Dr. Melford Larson


Dr. Larson is a graduate of Oregon State University’s School of Pharmacy. He received a commission in the U.S. Air Force in 1954, subsequently attending flight school in Laredo, Texas and becoming a pilot.

Following his military service, he studied pre-med at San Jose State University, and then attended medical school at UC San Francisco, graduating in 1962. He interned at San Joaquin General Hospital and completed a Residency in Internal Medicine in 1966.

Dr. Larson became affiliated with Doctors Hospital of Manteca in 1966, and over the ensuing 41 years, held a variety of key positions including Chief of Medical Staff three times – 1970, 1980 and 1981.

Besides his Medical Staff Leadership, he provided key clinical oversight as the Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit and then Director of Continuing Medical Education.

Dr. Larson epitomizes citizenship, service and knowledge and is a superb representative of the City of Manteca.

Dr. Larson maintains a Board Certification in Internal Medicine and currently operates a Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Clinic, where he treats patients with a variety of medical problems.