Primary Care

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Choosing a primary care provider to partner with you through life’s journeys is the foundation to your overall well-being. At Adventist Health Sonora, our primary care providers include family medicine physicians and resident physicians, internal medicine physicians, pediatricians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who manage the care for each patient by providing regular exams and screenings, treating chronic and acute illnesses and coordinating additional care such as referrals to specialists when needed.

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Addressing the primary care shortage

Rural communities across the Unites States are often at a disadvantage when it comes to accessing healthcare. One in five Americans live in rural communities, yet approximately 90% of physicians practice in more densely populated urban and suburban areas.

Adventist Health Sonora is working to buck the trend by training the next generation of healthcare providers right here in Sonora. The Hanford Sonora Family Medicine Residency Rural Training Track is an accredited graduate medical education program designed to provide its resident physicians with comprehensive training and guidance from faculty and specialists who are experts with real world experience in rural healthcare.

Each year, Sonora will welcome four new family medicine residents who have graduated from medical school and completed their first year of residency training at Adventist Health Hanford. The residents will participate in an additional two years of hands-on training in Sonora.

As part of their hands-on training, the family medicine residents provide primary care services for our community. Their patients benefit by receiving care from a resident physician with the most up-to-date training, as well as the attending physician – a supervising, fully-licensed and board-certified program faculty member.

Upon completing their training, many residents will take the knowledge they’ve gained in Sonora and move on to care for other rural communities. Some will choose to stay in our community and provide quality primary care services for many years to come. That is one way Adventist Health Sonora is working to address the healthcare needs of our community now and into the future.

The family medicine resident physicians highlighted below are accepting new patients with Medicare, Medi-Cal and most other health insurance plans.

Call (209) 536-5100 to schedule an appointment.

Family Medicine Residency Medical Office

193 Fairview Lane, Suite B, Sonora, CA 95370


Alem Abraha, MD, made the change from pharmacist to physician so he could have a more direct impact and connection with his patients. He’s passionate about addressing issues in health literacy and providing quality care to his patients.


Jeremiah O’Connor, DO, was inspired to practice medicine from his experience living on a remote island with limited access to healthcare. He discovered his love for family medicine through the connections he has made with his patients.


Stephanie Sanders, DO, has found that being a family medicine physician gives her the opportunity to build longstanding relationships, serve her community, hone her skills and provide effective, whole person care to patients of all ages.


Robert Verghese, MD, is originally from Riverside, California. He was inspired to become a physician after he witnessed the struggle to access basic healthcare faced by underserved communities.

Family Medicine

Family medicine providers offer care for the whole family, seeing patients of all ages. They focus on prevention, treating acute and chronic illnesses and helping patients maintain their good health.

Angels Camp Family Medical Office
445 South Main Street, Angels Camp, CA 95222
(209) 736-0249

Arnold Family Medical Office
2037 Highway 4, Arnold, CA 95223
(209) 795-1270

Greenley Primary Care
19747 Greenley Road, Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 536-3320

Groveland Family Medical Office
18661 Highway 120, Groveland, CA 95321
(209) 962-7121

Health Pavilion Primary Care
900 Mono Way, Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 536-6925

Internal Medicine

Internal medicine providers specialize in caring for adults and are skilled in treating and managing chronic illnesses and complex health conditions.

Adult Medicine
690 Guzzi Lane, Suites C and D, Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 536-3820

Cedarwood Internal Medicine
690 Guzzi Lane, Suite A, Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 536-5070

Sierra Internal Medicine
680 Guzzi Lane, Suite 201, Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 536-5790


Pediatricians offer special care for children from birth through the teenage years.

Foothill Pediatrics
12791 Cabezut Road, Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 532-5524

Rural Health

Our rural health clinics offer quality primary and specialty care for individuals and families with Medi-Cal insurance coverage.

Adventist Health Sonora Rural Health
193 South Fairview Lane, Sonora, CA 95370

Behavioral Health, Suite K
(209) 536-5144

Dental Care, Suite J
(209) 536-5140

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Suite F
(209) 536-5110

Pediatric Care, Suite L
(209) 536-5120

Primary Care, Suite B
(209) 536-5100

Specialty Care, Suite C
(209) 536-5135

If you would like assistance finding a primary care provider, call our physician referral line
at (209) 536-3344.