Diablo Magazine — October 2011
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Medical Profiles

DIABLO professionals

The East Bay’s health-care professionals are on the cutting edge of their fields—using innovative treatments and state-of-the-art technology. But more important, they have heart. These professionals are passionate about their work. They care about their patients. They care about their community. Read on to meet some of these men and women.

THOMAS B. MCNEMAR, MD, FACS
Board Certified Plastic

Surgeon McNemar Cosmetic Surgery
2301 Camino Ramon, Suite 215, San Ramon
(925) 866-0177

Dr. Thomas McNemar is a trusted cosmetic surgeon with the training and expertise to help you achieve your ideal appearance. Named one of the “Best in the Bay” specialists for skin resurfacing, Dr. McNemar takes a personalized, down-to-earth, patient-focused approach to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, from breast augmentation and liposuction, to body contouring after weight loss. Dr. McNemar appears regularly on Bay Area TV shows to discuss cosmetic innovations than can keep you looking and feeling your very best, including cellulite treatment, plasma skin resurfacing, and endoscopic brow lift procedures to relieve migraines.

STEPHEN SNOW, DDS
Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

Snow Dental Care
909 San Ramon Valley Boulevard, Suite 216, Danville
(925) 820-6003, www.snowdental.com

Artistic. Meticulous. Compassionate. Dr. Stephen Snow is one of only three individuals in the world to be both accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and an invited member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.He is recognized and respected by his peers for his knowledge and expertise. Graduating first in his class at the UCLA School of Dentistry, he has gone on to become a sought-after national lecturer and a faculty member at the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry, in addition to maintaining his private practice in Danville. Dr. Snow’s team offers professionalism, warmth, and individualized attention, creating a welcoming atmosphere and enjoyable experience for each patient. As an accomplished musician, photographer, and artist, he brings a unique insight and sensitivity to dentistry by balancing precision and creativity. With this unique blend of expertise, Dr. Snow is able to design a personalized aesthetic result for each patient. That is the art of dentistry.

Pain Medicine consultants
Comprehensive Pain Medicine and Minimally Invasive Spine Care

Ruben Kalra, MD; William Longton, MD; Richard Shinaman, MD Not Pictured: Jamie Coughlan, ND 100 North Wiget Lane, Suite 160, Walnut Creek
(925) 287-1256, www.painmedicineconsultants.com

The pain specialists at PMC know that pain can greatly affect your quality of life. Their goal is to return you to the lifestyle you deserve as soon as possible. These approachable doctors, fellowship-trained at the best programs, evaluate each patient to create a personalized and integrative treatment plan. They are Northern California’s premier minimally-invasive spine specialists, pursuing a holistic approach to pain utilizing the latest advanced techniques. With the introduction of Dr. Jamie Coughlan, PMC now has a licensed naturopathic doctor for patients who prefer to augment their treatment with natural medicine techniques.

Kaiser PerManente
Cosmetic Dermatology

Top row, left to right: Cathleen VanBergen, LE; Denise Eckman, LE; Andrea Williams, LE; Suzanne Haman, RN Seated row: Cynthia Mates, MD; Akhil Wadhera, MD; Shabnam Madani, MD; Daniel Michael, MD Park Shadelands (925) 817-5656, www.kpcosmeticservices.com

At Kaiser Permanente Cosmetic Dermatology, our team of dermatologists, nurses and licensed estheticians (LE) collaborate to customize aesthetic treatments to help you look and feel your best. Services include Botox and fillers, laser treatments, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. Call us to schedule a skin care consultation. You do not need to be a Kaiser Permanente member to use our services.

Contra Costa onCology

Medical Oncology and Hematology

Michael P. Sherman, MD, PhD; Diana Superfin, MD; Ann Wexler, MD; Amir Modarressi, M.D. 500 Lennon Lane, Walnut Creek (925) 939-9610, www.contracostaoncology.com

When faced with cancer and blood disorders, nothing is more important than finding comprehensive and progressive health care. Contra Costa Oncology offers every patient just that and something more—hope. You will be treated by a team of nationally recognized oncology experts that are highly trained with specialized oncology nurses and support staff who are all dedicated to providing you and your family with the highest quality oncology and hematology care and respect. Says Dr. Sherman, “We’re fully committed to our patients, making sure they have the best possible experience during difficult times.” Services include chemotherapy and biological infusion therapy, patient education, genetic risk assessment, clinical trials, access to pharmaceutical assistance programs, and financial counseling. Their main Walnut Creek location is the only medical oncology office in Walnut Creek and offers infusion therapy in a tranquil setting in the Shadelands Medical Park. CCO also has locations in San Ramon, Concord, and Rossmoor. Opening soon, a new Danville location at Crow Canyon Medical Center, 1320 El Capitan Drive will also offer full medical oncology services.

