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Local grad returns home as primary care doctor 

Dr Tiffney Taylor

Dr Tiffney Taylor

Medical Arts Center welcomes new physician Tiffney Taylor, D.O.

First Choice Physician Partners and The Medical Arts Center in Templeton announce the latest addition to their team of Internal Medicine practitioners, Tiffney Taylor, D.O.. She is now accepting new primary care patients and same-day appointments.

Taylor’s new position signals a happy homecoming for the Templeton native who attended Templeton Middle School and Templeton High School, as well as for her husband, Eric Taylor, a General Contractor from Templeton. The Taylors moved back to Templeton on August 1, 2013 with their two children: six-year-old son and one-year-old daughter.

“I always wanted to come back to Templeton, practice in my hometown and take care of the people I grew up with,” Dr. Taylor said. “I like the idea of being a small town doctor, knowing my patients and following them for many years. I’m thrilled to start my career here and hope to end my career here – 30+ years later.”

Taylor returns to the Central Coast after fifteen years of medical education, beginning with her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame, and followed by Post Baccalaureate studies at San Francisco State University; a Doctorate of Osteopathy (D.O.) from Touro University, Mare Island; and a three-year Internal Medicine Residency as well as one year as Chief Resident at UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program.

In her role as Primary Care Physician at the MAC, Dr. Taylor says she is looking forward to helping fill the need for primary care physicians in the North County area. She says she is already meeting other physicians in the community and receiving referrals for services such as treatment for chronic pain; physicals; pre-op counseling before surgery; specialist referrals for services such as physical therapy; chronic disease management for issues like high blood pressure, diabetes, and congestive heart failure; and women’s health.

Taylor also hopes to continue her specialization in the field of Diabetes Medication Management. At UCSF Fresno she led a research project that studied how regular follow-up care from a nurse-led diabetes management clinic resulted in improving patients’ hemoglobin A1C blood sugar levels. “One of my goals is to work with endocrinologists and other doctors in the area to improve diabetes education to patients in our local communities,” Dr. Taylor says. Currently, Taylor is accepting new patients and can offer same day appointments in most cases.

“The Medical Arts Center aims to bring some of the best physicians to our community so that specialty care can be provided locally, without transfers to other cities or hospitals,” says Mark Lisa, CEO of Twin Cities Community Hospital. “We are proud to welcome Dr. Taylor to this important team of primary care physicians.”

About the Medical Arts Center

The Medical Arts Center is located at 1220 Las Tablas Road, Suite 1418 in Templeton, California, and is operated by First Choice Physician Partners, a statewide medical foundation that employs physicians in Modesto, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and San Luis Obispo County. FCPP provides vital medical research, care to those in need, new and improved medical facilities, medical education programs, and the introduction of needed medical specialties and physicians to the North County community.

About First Choice Physician Partners

In April, 2011, Tenet California was granted an exemption by the IRS to create a 501(c)(3) California Medical Foundation to be known as First Choice Physician Partners. FCPP is a California non-profit public benefit corporation formed for the purpose of promoting the health and well-being of the residents in the communities in which we operate through: the provision of professional medical care at various multi-disciplinary health care clinics operated in a charitable manner; the provision of health and wellness educational activities; and the provision of medical and clinical research activities in the public interest.

The not-for-profit entity began operations on May 1, 2012, and now has more than 69 associated physicians and physician extenders operating in markets that include the Central Coast, the Central Valley, the Coachella Valley, and Orange and Los Angeles Counties. FCPP affords good opportunities for alignment of clinical services, care management and operations among medical foundation members, hospitals and independent physicians.

For information about the Medical Arts Center, visit www.twincitiesmac.com or contact Susan Grahame at (805) 434- 4315 or susan.grahame@tenethealth.com.

About the author: Scott Brennan

Scott Brennan is the editor and publisher of the Paso Robles Daily News.

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