Samantha (Sam) is the Valley Natural Health Program Coordinator, responsible for the daily operations, strategic coordination and integrity of the continuum of care for the patients she serves. Sam is a graduate of Clovis High School, she earned her Medical Assistant certification with on-the-job training and holds a CNA certificate from Reedley college and entered the medical field over 10 years ago. Sam is proud that the majority of her knowledge is learned in the field or self taught through extensive research and mentorship, she never stops learning and teaching others. Sam is an outdoors person and has been playing soccer since she was six, she also enjoys cycling and playing a variety of other sports.
Tina is a registered nurse (RN). Tina can be seen around the office coordinating with patients, helping other team members, assisting Dr. Patel in delivering a quality and depth of care hard to find elsewhere, and always greets everyone with a smile. Prior to working at Valley Natural Health, Tina worked for Community Regional Medical Center in the emergency department and consulted for a special needs facility. When she isn’t at Valley Natural Health Tina enjoys cooking, exercising but most of all, playing soccer. If she has the time, Tina loves the great outdoors and seeing new things with her family (she has a twin sister!) like camping and traveling.
Alma is a Licensed Vocational Nurse, and earned her degree from Clovis Adult School; she also holds a degree in biological sciences from reedley college. Prior to working for Valley Natural Health Alma was Medical Support Staff at First Steps Recovery center. Alma says her greatest passion is her son, her family and helping others. As the youngest of 8 siblings Alma loves being around a big family, spending time and travelling with them. When she isn’t at work she can be found playing soccer, hiking, running and weight lifting.
Telina is a certified Medical Assistant and has a background in customer service which helps her attention to patients and their needs. Telina, her pup and her spouse love to go hiking or camping, anything outdoors. This year Telina made a new year resolution to learn the ukulele and has been practicing her chords!
Angelita is the first smiling face patients see when they come to Valley Natural Health. She is vocationally trained at Cesar Chavez Adult School and worked in primary care before coming to Valley Natural Health. Angelita enjoys traveling and checking out the local yard sales and swap meets on the weekends. Angelita is always opening up her home to friends and family, cooking for them and hosting events.
Victoria is a trained and certified licensed vocational nurse (LVN) with and AS as a medical assistant. She does everything from take your blood pressure to assess your needs before you meet with Dr. Patel. Before coming on at Valley Natural Health, Victoria worked for B-Alive Vitamins. She loves spending quality time with family and relaxing at the coast. Victoria is a happy and calming face at Valley Natural Health, always ready to answer your questions and make you feel right at home.
Medical Assistant / Receptionist
As receptionist and medical assistant, Daniela is the smiling face that will greet you when you first arrive and help you get settled before seeing Dr. Patel - she does it all, always willing to help. She received her medical assistant certification and high school diploma from local organizations and is the busy mother of two girls. She enjoys traveling and seeing new sights. Before joining the Valley Natural Health team, Daniela worked in customer service for a trucking company.