Delivering Good News for Oakhurst Patients
A Camarena Health provider in Oakhurst is putting a positive light on patient health and has found herself more frequently giving the best news possible: “you’re cured.” Sheri Oswald, PA used to work in a gastrointestinal (GI) practice where she was taught how to identify Hepatitis C in blood work; a practice she values as a primary care provider at the Oakhurst Health Center.
For many patients in the rural communities of Madera County, having providers who are skilled in identifying and treating diseases that would otherwise go untreated due to lack of access to specialty care is a huge asset. Having a provider who is confident in helping patients to manage and treat Hepatitis C meant that they could now receive care and medication closer to home.
Oswald is passionate about providing this care because it is a curable disease, and she is enthusiastic that she is helping contribute to a global effort to eradicate Hepatitis. The World Health Organization plans to eradicate all Hepatitis by 2030. If more healthcare providers have the passion for caring for and respecting the needs of their communities like Oswald, mission accomplished.
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