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About Dr. Ralph E Retherford
Dr. Ralph E Retherford, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Sonora, CA. He has 48 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine and General Practice. Dr. Retherford is affiliated with Sonora Regional Medical Center. Dr. Retherford has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Ralph E Retherford has the following 2 specialties
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
- General Practice
A general practitioner is similar to a family practitioner in that they treat patients of all ages with a variety of health concerns. These doctors treat everyday ailments, some acute and chronic diseases, and also provid health checkups, physicals, inoculations and preventative care.
General practitioners differ from family practitioners because they are not required to complete an additional residency in family medicine after completing their medical school residency. Like family practitioners, general practitioners will also provide referrals to patients who are in need of a specialist.
Dr. Ralph E Retherford has the following 7 expertise
- Family Planning
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
Dr. Ralph E Retherford has 0 board certified specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
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In an era where science is not scientific, Dr. Retherford is a doctor who will help you navigate the myriads of articles saying what you should and shouldn't do. He reads the research and explains it carefully to you. He won't push unnecessary tests or medications. He prefers to treat the "whole" patient, not just the symptoms. We need more doctors like Dr. Retherford.
See all of the above. You are not just a patient to Ralph. You are his friend. He takes time to get to know you and CARES about YOU and what meds you are taking and should or should not be taking. He truly has your best interest at heart. If he tells you something believe him. If your looking for a great Doctor look no farther. Ralph is the best. I've been his patient for 3 years.
I've since moved my whole family to Dr. Retherford.
Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Dr. Retherford is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
48 Years Experience
University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1970
St Marys Hospital Medical Center
Please contact the office for more information.
Locations & DirectionsCenter Mind Body Healing, 16050 Via Este Rd, Sonora, CA
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