Our Physicians

When our family grows stronger, so does yours.

The healing power of humankindness grows stronger when we bring together the smartest physicians we know. It’s why we’re welcoming GMA Healthcare Providers into the Dignity Health family. They take great pride in delivering comprehensive and compassionate care, focused on patients’ total health and wellness.

Our combined group of nearly 40 trusted providers will deliver quality care to the community from eight convenient locations. Providing expanded Family Medicine, Women’s Health, Pediatric, and specialty services to our community. Together, we will now be known as Dignity Health Medical Group – Bakersfield. Most important, our patients will continue to be treated with the kindness you’ve grown to expect from all of us.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (661) 654-0200.

Many providers are also scheduling appointments online. Click here to see their profiles and make an appointment.

Family Medicine

Anila Chadha, MD
Chris Fadeff, MD
Leslie Figge, NP
Nadeem Goraya, MD
Hemmal Kothary, MD
Srilakshmi Madhusudhan, MD            
Bani Singh, MD
Zeba Yamin, MD
Uzma Yousuf, DO
Phyllis Adjei, NP
Shazia Bashir, NP
Kristin Brown, FNP-C
Michelle Hartshorn, NP
Bhupinder Kaur, NP
Deborah McDowell, FNP-C
Micaela Valdovinos, NP

Family Medicine/Pediatrics                

Hemmal Kothary, MD
Srilakshmi Madhusudhan, MD
Kristin Brown, FNP-C
Michelle Hartshorn, NP

Internal Medicine

David Dougherty, MD
Biserka Matkovic, MD
Parvez Memon, MD
Howard Nizar, MD
Albert J. Peinado, MD
Lorraine Campbell, PA-C


Armando Gonzalez, MD
Tommy Lee, MD
Micah Roberts, DO
Caleb Thompson, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Patrick Paw, MD
Erick Peck, MD
Sarabjit Purewal, DO

Colorectal Surgery

Lorenc Malellari, MD

Colorectal Surgery

Lorenc Malellari, MD


Harshit Shah, MD
Sukhmani Singh, MD

General Surgery

Arpit Patel, MD
Amudhan Pugalenthi, MD
Jing Zhou, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Edward C. Allen, MD


Edwin Youngstrom, DO

Schedule An Appointment

Schedule an appointment online or call us today!

Saturday Appointments

We understand that sickness is never convenient. That’s why we have added extended hours and a Saturday Clinic.  To schedule your Saturday appointment online click here. We also gladly make appointments over the phone at (661) 412-0041