Published June 19, 2007
Volume 15, Number 6

Tri-Valley Health Care Providers and Resources Work to Meet Your Needs  

Clockwise from far left: ValleyCare Medical Center; Hacienda  Plaza at 5674 Stoneridge Drive;
Hacienda’s ValleyCare Medical Plaza;  and Premier Comp Medical Group at 5635 West Las Positas.

By Barbara Lewis

Whether you live or work in the Tri-Valley, there are numerous sources of health care services, providers and resources available to meet your needs.

Hospitals and Medical Centers
Axis Community Health
4361 Railroad Ave.
(925) 462-1755
Axis is a health and wellness center which focuses on caring for all residents of the Tri-Valley regardless of their ability to pay.  The center offers medical, mental health, substance abuse counseling and health education services.  Clinics in Pleasanton and Livermore offer adult and geriatric medical care, pediatrics, women’s health, obstetrics, immunizations, family planning, and pregnancy and TB testing.  Mental health services include counseling for individuals, couples, and families as well as drug and alcohol recovery programs for both teens and adults.  For businesses, Axis works with employers’ Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) for employees with mental health or substance abuse issues and provides certified pre-employment and DOT (Dept. of Transportation) testing.  Axis is the only Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF)-accredited agency in the Tri-Valley offering outpatient drug and alcohol recovery programs.

Pleasanton Family Medical Center
5720 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 330,
Corner of Foothill Rd. and Laurel Creek Way
(925) 225-1234
This center’s services include complete family care and checkups, occupational medicine, sports medicine, preventative care and immunizations, women's health and urgent care. Laboratory facilities are on-site. New patients are welcome and same-day appointments are available.

Pleasanton Urgent Care Medical Clinic
3128 Santa Rita Road
(925) 462-9300
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 are diagnostic radiology, laboratory, X-ray and EKG equipment on-site. A physician is on duty for occupational and family health needs. The clinic is generally open evenings and Saturdays. No appointment is necessary.

ValleyCare Medical Center Pleasanton
5555 W. Las Positas Blvd.
(925) 847-3000

Valley Memorial (Livermore)
111 E. Stanley Blvd.
(925) 373-4138
ValleyCare Health System, which includes the ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton and Valley Memorial in Livermore, has a total of 186 beds and boasts a medical staff of over 250, together offering a wide array of inpatient and outpatient services. ValleyCare’s clinical departments include anesthesiology, cardiology, emergency medicine, general practice, medicine, OB/GYN, orthopedics, pathology, pediatrics, radiology, and surgery.  ValleyCare continues to keep pace with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities adding new programs and services to meet the needs of the community.  For example, ValleyCare opened a new cancer center in Hacienda in January 2007.  Other expansions in Pleasanton and Livermore include LifeStyleRx, the Bay Area’s only medically-based fitness center, a Diabetes and Nutrition Education Program which has been endorsed by the American Diabetes Association, a Weight Loss Surgery Program, and an outpatient clinic in Tracy.

Children’s Hospitals
Children’s Hospital
747 52nd Street, Oakland
(510) 428-3000
The hospital is a regional center for pediatric specialty care for children throughout the region. The staff of over 2,200 professionals possesses expertise in 30 pediatric subspecialties and the organization’s research institute is among the top ten federally funded pediatric facilities in the nation.

Advanced MRI Of Pleasanton
4211 Rosewood Drive, Suite 5
(925) 467-1400
Advanced MRI Of Pleasanton is a comprehensive, freestanding diagnostic imaging center serving the greater Pleasanton area. The center provides patients with diagnostic imaging services in a caring, safe and convenient environment. 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
Since 1980, Hope Hospice has provided 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 and telephone advice and emergency care are available, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The hospice supports families 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
ValleyCare Health Library And Ryan Comer Cancer Resource Center
5725 West Las Positas Blvd., Suite 270
(925) 734-3315
Hours: Mon. and Fri. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Tue. and Wed. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thurs. 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
The Ryan Comer Cancer Resource Center focuses on material relating to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.  Since 1991, the Health Library offers free services to the public. Features include personalized reference assistance with a medical librarian and an RN, databases with full-text medical journals, newsletters, pamphlets and patient education sheets, and a large collection of books, videos, posters, models and interactive kits for check out.  Visitors also have access to reliable, evaluated health related web sites. 

Managed-Care Membership Plans
Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices
7601 Stoneridge Drive
(925) 847-5100
Kaiser Permanente is the nation’s largest health maintenance organization (HMO). 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 are a health education program, home health care, occupational health, pharmacy, physical therapy, and a women’s health center. Some services are also available at 3825 Hopyard Rd., Suite 140, and 5720 Stoneridge Mall Rd., Suite 390.

Physician Referral
Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association
6230 Claremont Avenue, Oakland
(510) 654-5383
The ACCMA’s online referral service can connect you with physicians whose training, background, office location, and linguistic capabilities are tailored to your needs. The Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association (ACCMA) is a professional association of physicians throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties who are dedicated to addressing local health issues of concern to their patients and their profession.

