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Marshall Adds Three Physicians to Family Practice Clinics

Sept. 8, 2017 — A busy year turned especially active for Marshall this week, when the El Dorado County healthcare provider added three doctors to its family practice clinics.

Steven Mills, MD, joins Marshall Family Medicine of El Dorado Hills as an experienced physician with a traditional and integrative approach. He arrives from MACT Medical Center in Jackson, where he served as both practitioner and clinic manager.

Tonantzin E. (Tona) Rodriguez, MD, MPH, served as Chief Resident of the Sutter Health Family Medicine Residency Program in Sacramento. She joins Marshall Sierra Primary Medicine in Placerville.

Placerville’s Marshall Family Medicine welcomes Emilie Riddle, MD, at its newest physician. She arrives from Cookeville, Tenn., where she owned a family practice and served as medical director of a homecare agency.

By the end of 2017, 11 new full-time practitioners will have begun seeing patients at Marshall clinics this calendar year.

“Primary care doctors in the Western Slope (of El Dorado County) have grown to full practices so it is getting hard for our community to find doctors,” Marshall CEO James Whipple said. “Adding providers in El Dorado Hills and Placerville will greatly relieve that problem.”

Dr. Mills specializes in age management medicine, helping patients use their body’s own natural defenses to avoid conditions like hypertension and diabetes. He promotes healthy nutrition and, as he puts it, “looking at the patient’s whole picture and not just putting on Band-Aids.”

While completing her residency at St. Vincent’s East in Birmingham, Ala., Dr. Riddle spent three years seeing underserved patients at a free clinic. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Louisiana State University in 2001.

Dr. Rodriguez grew up in Marysville before earning both undergraduate (2004) and medical school (2007) degrees from UC Davis. She spent several years volunteering at a free clinic in Sacramento, providing care for the uninsured.

Marshall is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Marshall includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute care facility with 125 beds in Placerville; several outpatient facilities in Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills and Georgetown; and many community health and education programs. Marshall has nearly 300 physicians and 1,500 employees providing quality healthcare services to over 180,000 residents of El Dorado County.