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Family Care Clinic

Residency experience is centered here
The Family Care Clinic is an up to date facility that is located on 13th Street, near downtown Merced. It contains twenty-five examination rooms in a setting that also includes a conference room, a library with computer access, minor surgery and procedure room, and an office laboratory. There are four nursing stations with residents working in teams at each station, with mid-level practitioners and nurses helping to provide continuity of care.

There are opportunities to learn many procedures, including flexible colposcopy, LEEP biopsy of the cervix, cryotherapy, vasectomy, and obstetrical ultrasound. Specialty clinics in dermatology, gynecology, and behavioral medicine, to name a few, help round out the educational experience available in the clinic. Other services that we offer to our patients include the ability to provide comprehensive perinatal services, nutritional counseling, and diabetic teaching.

During their three years in the Family Care Clinic, residents will develop a panel of patients and provide the full spectrum of family practice care. It is one of the joys of residency training to learn what it means to be a "family doctor" and provide personalized care to patients and their families. There is a great diversity of patients from all walks of life and cultures, which adds to the experience. Residents spend one to two half-days a week in the clinics as a first year resident, three half-days a week as a second year resident, and four half-days a week as a third year resident.

The Family Care Clinic is the real hub of the residency experience in Merced!