Valerie Kidd MD received her BA UC Davis, College of Letters and Science, Chemistry major, 1980. She received her MD at University of California at Irvine, College of Medicine in1984. She completed a Family Practice Residency Program at San Joaquin General Hospital from July 1984 to July 1987. She became first Board Certificated in Family Practice in 1987, then again in 1993, 2000, and 2007. Dr. Kidd is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians since 1987. She has been practicing medicine at Lodi Memorial Hospital since 2006. Dr. Kidd has worked for many years in primary care, which allows her to understand the importance of early detection of disease and need to improve medical care, and access to care. Her teaching experience adds to her credibility in the realm of Primary Care.