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Second Surgeon Added for Surgery Anytime

BVCHD attracts second surgeon to expand available on-call and emergency surgery.

BIG BEAR LAKE – The Bear Valley Community Health Care District has welcomed a second surgeon providing nearly around the clock coverage for emergency surgery and on-call surgery.

Paul Stemmer, M.D., is a board-certified general surgeon with 36 years of experience. Stemmer completed his surgical residency at California State University, Irvine in 1986 and is trained in robotic surgery, as well as specializing in laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery.

Stemmer boasts a 5-star patient experience rating from U.S. News and World Report and joins his longtime surgical partner William Cannata, M.D. at BVCHD to provide on-call and emergency surgery services handling everything from appendectomies to hernia repairs, colonoscopies and more.

“I’m thrilled to be working to help patients in such a beautiful community and provide the surgeries they need close to home,” said Stemmer. “I’m looking forward to many successful years in the Big Bear Valley

Prior to joining the team at BVCHD, Stemmer worked with Cannata were affiliated with the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, but both now reside in the Big Bear Valley.

BVCHD is continuing to hire talented providers and expand its services to meet the needs of our local community. Over the past year, BVCHD has introduced in-patient dialysis, cardiology, Full Spectrum Pulmonary Function tests, on-call and emergency surgery and more. BVCHD accepts most insurances and works with Veterans Affairs to care for our military heroes. Call us at 909.878.8246 to schedule your appointment today.