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Queen of the Valley Medical Associates welcomes family medicine physician to group


Napa, Calif., April 20, 2015 – Queen of the Valley Medical Associates has announced family medicine physician Peter Arellano will join the growing medical group effective today. Dr. Arellano has over 25 years of experience in primary care, coming to Napa from the Gilroy community. He will join Queen of the Valley Medical Associates, which partners with the St. Joseph Heritage health care medical foundation and Queen of the Valley Medical Center.

Dr. Arellano willwelcome new patients at his new practice, which will be located at 1100 Trancas Street, Suite 350, Napa, CA 94558:

Peter Arellano, MD, MPH

Dr. Peter Arellano was born in San Jose and grew up in Gilroy, CA. Born to farm laborers, he has dedicated his life to health health care and public service – leveraging his role as a public health care professional and medical doctor to help communities focus on preventive health and well-being. Dr. Arellano earned his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine, and completed his residency in family practice at the University of New Mexico in Alberque. He also holds a master's degree in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Arellano enjoys being a member of local community organizations and has been named one of the most "100 influential Latinos of Silicon Valley by San Jose Magazine". When Dr. Arellano is not practicing medicine, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family.

"Queen of the Valley Medical Associates is pleased to welcome Dr. Peter Arellano to the Napa Community," said Bob Just, Chief Operating Officer for the Northern California Region of St. Joseph Heritage health care. "Known for his dedication to patient care and public service, Dr. Arellano's devotion to delivering high quality primary care will be of great benefit to Napa County residents."

Dr. Arellano cited his reason for joining Queen of the Valley Medical Associates as a strong desire to provide access to health care in a community close to where patients live and work.

The addition of a primary care physician to Queen of the Valley Medical Associates comes at an important time due to the fact Napa is experiencing a shortage of primary care physicians accepting new

patients. Additional primary care growth at Queen of the Valley Medical Associates is planned for the group later this calendar year.

About Queen of the Valley Medical Associates

Queen of the Valley Medical Associates is part of St. Joseph Health – an integrated health care delivery system founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Our physicians are active or affiliate staff members at Queen of the Valley Medical Center, ensuring patients have access to the advanced comprehensive resources of St. Joseph Health. With 17 primary care physicians and specialists serving local residents in Napa County, our practitioners have the expertise to provide compassionate, quality care for the entire family, through every stage of life. Queen of the Valley Medical Associates accepts most major insurance plans including commercial/PPO, WHA, SCAN, Medicare, and Medi-Cal. More information may be found at

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