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First Year Residents


Varchita Alishetti, DO

Medical School: Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine

Varchita grew up in Cupertino, CA. She completed her B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Washington. Varchita was deeply involved in community education of suicide prevention, mental health public policy lobbying, and women’s health research in Seattle. She then completed medical school at the Touro University Nevada. During medical school, Varchita found her passion for Family Medicine. She treasures learning about the unique biopsychosocial backgrounds of patients and helping patients care for their physical and mental health. Within Family Medicine, Varchita has many interests including preventative medicine, women’s health, procedures, LGBTQ care, and health advocacy. Varchita is eager to return home to Northern California as a part of the Dignity Health family, to serve the diverse Sacramento community. Outside of medicine, Varchita enjoys exploring local cafes and restaurants, tea, embroidery, landscape photography, hiking, and spending time with family & friends.

Yuri Anderson DO

Yuri Anderson, DO

Medical School: Rocky Vista University Utah College of Osteopathic Medicine
Yuri was born in a small fishing town in Japan, and she lived in multiple cities in the USA, China, and Japan. She graduated from Wheaton College in MA with a major in International Relations, and post-graduation she moved to San Francisco where she worked in the cybersecurity industry. Yuri decided to change her career to medicine when she was convinced that her passion was in promoting human wellbeing. She enjoys hearing people's life stories from all different backgrounds and genuinely looking forward to building trusting relationships with each individual patient. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, traveling, reading, hiking, being an auntie to nieces and nephews, catching up with friends, and try new foods.

Ashlee Arnold DO

Ashlee Arnold, DO

Medical School: Touro Middletown College of Osteopathic Medicine

Ashlee grew up in rural California City, CA and earned a B.S. in Biochemistry at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. She has a strong desire to serve and is a former high school science teacher and a veteran of the US Air Force. She attended Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Middletown, NY where she learned hands-on techniques for diagnosis and treatment of common pain syndromes in addition to traditional western medicine. She is passionate about preventative care and providing full-spectrum, integrative, whole-person care to those who need it most. In her spare time she enjoys fishing with her husband, crafting, volleyball, hiking, biking, karaoke, and playing with her two dogs.


Jordan Buckingham DO

Jordan Buckingham, DO

Medical School: Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine 

Jordan was born in Sacramento and grew up in Redding California, a perfect place to fall in love with the outdoors and sports. He majored in Biomedical Science at Sacramento State University where he was drawn to human physiology, exercise science and the wonders of biology. After working for a Biotech startup company and graduating college, Jordan became an ER scribe prior to enrolling in the M.S. and D.O. program at Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine. During that time he discovered his passion for primary care, preventative medicine and building long-term relationships with his patients. Returning to Sacramento, with the opportunity to train at Methodist, provides a well-rounded balance for his personal goals and values of becoming a Family Doctor. In his downtime, Jordan likes to spend time with his fiancé and their fluffy Bernese Mountain Dog named Sebastian, who enjoys exploring parks and all the outdoor activities that Sacramento has to offer.

Rachel Isaacs MD MS

Rachel Isaacs, MD, MS

Medical School: California Northstate University College of Medicine

Rachel was born and raised in the Sacramento area. She graduated from Chapman University with a Biology major and Nutrition minor while competing as an NCAA swimmer. Driven by her interests in research, nutrition, and food, she earned a Master of Science in Food Science, also from Chapman University. She was thrilled to return to her hometown to complete her Doctor of Medicine degree at California Northstate University. She is passionate about providing holistic, patient-centered care and is excited to improve the health outcomes of her community. Her medical interests include sports medicine, obstetrics, and preventative medicine. In her free time she enjoys swimming, skiing, baking family recipes, all things Disney, and cheering on the Sacramento Kings.

Shirly Kim MD

Shirley Kim, MD

Medical School: California Northstate University College of Medicine

Shirley was born and raised in Sacramento, California. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology before returning to Sacramento to study Medicine at California Northstate University. Her passion for family medicine is deeply rooted in her relationship with her own family and love for her community. Her professional interests are centered around preventative medicine, street medicine, and increasing healthcare access. Outside of medicine she enjoys traveling, cooking, picnicking, and learning new skills (most recently, knitting!). She loves being outdoors going on backpacking trips and long walks.


Chloe Lang MD MPH

Chloe Lang, MD, MPH

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Chloe was born and raised in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, a mid-sized town along the western shores of Lake Michigan. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Biology. Following graduation, she spent 2 years serving with the Wisconsin HealthCorps, an AmeriCorps program focused on addressing healthcare disparities and serving underserved populations within her home communities. Her roles included working at a federally qualified health center as a health insurance specialist and providing health education sessions to local high school students. This experience sparked her interest in the field of preventative and community medicine. She went back to UW-Madison and completed her Masters in Public Health in 2020 before starting medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin campus. Here is where she met her partner Eric, who is a Sacramento native. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, completing paint-by-numbers, and hiking to find the best waterfalls. Chloe is excited for this next chapter in her life at Methodist and on the West Coast!

Andrew Matsushita MD

Andrew Matsushita, MD

Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University

I grew up in Denver, CO before moving to Cincinnati, OH where I went to Xavier University. While at Xavier, I cultivated and furthered my passions for photography, teaching, and medicine.  After graduating with my BS in Psychology, I completed the Winter-Cohen Family Brueggeman Fellowship and started my job as an insurance brokerage analyst. In 2017, I left the corporate world and joined the Northeast Ohio Medical University - Cleveland State University Partnership for Urban Health to begin my journey in medicine. Over the past 4+ years, my interest in long term continuity medicine, working in urban and undeserved areas, and engaging in diverse communities led me to Dignity Health. Away from the medical world, I love to cook, travel the world, take pictures, and explore my surrounding areas (hiking, restaurants, and coffee shops).

Rural Track Program

Nick Sparr MD

Nick Sparr, MD

Medical School: University of Iowa Roy J and Lucille A Carver College of Medicine

Nick was born and raised in and around Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Grinnell College with a BA in English & American Studies. Nick briefly pursued his interest in journalism at Trail Runner Magazine, but soon after transitioned to nonprofit work. He most recently served as harm reduction services manager at the Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition where he worked to reduce healthcare barriers for individuals who use drugs and those experiencing housing insecurity. Nick completed his medical training at the University of Iowa and is excited to return to the west coast to continue working toward creating health equity through advocacy and education. Nick is a die-hard Portland Trail Blazers fan, a mediocre runner, and a reckless skier. He enjoys cooking and hiking with his wonderful wife, Young-Eun, as well as spending time with a book and his two ungrateful cats, Rococo and Cookie.

Kelty White MD

Kelty White, MD

Medical School: University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine

As a native of Truckee, CA, it is no surprise that Kelty is an avid outdoors person. Her favorite activities include skiing, mountain biking, backpacking, climbing, and gardening. While completing her MD at University of Nevada Reno, Kelty fell in love with family medicine. She particularly loves women’s health, lifestyle medicine, and the ability to see entire families. In addition to pursuing full spectrum family medicine training, Kelty is learning medical Spanish to ensure she is well equipped to serve in a rural community.