Stories About Residents
When it comes to physician recruitment, married doctors are a blessing.
Two years after saying their vows to each other and leaving the cold Chicago
winters for sunny California, the newly married Drs. Kimberly Sokol and
Anthony Lucero never dreamed they would say yes to practicing medicine
in Visalia. It was a place they had never heard of, been to, or had on
their radar when they finished their respective residencies at UC Irvine
and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
From the love of medicine to the love of our community
Arranged marriages are fairly common across the world and in the nine years
that Drs. Tariq Javed and Faiza Nawaz have been married, theirs has been
a beautiful thing. Both were matched in 2010, at the suggestion of a mutual
friend, largely because their backgrounds were similar – a key component
in successfully arranged marriages. Both were from rural areas in Pakistan
and shared a love of medicine. He was a doctor in the U.S.; she was a
doctor in Pakistan.