General Vascular surGery Medical Group
Vascular Surgery

Lamont Paxton, MD; Michael Ingegno, MD; Arnold Levine, MD; Robert Gingery, MD 5201 Norris Canyon Road, Suite 210, San Ramon (925) 275-0551, www.vasculargroup.com

The highly trained group of surgeons at General Vascular Surgery Medical Group have distinguished themselves for more than 32 years in the treatment of a variety of vascular disorders. With locations in San Ramon, Alameda, Oakland, and San Leandro, patients are able to receive the treatment they need without having to travel far from home. In addition to offering a full range of open surgical techniques, the group provides office-based outpatient treatment for varicose veins, and their vascular laboratories perform noninvasive vascular ultrasound at all locations.

Richard Baker, od, Faao
Optometry, Primary Eye Care

lamorinda optometry 3581 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette (925) 283-8502, www.lamorindaoptometry.com

In private practice for more than 40 years, Dr. Baker’s mission is to provide the finest eye health care, services, and products for the entire family. A former assistant clinical professor of optometry at UC Berkeley, Dr. Baker is a recipient of the Optometrist of the Year honor, awarded by the Alameda–Contra Costa Counties Optometric Society. “We offer the latest procedures and use state-of-the-art diagnostics, including Optomap retinal imaging, to thoroughly assess your eye health,” says Dr. Baker. “We’re here to care for your eyes.” Lamorinda Optometry offers a range of contact lenses (including bifocals), laser vision correction, and eyeglass frames from top designers.

Steven WilliamS, mD
Plastic Surgery

tri valley Plastic Surgery 4000 Dublin Boulevard, Suite 300, Dublin (925) 875-0700, www.trivalleyplasticsurgery.com

Tri Valley Plastic Surgery offers a range of cosmetic procedures—from short-scar face-lifts to mommy makeovers— providing safe, natural-looking results that have garnered thank-you letters from exuberant patients and the attention of television shows such as Good Morning America. Surgical skill and the use of state-of-the-art technologies are combined with a firm commitment to patient satisfaction to ensure fantastic results. A boardcertified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, trained at Yale University, Dr. Williams and his team travel to Honduras every year to perform hand and reconstructive surgery for children.

TiMoThy LEUng, MD

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Danville Ambulatory Surgery Center Danville Aesthetic Skincare and Laser Center 905 San Ramon Valley Boulevard, Suite 110, Danville (925) 831-1317, www.timothyleungmd.com Men and

women looking for the very best in cosmetic surgery and skincare trust Dr. Timothy Leung. Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he provides a full range of surgical and nonsurgical options—from facelifts, eyelid lifts, breast augmentation, and tummy tucks to Botox,® Dysport,® and fillers such as Restylane® and Juvéderm.® Registered nurse Evelyn Blumin administers all skincare and laser treatments, and the private on-site surgery center is very comfortable and convenient for patients. “We love our patients,” says Dr. Leung

SARA WASSERBAUER, MD
Medical and Surgical Hair Restoration and Laser Rejuvenation

1299 Newell Hill Place, Suite 200, Walnut Creek
(925) 939-4763, www.californiahairsurgeon.com
When patients seek the highest standards for surgical hair replacement, they gravitate to Dr. Wasserbauer’s office. From her cutting-edge FDA research and robotic hair transplant to her unique surgical experiences with FUE and plug and scar revisions, Dr. Wasserbauer has proven to be a leader in hair surgery and medicine. One of fewer than 110 board-certified hair restoration surgeons in the world, she is nationally recognized for her treatment of scalp, eyebrow, and eyelash hair loss. Dr. Wasserbauer is passionate about helping patients achieve their goals for hair replacement, and as she often says, “Hair replacement is about dignity, not vanity.” Dr. Wasserbauer and her staff are dedicated to giving you “Hair for Life!”

