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Doctors Medical Center

 

Doctors Medical Center is a fully accredited 461-bed hospital with intensive care units for neurology, surgery and cardiovascular care. This hospital is the first Level II Verified Trauma Center in the region. The quality of the staff, teaching faculty and facility are excellent. DMC admits more than 12,000 patients annually and treats more than 70,000 patients in the emergency department each year. In the 50+ years that DMC has served the Central Valley, it has achieved a growing list of recognitions; some of which are listed below,

  • Comprehensive Center Accreditation under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and Quality Improvement Program.

  • American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Receiving Center Gold Level Recognition Award for Heart Attack Care.

  • Recipient of the Leapfrog Group highest “A” rating for patient safety 5 times in a row.

  • Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers – First hospital in region to receive designation.

  • Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures distinction for heart attack, pneumonia, surgery, and heart failure.

  • First Certified Primary Stroke Center in Stanislaus County.

Women's Health Services:

DMC's Women's and Children's Center has 15 state of the art labor/delivery/recovery rooms and an excellent reputation which attracts about 4,500 deliveries per year. Women's and Children's Center also provides a level III Intensive Care Nursery, which has been essential for our high risk OB patients. In addition, this Center includes Perinatology, Neonatology, and Neonatal Transport Team.

Trauma Services:

Air Med Team (Air ambulance service); capabilities include medical, surgical, trauma, respiratory, obstetric/gynecology, neurology, neonate care and intra-aortic balloon pump. Trauma Surgery is kept busy by the helicopter air ambulance service bringing in cases varying from auto accidents to Yosemite climbing injuries.

Surgery:

Cardiac/Open Heart, Orthopedic, Urology (including lithotripsy), General and Vascular, Neurosurgical, Robotic, and Trauma.

Additional Services:

Home Health Agency, Hand Therapy Clinic, Radiology Department (including MRI, Spinal CT, and full invasive radiology), Laboratory, Dialysis Unit and Endoscopy Unit.

Orthopedic Residency:

In addition to family medicine residency, DMC is the sponsoring institute for VCME Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program, which welcomed its first class in July 2013. 

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Stanislaus County Health Services Agency (HSA)

The Health Services Agency provides health care services to the community via its network of federally qualified health center – look alike outpatient clinics, public health services, an indigent health care program, and a family medicine residency program

In 2010, The Stanislaus County Community Health Center became California's First HRSA-designated Teaching Health Center.

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Paradise Medical Center
Paradise Family Medicine Center is a 15,000 sq ft facility built in 2003 and provides comprehensive family care by both residents and faculty. It was specially designed for resident teaching. When in clinic, each resident has two to three examination rooms for exclusive use. A family counseling room, and procedure rooms also are available. In addition, there are conference rooms, break rooms, and patient friendly lobbies. Secure parking is available to all residents and staff. 

Primary Care Continuity Experience

During primary care continuity clinic rotations, on average, residents see 6 patients per clinic during their first year, about 9 patients per clinic during their second year and 12 patients per clinic in their third year. Managing this clinic volume requires learning some efficiency as the patients managed tend to be complex. Patient demand for services remains consistently high as we are one of the few safety net clinics in our area.

Additional Outpatient Clinic Experiences

In addition to family medicine clinics, many other outpatient specialty clinics are structured for teaching. Training in the specialty clinics is based on the medical problems rather than continuity of care. These opportunities expand the outpatient training available to residents in our program and include,

  • Pediatrics

  • OB/GYN

  • Sports Medicine

  • Neurology

  • Surgery

  • Psychiatry 

  • Neurology

  • Geriatrics

  • Dermatology 

  • Outpatient Procedures                                                                   

Residency Clinic Highlights

  • Residency Continuity Clinic, Paradise Medical Clinic is a FQHC-LA Community Health Clinic with a variety of support services

  • Residents practice in teams and take care of several patient panels to maintain continuity of care

  • Pregnancy and Diabetes Group Visits

  • Care of LGBTQ community

  • On-site Office of Family Planning Clinic

  • Over 25% Pediatric Patients

  • On-site dedicated Procedures Clinic

  • Commonly performed procedures in primary and specialty care include,

    • Skin biopsies​

    • Abscess incision & Drainage

    • Suturing

    • Toe nail removal

    • Minor trauma care

    • Nexplanon Insertion

    • Endometrial Biopsies

    • Colposcopy

    • IUD insertion and removal 

    • Vasectomies

    • Casting 

  • A fully equipped electronic health record system EHR, Athena

  • Internet searching and resources, including "UpToDate" access

  • Team based geriatric consult clinic

  • Inter-professional Team based pain management consult clinics

  • Outpatient opioid dependence management 

  • Team based programs to improve children's health 

  • Mental health services 

  • Social Services 

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