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New Community Care Provider in Kerman & Riverdale


Certified physician assistant Stanton Brown is caring for patients at Adventist Health / Community Care clinics in Kerman and Riverdale.

Brown was born in Bakersfield. He was drafted in the military when he was 18 years old and fought for our country during Vietnam, serving as a combat medic from 1968 to 1969.

“I had to think on my feet all of the time,” he says. “When I ran out of chest tubes, I had to improvise and use bamboo.”

After the war, Brown earned a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from University of California at Berkley. He then joined the Peace Corps in Africa and went back to school for physician assistant training at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga.

“While in Africa, I witnessed health care inadequacies that could be changed, which is why I sought PA school,” he says. “I want to offer people the best care possible.”

Brown is married and has an adult child. His wife of over 30 years is a nurse practitioner in Fresno.

In his free time, he enjoys fly-fishing, reading and visiting historical sites. The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., and the coast of France’s Normandy region, where the D-Day battle occurred, are his two favorite sites to visit.

Brown may be reached at Adventist Health / Community Care - Kerman, 1000 S. Madera Ave., with a phone number of (559) 846-9370; and Adventist Health / Community Care – Riverdale, 3567 W. Mt. Whitney Ave., with a phone number of (559) 867-7200.