. Kotler, PhD

Residency role: Core Faculty, Behavioral Health

How long as a psychologist: 1994 CA, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Current practice: Behavioral Health Services - Adventist Health Hanford

Graduate school: California School of Professional Psychology - Fresno

Internship: UCSF Medical Education Program

Family info: Two adult children

Hobbies: Guitar, judo, river rafting, hiking, skiing and travelling

Why I enjoy family medicine/residency: Holistic approach to patient-centered care.

Romeo C. Castillo, MD

Romeo Castillo

Residency role: Program director. Curriculum development and competency base evaluation. Balint Meetings. Chief Residents' Coach

How long as a physician: Over 10 years

Current practice: Family Medicine Practice
1524 West Lacey Blvd, Suite 203, Hanford, CA 93230

Medical school: Lyceum Northwestern University

Residency: University of Texas Branch, Galveston

Post-graduate training: Certificate comprehensive training in acupuncture. NPPID I Fellowship. Comprehensive Balint leadership training.

Family info: Married to a nurse, Madelaine, and has one son, Myro, plus three dogs.

Hobbies: Christian and classical music, nature, travel and culture, church.

Why I enjoy family medicine/residency: I enjoy being a family doctor because of its diversity of knowledge and the variety of skills I am able to employ in the care of my patient. I deeply value the opportunity of having a long-standing relationship with my patients of all ages and families.

I love teaching, and I dearly appreciate its priceless reward, especially when I see the residents getting better and better at what they do. I cherish the fact that somehow I once played a role in their development and became a part of their future.

Randy Beddoe, MD

Randy Beddoe

Residency role: Residency faculty

How long as a physician: 22 years

Current practice: Family Medicine Practice
1524 West Lacey Blvd., Suite 203 , Hanford, CA 93230
Faculty with Hanford Regional Physicians Group.
Director Home Garden Rural Health Clinic.

Medical school: Loma Linda University

Residency: Glendale Adventist Family Practice Residency

Family info: Single with two boys both in college; one at Pacific Union College and the other at Andrews University.

Hobbies: I enjoy photography, motorcycle riding, fishing, travel, snowmobiling and wood working.

Why I enjoy family medicine/residency: I enjoy the practice of medicine because I enjoy people. It is amazing the tools that God has given us in the last 20 years to try to help and alleviate suffering or at least understand it better. I enjoy teaching because I hope that my experience can help others improve the lives of people around them. I also learn from the residents with their multitude of ways of attacking problems, their enthusiasm for finding ways of dealing with humanity and its complications that I may have taken for granted. We all learn and relearn. Nothing is better than the feeling that God may have used you to allow a family or friend to enjoy their relationship for longer than might have been otherwise, and at times maybe help deal with a loss. Living is a team experience. Family medicine puts us in a position where we can try to draw it all together physically, spiritually, socially.

Jacqueline G. De Castro, MD

Jacqueline G De CastroResidency role: Residency faculty

How long as a physician: 14 years

Current practice: Family Practice

Lacey Medical Plaza, 1524 West Lacey Blvd., Suite 202 B, Hanford, CA 93230.

Medical school: University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines.

Residency: Residency in obstetrics/gynecology, Philippines.
1st year, Loma Linda University Family Medicine.
2nd and 3rd year, Hanford Family Practice Residency.

Family info: Married with two boys.

Hobbies: Cross-stitching, cooking, spending time with the family.

Why I enjoy family medicine/residency: I enjoy family medicine as it fulfills a need to be of genuine service in this understaffed specialty. This is particularly true in the San Joaquin Valley, where the physician shortage is most acute. I firmly believe that my services will have the most beneficial impact here. Further, I enjoy the challenges of being tasked with addressing the full spectrum of health care as a primary provider. My experience as a resident of the Hanford program allowed for me to be exposed to various diseases and interact with the whole host of very supportive local specialties. It remains my objective to continue to nurture these various relationships for my patients' benefit and my own professional growth. The residency also allows me the opportunity to mentor new doctors. Finally, I would like to note that I have found the overwhelming majority of patients to be sincerely appreciative, too.

Candice D. Golez, MDCandice Golez

Residency role: Residency faculty

How long as a physician: since 2003

Current practice: Family Practice

Adventist Health Physicians Network
1524 West Lacey Blvd., Suite 105, Hanford, CA 93230.

Medical school: University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center, Philippines

Residency: Hanford-Loma Linda (Rural Track)

Post-graduate training: NaProtechnology and Fertility-Awareness Based Method of Family Planning (Creighton Model) at the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction in Omaha, NE

Family info: Married with two daughters. Has 3 athletic and musically-inclined stepkids.

Hobbies: I enjoy making music, hiking and the outdoors, traveling, and watching movies with my husband.

Why I enjoy family medicine/residency: Family Medicine is the perfect representation of why I went into medicine in the first place. When you are a family doctor, you are an instrument of healing, you are an advocate, you are a social mover, you are a teacher, you are an evangelizer. Being in an environment where you can impart these to future generation family doctors is most fulfilling. There is also mutual learning that takes place which makes this vocation all the more enriching.

Michael Lloyd, MD

Michael Lloyd, MD

How long a physician: Since 2008

Current practice: Family medicine with obstetrics private practice
460 Greenfield Ave, Ste. 3, Hanford, CA

Medical school: Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Residency: North Colorado Family Medicine, Greeley CO

Postgraduate training: Fellowship in obstetrics, Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, CA. Board Certified American Academy of Family Medicine.

Family info: Married with a son and a daughter.

Hobbies: Spending time with family, traveling, mission trips, church, outdoor activities, basketball and other team sports.

Why I enjoy family medicine/residency teaching: The ability to develop relationships with families over a long period of time is the most rewarding. It is the breadth of family medicine and variety of patients that always keeps things interesting! It is an honor to be able to help facilitate learning and see Residents gain the experience they need to become excellent physicians.

Humberto J Villalvazo, MD

Humberto Villalvazo

Residency role: Residency faculty

How long a physician: 24 years

Current practice: Sierra View Family Clinic, Inc.
440 N. Greenfield Ave., Suite A, Hanford, CA 93230

Medical school: Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon, Monterrery Mexico

Residency: Bella Vista Adventist Hospital, Puerto Rico, Common Wealth, chief resident
Gastrointestinal endoscopy training certification
General and laparoscopic surgery training in Mexico
Obesity surgery training in Lyon France
Hyperbaric Medicine

Certification: Diplomate of American Board of Family Medicine
General Surgery Mexican Council certification and recertification

Professional societies: American Academy of Family Physicians,
California Academy of Family Physicians, Charter member of American Association for primary care endoscopy

Family info: Married to a physician, Laura, with two sons, Ivan who is 9, and Omar who is 4, plus one dog and five fish.

Hobbies: Outdoor activities such as camping and boating, travel, learning other languages, studying different cultures and jazz music.

Why I enjoy family medicine/residency: The most interesting aspect of this specialty is that you can treat your patient as a whole person and develop a good rapport not only with the patient, but with the family.

Being part of the faculty team of this program is a positive challenge that keeps me updated. There is nothing better than seeing a resident reaching goals and knowing that you are part of his or her success.