Hieu Ball, MD
Adult and Pediatric Spine Surgery

California Comprehensive Spine institute 301 Lennon Lane, Suite 102, Walnut Creek (925) 932-9270, www.calspine.org

In this exciting time of technological advances in spine surgery, Dr. Hieu Ball devotes his practice to critically evaluating the most current treatment options for neck, mid-back, and low-back problems. His patient-centered, individualized approach to caring for patients helps him achieve accurate diagnoses and logical treatment plans that optimize the spinal health outcomes for his patients. His office staff is organized and dedicated to ensuring that each patient receives the utmost personal attention and care. Dr. Ball grew up in Hawaii, attended Punahou Academy, and later matriculated at Cornell for his undergraduate studies. He completed his medical training at Harvard Medical School in orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Ball then performed two additional spine fellowship years, studying pediatric and adult spine surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital and UCLA. Currently, Dr. Ball serves on the clinical faculty for minimally invasive techniques and motion-preservation surgery, such as total disc replacement, and strives to deliver academic excellence in his private practice setting. “With minimally invasive surgical techniques, many patients experience less pain, shorter hospital stays, and quicker recoveries,” according to Dr. Ball.

BRADFORD T. PRESCOTT, MD
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

100 North Wiget Lane, Suite 100, Walnut Creek (925) 935-9717, www.prescottmd.com

Dr. Prescott possesses a unique combination of qualities that make him a leader in his field. He is not only extremely welltrained and talented by nature, but he loves his work and his skill is evident in his surgical results. His patients have called Dr. Prescott a perfectionist; he is quite particular and spends a lot of time on the details. “Many of my patients comment that I tend to give them the ‘straight scoop’ and they appreciate the level of trust and honesty we have”, says Dr. Prescott. When looking for a cosmetic surgeon, you’ll notice that his name keeps popping up. Most of his patients are recommended by their friends or physicians. In addition, he is the medical director of Shadelands Surgery Center, an exclusively cosmetic surgery center, where he has hand-picked his staff for the utmost privacy and safety.

AnDREw L. nASh, MD
Pediatrician

1-to-1 Pediatrics 911 San Ramon Valley Boulevard, Suite 100, Danville (925) 362-1861, www.1to1Pediatrics.com

Dr. Nash’s philosophy of “Hometown Care for Your Child” is what drove him to create this unique practice, after working in a busy pediatric office for 16 years. Located in the historic A.J. Young House in Danville, 1-to-1 Pediatrics stands alone amidst the hustle and bustle of modern primary care. As an enrolled family, you can expect 24/7 direct contact with Dr. Nash, after hours appointment availability, in-office dispensing of medications, and newborn well care in the comfort of your own home.

Diablo Family Physicians
Family Medicine

Left to right: Naomi Mata, MD; Amber Ross, PA; Dolores Musco, MD; Mark Musco, MD; Shawndra Parise, MD; Jolanta Omski, MD 2301 Camino Ramon, Suite 180, Bishop Ranch 11, San Ramon (925) 866-1005, www.diablodocs.com

Diablo Family Physicians is a full-spectrum primary care practice, treating and caring for a wide range of patients, from newborns just making their way into the world to seniors who are already wise to its ways. Streamlined electronic communication allows the practice to connect easily with their patients, facilitating personalized and timely care. Diablo Family Physicians recently moved to a brand-new state-of-the-art medical office and is excited to welcome Naomi Mata, MD, a family physician who shares the practice’s patient-centric philosophy. Drs. Dolores and Mark Musco say, “We were drawn to family medicine to create ongoing relationships with our patients. Our passion is listening. Our profession is communication. Our goal is to advocate wellness for our patients, as if each patient is a member of our own family.”

RaMIn a. BeHManD, MD, FaCS
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

1776 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 108, Walnut Creek (925) 939-9200, www.drbehmand.com

Dr. Behmand is dedicated to keeping current with the most up-to-date surgical techniques and theories. With a passion for the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery, he says, “This particular field requires extraordinary surgical skill and an acute attention to detail.” Dr. Behmand graduated with honors from Case Western Reserve University Medical School in 1995 and did his residency at the prestigious University of Michigan. Committed to research and clinical advancement, he honed his skills further with a cosmetic surgery fellowship. The board-certified author of numerous medical articles and textbook chapters enjoys a teaching appointment at UCSF, and is involved in directing division business as current chair of plastic surgery at John Muir Medical Center.

