rsharma@fhcn.orgVisalia, CA – Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) is pleased to announce Dr. Rishika Sharma, M.D. as the organization’s new Medical Director for the Hanford, Goshen, Tulare West, Traver, and Pixley Health Centers. Dr. Sharma will be responsible for the overall functioning for those site’s medical departments including: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Specialty. Prior to her promotion, Dr. Sharma served as Staff Pediatrician at Family HealthCare Network’s Goshen Health Center for over two years.

“We are excited to have Dr. Sharma accept this critical role for the organization. Her passion and empathetic approach to patients is truly exemplary,” commented FHCN President & CEO Kerry Hydash.

Dr. Sharma received her Doctor of Medicine from Kasturba Medical College in India and completed her Pediatric Residency at the St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, MI. Before joining Family HealthCare Network, Dr. Sharma practiced as a General Pediatrician in both private clinic and hospital settings in Maryland. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

As Medical Director, Dr. Sharma will continue to offer pediatric care at the Goshen Health Center located at 31180 Road 72. To schedule an appointment with Family HealthCare Network, please contact 1-877-960-3426 (FHCN) or visit for more information. Goshen Health Center hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM and Saturdays, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

About Family HealthCare Network:

Family HealthCare Network is a private nonprofit organization that operates 22 sites, 18 of which are federally qualified health centers located throughout Tulare and Kings Counties. Our mission is to provide quality health care to everyone in the communities we serve. With more than 170 medical and dental providers in our network, we provide access to a wide range of coordinated health services. FHCN also offers pharmacy services, free transportation, and extended evening and weekend hours. FHCN is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home and is dually recognized by The Joint Commission with its Gold Seal of Approval® for Patient Quality and Safety and as a Patient Centered Primary Medical Home.

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