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Two Physicians Join Medical Staff


HANFORD – Neurologist Dr. Vladimir Royter and former Hanford Family Practice Residency Chief Resident Dr. Baiju Abdulla have joined the Adventist Health / Central Valley Network Consolidated Medical Staff.

Dr. Royter began practicing July 1 in the Hanford Medical Pavilion, 125 Mall Drive, in Suite 209B. The phone number is 584-9000.

Dr. Royter earned his medical degree from Lugansk State MedicalUniversity in Ukraine. He completed neurology residency training in Ukraine and also at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in Israel, followed by and a third neurology residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He also completed a cerebrovascular research fellowship at Cedars-Sinai MedicalCenter in Los Angeles.

In Ukraine, he was the director of the Department of Neurology and served as staff and attending neurologist in Israel at the Tel AvivSourasky Medical Center and Health Maintenance Organization.

“Hanford is a nice place,” Dr. Royter said. “I chose to practice here because of the wonderful people, new hospital, centralized location close to the mountains and no traffic.”

In his free time, he enjoys bicycling and woodworking. He is married to Larisa Royter and has two children.

Dr. Abdulla, a 2011 graduate of the Hanford Family Practice Residency Program, is now practicing at Adventist Health / Community Care clinics in Hanford, Lemoore and Corcoran. Patients may schedule appointments by calling the Hanford clinic at 583-2254.

Dr. Abdulla earned his medical degree from J.J.M Medical College in India, followed by a two-year training program in orthopedics, trauma and spinal surgery at Katurba Medical College in Manipal, India. Upon immigrating to the United States, he entered the family practice residency program at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, Calif., and completed postgraduate training at the Hanford Family Practice Residency Program.

Dr. Abdulla grew up in the United Kingdom, India, and Saudi Arabia and speaks three languages – Malayalam, Hindi and Kannada – in addition to English.

He chose to pursue family practice because of the whole-person care, broad scope and being able to care for the entire family, he said.

“I like to say God led me here,” Dr. Abdulla said. “It feels like home here [in Hanford] and it is an ideal place to raise a family and start a practice.”

Dr. Abdulla is married to Kimberly Abdulla, and they have three children. In his free time he enjoys road trips, reading, watching movies and spending time with his family.