Published June 18, 2013
Volume 21, Number 6

Tri-Valley Offers Outstanding Care Facilities, Practitioners  

Reliable health care is a universal need and, thanks to the world-class facilities and practitioners here in the Tri-Valley, it is a resource that is readily available. Everything from medical education to expert care is just a short distance away. Even closer, you will find an impressive array of resources within Hacienda, including surgery centers, specialist care facilities, and practitioners offering dental care, mental health care, physical therapy, podiatry, vision care, and treatment for workplace injuries.

Hospitals and Medical Centers

Axis Community Health
4361 Railroad Avenue
(925) 201-6017 (administrative offices)
(925) 462-1755 (appointments)

Axis Community Health provides medical care, mental health, addiction counseling, and health education services for everyone in the community, regardless of income, insurance status, or the ability to pay. Serving more than 14,000, Axis now offers services from five sites in the Tri-Valley, with plans to expand to a 24,000 square foot Hacienda location at 5925 W. Las Positas Blvd. in 2014. Currently, medical clinics in Pleasanton and Livermore (3311 Pacific Ave.) provide comprehensive care for everyone from newborns to seniors with the goal of preserving or restoring patients’ health through preventive care, treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, and management of chronic conditions including diabetes, asthma, or high blood pressure. Behavioral health centers in Pleasanton (6666 Owens Dr.) and Livermore (446 Lindbergh Ave.) provide mental health counseling, teen and adult substance abuse recovery programs, DUI classes, and drug testing for businesses, adults, and teens. The WIC Nutrition Program, a supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children, is run from offices at 1991 Santa Rita Rd., Suite H.

Pleasanton Urgent Care Medical Center
3128 Santa Rita Road
(925) 462-9300
As the name indicates, no appointments are necessary at Pleasanton Urgent Care Medical Center. In addition to urgent family medicine that does not require a full emergency room, services include occupational medicine, treatment for worker compensation injuries, drug and alcohol screening, DMV and DOT physicals, and more.

ValleyCare Medical Center
5555-5575 W. Las Positas Boulevard
ValleyCare Medical Plaza
5725 W. Las Positas Boulevard
ValleyCare Health System — Livermore
1111-1133 E. Stanley Boulevard
(925) 847-3000
ValleyCare is a locally-owned not-for-profit health system with a total of 242 beds and a medical staff of over 300 in facilities in Pleasanton, Livermore, and Dublin. Services offered include a wide array of inpatient and outpatient treatments, including cancer, cardiology, diabetes, diagnostic imaging, gastroenterology, ICU/CCU, joint replacement, maternity, nutrition, orthopedics, pediatrics, spine, sports medicine, and a variety of surgical services. ValleyCare was recently recognized by the American Heart Association for its excellence in the treatment of patients with heart failure.

Children’s Hospitals

Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland
747 52nd Street, Oakland
(510) 428-3000
Children’s Specialty Care Outpatient Office
5820 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 210
(925) 463-8970
Founded in 1912, Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland is the only independent children’s hospital in Northern California. The organization is a national leader in many pediatric specialties and sub-specialties including hematology/oncology, neonatology, cardiology, orthopedics, sports medicine, and neurosurgery. Children’s Hospital has 190 licensed beds, 201 hospital-based physicians in 30 specialties, more than 2,700 employees, and an annual operating budget of more than $350 million. Children’s also operates the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute which is ranked among the nation’s top 10 research centers in NIH funding to children’s hospitals, employing 300 investigators with a budget of $50 million. The Pleasanton Specialty Care offers pediatric services for everything from minor scrapes to major illnesses.


NorCal Imaging – Pleasanton
5924 Stoneridge Drive, Suites 105 & 106
(925) 463-0554
This 10,000 square foot facility is a dual imaging center consisting of a full-modality imaging center plus a state-of-the-art Women’s Imaging Center. The Women’s Imaging Center offers digital mammography, breast MRI, and breast ultrasound, as well as other special procedures. The primary imaging center features a high-field MRI, multi-slice CT, a high-resolution GE 16-slice PET/CT scanner, ultrasound and DEXA (bone densitometry).

