What to Know About Congestive Heart Failure

posted on March 23, 2022

Congestive heart failure. Such ominous words for anyone to hear. The implication that the heart is floundering and perhaps the body as well. But there is another type of heart failure, perhaps lesser known, which accounts for half of all heart failure diagnoses that predominantly affects women. It is not…

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University Centers of Excellence Directory

posted on March 1, 2022 The University Centers of Excellence faculty practice sites provide Central Valley patients access to world-class health care. Download our directory or flip through it below to learn more about the services our expert clinicians provide. Download the 2022 Office Directory *Updated September 1, 2022* Continue Reading »
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Why I Chose to Specialize in Hip and Knee Arthritis Care

posted on January 18, 2022

I’ll never forget the moment I knew I wanted to specialize in hip and knee arthritis surgery. I met a patient who was using a wheelchair because of the severity of his knee arthritis and deformity. He expressed deep disappointment that his disfigurement was deemed by others to be too…

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Dr. Raj Amin

COVID-19 Associated Pulmonary Aspergillosis (CAPA)- Research Publication by UCSF Fresno Infectious Diseases

posted on December 9, 2021

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc across the globe in the past year and a half. In addition to the direct morbidity and mortality associated with this infection, we have seen several secondary infections arise because of the virus causing damage to the lungs and immune system. One such infection that has…

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Fresno Pulmonary Hypertension Program

posted on November 12, 2021

Pulmonary hypertension happens when the pressure in the blood vessels leading from the heart to the lungs is too high. It can occur due to the narrowing of the small blood vessels in the lungs. As a result, the right side of the heart that normally pumps the blood into…

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National Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month

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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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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Geoffrey Rohlfing, DO

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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