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Physician Assistant Caring for the Kerman Community


KERMAN – Shawn Luna, a Fresno native and graduate of California State University at Fresno, is excited to be offering care in the area he grew up in. Luna, a family medicine physician assistant at Adventist Health / Community Care – Kerman, has 20 years of experience in health care. He began his career as a kinesiologist at a physical rehabilitation center in Visalia and says it was another physician assistant who helped him realize he was destined to do more.

“I remember the provider telling me I was in the wrong field and should consider becoming a physician assistant,” says Luna. “That always stayed in the back of my mind.”

Before acting on that advice, he sought a career as an orthopedic and spinal implant sales consultant, selling orthopedic implantable devices for total hips and knees. He did that for 12 years.

“I couldn’t tell if I was making an impact by selling medical devices,” he says. “I wanted to take a more hands-on approach, so I began working as a medical assistant in Sanger, paving my way to become a physician assistant.”

Luna graduated from the physician assistant program at San Joaquin Valley College in 2014 and came straight to Adventist Health. He says the network offered the widest breadth of patient population where he could use his experience in the seven different specialties he was trained in at SJVC.

Luna is board-certified through the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and has been a member of the Physician Assistants for Latino Health organization since 2013. The program supports the promotion of health for Hispanics who are involved as health clinicians.

In his free time, Luna enjoys running, cycling and doing carpentry work.

He may be reached at Community Care – Kerman, 1000 S. Madera Ave., with a phone number of (559) 846-9370.