Ivan P. Hwang, MD
Eyelid Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

301 Lennon Lane, Suite 201, Walnut Creek (925) 932-1123

A person’s eyes are dynamic and often form the basis for a first impression. It is for this reason that Dr. Ivan Hwang focuses his practice on plastic and reconstructive surgery of the eye area. Fellowship trained in the field of eye plastic surgery, Dr. Hwang is an expert in the complex anatomy of the eyelids and offers highly specialized medical and surgical treatment of a range of ocular conditions. An eye-plastic specialist for the John Muir Medical Center Trauma Team, Dr. Hwang is president of the East Bay Ophthalmology Society and former chairman of John Muir’s Department of Ophthalmology. He also teaches the specialty of eyeplastic surgery to surgeons currently in training. Dr. Hwang believes that in eye surgery, re-creating his patient’s original anatomy offers the best cosmetic and reconstructive results

California MediCal Weight ManageMent
Medically Supervised Weight Loss

MiChael teMkin, do
Internal Medicine

1081 Market Plaza, Suite 300, San Ramon
(925) 866-9600, www.calmwm.com

As a board-certified internal medicine specialist with a thriving private practice, Dr. Temkin has extensive experience treating weight-related health problems, and strives to help patients lose weight quickly and safely. California Medical Weight Management is a unique program that incorporates FDA-approved medications, diet, exercise, supplements, and one-on-one support. Not only do patients look and feel better, but they’re often able to eliminate medications for ailments like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and arthritis. Throughout the program, patients eat real food, not packaged meals. The program welcomes everyone from adolescents to new mothers, middle-aged men, women with menopausal challenges, and anyone with medical problems who wants to optimize his or her health and live life! You’ll set realistic goals and get the support you need every step of the way.

KrISTIN WALker, Md
Cosmetic and General Dermatology

89 Davis Road, Suite 180, Orinda
(925) 254-1080

Healthy, radiant, glowing skin—everyone wants it. Dr. Kristin Walker is dedicated to helping people achieve it by providing the finest dermatologic care for skin disorders and skin cancer as well as treatments to help diminish the effects of nature. She offers laser hair removal, injectables such as Botox®, Restylane®, and Perlane®, IPL Photo Genesis for red and brown spots, and an FDA–approved laser for rosacea. Her staff, which includes a certified physician assistant, aesthetician, and nutritionist, provides a warm, caring atmosphere. Says Dr. Walker, “It’s important that our patients feel at ease and not rushed so that they can make confident, educated choices for healthy skin.”

Todd A. Auker, Md
Wavefront LASIK–Refractive Cataract Surgery
Auker eye Institute Pleasanton and San Ramon (925) 931-1090, www.drauker.com

“Each patient at the Auker Eye Institute is a VIP,” says Dr. Todd Auker. “Only one standard of care is acceptable: to provide the best clinical judgment, surgical skill, and quality outcomes available anywhere.” A board-certified ophthalmologist and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Auker has more than 20 years’ experience providing refractive cataract surgery and ocular plastic surgery. In addition, Dr. Auker personally administers Botox® and skin fillers such as Restylane® to help patients look and feel younger.

Lamorinda dentaL & Lamorinda ent

911 Moraga Road, Suite 102, Lafayette (925) 299-9922, lamorindadentaloffice.com (925) 299-9919, lamorinda-ear-nose-throat.com

Husband-and-wife practitioners Fatima Beheshti, DDS, and Sassan Falsafi, MD, share a spacious office in Lafayette. Dr. Beheshti’s practice for children and adults provides all general dentistry services, as well as implants, teeth whitening, and Invisalign. She offers flexible hours, Saturday appointments, and 24-hour emergency care. Dr. Falsafi is a board-certified otolaryngologist who treats all ailments of the face, neck, throat, nose, and ears. Among his services are endoscopic sinus surgery, rhinoplasty, treatment for snoring and sleep apnea, bone-anchored hearing aids, voice restoration, and thyroid cancer treatment. Both doctors share a commitment to thorough professional care with a personal touch.

Mark Isaacs, MD anD Deborah FrancesconI, rn Phlebology and Aesthetic Enhancements

Vein specialists of northern california 1981 North Broadway, Suite 427, Walnut Creek 925) 945-8656 or (800) 200-VEIN (8346), www.veinspec.com, www.rn4beautifulskin.com

Spider veins and varicose veins can be unsightly, and can cause aching, burning, and muscle cramps, however, they can be eliminated with nonsurgical treatments—endovenous ablation for larger veins and medication injections for smaller ones. “There’s no downtime with either treatment,” says Dr. Isaacs. “It’s gratifying to see patients improve within days or weeks.” Dr. Isaacs partners with Deborah, an aesthetic nurse specialist, who helps men and women look years younger with noninvasive cosmetic enhancements. She is a frequent guest on Joanie Greggains’ radio show (KGO 810 AM).

