Back to articles

New Residency Program at Adventist Health / Community Care - Reedley Cypress

Physicians

Four new University of California San Francisco – Fresno residents have begun their family medicine training at the Adventist Health / Community Care – Reedley Cypress clinic.

Drs. Nicole Constantz, Theresa Day, Todd Macauley and Madeline Nguyen moved from Selma to Reedley Cypress, under the direction of Medical Director Dr. Mario Martinez.

The UCSF – Fresno program is unique because it exposes residents, or physicians in training, to health care in rural areas. They will also receive training in obstetrics and deliver babies.

The residents were hand-selected by doctors to receive three years of training.

Dr. Constantz is from the Bay Area. She graduated from University California at San Diego and attended medical school at Georgetown in Washington, DC. She says she knew she wanted to be a doctor when she was in the fourth grade. “I told my mom I wanted to be a baby doctor because working with babies seemed exciting and fun,” she says. Dr. Constantz speaks French and enjoys running, hiking and practicing yoga in her free time.

Dr. Day also grew up in the Bay Area. She can recall the exact month and year she decided to become a doctor. “It was November 2004 and I was in Cameroon, Africa, as a Peace Corps volunteer. A woman with a baby came up to me because she thought I was a doctor. I felt like an imposter, absolutely useless and never wanted to feel that way again, so when I returned to the states in 2006, I went back to school. Dr. Day earned her medical degree from University of Arizona in Tucson. She’s fluent in French and Fulfuldé. In her free time, she enjoys farming, gardening and bird-watching.

Dr. Macauley became a physician because he enjoys helping people become well and find ways to stay well. The Carlsbad native attended University of California at Irvine and earned his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Fla. Dr. Macauley is fluent in Spanish. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, hiking and long-distance running.

Dr. Nguyen, from Stockton, has a passion for helping others. While attending University of California at Davis, she volunteered as an interpreter at a free clinic, helping the Vietnamese population in Sacramento. “I would go to doctor’s appointments with women who needed cervical cancer screenings and breast exams, and would act as a patient advocate for them. I found this to be very rewarding,” she says. Dr. Nguyen earned her medical degree from Touro University in Vallejo, Calif. She’s fluent in Vietnamese. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking and photography.

Reedley Cypress is at 372 W. Cypress Ave., with a phone number of (559) 391-3110. The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.