True North

posted on October 12, 2021

As if things were not challenging enough with COVID, practicing medicine in the Valley has the added strain of difficult relationships between major stakeholders in town. Many physicians find themselves caught in the middle, unsure of where allegiances should lie and how the outcome of this fight will affect our…

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A Year In Review – Fiscal Year 2020-2021

posted on October 7, 2021 For more than four decades, Central California Faculty Medical Group has provided Central Valley patients access to world-class specialty care physicians while training the next generation of health care leaders. While fiscal year 2020-2021 was filled with the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, our clinicians and staff continued to provide… Continue Reading »
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What Brought Me Home – Geoffrey Rohlfing, DO

posted on September 13, 2021

There is genuine joy in listening to an elated patient speak of how they can once again golf, hike, work, or play with their grandchildren without pain.  Improving patients’ lives is what drives my desire to excel in my craft; orthopaedic surgery specializing in joint reconstruction.  From a young age,…

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CCFMG – Who We Are

posted on July 26, 2021

More than forty years ago, a small group of physicians employed by the County of Fresno incorporated as Central California Faculty Medical Group, Inc. (CCFMG), creating an entity that has proved instrumental in advancing health care and medical education in the San Joaquin Valley. The incorporation in 1979 allowed CCFMG…

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A Dollop (of Sunscreen) A Day Keeps the Dermatologist Away!

posted on June 18, 2021

Did you know that more cases of skin cancer are diagnosed annually than breast, prostate, lung, and colon cancer cases combined? The majority of these, including the most dangerous type, melanoma, can be prevented with consistent, solid sun protection. Here are three facts that will help you have an enjoyable and…

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Recognizing a Stroke Benefits All of Us

posted on May 12, 2021

May is American Stroke Association National Stroke Awareness Month. I have often struggled to describe what stroke is to those unaccustomed to it, and generally, I explain that stroke is a sudden problem of brain function caused by an interruption in its blood supply. This interruption can come via ischemia,…

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Injury Prevention With the Return of Youth Sports

posted on April 14, 2021

As we begin to emerge from the global pandemic slowly, our children are eager to resume engagement in the sports they love. We are all happy to see human interaction and physical activity return.  However, with the return of youth sports comes the return of sports injuries, and it becomes…

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How Sleep Boosts Your Immune System

posted on March 16, 2021

After the year we have been through, the importance of keeping a strong immune system is clear. If you had a grandma like mine, you might have been advised when you were young to wash your hands frequently, eat right (i.e., eat those colorful vegetables), exercise, and get enough sleep…

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University Centers of Excellence Directory

posted on May 1, 2021

University Centers of Excellence Directory – Updated May 1, 2021 PDF

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COVID-19 Vaccines, They’re Our Best Shot

posted on February 5, 2021

Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Since then, COVID-19 has caused a deadly rampage against populations worldwide with devastating consequences on several fronts. Even with ongoing, robust public health measures such as social distancing and masking in public,…

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