Published July 19, 2005
Volume 13, Number 7

Local Health Care Providers, Resources Add to Region's Quality of Life

ValleyCare HaciendaPremier Comp
ValleyCare Campus
ValleyCare has facilities both in Hacienda (top left) and outside the park (above).
Hacienda's Premier Comp Medical Group (top right)
specializes in occupational medicine.

A healthy body is anyone’s most valuable asset but maintaining one’s health can be a big job. Fortunately, Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley offer a wide spectrum of capable health care providers.

Hospitals and Medical Centers
Axis Community Health Center
4361 Railroad Ave.
(925) 462-1755
Axis was founded in 1972 as a health center for children from low-income families who had no other access to health care. While the organization has grown tremendously since then—Tri-Valley residents made over 82,000 visits to Axis in the past year—the focus remains on caring for everyone in the community, regardless of their ability to pay. Services include adult and geriatric medical care, pediatrics, women’s health, obstetrics, immunizations, family planning, and pregnancy and TB testing. Axis also offers mental health services such as individual, couples, and family counseling as well as drug and alcohol recovery programs for both teens and adults. The clinic participates in the Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC), which provides supplemental food, nutrition counseling, and support services for eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under five years old. English, Spanish, and other languages are spoken.

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 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.
Urgent Care

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

Valley Memorial (Livermore)
111 E. Stanley Blvd.
(925) 373-4138
The ValleyCare Health System has provided not-for-profit health care to the Tri-Valley and surrounding communities since its founding in 1961. In that year, the group’s only facility was a 46-bed hospital in Livermore, where a staff of 23 attended to area patients. Today, ValleyCare 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. The most recent additions to ValleyCare’s menu of services 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, and a Weight Loss Surgery Program, which has already provided patients with dramatic results. ValleyCare’s facilities have recently expanded in both Pleasanton and Livermore and the organization has recently opened an outpatient clinic in Tracy.

Children’s Hospitals
Children’s Hospital
747 52nd Street, Oakland
(510) 428-3000
This hospital is both a regional center for pediatric specialty care and a medical safety net for children throughout the region. Their 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.

Birthing Centers
The Birth Home
4441 Railroad Ave.
(925) 447-1010
Since its opening in 1997, the skilled staff of this freestanding birth center has welcomed hundreds of babies into the world. The Birth Home offers labor and delivery care by a physician/midwife team, including options for water birth; pregnancy, birth, and postpartum education, including childbirth preparation classes; and prenatal and postpartum care at their facility, a restored 1911 Craftsman-style home in downtown Pleasanton.

Open MRI Of Pleasanton
4211 Rosewood Drive, Suite 5
(925) 467-1400
This magnetic resonance imaging facility, operated by Bay Imaging Consultants, 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. (Bay Imaging Consultants also offers similar services at ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton and ValleyCare Open Air MRI and Valley Memorial Hospital in Livermore.)

End-Of-Life and Bereavement Services
Hope Hospice
6500 Dublin Blvd., Ste. 100, Dublin
(925) 829-8770
Hope Hospice, which was founded in 1980, 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
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
This library, founded in 1991, 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. The Ryan Comer Cancer Resource Center focuses on material relating to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.

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 is 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
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
(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.

Recovery Quest
40 California Avenue, Suite B
(925) 426-0550
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
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 1-800-876-4766. The TTY number is 800-972-3323. The organization has a web site at www.calpoison.org.

Health Care in Hacienda
Chiropractic Care
Valley Spine Center, 4825 Hopyard Road, Suite 21, (925) 924-1002, www.fixyourspine.com

Dentists & Orthodontics
Artistic Dental Care, 4695 Chabot Drive, Suite 101, (925) 469-0918
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, (925) 251-0019, www.sanderslab.com
Thompson Tom DDS, 5990 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 115, (925) 734-0748
John Yaung, DMD, 5677 Gibraltar Drive, Suite B, (925) 225-9855

Home Health Care
Sunshine Home Health Care, 5994 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 123, (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
Andrea Jeremy, Ph.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217
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
Tae-Hyun Moon, Ph.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (925) 833-0731
Pathways to Wellness, 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 116, (925) 520-0066, pathwaystowellness.net
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 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

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

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
Curascript Pharmacies, 5653 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 109, (925) 251-0218, www.curascript.com
Pacific Pulmonary Services, 5627 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 323, (925) 251-0160, www.ppsc.com

Vision Care
Hacienda Park Optometry, 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, www.pearlevision.com
Visual Eyes Optometry, 4555 Hopyard Road, Suite 19, (925) 463-7330, www.eyefinity.com/veoptometry


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