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Adventist Health Welcomes Rheumatologist to Sanger


 SANGER – Adventist Health welcomes board-certified rheumatologist Himmat Gill, M.D., a specialist in arthritis, autoimmune and musculoskeletal diseases, to its Community Care clinic in Sanger.

Dr. Gill sees patients the first and last Friday of each month at Community Care, 1939 Academy Ave. Appointments are by referral, and the office phone number is (559) 875-6900. 
The clinic also provides family, pediatric and dental care. In addition to regular weekday hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the clinic is open until 7 p.m. on Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for patient convenience.

Rheumatologists deal mainly with problems involving joints, soft tissues and related conditions of connective tissues. Dr. Gill has more than 15 years of experience in treating patients in this specialty.

 After earning his medical degree from GGS Medical College & Hospital in India, Dr. Gill completed residency training in internal medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and additional fellowship training at University of Mississippi Medical Center and Veterans Administration Medical Center, Mississippi.

Dr. Gill said he was drawn to becoming a doctor because it is a noble profession that allows him to help others. He chose rheumatology as a specialty because of treatment advances that have made a difference in patients’ lives.

“Relieving suffering and pain is my passion,” he said. “I strive to provide my patients with the highest quality of care by practicing evidence-based medicine and delivering patient care in the most compassionate and sensitive manner.”

He was attracted to Sanger and the central San Joaquin Valley because of the need for services. “I feel at home here. Sanger was particularly attractive because I help patients who otherwise do not have access to rheumatology services” he said.    

All patients are welcome at Adventist Health Community Care clinics. The network welcomes Medi-Cal, Medicare and uninsured patients. It also offers the Healthy Families state program as well as a discount program for the uninsured. 

More information about Dr. Gill and Adventist Health is available by calling the Sanger clinic at (559) 875-6900.