Women’s Imaging Center at ValleyCare
ValleyCare Medical Plaza
5725 W. Las Positas Boulevard (at Stoneridge), Suite 120
(925) 734-3376
Designed by women for women, the center provides a relaxed and soothing environment with state-of-the-art digital equipment that gives radiologists immediate access to mammogram images. Services offered include 3-D breast ultrasound, digital mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and ultrasound guided biopsy.

End-Of-Life and Bereavement Services

Hope Hospice
6377 Clark Avenue, Suite 100, Dublin
(925) 829-8770, 1 (800) Hospice
Founded in 1980, Hope Hospice is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation providing hospice care and grief counseling support to patients and families throughout the East Bay. Services include pain and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support, and personal care at home or in a home-like setting. Care is customized for each patient and their family to create a comprehensive circle of support, with 24-hour advice, emergency care and respite care available. Surviving family members are offered 13 months of support from the Hope Hospice Grief Support Center. Groups for adults, teens, and children as well as one-on-one counseling, workshops, and a resource library are open to the community.

Health Information

ValleyCare Health Library and Ryan Comer Cancer Resource Center
5725 W. Las Positas Boulevard, Suite 270
(925) 734-3315
Since 1991, the ValleyCare Health Library and Ryan Comer Cancer Resource Center has provided free access to easy-to-understand, up-to-date health and medical information, as well as the largest collection of cancer-related education materials in Northern California. The library is staffed by a medical librarian who guides patients through their treatment process. In addition, patients receive a personalized cancer handbook to help them keep track of information, medications, treatment records and appointments. Located in the same building as the Regional Cancer Center at ValleyCare, the ValleyCare Health Library offers patients support and education in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

ValleyCare Lactation Center
5725 W. Las Positas Boulevard, Suite 235
(925) 416-3598
Staffed by nurses who are also skilled lactation specialists, the ValleyCare Lactation Center provides new mothers with support, education, and assistance with breastfeeding.

Managed Care Membership Plans

Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices
7601 Stoneridge Drive, (925) 847-5100
Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has been recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. The organization currently serves more than 9.1 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Medical services for plan members at Kaiser Permanente Pleasanton Medical Offices include various elements of adult medicine, pediatrics, and women’s health, including: allergies, audiology, chronic pain, dermatology, EKG, head and neck surgery, HIV education and testing, home health care, immunizations, mental health, orthopedics, pediatrics, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology, urology, and vision essentials.
Occupational Medicine

Premier COMP Medical Group
5635 W. Las Positas Boulevard, Suite 401, (925) 520-0055
Headed by Stephen Nord, MD, a board-certified physician in both internal and occupational medicine, Premier COMP Medical Group provides employers with a full range of occupational medicine services. Immunizations, testing, injury care, drug and alcohol screening, and a wide variety of physical exams including DMV, DOT, AME/QME, and more are offered.

Physician Referral

Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association
6230 Claremont Avenue, Oakland
(510) 654-5383
The ACCMA is a professional association of physicians who are committed to addressing health issues in the East Bay. Throughout its history the ACCMA has sought to improve public health, quality of care, and patient access. The group also offers a variety of services to patients, including a physician referral and a dispute resolution service.

ValleyCare Physicians Associates
(925) 416-5450
VPA, founded in 2008, partners with ValleyCare Medical Foundation to oversee the complex administrative tasks of health care delivery. One of its functions is to provide an online directory of ValleyCare doctors, searchable by name or specialty.


Hacienda Surgery Center
4626 Willow Road, Suite 100
(925) 734-6744
Pleasanton Surgery Center
1393 Santa Rita Road, Suite F
(925) 462-2334
These outpatient surgical centers allow a wide range of procedures to be performed by expert staff on a scheduled, non-emergency basis that avoids the inconvenience and cost of overnight hospitalization. Procedures performed include orthopedics, such as shoulder, knee, and sports medicine injuries; gastroenterology, including colonoscopy and endoscopy; neurosurgery, such as spinal surgery and microsurgery; urology, including vasectomy and cystoscopy; and more.

