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Mercy Redding Family Practice Residency Program

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Program Contact Information

Program Name: Mercy Redding Family Practice Residency Program
Program Director Name: Duane Bland
Program Coordinator Name: Kathy Waurig
Program Address Line 1: 2480 Sonoma Street, Redding, California 96001
Program Phone Number: (530) 225-6090
Program Website: https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/fpnetwork/redding/index.html
Program Contact Email: coordinator.mercyreddingres@dignityhealth.org
Total # of Residents: 18
Number of PGY-1 Slots: 6

Program at a Glance

Does your residency program share a hospital with other medical specialties or is it the only one? Unopposed
Program Setting: Urban
Is your program working in a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model? No
Program Emphasis: Family Medicine
Sponsoring Institution: Mercy Medical Center Redding - Dignity Health
Special Electives or Rotations (select all that apply): Behavioral Medicine, Community Medicine, HIV Care, Inpatient Medicine, Leadership Development, Obstetrics, Procedures, Reproductive Health, Sports Medicine, Women's Health, Cardiology, Urgent Care, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Allergy, Dermatology, Rural Rotation
Which categories best describe your patient demographic? (select all that apply): White, Hispanic, Latino or Spanish Origin, Black or African American, Asian, American Indian or Alaska Native, Middle Eastern or North African, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Accreditation: ACGME
CAFP pays for first year resident dues (dependent upon completion of the application). Please indicate if your program pays for second and/or third year CAFP resident membership.
Both PGY-2 and PGY-3 dues

Program Details

Program Highlights and/or Unique Curriculum Components (i.e. Fellowship Opportunities):
  • University of California, Davis affiliated
  • Community Based
  • Highly qualified residentsand graduates since 1975
  • Northern California referral center
  • Strong community involvement and support
  • Beautiful surroundings–Mt. Shasta, Lassen Peak, Sacramento River, Whiskeytown Lake, and Shasta Lake
  • Great Balance between: City Living and Rural Exposure, Technology and Hands-on Care, Work and Recreation
Faculty Composition:

In addition to our core faculty listed below, we have 112 volunteer community faculty including the specialties of allergy/immunology, cardiology, psychiatry, dermatology, emergency medicine, ENT, internal medicine, neurology, OB/GYN, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, plastic surgery, general surgery, and urology.

Duane D. Bland, MD
Program Director
MD, University of Washington School of Medicine
BS, University of Washington

Steven Namihas, MD
Associate Director
Medical Director of Mercy Family Health Center
MD, UC Irvine University
BS, Loma Linda

John Coe, MD
Director of Inpatient Family Practice
MD, UC San Francisco
BS, UC Davis

Clinton Evans, DO
Part-time Faculty
DO, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
BS, California Polytechnic State University

Nena L. Perry, MD
Director of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine
MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine
BA, Duke University

Daniel Rubanowitz, PhD
Director of Behavioral Sciences
PhD, University of North Dakota

Christine Woroniecki, MA
Behavioral Science Coordinator
MA, Bowling Green State University
BS, University of North Dakota

Sharon Joo, D.O., M.P.H.
Pediatric Hospitalist
DO, Western University of Osteopathic Medicine
MPH, Loma Linda University

Bill Foo, MD Pediatric Hospitalist
MD, Tufts University
BS, Tufts University

David Holt, MD
Part-time Faculty
MD, Loma Linda University
BS, Westmont College

Spouse/Family Opportunities:
  • Turtle Bay Exploration Park – 300 acres of educational, natural and WILD fun for the family, with a museum, forestry & wildlife center, arboretum AND botanical gardens!
  • WaterWorks Park – Water activities for the whole family
  • City Aquatic Park
  • Oasis Fun Center – Bumper boats, go-karting, miniature golf, laser tag
  • Rare Air Trampoline Park – 10,000 Square feet of trampoline fun
  • Lake Shasta Caverns – Underground natural wonder
  • Bowling – 2 Bowling facilities
  • Hot Shots Family Billiards – 20 Pool tables, snooker table, shuffleboard, arcades, juke box, food
  • Lakes – Lake Shasta and Whiskeytown Lake
  • National Parks – Hiking, picnicking, exploring
Fun Facts:
  • Mercy Medical Center Serves 33,000 square miles of far Northern California
  • Redding. The Sundial Bridge is one of the largest working sundials in the world--and serves as a pedestrian bridge over the Sacramento River.
  • Shasta Dam. Shasta Dam contains enough concrete to build a 3-foot wide sidewalk around the world at the equator.
  • Shasta Lake. With over 370 miles of shoreline at Shasta Lake, you would never have to go boating in the same cove twice for more than a year.
  • Redding has been named a "Top 10 Fishing Town in North America" by Forbes Magazine.
  • Redding has been named the "Unofficial Capital of Kayaking" by Time Magazine.
  • The San Francisco Chronicle hails Redding as the "Gem of the U.S. Trails System."
  • Redding is known as the "Trails Capital of California."
  • With over 300 days of sunshine, Redding is the 2nd sunniest city in the U.S.
  • The Fly Shop in Redding is the largest commercial fly distributor and the largest fly fishing business in the world.
  • The Sacramento River is California's longest river. Beginning near Mt. Shasta and flowing into the San Francisco Bay, it runs clear and cold right through the heart of Redding.
  • All of Redding's drinking water comes from the Sacramento River.
  • Interstate 5, which splits the City of Redding, was built in 1966 at a rate of 2 miles per month, costing $1 million per mile. The town grew from roughly 12k to over 25k over the next ten years. Today, the population of Redding is about 90,000.
  • Jack’s Grill, Redding’s oldest continually operated restaurant, opened in 1938.
  • In 2002, Redding's Sacramento River Trail received the esteemed designation as a National Recreation Trail.
  • President John F. Kennedy’s last official dedication was Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in 1963.
  • Redding was founded in 1872 by the Central Pacific RR in 1872, and was the northernmost California railhead until 1883 when the Sacramento River was bridged. Redding incorporated in 1887 and became the county seat in 1888.
  • Within a 30 mile radius of Redding are more than 600 square miles of State and National Parks and Forests open to public access.
  • There is enough water in Shasta Lake to cover the entire state of Connecticut to a depth of 1.5 feet.
  • Shasta Lake, when full, contains one trillion, four hundred seventy billion, one hundred fifty million gallons of water! That's more than 10,000 gallons for every human inhabitant in the United States.
  • Built in the late 1930's, the Pit River Bridge at Shasta Lake is one of the highest in the world at over 400 feet above the original river bed.
  • www.visitredding.com


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