Dr. Johnston first received a Pharm D. from UCSF, taught pharmacy school at the University of New Mexico, received his MD from UNM, and then came for his residency in Merced in 1985.
Dr. Johnston especially enjoys prenatal care and delivery. He has held privileges at Valley Children’s Hospital for more than 25 years. He is a certified clinical densitometrist and is Medical Director at Grace Home in Livingston, Anberry in Atwater and Anberry Transitional Care in Merced.
Dr. Johnston enjoys watching his grandchildren play baseball, basketball and volleyball. He is the team doctor for Stone Ridge Christian High School. In his spare time, he works.
Lynda started as an OB nurse in LA and then moved to Merced. She expanded her nursing to be an instructor for the LVN program at Merced College. She increased her learning to achieve her Family Nurse Practitioner degree and certification, along with obtaining her Master’s degree in Nursing.
She enjoys educating patients, disease prevention, and health maintenance.
Lynda is an integral part of our Obstetrics care in the office. Part of her time in clinic is spent working alongside Dr. Johnston caring for our pregnant mothers.
Dr. Mak attended medical school at National Defense Medical Center in Taipei, Taiwan. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He completed his internship and fellowship in the state of New York. He began practicing medicine in Merced County in 1977. He is a Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association as well as the American College of Gastroenterology. He is also a member of the American Society of Gastro-Intestinal Endoscopy as well as the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Mak recently closed his private practice of 41 years and will be working part-time in our office. He will continue with his procedures at University Surgery Center, continuing his passion of taking care of patients in the valley.
Kelly has worked in healthcare for over 13 years. She started her career as a Registered Nurse working at Doctors Medical Center. At DMC she worked with recovering open heart surgical patients and also cared for trauma patients. In 2015, she started working as an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, after receiving board certification as an adult Gerontology primary care provider. While working as a nurse practitioner, she identified areas of need for her patients and all patients regarding diabetes education. Because of her desire to empower others with education, she went back to school (while working full time) and graduated with a doctorate in nursing from Fresno State University in 2018, with a focus on diabetes.
Kelly has been married for 19 years, has 5 children and 3 grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys baking, acrylic painting, playing piano, duck hunting with her husband, and spending time with her large and loving family.
Ken Miller has been a Physician’s Assistant for over 44 years. He graduated from the PA program at Stanford University after 4 years as a corpsman in the United States Coast Guard. Ken has practiced in Merced at various clinics. He retired in 2017 from regular practice as a PA and now focuses his clinic time with Urgent Care related illnesses.
His outside interests include golfing, traveling with his wife and friends, attending his grandchildren’s activities, and singing. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Winton.