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Dr. Nandeesh Veerappa: Providing care to underserved communities with compassion
Nandeesh Veerappa
Dr. Nandeesh Veerappa

Access to quality healthcare is a fundamental right, but it remains a distant dream for many underserved communities. Healthcare providers who serve in small communities are often driven by a deep commitment to serving those who are overlooked and underserved. One such provider is Dr. Nandeesh Veerappa, M.D., a physician committed to providing quality healthcare to underserved communities in California's Central Valley. Dr. Veerappa's commitment to providing quality healthcare to underserved minority populations has been unwavering, and his efforts to address the healthcare industry’s challenges have been truly remarkable.

Veerappa completed his medical school and surgical residency in India and has been practicing in the Central Valley for the past 21 years. He aims to provide quality healthcare for underprivileged minority populations in rural areas.  Growing up in a community where healthcare wasn't easily accessible, Dr. Veerappa knows firsthand the challenges that underserved families face when accessing quality healthcare. He is passionate about helping underserved families, and his main goal is to ensure that everyone receives quality care regardless of their situation.

"I decided to stay in the Central Valley and practice medicine because I saw a need for healthcare in this area," Dr. Veerappa said. "Everyone deserves access to quality healthcare, regardless of socioeconomic status or background. Through my clinic in Modesto and CHCA, I hope to provide healthcare to those who need it most."

Dr. Veerappa serves as a Family Health Care Medical Group provider, co-founder, and Chief Medical Officer of Community Health Centers of America (CHCA). CHCA is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) look-alike with clinics in Gustine, Chowchilla, Mariposa, and Livingston, where there is a significant need for healthcare due to the lack of providers/clinics in these communities. Dr. Veerappa hopes to expand his clinics in the next five years and continue to make changes to the healthcare industry.

Dr. Veerappa's commitment to improving healthcare in underserved communities is truly inspiring. His efforts to provide quality care to underprivileged populations make a real difference in people's lives. Communities worldwide need more doctors like Dr. Nandeesh Veerappa, who dedicate their lives to providing quality healthcare to underserved populations.

His dedication and hard work in improving healthcare in underserved communities make a real difference in people's lives. We commend him for his dedication and hard work, and with more doctors like Dr. Veerappa, we can create a brighter future for healthcare in underserved areas.

Nandeesh Veerappa, MD, may not be a household name, but he’s at the top of my list regarding quality care.  He’s someone dedicated to quality patient care regardless of economic status.  That is what makes him a healthcare hero.

— Jeffrey Lewis is the President and CEO of Legacy Health Endowment and the EMC Health Foundation.  The words expressed are his own.