Rita Barron has been with Visalia Women’s Specialty Medical Group since 1997 and been a practicing nurse midwife for over 27 years. She has extensive certifications including a family nurse practitioner degree from University of California, Davis and a midwifery degree from Stanford University. She has been a true trailblazer in her field, being the first nurse midwife to receive hospital priveleges at Kaweah Delta District Hospital, Selma District hospital and Hanford Community Hospital.
Additionally, she has served as a first assist for cesarean sections since 1994, ensuring that she is there for every step of her patient’s labor and delivery. She has received considerable recognition in her field, serving as a clinical instructor in the UCSF medical residency program and an instructor in the Physician Assistant certification program.