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Adventist Health Welcomes New Physician to Three Community Care Clinics


PARLIER/REEDLEY/RIVERDALE – Adventist Health / Community Care welcomes family medicine physician Dr. Jose Amador who cares for patients at three clinics in Parlier, Reedley and Riverdale.       

Dr. Amador, who specializes in family medicine, prenatal care, adolescent care and sports injuries, has cared for patients in the Valley since 2004, in the mountain communities of Mariposa and Oakhurst, as well as in Soledad and Parlier. He also previously served as medical director for a wound healing and hyperbaric oxygen center in Merced. Dr. Amador is fluent in English and Spanish.

Raised by migrant farm workers, Dr. Amador said he feels a connection to his patients and can empathize with the Latino population.

Dr. Amador decided to become a physician after two trips, the first spending weeks in both Lima and Cuzco Peru, and after living for a month with a primitive tribe in Irian Jaya, Indonesia. 

After switching from Latin American studies major to a Neuroscience major while at University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Amador then earned a medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed family practice residency training at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, Calif.

During his free time, Dr. Amador enjoys spending time with his three sons, traveling and following UCLA sports.                                                                

The Community Care - Parlier Newmark clinic, at 155 S. Newmark Ave., is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Services include family medicine and child care. The phone number is (559) 646-1200.

The Community Care - Reedley Jefferson clinic, at 1150 E. Washington Ave., is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Services include family medicine, child immunizations and same-day appointments. The phone number is (559) 638-2154. 

The Community Care – Riverdale clinic, at 3567 Mt. Whitney Ave., is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The phone number is (559) 867-7200.