Dr. VahID FeIz, MD
Board-Certified Cornea Specialist

california eye clinic 301 Lennon Lane, Suite 201, Walnut Creek 111 Deerwood Road, Suite 300, San Ramon 3747 Sunset Lane, Antioch

A specialist in corneal disease, cornea transplants, laser refractive surgery, and cataract surgery, Dr. Vahid Feiz spent a decade researching corneal transplants and treatments in a university setting, as an associate professor at UC Davis Medical Center. Dr. Feiz delivers patient-focused medical and surgical eye care with an ophthalmology and optometry team that provides comprehensive eye health services, from medical glaucoma, treatment of dry eyes, cataract surgery with premium intraocular lens implantation, refractive laser surgery, and cornea transplantation. “We focus on each individual patient,” Dr. Feiz says, “offering personalized treatment options and programs for his or her unique needs.”

Michael J. ToMcik, MD
Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology

advanced laser & Skin care center 101 Park Place, San Ramon (925) 743-1488, www.SanRamonDerm.com

Dr. Tomcik, board-certified dermatologist and associate clinical professor of dermatology at UCSF, has been providing the most advanced cosmetic and medical dermatology care to the East Bay since 1977. He personally performs all Botox, filler, liposuction, and laser-resurfacing procedures. In keeping with his goal of having the best-informed patients, his initial consultations last up to one hour, with lengthy follow-up visits to address any concerns. The practice also provides laser hair reduction, nonsurgical body sculpting, and full-time aesthetician services, all in a warm, inviting environment. Dr. Tomcik is joined by Oksana Peters, a certified physician’s assistant with over six years of medical dermatology experience, and proficiency in diagnosing and treating diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. See their website for astounding before and after pictures.

VIVIAN TING, MD, FACS
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

Veritas Plastic Surgery 1776 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 108, Walnut Creek(925) 939-9200, www.viviantingmd.com

Dr. Vivian Ting, a UCSF assistant professor of plastic surgery, is dedicated to the elegant refinement of her patients using advanced techniques in eyelid and facial rejuvenation, nose reshaping, and breast and body contouring. Described as an “honest, gifted surgeon with superb skills,” Dr. Ting provides in-depth consultations to address any patient concerns. Every procedure is performed with the utmost attention to safety. Dr. Ting received her plastic surgery training at Harvard Medical School.

KAISer PerMANeNTe
Cosmetic Dermatology

Tee Macinsky, LE; Daniel Michael, MD; William Liss, MD; Christina Mumm, MD; Irene Ford, LE Pleasanton (925) 847-5325, www.kpcosmeticservices.com

At Kaiser Permanente Cosmetic Dermatology, our team of dermatologists and licensed estheticians (LE) collaborate to customize aesthetic treatments to help you look and feel your best. Services include Botox and fillers, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. Call us to schedule a skin care consultation. You do not need to be a Kaiser Permanente member to use our services.

Mount Diablo Solano oncology group
Medical Oncology and Hematology

Elizabeth Odumakinde, MD; Beverly McLeod, MD; Lesley Martin, MD; Yelena Krupitskaya, MD 2571 Park Avenue, Concord (925) 674-2100. Www.mdsogroup.com

When patients are diagnosed with cancer or serious blood disorders, they begin complex journeys. At Mount Diablo Solano Oncology Group, we care deeply about our patients and are passionate about giving them the most advanced, supportive, comprehensive, and responsive treatment. We offer state-of-the-art, compassionate hematologic and oncologic treatments in several locations in the East Bay and Solano County, featuring the latest advances in chemotherapy, biologic therapy, growth factors, and molecularly-targeted agents. There are constantly new medications available to treat cancer and blood diseases and control symptoms, and our doctors and nurses keep current on the most advanced technologies. “I became a physician so that I could help patients with cancer,” says Dr. Lesley C. Martin, MD. “Our number-one priority is to be responsive to patients and make sure they feel really well taken care of.”

Sutter eaSt Bay Medical Foundation
Hematology/Oncology Group

Oleg Krijanovski, MD; Shreya Shah, MD; Rajesh Behl, MD; Milana Dolezal, MD; Michael Cassidy, MD 2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley (510) 204-1591, www.SutterEastBayDoctors.org

Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation’s oncologists are located in the Oncology Center of Excellence at Alta Bates Summit Comprehensive Cancer Center in Berkeley. The physicians are board-certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, and focus on meeting the complex needs of cancer patients.