Northern California Spine Institute
5725 W. Las Positas Boulevard, Suite 200
(925) 469-6247
The physicians at NCSI have been expertly trained in the latest spinal treatments, including minimally invasive spinal surgery, spinal reconstructive surgery, revision surgery, pediatric and adult scoliosis, treatment of spinal compression fractures, electrodiagnostic studies, and diagnostic and therapeutic spine injections. The group also has facilities in San Ramon and Sonora.

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 800-222-1222. The organization has a web site at www.calpoison.org.

Additional Health Care in Hacienda

Dentists & Orthodontics
Alisal Dental Care, Amitesh Patel, D.D.S. & T.A. Tran, D.D.S., 5933 Coronado Lane, Suite 205, (925) 846-6308, www.alisaldentalcare.com
Breeze Dental Group, Ganga Thota, D.D.S., 4430 Willow Road, Suite E, (925) 225-0215, www.breezedentalgroup.com
Dr. B’s Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Adolfo Barrera, Dr. Derek Banks, 4430 Willow Road, Suite H, (925) 730-2885, www.barreradds.com
Gateway Dental Care, Francine Kitagawa, D.D.S., 4825 Hopyard Road, Suite F17, (925) 598-9825, www.pleasanton-dental.com
Hacienda Dental Care, Wilson Myers, Jr., D.D.S., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 111, (925) 734-0104
Henry Uy, D.D.S., 4430 Willow Road, Suite A, (925) 462-2311, www.dentist168.com
John Yaung, D.M.D., 5677 Gibraltar Drive, Suite B, (925) 225-9855,  www.jyaungdmd.com
Linda Mori, D.D.S., 5990 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 117, (925) 416-1054
Melissa Chen, D.M.D., 5677 Gibraltar Drive, Suite B, (925) 225-9855, www.jyaungdmd.com
Pearl Shine Dental, Harpreet Saini, D.D.S. , 4430 Willow Road, Suite G, (925) 666-0098, www.harpreetsainidds.com
Roger Li, D.D.S., 5980 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 116, (925) 462-7212, www.rogerlidds.com
Sanders Orthodontic Lab, 5653 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 107, (925) 251-0019
Steven Chew, D.D.S., 4430 Willow Road, Suite J, (925) 462-0010, www.stevenchewdds.com
Thompson Tom, D.D.S., 5990 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 115, (925) 734-0748, www.pleasantonorthodontist.com
Willow Family Dental, Dr. Ruchira Gupta, 4430 Willow Road, Suite F, (925) 218-7005, www.willowfamilydental.com
Yvonne DeMesa, D.D.S., 4430 Willow Road, Suite A, (925) 462-2311, www.dentist168.com

Home Health Care
From the Heart Home Care, 4695 Chabot Drive, Suite 200, (925) 803-0663, www.fromthehearthomecare.com
LifeGuard Home Health, 5976 W. Las Positas Boulevard, Suite 106, (925) 271-0221, www.lifeguardhomehealth.com
Senior Helpers, 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 108, (800) 760-6389, www.seniorhelpers.com
Sunshine Home Health Care, 4637 Chabot Drive, Suite 240, (925) 469-1000, www.sshealthcare.com

Medical Information
Diabetes and Nutrition Education, 5725 W. Las Positas Boulevard, Suite 220, (925) 416-6710, www.valleycare.com/programs/diabetes.html

