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Adventist Health / Community Care Welcomes Board-certified Family Medicine Physician


SELMA/DINUBA/CARUTHERS – Adventist Health welcomes board-certified family medicine physician Dr. Raul Ayala to care for patients at Adventist Health / Community Care clinics in SelmaDinuba and Caruthers. He specializes in pediatrics, geriatrics and sports medicine.

Dr. Ayala joins a group of physicians, Dr. Bruno Garcia, Dr. Ricardo Ramos and Dr. René Charles, who care for patients throughout the Valley and at Adventist Medical Center – Selma.

Dr. Ayala discovered he wanted to be a physician at a very young age. He enjoyed visits with his family doctor, who took an interest in him and his schooling, inspiring him to do the same with his young patients.

Dr. Ayala earned a medical degree from New York Medical College and completed residency training at UCSF-Fresno, serving as chief resident. He chose to practice in the Central Valley because it was similar to his hometown in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. While training here, he realized the need and wanted to join other physicians to find and contribute to solutions, he said.

“There is a great need here, and I’m honored to contribute to the change and the need for more physicians in this area,” Dr. Ayala said.

He recently served as resident chairman for the California Academy of Family Physicians, working on state projects that addressed community medicine, rural health care and geriatrics, and was on the board of directors for the California Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Ayala also mentors high school students interested in pursuing the field of medicine as a part of the University of California, San Francisco-Fresno Doctor’s Academy program. In addition, he has volunteered as a team physician for high school football teams.

“The youth is the future,” Dr. Ayala said. “I enjoy working with them and being involved in the community.”

During his free time, Dr. Ayala enjoys running, barbecuing and spending time with friends and family.

His main practice location is Adventist Health / Community Care - Dinuba, 1451 E. El Monte Way. He may be reached by calling 559-591-3342.