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:​

  • 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.

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. The 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 isolette 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.


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

Additional Services Include

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

Orthopedic Residency

DMC is sponsoring an Orthopedic Surgery Residency, 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.


The 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 residents are in clinic, they have two to three examination rooms for their exclusive use. A family counseling room and two procedure rooms also are available.

Patient Volumes Managed

Residents will average seeing 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.

Other 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.

Other Clinics

  • Pediatrics

  • OB/GYN

  • Sports Medicine

  • Neurology

  • Surgery

  • Psychiatry                                                                       


Residency Clinic Highlights

  • FQHC-LA Community Health Clinic with a variety of support services
    (Social Services, Mental Health, Children's programs)

  • Resident Team Practices

  • Pregnancy and Diabetes Group Visits

  • On-site Office of Family Planning Clinic

  • Over 25% Pediatric Patients

  • On-site dedicated Procedures Clinic

  • Internet searching and resources, including "UpToDate" access

  • Team geriatric consult clinic

  • Team pain management consult clinic

  • Neurology

  • Diabetic 

  • Geriatric

  • Colposcopy

  • Dermatology

  • Outpatient Procedure