Mental Health Services
Bay Area Psychiatric Group, 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 116, (925) 463-5674
Becton Healthcare Resources, 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 207, (925) 520-0066, www.pathwaystowellness.net
Dipti Bhakta, M.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (925) 227-1967
Lori Brown, L.C.S.W., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (925) 997-9003
Susan DuPree, Ph.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 218, (925) 734-0664
Bram Fridhandler, Ph.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 218, (925) 417-1079, www.fridhand.net
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, 3825 Hopyard Road, Suite 140, (925) 847-5340, www.kp.org
Daniel Kostalnick, M.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (925) 463-3527
Diana Li-Repac, Ph.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (925) 484-5602
Pathways to Wellness, 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 205, (925) 520-0066, www.pathwaystowellness.net
John Patty, Ph.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 218, (925) 937-8637
Jon Peterson, M.D. , 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (925) 463-9115
Judy Petrick, L.M.F.T., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (925) 462-7457
Patrick Petti, Ph.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 218, (510) 653-6570
L. Pipsker, Ph.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 218
Jill Rodgers-Quaye, Ph.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 218, (510) 282-2197, www.drjillrodgersquaye.com
Dale Siperstein, Ph.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 218, (925) 484-5441
Marcia Toyohara, M.F.T., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 218, (510) 790-6562
Diana Weinstock, Ph.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (925) 426-0718
Michael Wetter, Psy.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (925) 519-7755
Diana Young, Ph.D., 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (510) 524-6749

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

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

Prosthetics & Orthopedic Devices
Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics, 5880 W. Las Positas Boulevard, Suite 57, (925) 734-0344, www.hanger.com
Marzel’s, 5980 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 119, (925) 227-1402, www.marzels.com
Pacific Medical Prosthetics & Orthotics, 4626 Willow Road, Suite 102, (925) 227-1306, www.pacmedical.com

Advanced Rx Management, 4683 Chabot Drive, Suite 200, (888) 772-7250, www.advancedrxmgt.com
Attention and Achievement Center, 4637 Chabot Drive, Suite 102, (925) 416-1400, www.drugfreeadd.com
Bay Area Anesthesia, Dr. Thomas E. Lenhart, 4695 Chabot Drive, Suite 200, (925) 558-2720, www.bayareaanesthesia.com
Breastlink, 5924 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 108 (925) 225-0138, www.breastlink.com
California Pain, 5924 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 206, (925) 469-9120, www.californiapain.net
Compass Chiropractic Center, 5976 W. Las Positas Boulevard, Suite 220, (925) 730-0220, www.compasschirocenter.com
Eastern Medical Center, 5933 Coronado Lane, Suite 100, (925) 847-8889, www.easternmedicalcenter.com
Health Spring Chiropractic, 5673 W. Las Positas Boulevard, Suite 215, (925) 225-0500, www.healthspringchiro.com
Heart of the Valley Pediatric Cardiology, 5933 Coronado Lane, Suite 104, (925) 416-0100, www.heartofthevalley.us
Mission Peak Orthopedic Medical Group, 5924 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 110, (925) 846-6200,
Pacific Dermatology, Hank Fung, M.D., Cecile Lee, M.D., 5924 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 101, (925) 426-8828, www.pacderm.com
Pain Medicine Consultants, 5924 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 102, (925) 287-1256, www.painmedicineconsultants.com
Pleasanton Dermatology, Anna McNay, M.D., 5933 Coronado Lane, Suite 200, (925) 226-7910, www.pleasantonderm.com
Tri-Valley Orthopedic Specialists, 4626 Willow Road, Suite 200, (925) 463-0470, www.trivalleyorthopedics.com
ValleyCare Medical Foundation Pediatrics, Christi Klimisch, M.D., Yatin Shah, M.D., 5725 W. Las Positas Boulevard, Suite 110, (925) 416-6767
ValleyCare Medical Foundation Otolaryngology and Endocrinology, Hoda Ghanem, M.D., 5725 West Las Positas Boulevard, Suite 210
ValleyCare Weight Loss Surgery Program, 5725 W. Las Positas Boulevard, Suite 220, (925) 416-6720, www.valleycare.com/programs/bariatrics.html      
Weight Watchers, 4811 Hopyard Road, Suite G-04, (925) 484-9017, www.weightwatchers.com
Young M. Kang, M.D., General urology, 5725 W. Las Positas Boulevard, Suite 250, (925) 468-0404

Vision Care
Bay Area Retina Associates, 5980 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 117, (925) 463-8200, www.bayarearetina.com
East Bay Retina Consultants, 5924 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 201, (925) 224-8777, www.eastbayretina.com
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.veoptometry.com

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