Graduates

Meet our graduating Class of 2020

Dr. Manhar Patel, Dr. Karen W. Fong, Dr. Phyu Wai Lwin, Dr. Alvin E. Vanegas
Dr. Manhar Patel, Dr. Karen W. Fong, Dr. Phyu Wai Lwin, Dr. Alvin E. Vanegas

Where are our graduates practicing?

Graduates of the Hanford Family Medicine Residency program have gone on to pursue rewarding careers as physicians at a variety of healthcare systems. Many have stayed within Adventist Health in the Central Valley, while others have relocated to other parts of California and the country.

Some of the locations where our graduates practice include:

  • Abrazo West Campus
  • Adventist Health in the Central Valley
  • Adventist Health Medical Offices
  • Adventist Health Physicians Network
  • Aria Community Health Center
  • Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center
  • Kaiser Permanente Napa Medical Offices
  • Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center
  • Kaweah Delta Medical Center
  • Living Water Clinic
  • Modesto Medical Center and Medical Offices
  • Neighborhood Healthcare
  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  • Temecula Valley Hospital
  • United Health Centers
  • Wheeling Hospital

What is rural medicine and how are residents involved?

Rural areas encompass all population, housing and territory not included within an urban area, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Rural Americans face numerous health disparities compared to urban Americans, including limited access to quality healthcare such as primary care and specialty services.

To help increase access to healthcare, Adventist Health in the Central Valley has more than 40 rural health clinics across Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera and Tulare Counties.

Residents of the Hanford Family Medicine Residency program are involved in this effort by providing patient care at a variety of rural health clinics, including at Adventist Health Medical Offices in Hanford, Home Garden and Lemoore.