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Our History

1940 black and white photo of staff 1940 black and white photo of clinic building

Visalia Medical Clinic was originally formed in 1940 as a medical partnership between Dr. I. M. Lipson and his son-in-law Dr. William S. Neal, and with the addition of Dr. J.H. Brady in 1941, the roots of what would become the clinic were established.

The practice established a clinic in 1942 on the South Floral site where the Kaweah Health Medical Center is now located. The next home was on Meadow and then finally, to meet the growing community’s demand for medical care, the current site on Hillsdale Avenue was purchased and construction of a 44,000-square-foot clinic building was begun.

Upon completion in 1974, the massive move to the new facility included 22 physicians, all personnel, equipment, furnishings, and all ancillary services of the newly incorporated Visalia Medical Clinic, Inc. The building undergoes continual changes to accommodate additional physicians and support staff, imaging, and other ancillary services.

On May 1, 2021, Visalia Medical Clinic was rebranded and is now known as Kaweah Health Medical Group, the largest physician-owned clinic in the South Valley. Through the years and all the growth, Kaweah Health Medical Group has remained committed to providing quality care to all patients, helping you to live fully and be well.