Sutter eaSt Bay Medical Foundation Berkeley PriMary care PhySicianS

Grant Wang, MD; Amal Sawires, MD; Shannon McCune, MD; Michelle Shute, MD Not pictured: Nicola Hanchock, MD; Eric Smith, MD; Samantha Malm, MD; Otix Max Ingersoll, NP; Stephanie Petreas, FNP-C 2850 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 120, Berkeley, (510) 204-8150 2850 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 130, Berkeley, (510) 204-8110 www.SutterEastBayDoctors.org

Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation’s Family Practice/Internal Medicine/Primary Care site in Berkeley provides comprehensive health care services for the entire family including pediatrics, sports medicine, men’s and women’s health, geriatrics, and chronic disease management. All of their physicians are Board Certified in their field of specialty and work collaboratively with the nurse practitioners to treat patients. The providers are committed to giving you the kind of care you and your family deserve.

Sutter eaSt Bay Medical Foundation oakland PhySicianS PcP

Primary Care/Family Practice/Internal Medicine/HIV/AIDS/Nephrology

James Felt, MD; Kathryn Malone, MD; Shirley Tucker-Harris, MD; Anthony Jones, MD Not pictured: Rachel Callaghan, MD; Alan Cohen, MD; Grace Carlson, MD 350 30th Street, Suite 100, Oakland (510) 204-8290, www.SutterEastBayDoctors.org

Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation physicians provide health care services for the entire family including pediatrics, sports medicine, men’s and women’s health, geriatrics, HIV/AIDS, and chronic disease management. All of their physicians are board-certified in their field of specialty. In addition to this Oakland office, they have offices in Albany, Antioch, Berkeley, Brentwood, Castro Valley, Dublin, Oakland, Orinda, and Richmond.

Sutter eaSt Bay Medical Foundation Urology/Urogynecology

Phillip Ross, MD Not pictured: Anna Frick, M.D., MPH (Urogynecologist) 350 30th Street, Oakland, (510) 204-8168 12 Camino Encinas, Orinda, (510) 204-8168 www.SutterEastBayDoctors.org

Dr. Ross is board-certified in urology, fellowship trained in urologic oncology, and sees patients in Oakland and Orinda. His focus is urologic cancers (prostate, bladder, kidney, and testis); benign prostatic enlargement (BPH); robotic, laser, and laparoscopic surgeries; minimally invasive treatments for stone disease; and incontinence in men and women. Dr. Anna Frick will join Dr. Ross in Oakland and provide urogynecologic care in the fall.

Sutter eaSt Bay Medical Foundation

Pulmonary

Andrew McClintock Greenberg, MD, PhD 350 30th Street, Oakland (510) 204-1844, www.SutterEastBayDoctors.org

Dr. McClintock Greenberg is board-certified in Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine and treats patients with sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia and a broad spectrum of chest diseases including: advance bronchoscopic techniques, asthma, chronic cough, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, and shortness-ofbreath.

Sutter eaSt Bay Medical Foundation
Family Practice/Internal Medicine/Primary Care

Malaika Stoll, MD; Mary Lynn Miller, MD; Roger Iliff, MD; Eve Korshak, NP-C; Florence Myint-Dun, MD 12 Camino Encinas, Orinda Internal Medicine, (510) 204-8189, Family Medicine, (510) 204-8166 www.SutterEastBayDoctors.org

Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation’s physicians provide health services for the entire family including pediatrics, sports medicine, men’s and women’s health, geriatrics, and chronic disease management. All of the physicians are board-certified in their field of specialty and work collaboratively to give you the kind of care you and your family deserve.

Sutter eaSt Bay Medical Foundation
Rheumatology

Molly Magnano, MD; Jonathan Ellman, MD; Brian Kaye, MD 2850 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 120, Berkeley (510) 204-8120 12 Camino Encinas, Orinda (510) 204-8120, www.SutterEastBayDoctors.org

The Rheumatology Department of Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation is comprised of three board-certified rheumatologists, Drs. Ellman, Kaye, and Magnano. These physicians specialize in the management and treatment of conditions and diseases of the joints, muscles, and bones, such as: arthritis, autoimmune diseases, musculoskeletal pain disorders, osteoporosis, and chronic or crippling swelling and pain.

