Kristin R Brown, MSN, FNP-C
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Kristin became a Registered Nurse in 1991 when she graduated from CSU Fresno with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She began her career as a Registered Nurse at ABC Children's Home Care in Mission Viejo, CA in 1992. Kristin continued on to complete her Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner at the California State University, Dominguez Hills in 1999 while she continued her employment in Southern California as a Registered Nurse. Kristin has a national certification as a NP through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Kristin joined the practice in 2007 and provides women wellness exams, adolescent physicals and acute illness care in the office setting.
(661) 377-3778 (fax)
Sam Ratnayake, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Dr. Sam graduated from Ross University School of Medicine in 1995 with a Doctor of Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine. He then relocated to Bakersfield to complete his internship and residency. He was the Chief Resident in the field of Internal Medicine at Kern Medical Center from 1997 through 1998. During his academic career, Dr. Sam earned several honors and special awards, including the Robert S. Mosser Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine during residency. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
More than just Practitioner
Since 1998, Dr. Ratnayake has continued to teach physicians in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Kern Medical Center, aflitiated with UCLA. He holds an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine from David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. He has earned Best Teacher of the Year for several years.
When you see the letters FACP after your physician's name they mean that he or she is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the largest society of Internists in the world. Fellows in ACP are a special group of doctors who are dedicated to continuing education in medical practice, teaching, or research. Fellowship is an honorary designation given to recognize ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. Fellowship in ACP is a mark of distinction. It says that your doctor has made -- and continues to make -- special efforts to be a better doctor. Ultimately, it says your doctor cares about delivering good health care.