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Adventist Health Welcomes Physician to Parlier


PARLIER – Adventist Health’s Community Care clinic on Newmark Avenue in Parlier welcomes board-certified family medicine physician Dr. Rogelio Fernandez to care for patients beginning July 1. The clinic is located at 155 S. Newmark Ave. in Parlier. The phone number is (559) 646-1200.

Dr. Fernandez, who speaks English and Spanish, specializes in family medicine, including prenatal care and pediatrics. The clinic welcomes Medi-Cal and Medicare, offers a discount program for the uninsured and provides same-day appointments.

Born in Mexico, Dr. Fernandez grew up in Parlier as the oldest of nine siblings. He attended Parlier High School, Reedley College, then California State University, Fresno. He earned his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine, California College of Medicine and completed residency training at the University of California, San Francisco-Fresno, Selma Family Medicine Pathway Program.

“After medical school, I knew I wanted to come back to my hometown to serve the farmworker population and the community I grew up in,” he said. “I chose to pursue family medicine for its variety; I enjoy caring for patients of all ages, from prenatal care to newborns, then seeing them grow up.”

Dr. Fernandez discovered at an early age that he wanted to become a physician to help others. When he was 10 years old, his twin brothers were born prematurely and kept in the intensive care unit after birth. When he and his family would visit, Dr. Fernandez was inspired by how the doctors and staff did everything they could to help his brothers improve so they could come home. They eventually were able to come home. One of the younger siblings then followed in his footsteps and is a physician as well, Dr. Robert Fernandez, practicing in Reedley.

Before joining Adventist Health, Dr. Fernandez cared for patients for 22 years at other health centers in Selma and Parlier. He also delivered babies at the former Sierra Kings District Hospital in Reedley and the former Sanger General Hospital.

Dr. Fernandez currently serves as an assistant clinical professor for the University of California, San Francisco-Fresno Department of Family and Community Medicine, and was recently a member of the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health, which reports to the Secretary of Health and Human Services of the United States.

Dr. Fernandez and his wife, Arcie, have three sons. One of his sons works in information systems for a hospital in Fresno, another has just completed a de