Tonya Fancher, M.D., M.P.H.

Tonya L. Fancher, M.D., M.P.H.


Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


  • Associate Professor
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Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

4860 Y St., Suites 0101 & 0400
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Additional Phone Numbers

Clinic Phone: 916-734-2737
Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Clinical Interests

Dr. Fancher's current research focuses on medical education, underserved care, the provision of mental health care in the primary care setting and depression in Southeast Asian populations.


General Medicine


M.D., New York University School of Medicine, New York City, New York, 1995

M.P.H., UC Davis, Davis, California, 2003

B.A., Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1991

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1998

Select Recent Publications

Fancher TL, Keenan C, Meltvedt C, Stocker T, Harris T, Morfín J, McCarron R, Kulkarni-Date M, Henderson MC. An academic-community partnership to improve care for the underserved. Acad Med. 2011 Feb;86(2):252-8. Review.

Fancher TL, Kravitz RL. In the clinic. Depression. Ann Intern Med. 2010 May 4;152(9):ITC51-15; quiz ITC5-16. Review.

Fancher TL, Ton H, Le Meyer O, Ho T, Paterniti DA. Discussing depression with Vietnamese American patients. J Immigr Minor Health. 2010 Apr;12(2):263-6. Epub 2009 Feb 26.

Cheng JK, Fancher TL, Ratanasen M, Conner KR, Duberstein PR, Sue S, Takeuchi D. Lifetime Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts in Asian Americans. Asian Am J Psychol. 2010 Mar;1(1):18-30.

Vannoy SD, Fancher T, Meltvedt C, Unützer J, Duberstein P, Kravitz RL. Suicide inquiry in primary care: creating context, inquiring, and following up. Ann Fam Med. 2010 Jan-Feb;8(1):33-9.

Paterniti DA, Fancher TL, Cipri CS, Timmermans S, Heritage J, Kravitz RL. Getting to "no": strategies primary care physicians use to deny patient requests. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Feb 22;170(4):381-8.

Fancher TL, Henderson MC, Harris T, Pitman D. Teaching health centers and the primary care workforce crisis for the underserved. Ann Intern Med. 2010 May 4;152(9):615-6.

Fancher TL, Wun T, Hotz CS, Henderson MC. Jumpstarting academic careers with a novel intern research rotation: the AIMS rotation. Am J Med. 2009 Nov;122(11):1061-6. Review.

Fancher T, Kravitz R. In the clinic. Depression. Ann Intern Med. 2007 May

Tran QN, Fancher T. Achieving analgesia for painful ulcers using topically applied morphine gel. J Support Oncol. 2007 Jun;5(6):289-93.

Hamann KL, Fancher TL, Saint S, Henderson MC. Clinical research during internal medicine residency: a practical guide. Am J Med. 2006 Mar;119(3):277-83.

Yen AW, Fancher TL, Bowlus CL. Revisiting hereditary hemochromatosis: current concepts and progress. Am J Med. 2006 May;119(5):391-9. Review.

Fancher TL, White RH. Patient self-management of oral anticoagulation. Curr Hematol Rep. 2004 Sep;3(5):368-74. Review.