ValleyCare Health Information and Physician Network
(800) 719-9111
The ValleyCare Health Information and Physician Network is intended to help you locate doctors and ask questions about the ValleyCare System.

Healthsouth Tri-Valley Surgery Center
4487 Stoneridge Drive
(925) 484-3100
This facility has two fully-equipped operating rooms and a procedure room. Specialized services are provided in a number of areas, including general surgery, gynecology, orthopedics, gastroenterology, pain management, urology, and plastic surgery.

Northern California Spine Institute
5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 200
(925) 469-6274
The physicians at NCSI have training in the latest spinal treatments, including minimally invasive spinal surgery, spinal reconstructive surgery, revision surgery, pediatric and adult scoliosis care, treatment of spinal compression fractures, electrodiagnostic consultations, and diagnostic and therapeutic spine injections.

Lifetime Wellness
1811 Santa Rita Road, Suite 120
(925) 484-3955
Lifetime Wellness is primarily a chiropractic practice but also offers a variety of wellness and health care services. These services include allergy testing, aromatherapy, custom foot orthotics, homeopathy, naturopathy, and therapeutic massage.

R-Quest Recovery Programs
40 California Ave. Suite B
(925) 426-0501
This non-profit agency provides a continuum of services to meet the needs of adults and their families suffering from chemical dependency, nutritional, and emotional health issues. A team of professional counselors includes Marriage Family Therapists (MFT), Clinical Psychologist, Registered Dietician (RD), Relapse Prevention Specialist, Certified Alcoholism and Drug Counselors (CADC), Certified Personal Trainer, and a Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultants.

Emergency and Poison Control
Dialing 911 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.

The California Poison Control Action Line is a 24/7 service and can be reached at 1-800-222-1222. The organization has a web site at www.calpoison.org.

Health Care in Hacienda
Dentists & Orthodontics
Artistic Dental Care, 4695 Chabot Drive, Suite 101, (925) 469-0918
Robert J. Dimayuga, DMD, 4825 Hopyard Road, Suite F-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
Sanders Orthodontic Lab, 5653 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 107, (925) 251-0019, www.sanderslab.com
Thompson Tom DDS, 5990 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 117, (925) 734-0748
John Yaung, DMD, 5677 Gibraltar Drive, Suite B, (925) 225-9855

Health and Wellness
Total Wellness, 4825 Hopyard Road, Suite F-21, (925) 469-9300, www.totalwellnessdiscovery.com

Home Health Care
Sunshine Home Health Care, 5994 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 105, (925) 463-0802

Mental Health Services
Dipti Bhakta, M.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (925) 227-1967
Lori Brown, LCSW 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (925) 416-1660
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, 3825 Hopyard Road, Suite 140 & 202, (925) 847-5585
Lynne Mielke, M.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (925) 866-6030
Becton Healthcare Resources, 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 116, (800) 975-7284, www.pathwaystowellness.net
Pleasanton Psychological Group, 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 218
Jon Peterson, M.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (925) 463-9115
Diana Weinstock, Ph.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (925) 426-0718
Diana Young, Ph.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (510) 524-6749

Medical Groups
Premier Comp Medical Group, 5635 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 401, (925) 520-0055, www.premiercomp.org
Tassajara Valley Medical Group, 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 280, (925) 469-1301

Medical Information
Diabetes and Nutrition Education, 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 220
ValleyCare Health Library, 5698 Stoneridge Drive, (925) 734-3315
Ryan Comer Cancer Resource Center, 5725 West Las Positas Blvd., Suite 270, (925) 734-3315, www.valleycare.com/hl_about.html

Physical Therapy
Ergo-Rehab, 5635 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 410, (925) 251-1525, www.ergo-rehab.com
Physiotherapy Associates, 5980 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 100, (925) 847-8833, www.myphysio.com

Mark Christiansen, M.D., endocrinologist, 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 210, (925) 463-1400
Young M. Kang, M.D., General urology, 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 250, (925) 468-0404, email: kang525_2000@yahoo.com
Northern California Spine Institute, 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 200, (925) 469-6274, www.ncsi.tv
ValleyCare Regional Cancer Center, 5725 West Las Positas Blvd., Suite 100

Prosthetics & Orthopedic Devices
Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics, 5880 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 31, (925) 734-0344, www.hanger.com
Marzel's, 5980 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 119, (925) 227-1402

Supplies & Equipment
AccessAbility Medical Equipment, 5627 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 324, (925) 225-1121, accessability4u.com
Pacific Pulmonary Services, 5627 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 323, (925) 251-0160, www.ppsc.com

Vision Care
Hacienda Park Optometry, 4825 Hopyard Road, Suite F-01, (925) 227-0400
Charles Hom, OD, 5679 Gibraltar Drive, (925) 463-3937
Visual Eyes Optometry, 4555 Hopyard Road, Suite 19, (925) 463-7330, www.eyefinity.com/veoptometry


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