Sutter eaSt Bay Medical Foundation
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Left to right: Megan Mihok, MD; Arzou Ahsan, MD; Beth Matlock, MD; Carol Tracy, NP; Risa Kagan, MD; Marilyn Honegger, MD; Hilary Modell, NP; Vineela Poddatoori, MD; Alice Cannan, NP; Kier Van Remoortere, MD; Katarina Lanner-Cusin, MD; Jill Foley, MD Not shown: Angelyn Thomas, MD; Elizabeth Kanwit, MD 2915 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 200, Berkeley, (510) 204-8190 2970 Hilltop Mall Road, Richmond, (510) 204-8090 2999 Regent Street, Suite 301, Berkeley, (510) 204-8160 12 Camino Encinas, Orinda, (510) 204-8180 www.SutterEastBayDoctors.org

Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation’s board-certified obstetrician-gynecologists, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse/midwife specialize in comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological services to women from puberty through menopause and beyond. These services include: laparoscopic surgery, menopausal health, family planning and contraception, hormonal problems, infertility, urinary incontinence, uterine fibroids, pregnancy care, osteoporosis, and gynecologic care. These providers perform deliveries and surgical procedures at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley.

Sutter eaSt Bay Medical Foundation
Obstetrics and Gynecology—Castro Valley/Dublin
Sarah Lindahl, PA; Nancy Wigginton, MD; Melissa Johnson, MD; Anna Maria Sapugay, MD 19845 Lake Chabot Road, Suite 302, Castro Valley, (510) 886-3400 4000 Dublin Boulevard, Suite 320, Dublin, (925) 803-0600 www.SutterEastBayDoctors.org

Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation’s board-certified obstetrician- gynecologists and physician assistant specialize in comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological services to women from puberty through menopause and beyond. These services include: laparoscopic surgery, menopausal health, family planning and contraception, hormonal problems, infertility, urinary incontinence, uterine fibroids, pregnancy care, osteoporosis, and gynecologic care. These providers perform deliveries and surgical procedures at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley.

Sutter eaSt Bay Medical Foundation PcP caStro Valley
Internal Medicine/Endocrinology

Jyothi Bachwani, MD, Internal Medicine; Marcia Peck, MD, Endocrinology; Melissa Goralka, PA-C 20130 Lake Chabot Road, Suite 201, Castro Valley (510) 886-3400, Internal Medicine; (510) 204-1844, Endocrinology www.SutterEastBayDoctors.org

Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation’s Internal Medicine and Endocrinology office in Castro Valley includes Dr. Bachwani, board-certified internist, Dr. Peck, boardcertified endocrinologist, and Melissa Goralka, PA-C. Dr. Bachwani and Melissa Goralka, PA-C focus on preventative care, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases and management of complex conditions. Dr. Peck treats patients with osteoporosis, obesity, and metabolic disorders, as well as menopause, diabetes, thyroid disease, and pituitary endocrine disease.

Sutter eaSt Bay Medical Foundation
Neurology

Joshua Kuluva, MD; Lynn Jehle, NP; Joanna Cooper, MD; Matthew Arnold, MD; Bradley Wrubel, MD; Brian Richardson, MD 2850 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 110, Berkeley (510) 204-8140, www.SutterEastBayDoctors.org

Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation’s board-certified neurologists work with a nurse practitioner who is certified in multiple sclerosis care specializing in consultations for patients with neurological disorders, as well as provide subspecialization in memory and aging, stroke, EMG, headaches, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, sleep disorders, and neuromuscular disease. The neurologist’s diverse sub-specialization allows them to provide the highest level of consultation, disease management, and provides patients access to innovative treatment in clinical trials

Sutter eaSt Bay Medical Foundation
Family Practice/Primary Care

Mary Liz Wardlaw, NP; Michael Lewis, MD; Stephanie Petreas, NP; Nina Birnbaum, MD; Kenneth Gjeltema, MD; Adrienne McGrael-Souders, MD; Wendy Buffett, MD; Rebecca Tennant, MD Not pictured: Christine V. Simon, MD; Andrew Wallach, MD; Pamela Blaufarb, FNP-C; Mary Bunzel, NP; Valerie Gail Dzubur, NP-C 500 San Pablo Avenue (510) 204-8130, www.SutterEastBayDoctors.org

Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation’s board-certified family practitioners provide comprehensive health care services for the entire family. All of their physicians work collaboratively with the nurse practitioners to treat patients of all ages. The providers are committed to giving you the kind of care you and your family deserve. In addition to this Albany office, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation has 14 offices and 21 medical specialties in Antioch, Berkeley, Brentwood, Castro Valley, Dublin, Oakland, Orinda, and Richmond.

