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Published June 16, 2009
Volume 17, Number 6


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


The quality and availability of medical care are two factors often used in making decisions about where to locate—for residents and businesses alike. The Tri-Valley community is fortunate to have access to a wealth of first-class healthcare services, providers, and resources to meet a wide variety of needs, from disease education to diagnostic facilities to urgent care and surgery centers.

Hospitals and Medical Centers

Axis Community Health
4361 Railroad Ave.
(925) 201-6017 (Administrative Offices), (925) 462-1755 (Appointments)
www.axishealth.org
Axis Community Health provides medical, mental health, substance abuse counseling and health education services to residents of the Tri-Valley, regardless of ability to pay. Medical clinics in Pleasanton and Livermore offer adult, pediatric and geriatric medical care, women’s health, obstetrics, immunizations, family planning, and pregnancy and TB testing. Axis Behavioral Health, located on Owens Drive, offers mental health counseling for individuals, couples, and families, drug and alcohol recovery programs for both teens and adults, and a state-licensed DUI program. Axis works with employers’ Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) on employees’ 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.

John Muir Medical Group
5720 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 330
Corner of Foothill Rd. and Laurel Creek Way
(925) 225-1234
Devoted to family practice, this group offers complete family care and checkups, occupational medicine, sports medicine, preventive care and immunizations, women's health, and urgent care. New patients are welcome, and same-day appointments are available. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  After-hours care is available through the John Muir Urgent Care at 2305 Camino Ramon in San Ramon, (925) 866-8050.

Pleasanton Urgent Care Medical Clinic
3128 Santa Rita Road
(925) 462-9300
www.pucmc.com
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 open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary.

ValleyCare Medical Center-- Pleasanton
5555 - 5575 W. Las Positas Blvd.
ValleyCare Health System – Livermore
1111 - 1133 E. Stanley Blvd.
(925) 847-3000
www.valleycare.com
ValleyCare Health System consists of ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton and the ValleyCare Livermore campus for a total of 187 beds and a medical staff of over 250.  A wide array of inpatient and outpatient services are offered in both Pleasanton and Livermore including: cardiac services, cancer center, diabetes and nutrition education, diagnostic imaging, emergency and urgent care, laboratory draw stations, LifeStyleRx (an award winning medical fitness center), maternity services, occupational health, orthopedics, pediatrics, physical and sports medicine, senior behavioral health, surgery, weight loss surgery, and the ValleyCare Health Library.  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 2007 and recently joined with UCSF Children's Hospital to offer a prenatal diagnostic center and a pediatric specialty clinic in Pleasanton.

Children’s Hospitals

Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland
747 52nd Street, Oakland
(510) 428-3000
www.childrenshospitaloakland.org
Founded in 1912, Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland is the only independent children’s hospital in Northern California. With more than 200,000 patient visits per year, this 191-bed facility is a regional and global resource for advanced pediatric care, research, and medical education. Children’s has Northern California’s most active pediatric trauma center, the region’s busiest pediatric intensive care unit, and one of the largest sickle cell treatment and research centers in the world. Children’s 166 hospital-based physicians provide expert care in 30 pediatric subspecialties, from adolescent medicine to urology.

Diagnostics

InSight Imaging Pleasanton MRI
4211 Rosewood Drive, Suite 5
(925) 467-1400
www.insighthealth.com
InSight Imaging Pleasanton MRI 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. There is a minimal amount of noise from the machinery and the environment is relaxing.

NorCal Imaging Pleasanton
5924 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 105
(925) 463-0554
www.radnet.com
This newly refurbished, 10,000-square-foot facility features the latest digital imaging equipment. Modalities include a high-field MRI, a16-slice PET/CT scanner, two brand-new digital mammography machines, two brand-new ultrasound machines, a stereotactic machine, and a brand- new DEXA for bone densitometry—all “best-of-breed” technology.

End-Of-Life and Bereavement Services

Hope Hospice
6500 Dublin Blvd., Suite 100, Dublin
(925) 829-8770
www.hopehospice.com
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
www.valleycare.com
Hours: Mon. and Fri., 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Tues. and Wed., 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Thurs., 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Since 1991, the ValleyCare Health Library has offered free services to the public. Features include personalized reference assistance with a medical librarian and an RN who specializes in cancer, 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. The Ryan Comer Cancer Resource Center, within the Library, focuses on material relating to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. 

