Published June 16, 2015
Volume 23, 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 Ave.
(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 with a 24,000 square foot Hacienda location at 5925 W. Las Positas Blvd. opening in 2016.  The new site will feature 27 exam room, 7 counseling rooms, on-site patient pharmacy, and other services.  Once open, Axis will have twice its present capacity which is needed to meet the growing need for affordable, quality care. 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. For more information, 925-462-1755 or axishealth.org.

John Muir Health/San Ramon Regional Medical Center Pleasanton Outpatient Center
5860 Owens Drive
John Muir Health and San Ramon Regional Medical Center are opening a new Pleasanton Outpatient Center at 5860 Owens Drive in late 2015. Development of the outpatient center is part of the joint venture partnership announced in 2013 between Tenet Healthcare, parent company of the San Ramon Regional Medical Center, a 123-bed acute care hospital in San Ramon, and John Muir Health, a not-for-profit integrated system of doctors, hospitals and other health care services, based in Walnut Creek. The Pleasanton Outpatient Center will offer a range of services under one roof, including Primary Care and Specialty Physicians, an Urgent Care Center, Imaging Center (including MRI and CT), Lab, Pharmacy and Education/Conference Facilities. The Tri-Valley community will soon have expanded choices for high-quality, patient-centered care, close to home in a modern, healing environment.

Palo Alto Medical Foundation
4050 Dublin Blvd., Dublin
(925) 875-6100
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation Dublin Center provides the best care and services.  Comprehensive health care services at the Dublin Center encompasses primary care (pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine) and a variety of specialties including dermatology, ob/gyn, nephrology, nutrition, physical medicine and lab and radiology services.

Pleasanton Urgent Care Medical Center
3128 Santa Rita Rd.
(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 Blvd.

ValleyCare Medical Plaza
5725 W. Las Positas Blvd.

ValleyCare Occupational Health and Urgent Care
4000 Dublin Blvd.,  Suite 150

ValleyCare Health System — Livermore
1111-1133 E. Stanley Blvd.
(925) 847-3000
Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare seeks to improve the health of the Tri-Valley and surrounding communities by providing high quality, compassionate health care since 1961.  Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare is a locally 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.

Children’s Hospitals

Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland
747 52nd St., Oakland
(510) 428-3000

Children’s Specialty Care Outpatient Office
2303 Camino Ramon, Bldg. 11
(800) 833-4401
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 Dr., 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 (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 Ave., 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 Blvd., 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
5565 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 360
(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 Dr.,
(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 Blvd., 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 Ave,, 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) 416-6736
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 Rd., Suite 100
(925) 734-6744

Pleasanton Surgery Center
1393 Santa Rita Rd., Suite F
(925) 462-3020

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 Blvd., Suite 200
(925) 469-6274
The physicians at NCSI have been expertly trained in operative non-operative care of 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. They continue to integrate new technologies and techniques into their practices as they are developed, and actively participate in research in these areas.  The group also has facilities in Tracy 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
Baird Orthodontics
5924 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 203,  (925) 298-4400  www.bairdorthodontics.com
Breeze Dental Group
Ganga Thota, D.D.S.
4430 Willow Rd., Suite E, (925) 225-0215   www.breezedentalgroup.com
Steven Chew, D.D.S.
4430 Willow Rd., Suite J, (925) 462-0010   www.stevenchewdds.com
Dr. B’s Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Adolfo Barrera, Dr. Derek Banks 
4430 Willow Rd., Suite H, (925) 730-2885  www.barreradds.com
Gateway Dental Care
Francine Kitagawa, D.D.S.
4825 Hopyard Rd., Suite F17, (925) 598-9825  www.pleasanton-dental.com
Hacienda Dental Care
Wilson Myers, Jr., D.D.S.
5674 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 111, (925) 734-0104
Kids Care Dental
4555 Hopyard Road, Suite 19, (925) 251-9500  www.kidscaredental.com/pleasanton
Roger Li, D.D.S.
5980 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 116, (925) 462-7212  www.rogerlidds.com
Aimin Liu DDS
5890 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 108  (925) 598-9688  www.drliudentalcare.com
Linda Mori, D.D.S.
5990 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 117, (925) 416-1054 
Pearl Shine Dental
4430 Willow Road, Suite G, (925) 666-0098  www.harpreetsainidds.com
Sanders Orthodontic Lab
5653 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 107, (925) 251-0019
Thompson Tom, D.D.S.
5990 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 115, (925) 734-0748   www.pleasantonorthodontist.com
Henry Uy, D.D.S.,  Yvonne DeMesa, D.D.S.
4430 Willow Rd., Suite A, (925) 462-2311
John Yaung, D.M.D.,  Melissa Chen, D.M.D.,
5677 Gibraltar Dr., Suite B, (925) 225-9855  www.jyaungdmd.com
Willow Family Dental
Dr. Ruchira Gupta
4430 Willow Rd., Suite F, (925) 218-7005  www.willowfamilydental.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 Blvd., Suite 106, (925) 271-0221   www.lifeguardhomehealth.com
Open Placement
4695 Chabot Drive, Suite 200, (855) 277-6736  www.openplacement.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

