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Two New Providers Reaching Rural Health Communities


Family Nurse Practitioners Xee (pronounced See) Heng and Pritpal Sidhu are caring for patients at Adventist Health / Community Care – Selma.

Heng is fluent in English, Hmong and Spanish, and Sidhu in English, Punjabi and Hindi.

Their mothers inspired both of them to become nurses.

“I really wanted to be a musician,” says Heng, “but my mother was a nurse and after becoming one myself, I really fell in love with helping people.”

Heng, who is from Santa Ana, Calif., earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from California State University, Fresno, and her master’s from Fresno Pacific University’s family nurse practitioner program.

Sidhu grew up in Punjab, India. Her mother, who died from complications of cancer when she was 11, was her inspiration to become a nurse.

“She always said, ‘I’m going to make you a nurse.’” Pritpal earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences in Punjab, India. She moved to the United States to pursue her family nurse practitioner training at Fresno Pacific University.

Both nurse practitioners may be reached at Adventist Health / Community Care – Selma, 1041 Rose Ave., in Selma, with a phone number of (559) 856-6090.