Fernanda Da Silva, MD
Office Location: Greenhaven
Dr. Fernanda Da Silva was born in California to Portuguese immigrant parents. She grew up on a dairy farm in the Central Valley town of Merced. And yes, she grew up milking cows and feeding calves. Her parents valued hard work but they also valued an education. When at age six she told them that she wanted to be a doctor, they encouraged her and supported her.
She graduated from Merced High School and went to U.C. Davis where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. While she is proud that she was the first in her family to graduate from college, she is even prouder to report that she was not the last. She attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and returned to Sacramento to complete her internship at U.C. Davis. The last two years of her family practice residency where spent at Mercy General and Methodist Hospitals where she the opportunity to work with Drs Garcia, Lee, and Concepcion.
Dr. Da Silva joined River Bend Medical Associates in 1999. She is board certified in Family Practice. Her areas of interest include hospital medicine, women’s health, and rheumatological disorders. She maintains medical staff privileges at Mercy General and Methodist Hospitals as well as courtesy privileges at Sutter Medical Center. She is devoted to sharing her knowledge of the art of medicine. She attends on the family practice service at Mercy General Hospital and has helped train nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Dr. Da Silva has been a resident of Sacramento since 1996. In her free time she enjoys all that Sacramento has to offer. Sundays, after church, you can often find her at the farmers market or the antique faire. Recently, you may have also seen her and her family volunteering to dead head roses at the old city cemetery or pulling invasive weeds on the American River Park Way. She and her husband are particularly fond of the activities found in their Curtis Park neighborhood.