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More Primary Care Doctors For Grass Valley-Auburn

More progress to report toward reducing the general practitioner shortage in the Auburn-Grass Valley area. Western Sierra Medical Clinic has hired two more primary care doctors. Chief Medical Officer, Doctor Heather Lucas-Ross, says Doctor Zari Fakiri specializes in adult medicine and can see patients 16 years of age and older. Fakiri will work in the Auburn and Grass Valley health centers. Doctor David Narita can treat adults and children at the Auburn health center, where there’s been a critical need for pediatric care…

click to listen to Dr Lucas-Ross

Ross says one ongoing challenge in finding general practitioners is that the vast majority of medical students are wanting jobs in the more lucrative specialist fields…

click to listen to Dr Lucas-Ross

Western Sierra recently expanded to Placer County, with two Auburn health centers, as well as a center in Kings Beach.

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