October 2019
Visalia Medical Clinic is proud to offer the services of over 60 providers, working together to help you  Be Well .
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This condition affects one out of every eight women in the United States.

We encourage women over the age of 40 to talk with your physician about the importance of getting screened for breast cancer.

Schedule your breast cancer screening today and ask your VMC provider about early detection and VMC's Hologic Dimensions Mammography.

For more information contact Teresa Simas, RN, NP at 559.739.2000.
Breast Reconstruction After Cancer: What Are My Options?
By: Dr. Alex Lechtman , MD, FACS
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy can be a very important part of woman’s recovery from breast cancer.

Reconstruction is a personal decision and one woman’s concerns and feelings are just as valid and real as any others.

When considering breast reconstruction, it is important to know what is available and then spend time with your plastic surgeon and discuss it with him or her. You may not be a candidate for a particular method of reconstruction, but there are others available that may work very well for you. Also, reconstruction after mastectomy has to be covered by your insurance. It is federal law from the Women’s Health Act of 1998.

In general, there are four options when considering reconstruction: Read more

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lechtman today at 559.738.7572. 
Know The Signs and Symptoms
Welcome Dr. Shams
Visalia Medical Clinic has added an internal medicine physician to the growing roster of providers.
Sharmineh Shams, MD, completed her internship and residency at the University of Southern California, Department of Internal Medicine. She completed her medical school studies at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, followed by a research fellowship at the University of Southern California. 

Prior to joining Visalia Medical Clinic, she was a hospitalist with Barstow Community Hospital and later provided hospitalist care at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.

Dr. Shams is now accepting patients. Schedule your appointment, 559-739-2000.

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