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Published October 16, 2001
Volume 9, Number 10



Tri-Valley Offers the Full Spectrum of Medical Care, Resources


ValleyCare


By Denice Howe • Special to Network


Pleasanton, an inviting city in which to work or live, offers many important lifestyle amenities. One of the most important is an excellent selection of medical services and facilities. In addition, within Hacienda, you'll find health professionals' offices that are convenient to the many businesses here, as well as to local residents. This month Network is focusing on these important medical services for individuals and families. 

HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL CENTERS

PLEASANTON FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER
5720 STONERIDGE MALL ROAD, SUITE 330, 
CORNER OF FOOTHILL RD. AND LAUREL CREEK WAY
(925) 225-1234, 
HOURS, M-TH 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., FRI. 8:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
This centers' services include complete family care and checkups, occupational medicine, sports medicine, preventative care and immunizations, women's health and urgent care. X-ray and laboratory facilities are on-site. New patients are welcome and same-day appointments are available. 

Urgent CarePLEASANTON URGENT CARE MEDICAL CLINIC
3128 SANTA RITA RD., IN THE NOB HILL SHOPPING CENTER
(925) 462-9300,
EXTENDED HOURS ARE 8:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M. M-F, 9:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M. SAT. This clinic's services include occupational medicine with employment and DOT physical exams, adult immunizations, ergonomic evaluations, and drug screening. Industrial medicine services include Workers Compensation treatment and acute injury care. There is on-site diagnostic radiology, a laboratory, and X-ray and EKG equipment. A physician is on duty for occupational and family health needs. No appointment is necessary. 

VALLEYCARE MEDICAL CENTER PLEASANTON
5555 W. LAS POSITAS BLVD.
(925) 847-3000 AND
VALLEY MEMORIAL 111 E. STANLEY BLVD., LIVERMORE
(925) 447-7000
This full-service medical center has departments for medical and surgical services, ICU/CCU, a skilled nursing facility, a senior psychiatric services facility, x-ray and diagnostic imaging, nuclear medicine, and an outpatient laboratory. Children's services include pediatrics, a birthing center and nursery, and parenting programs for Lamaze, new moms, breast-feeding and infant care. Emergency services are in Pleasanton and urgent care services in Livermore. Outpatient services include speech pathology, occupational health, outpatient surgery, physical and sports medicine, and an ambulatory pharmacy clinic. A new service, SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) provides care for victims of sexual assault. There are lifestyle education and services with arthritis pool program, asthma program, cholesterol management, chronic disease management, diabetes education, sports, weight management, and cardiac rehabilitation. The hospital auxiliary runs thrift and gift shops in Livermore and a gift shop in Pleasanton to raise funds for the hospital. 

VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
4361 RAILROAD AVE.
(925) 462-5544
EACH DEPARTMENT HAS DIFFERENT HOURS — PLEASE CALL THE MAIN NUMBER FOR DETAILS
Services include general adult medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and pregnancy, geriatrics, medical advice, immunizations, physical examinations, family planning, TB testing, and HIV/AIDS testing. There are behavioral health services for adults and children, Senior Support comprehensive services, drug and alcohol counseling for youth and adults, and DUI (Driving Under the Influence) first-time offender program. The WIC program (Women's, Infants, and Children Supplemental Food and Nutrition Education) and the Family Crisis Services, providing emergency food to low- and fixed-income and homeless families, are under the auspices of the health clinic. Health center services are free or low-cost on sliding scale depending on family income and size. Insurance, Med-Cal, Medicare and credit cards are accepted. All services are provided by licensed and credentialed professionals. Spanish is spoken. 
 

CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
747 52ND ST., OAKLAND
(510) 428-3000
This hospital is a regional center for children with life-threatening illnesses, including premature infants weighing no more than a pound, and is a leading research center on children's health issues. The hospital offers pediatric care including cardiology, genetics and craniofacial medical services. The Child Health Resource Line, for information about children's medical issues, is 1-800-400-PEDS. 
 

BIRTHING CENTERS

THE BIRTH HOME
1393 SANTA RITA RD.
(925) 462-2194
This birthing center has been open since 1997 offering an emotionally and medically-safe alternative to hospital birth. The home provides water birth option for labor and birth and is staffed by a nurse, pediatrician and a midwife. 
 

DIAGNOSTICS

OPEN MRI OF PLEASANTON
4211 ROSEWOOD DRIVE
(925) 467-1400
This magnetic resonance imaging facility uses equipment that is open so that the patient can see all around throughout the exam. There is a minimal amount of noise from the magnet and the environment is relaxing.
 

END-OF-LIFE AND BEREAVEMENT SERVICES

HOPE HOSPICE
6500 DUBLIN BLVD., STE. 100, DUBLIN
(925) 829-8770
The hospice provides end-of-life care and grief support, to meet the dying patient's physical needs, and support their emotional, social, and spiritual needs as well. Patients with any type of end-stage disease are eligible for hospice care when their attending physician determines that they have a life expectancy of six months or less. Regular home visits are made. Telephone advice and emergency care is available, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The hospice supports the family at the time of death, through the funeral process, and for up to 18 months following the loss with personalized grief support from the Hope Hospice bereavement program. Care is provided regardless of the ability to pay. 
 

