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Adventist Health Welcomes New Family Physician

OAKHURST – Dr. William Chi Ta has been serving families on a temporary basis at Adventist Health / Community Care – Oakhurst for seven months, but recently accepted an offer to join the clinic full-time.

Ta is a family medicine physician who cares for patients of all ages. His goal is to teach people how to live healthier lifestyles, and not be dependent on medicine.

“I genuinely want my patients to get better,” says Ta. “I’m constantly taking courses on lifestyle medicine, so I can continually learn how to help people achieve a healthier life.”

Ta was born in Vietnam. He and his family fled to the United States when he was 10 because of political persecution. He grew up in San Bernardino and moved to Santa Barbara to attend University California at Santa Barbara. He graduated with honors, earning a Bachelor of Science in pharmacology.

After college, Ta attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He completed an internship at University of California at Los Angeles-Kern and was a psychiatry resident physician at UCLA-Kern Medical Center.

Ta is fluent in English and Vietnamese. In his free time he enjoys playing tennis, jogging and experiencing nature.

He may be reached at Community Care – Oakhurst, 48677 Victoria Lane, with a phone number of 559-683-2711. More information is available at www.OakhurstCare.com.

Adventist Health / Central Valley Network is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 32,900 includes more than 23,600 employees; nearly 5,000 medical staff physicians; and 4,350 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 20 hospitals, more than 260 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 15 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. In addition, the Adventist Health Plan serves patients in Kings County. Visit www.AdventistHealth.org/central-valley for more information.

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