Citrus Valley Health Partners has applied for accreditation with the Accreditation
Council for Graduate Medical Education for a Family Medicine Residency
Program and anticipate notification in October 2016.
It is the mission of the Citrus Valley Health Partners Family Medicine
Residency Program to train highly competent family physicians to provide
compassionate, innovative, comprehensive, and cost effective health care.
We aspire for this care to be patient and family oriented, community focused,
and evidence-based. We will provide a stimulating environment for the
education of health-care professionals founded on the mission, vision,
and values of Citrus Valley Health Partners and East Valley Community
Tracey L. Norton, DO – Family Medicine Residency - Program Director
Dr. Norton was born in Ventura, California the eldest of 5 children and
raised in a family that moved every two years as her engineer father followed
the petroleum industry around the world. She spent years in Lima, Peru
and Buenos Aires, Argentina, returning to the United States as a bilingual
Dr. Norton received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville
College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a transitional internship
year in Columbus, Ohio. Having financed medical school with a Uniformed
Services Health Professions Scholarship from the US Public Health Service
(US PHS), she decided to complete her service obligation as a general
medical officer in the Indian Health Service.
Dr. Norton moved to rural Northeast Arizona for four years and provided
full scope primary care medical services to people and families from the
Navajo Nation and Hopi Tribe. At one point the US PHS sent her to Fort
Smith, Arkansas on temporary duty assignment with other Spanish-speaking
personnel to provide medical services to Cuban refugees during the Mariel Boatlift.
From Arizona she returned to Southern California to complete family medicine
training at the USC/California Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program
where she was chief resident. After residency she worked a summer in Nome,
Alaska caring for Alaska Natives – the Inupiat.
Back in Los Angeles Dr. Norton worked as core family medicine residency
faculty in area programs for nine years. She attended a faculty development
fellowship at USC and focused on development and implementation of Women’s
Health and Maternity curricula. She and a colleague provided medical services
to one of the early residential Hospices in Hollywood. She made presentations
to the medical staff on the vertical transmission of HIV in the early
years of the HIV epidemic.
During the next decade, Dr. Norton started and directed a university-sponsored
family medicine residency program at USC Keck School of Medicine. Ten
classes completed training over the next 12 years.
Dr. Norton departed academic medicine to return to her rural medicine roots,
working with two other family physicians and a nurse practitioner in a
rural health center and critical access hospital on Catalina Island.
She returns to graduate medical education through the visionary commitment
of Citrus Valley Health Partners and East Valley Community Health Center
to collaborate and build a residency where physicians are inspired to
develop expertise in family medicine and to dedicate themselves to the
care of individuals, families, and communities especially those who are
Veronica Rodriguez - Family Medicine Residency – Program Coordinator
For more information about this program, please contact Veronica at
Chinhnam Hathuc, DO – East Valley Community Health Center –
Chief Medical Officer
Chinhnam Hathuc, D.O. was born and raised in Southern California where
he lived with his family in the Inland Valley. At the age of 16, he received
a scholarship and left home to attend Simon’s Rock College of Bard
in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He graduated college at 19 years old
and took a research position at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
After two years of Neuroscience research, and a good amount of soul-searching,
he decided to pursue a career in medicine and attended Touro University
in Northern California.
Dr. Hathuc had the opportunity to share his medical school experience with
his brother, as they were housemates and schoolmates. When not studying
for exams, they both spent their summers volunteering for Camp Footprints
– a non-profit organization that serves physically, mentally, and/or
socially economically challenged children. Volunteering at Camp Footprints
is still a passion for both of them to this day.
After graduating medical school, Dr. Hathuc returned home to Southern California
and completed his Family Medicine residency at Pacific Hospital in Long
Beach, California. During his residency program, he developed a passion
for community medicine as he worked in a medically underserved area. He
wanted to put his efforts into community medicine because he saw a great
need for quality health care for those patients that are most vulnerable.
Upon completion of his residency program and board certification in Family
Medicine, Dr. Hathuc joined East Valley Community Health Center- a federally
qualified health center that serves the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys.
He works there as a Lead Physician and the Chief Medical Officer for their
four community clinics. He is also an Attending Physician and the Osteopathic
Medicine Director for the Family Medicine residency program at College
Hospital in Long Beach, California.
Through the partnership between East Valley Community Health Centers and
Citrus Valley Health Partners, Dr. Hathuc hopes to give back to the communities
that helped shape his career and inspire future Family Medicine physicians
to go into community medicine.
Kourtney Osorio, MD – East Valley Community Health Center
Kourtney Osorio, M.D. was born and raised in Northern California and attended
the University of California, Davis where she graduated with a B.S. in
biotechnology and also studied dance. She completed a post-baccalaureate
program at the University of California, Irvine and then returned to UCI
to complete medical school, graduating in 2011.
Dr. Osorio attended residency at Long Beach Memorial Family Medicine program
and completed her residency in 2014. She is now working at East Valley
Community Health Center where she serves the underserved communities of
the East San Gabriel Valley by providing comprehensive family medicine.
Her practice includes obstetrics, pediatrics, cancer screening, minor
procedures and chronic disease management.
In her spare time she generally shops and spends time with her siblings
of whom she is the oldest of 8. She has traveled to Europe and Costa Rica
and is looking forward to visiting many other places when time allows.