HEALTH INFORMATION

ValleyCareVALLEYCARE HEALTH LIBRARY AND RYAN COMER CANCER RESOURCE CENTER
5698 STONERIDGE DRIVE
(925) 734-3315
WED.AND FRI. 10:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M., THURS. 10:00 A.M. TO 8:00 P.M., SAT. 10:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M.
This library is open to the public at no charge. This is a consumer health and medical library with over 4,000 books, videotapes, audiocassettes, anatomic models, posters, journals and magazines, along with medical and patient computer databases. Staffed by trained medical professionals and volunteers. Please see this month's story on their tenth anniversary. 
 

MANAGED-CARE MEMBERSHIP PLANS

KAISER PERMANENTE MEDICAL OFFICES
7601 STONERIDGE DRIVE
(925) 847-5000
Some services are also available at 3825 Hopyard Rd., Suite 140, and 5720 Stoneridge Mall Rd., Suite 390. Medical services for plan members include adult medicine, allergy, audiology, dermatology, ENT, ophthalmology, optometry, podiatry, pediatrics, psychiatry, and urology. Diagnostic services include mammography, ultrasound, and laboratory. There is a health education program, home health care, occupational health, pharmacy, physical therapy, and a women's health center. 
 

PHYSICIAN REFERRAL

PHYSICIAN REFERRAL, ALAMEDA-CONTRA COSTA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
6230 CLAREMONT AVENUE, OAKLAND
(510) 654-5383

VALLEYCARE HEALTH INFORMATION AND PHYSICIAN NETWORK
(800) 719-9111. 
 

SURGERY

HEALTHSOUTH TRI-VALLEY SURGERY CENTER
4487 STONERIDGE DRIVE
(925) 484-3100
This center provides outpatient surgical services including general surgery, gynecology, orthopedics, podiatric surgery, pain management, hand surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery and urology. 
 

HEALTH

R-QUEST RECOVERY PROGRAMS
189 W. ANGELA ST.
(925) 426-0501
This non-profit agency provides services and resources for addictions, eating disorders and emotional health issues, and offers programs for youth education, along with support and therapy groups for all ages. 
 

POISON CONTROL AND EMERGENCY

POISON CONTROL is a 24/7 service and can be reached at 1-800-876-4766. The TTY number is 800-972-3323. 

EMERGENCY  Dialing 9-1-1 in the Pleasanton city limits puts you in touch with a dispatcher at the Pleasanton Police Department who is in direct communication with fire, police and emergency medical resources. 
 

HACIENDA BUSINESSES

DENTISTS

ROBERT J. DIMAYUGA, DMD, 4825 HOPYARD ROAD, SUITE 17, (925) 463-3432 

HACIENDA DENTAL CARE, 5674 STONERIDGE DRIVE, SUITE 111, (925) 734-0104 

LINDA MORI, DDS, 5990 STONERIDGE DRIVE, SUITE 117, (925) 416-1054 

THOMPSON TOM DDS, 5990 STONERIDGE DRIVE, SUITE 115, (925) 734-0748 

JOHN YAUNG, DMD, 5677B GIBRALTAR DRIVE, (925) 225-9855 
 

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

KAISER FOUNDATION HEALTH PLAN, 3825 HOPYARD ROAD, SUITE 140, (925) 847-5585 

PLEASANTON PSYCHOLOGICAL GROUP, 5674 STONERIDGE DRIVE, SUITE 218 

GRANT SYPHERS, M.D., 5674 STONERIDGE DRIVE, SUITE 217, (925) 463-3527 

TAE-HYUN MOON, PH.D., 5674 STONERIDGE DRIVE, SUITE 217, (925) 833-0731 

THOMAS TOBIN, PH.D., LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, 5674 STONERIDGE DRIVE, SUITE 217, (925) 847-0145 
 

MEDICAL GROUPS

PREMIER COMP MEDICAL GROUP, 5635 W. LAS POSITAS BLVD., SUITE 401
 

MEDICAL INFORMATION

VALLEYCARE HEALTH LIBRARY, 5698 STONERIDGE DRIVE, (925) 734-3315
 

PHYSICAL THERAPY

PHYSIOTHERAPY ASSOCIATES, 5980 STONERIDGE DRIVE, SUITE 100, (925) 847-8833 
 

PROSTHETICS

HANGER PROSTHETICS & ORTHOTICS, 5880 W. LAS POSITAS BLVD., SUITE 31, (925) 734-0344 

MARZEL'S, 5980 STONERIDGE DRIVE, SUITE 119, (925) 227-1402
 

SUPPLIES

RESPICARE, OXYGEN SUPPLIES, 5686 STONERIDGE DRIVE, SUITE B, (925) 468-0840 
 

VISION CARE

HACIENDA PARK VISION CENTRE, 4825 HOPYARD ROAD, SUITE 1, (925) 227-0400 

PEARLE VISION, 4515 ROSEWOOD DRIVE, SUITE 800, (925) 463-1705

 



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