Peach Tree Health’s Patients Speak!

Peach completed a comprehensive patient satisfaction survey recently, and the feedback was amazing! See what our patients had to say now. Read more here.

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Celebrating National Health Center Week

August 13 – 19, 2017 This week leaders at the local, state and national levels will join communities in celebration of National Health Center Week 2017. Their messages and visits to health centers will demonstrate that not only is it possible to move beyond the partisan divide over health care, but to support and agree […]

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Healthcare Reform and Northern California Health Centers

In Sacramento County, the number of Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) facilities increased from 10 to 29 facilities in the last eight years, according to the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. The growth in FQHCs extended affordable and comprehensive care to a significant portion of the area’s indigent and low-income population, but a looming […]

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New Yuba City Health Center Up and Running

After two years of planning, funding, building and equipping, our newest community health center on Tharp Road in Yuba City is now the home of three Peach Tree clinics now under one roof. The hard work and strong effort to get this project completed was well worth it. The building is big, beautiful and well […]

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Does Having Medi-Cal Coverage Decrease Emergency Room Utilization? The Magic 8-Ball says “Don’t Count On It”.

One of the positive outcomes anticipated with the expansion of Medi-Cal coverage under the ACA was a reduction in “unnecessary” emergency department visits. Hospitals are legally obligated to treat all patients that present in their emergency room, causing long wait times and financial losses due to overuse and poor reimbursement of these services. The assumption […]

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Peach Tree Health CEO Urges Senator to Oppose Repeal of ACA and BCRA

June 26, 2017 RE: Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) Dear Senator: I write today on behalf of Peach Tree Health and the 31,000 patients we serve in the greater Sacramento region of Northern California. We ask that you remain in strong opposition to any attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), particularly the Better […]

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Yuba County Public Health to Host Community Health Forums

Health in Yuba County Health is an important factor in any community. But what are the biggest issues faced by Yuba County residents? In a recent survey conducted 48.2% of community respondents felt illegal drug use was a top concern alongside homelessness (36.5%) and obesity (25.6%). In Yuba County, 31.7% of children live in poverty […]

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Peach Tree’s Happy Toothmobile featured in Appeal Democrat

By Leticia Guiterrez from Appeal Democrat: 6/19/17, Pg A2 “The thought of a trip to the dentist can be scary, but children’s smiles break out when the Happy Toothmobile shows up at a school in Yuba County. “We’re like rock stars,” said Ronda Bowers, dental program coordinator with the Marysville Joint Unified School District Student Services, […]

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Memorial Day and Me

I still have vivid memories of the day I went to the Sonoma County Courthouse to register for the selective service.  The invasion of Granada and the Falklands War were fresh on my mind, President Ronald Reagan was dealing with the Soviet Union’s nuclear missile tests and their continued pressure into Eastern Europe and Afghanistan.  The 1984 […]

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The Painful Side Effects of “America First” H-1B Visa Reform

Those of us in healthcare understand there are times when the unanticipated and undesirable effect of a treatment plan can be more harmful to the patient than the adverse symptoms of the primary condition we are attempting to treat. In such cases, a clinician may discontinue that harmful medication or change the therapy plan to […]

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