Published August 19, 2003
Volume 11, Number 8

Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley Offer a Full Spectrum of Health Care Resources
Medical Building 
The newest medical facility in the area, the ValleyCare Medical Plaza,
is in Hacienda on West Las Positas Boulevard. The Northern California
Spine Institute is the largest tenant in the building.

Many people believe that the key to a high quality of life is rooted in health. Whether you’re simply maintaining your health or need specialized services, the Tri-Valley has an abundance of medical facilities to keep you at your peak.

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
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.

Pleasanton Urgent Care Medical Clinic
4495 Stoneridge Dr.
(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 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

Valley Memorial (Livermore)
111 E. Stanley Blvd.
(925) 373-4040
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 service called SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) provides care for victims of sexual assault. There are lifestyle education and services with an 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) 462-1755
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, 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 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
4441 Railroad Ave.
(925) 447-1010
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.

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
ValleyCare Health Library And Ryan Comer Cancer Resource Center
5698 Stoneridge Drive
(925) 734-3315
Hours: Wed. and Fri. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thurs. 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sat. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
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.

ValleyCare Library

Managed-Care Membership Plans
Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices
7601 Stoneridge Drive
(925) 847-5541
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
If you’re looking for a good doctor, the ACCMA’s referral service can connect you with physicians whose training, background, office location, and linguistic capabilities are tailored to your needs.

ValleyCare Health Information and Physician Network
5555 W. Las Positas Blvd.
(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 Center Provides Outpatient Surgical Services Including General Surgery, Gynecology, Orthopedics, Podiatric Surgery, Pain Management, Hand Surgery, Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery And Urology.

Northern California Spine Institute
5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 200
Phone : (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 a holistic health center committed to helping patients achieve optimal health and wellness allowing them to more fully express their potential. Services include: neurologically-based chiropractic, natural hormone balancing, homeopathy, food allergy testing, custom-made foot orthotics and sports performance enhancement.

R-Quest Recovery Programs
40 California Avenue, Suite I
(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.

Emergency and Poison Control
Emergency 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.

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

Health Care in Hacienda
Dentists & Orthodontics
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
Sanders Orthodontic Lab, 5653 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 107
Thompson Tom DDS, 5990 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 115, (925) 734-0748
John Yaung, DMD, 5677B Gibraltar Drive, (925) 225-9855

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, (925) 847-5585
Lynne Mielke, M.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (925) 866-6030
Tae-Hyun Moon, Ph.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (925) 833-0731
Pleasanton Psychological Group, 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 218
Jon Peterson, M.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (925) 463-9115
Grant Syphers, M.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (925) 463-3527
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 Education
HCEN, 4811 Hopyard Road, Suite 07, (925) 416-1798
Pharmacy Technician Institute, 4234 Hacienda Drive, Suite 165, (925) 701-2888

Medical Groups
Premier Comp Medical Group, 5635 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 401, (925) 520-0055

Medical Information
Diabetes and Nutrition Education, 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 220
ValleyCare Health Library, 5698 Stoneridge Drive, (925) 734-3315

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

Mark Christiansen, M.D., Endocrinologist, 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 210, (925) 463-1400

Prosthetics & Orthopedic Devices
Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics, 5880 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 31, (925) 734-0344
Marzel's, 5980 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 119, (925) 227-1402
Orthobot, Inc., 5880 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 49, (925) 734-0355

Supplies & Equipment
AccessAbility Medical Equipment, 5627 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 324, (925) 225-1121
Nellcor and Puritan Bennett, 4280 Hacienda Drive, (925) 463-4000
Pacific Pulmonary Services, 5627 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 323, (925) 251-0160
Respicare, Oxygen Supplies, 5686 Stoneridge Drive, Suite B, (925) 468-0840
Sanarus Medical, Inc., 5880 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 52, (925) 460-6080

Vision Care
Hacienda Park Vision Centre, 4825 Hopyard Road, Suite 1, (925) 227-0400
Charles Hom, OD, 5679 Gibraltar Drive, (925) 463-3937
Pearle Vision, 4515 Rosewood Drive, Suite 800, (925) 463-1705

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