Health and Wellness

Positive Changes
5990 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 112
(925) 737-0251, 877-POSITIVE
pleasanton@positivechanges.com
Part of a national network of behavior modification centers, Positive Changes uses personal coaching backed up by hypnosis to help patients in weight loss, smoking cessation, pain management, stress reduction, accelerated learning, improved sports performance, and more.

Managed-Care Membership Plans

Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices
7601 Stoneridge Drive
(925) 847-5100
www.kaiserpermanente.org
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 other services such as home health care, occupational health, pharmacy, physical therapy, and a women’s health center. The Health Education Center is open to both members and the public.

Physician Referral

Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association
6230 Claremont Avenue, Oakland
(510) 654-5383
www.accma.org
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
www.valleycare.com/physician/physician.html
The ValleyCare Health Information and Physician Network is intended to help you locate doctors and ask questions about the ValleyCare System.

Surgery

Hacienda Surgery Center
4626 Willow Road, Suite 100
(925) 734-6744
www.haciendasc.com
The state-of-the-art Hacienda Surgery Center is a 14-bed multi-specialty Ambulatory Surgical Center. With three operating rooms and two procedure rooms, it has the ability to offer orthopedic, gastroenterology, ENT, and spinal surgical procedures. Open since late 2008, the center services over 300 patients per month. Its staff, currently managed by Medbridge Development, works closely with Tri-Valley Orthopedic Physicians and other specialty surgeons to deliver comprehensive care to patients. The 35,000-square-foot center also includes physician offices, open MRI diagnostics, and physical and occupational therapy.

Northern California Spine Institute
5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 200
(925) 469-6274
www.norcalspine.com
The physicians at NCSI have training in the latest spinal treatments. Their board-certified spine surgeons perform many procedures, including minimally invasive spinal surgery, spinal reconstructive surgery, revision surgery, pediatric and adult scoliosis care, microdiscectomy, as well as back and neck fusions and decompressions. Their board-certified physiatrists perform many non-invasive procedure and pain management of spine problems. Their procedures included epidural steroid injections, kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty, and electrodiagnostic studies.

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
Gateway Dental Care,  Francine Kitagawa, DDS; 4825 Hopyard Road F17, (925) 598-9825, pleasanton-dental.com
Hacienda Dental Care, Wilson Myers, Jr., DDS;  5674 Stoneridge Drive., Suite 111, (925) 734-0104
Thompson Tom DDS, 5990 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 117,  (925) 734-0748
John Yaung, DMD, 5677 Gibraltar Drive, Suite B,  (925) 225-9855

Home Health Care
All Seasons Homecare, 5673 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 203, (925) 226-2884, www.allseasons-homecare.com
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
Lynne Mielke, M.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (925) 866-6030
Pathways to Wellness Medication Clinic, 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 106, (800) 975-7284, www.pathwaystowellness.net
Jon Peterson, M.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (925) 463-9115
Pleasanton Psychological Group, 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 218, (925) 484 5441
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

Medical Information
Diabetes and Nutrition Education, 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 220, (925) 416-6710, www.valleycare.com
ValleyCare Health Library and Ryan Comer Cancer Resource Center, 5725 West Las Positas Blvd., Suite 270, (925) 734-3315.

Physical Therapy
Physiotherapy Associates, 5980 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 100, (925) 847-8833, www.myphysio.com

Podiatry
Lisa Breuner, DPM, 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 280, (925) 416-0990
Sonia Erickson, DPM, 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 280, (925) 416-0990

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, www.marzels.com

Specialties
Pacific Dermatology, Hank Fung, M.D.; 5924 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 101, (925) 426- 8828
Tri-Valley Orthopedic Specialists, 4626 Willow Road, Suite 200, (925) 463-0470, www.trivalleyorthopedics.com
Young M. Kang, M.D., General urology, 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 250, (925) 468-0404

Vision Care
Hacienda Park Optometry, 4825 Hopyard Road, Suite F-01, (925) 227-0400,  www.haciendaparkoptometry.com
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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