ValleyCare Diabetes and Nutrition Education
5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 220, (925) 416-6710
ValleyCare Health Library
5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 270, (925) 734-3315

Mental Health Services

Vandana Aspen, Ph.D.
5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 218, (925) 238-3622  www.draspen.com
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
Jesse Bingham, MFT
5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217
Lori Brown, L.C.S.W.
5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (925) 997-9003
Claire Burke-Chinn, LCSW
5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217, (925) 683-7786  www.pleasantonchildtherapy.com
Comprehensive Psychiatric Services
5924 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 210, (925) 223-6157  www.psych-doctor.com
Susan DuPree, Ph.D.
5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 218, (925) 734-0664
P. Forster, MD
5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 217
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
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
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 - Podiatrist services
5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 280  (925) 416-0990

Prosthetics & Orthopedic Devices

Kelley and Associates, Inc.,
5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 101,  (925) 256-9999 
5980 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 119, (925) 227-1402


Advanced Rx Management
4683 Chabot Drive, Suite 200, (888) 772-7250   www.advancedrxmgt.com
Allergy and Asthma Medical Group
5924 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 207, (925) 463-9400  www.bayareaallergy.com
Andersen Orthopedics
5924 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 103, (925) 400-6900  www.andersenorthopedics.com
Bay Area Breast Surgeons, Inc.
5924 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 108 (925) 225-0138  www.babsurgeons.com
California Pain
5924 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 206, (925) 469-9120  www.californiapain.net
California Urological Associates
5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 250,  (925) 468-0404  www.californiaurologicalassociates.com
Compass Chiropractic Center
5976 W. Las Positas Blvd., 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 Blvd., 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
Intero Chiropractic
4847 Hopyard Road, Suite D-01,  (925) 255-5805  www.interochiropractic.com 
Mission Peak Orthopedic Medical Group
5924 Stoneridge D, Suite 110, (925) 846-6200   www.mportho.com
Pacific Dermatology
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
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 Oncology Consultants
5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 100, (925) 734-8130   www.vmoc.com
ValleyCare Diabetes and Weight Loss Center
5725 West Las Positas Blvd., Suite 230,  (925) 416-6720  www.vmoc.com
ValleyCare Medical Foundation MD Offices
5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 110,  (925) 463-6767   www.vmoc.com
ValleyCare Medical Foundation MD Offices
5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 220,  (925) 463-1400   www.vmoc.com
ValleyCare Outpatient Offices
5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 290,  www.vmoc.com
ValleyCare Women's Center
5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 120,  www.vmoc.com
Weight Watchers
4811 Hopyard Road, Suite G-04, (925) 484-9017  www.weightwatchers.com

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 Rd., Suite F-01 (925) 227-0400  www.haciendaparkoptometry.com
Charles Hom, OD
5679 Gibraltar Dr., (925) 463-3937
Visual Eyes Optometry
4555 Hopyard Road, Suite 19, (925) 463-7330  www.veoptometry.com


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