Sutter eaSt Bay Medical Foundation
Cardiology Group

Michelle Gordon-Canning, PA; Jacqueline Rayford, RN; Thomas Gregory Quinn, MD 350 30th Street, Suite 411, Oakland 510) 204-8383, www.SutterEastBayDoctors.org

Dr. Quinn is a board-certified interventional cardiologist with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation. He specializes in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. With the help of Michelle Gordon-Canning, PA, and Jackie Rayford, NP, Dr. Quinn approaches cardiac care through a multi-faceted approach integrating health education and lifestyle management classes, nutrition services, preventive care, and specialized interventional cardiac procedures when needed.

Sutter eaSt Bay Medical Foundation
Orthopedics

Denise Romero, MD 12 Camino Encinas, Orinda (510) 204-8168, www.SutterEastBayDoctors.org

Dr. Romero is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in arthroscopic surgery for complex injuries, sports medicine, joint replacement, and fracture care. She attended medical school at University of California, San Francisco, and completed her orthopedic residency at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in the greater Los Angeles area; followed by an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship with Sports Orthopedic and Rehabilitation in Redwood City, CA. As a Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation physician, she is a part of a multi-specialty practice of over 160 physicians working together to deliver the best possible care.

Sutter eaSt Bay Medical Foundation
Nephrology

S. Barry Chantrelle, MD 350 30th Street, 1st Floor, Oakland (510) 204-8290, www.SutterEastBayDoctors.org

Dr. Chantrelle is a nephrologist with over 20 years of experience treating diseases of the kidney, hypertension, and serving primary care patients. He believes in working with patients on preventing, curtailing progression and, when needed, choosing the treatment that enhances their lives in the healthiest way. He previously served as Chief of Nephrology for Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. The Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation providers are committed to giving you the kind of care you and your family deserve.

Sutter eaSt Bay Medical Foundation PcP richMond
Family Practice/Primary Care

Immanuel Asuncion, MD 2970 Hilltop Mall Road, Suite 304, Richmond (510) 204-8090, www.SutterEastBayDoctors.org

Dr. Asuncion provides comprehensive health care services for the entire family. He is board-certified in Family Medicine and works collaboratively with the OB/GYN physicians onsite. The providers are committed to giving you the kind of care you and your family deserve. In addition to this Richmond office, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation has 16 offices in Albany, Berkeley, Oakland and Orinda. Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation physicians are currently accepting new patients

SUTTER EAST BAY MEDICAL FOUNDATION
Otolaryngology (ENT)

Zev Kahn, MD and Melissa Amorn, MD 19845 Lake Chabot Road, Suite 302, Castro Valley(510) 204-1844, www.SutterEastBayDoctors.org

Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation’s ENT practice in Castro Valley includes Dr. Kahn, who is board certified in otolaryngology, and Dr. Amorn, who is board eligible. Together they care for patients of all ages, finding lasting solutions to ear, nose, and throat problems. This includes medical and surgical treatment of diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. ENT also treats sleep apnea and diseases of the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, and upper pharynx; ear infections, hearing loss (in patients of all ages), swimmer’s ear, and vertigo; as well as structures of the neck and face. Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation providers are a part of a multispecialty practice of over 160 physicians working together to deliver the best possible care.

MICHELLE J. PLACE, MD, FACS
Plastic Surgery

919 San Ramon Valley Boulevard, Suite 255, Danville 925) 837-1347, www.michellejplacemd.com

Dr. Michelle Place is a Board certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Place offers the latest in minimally invasive procedures as well as body contouring, facial rejuvenation and breast surgery in a fully accredited private surgery center. Her onsite skincare center offers the latest laser systems to treat sun damage, wrinkles, tattoo removal, and hair removal. She also offers a full line of skin treatments and products. Dr. Place and her team offer a courteous, warm, knowledgeable environment where patients can feel secure in their surgeon, the staff, and their procedure

Jennifer Milne and GeorGette o’Brien
Breast Health Care and Compression

Marzel’s
1220 Oakland Boulevard, Suite 100, Walnut Creek, (925) 939-2450 5980 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 119, Pleasanton, (925) 227-1402

Jennifer and Georgette’s primary concern is the health, comfort, and confidence of women following breast cancer surgery. Recent recipients of a Three-Year Accreditation Award in Mastectomy Care by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics; the pair offers precision fitting of breast forms and other nonsurgical alternatives, as well as education and support. They also fit for medical compression garments for men and women facing lymphatic and venous disorders; have pre-and postoperative compression wear for plastic surgery; and offer accessories for those undergoing chemotherapy.

LYnne MielKe, Md
Wellness Medicine for Adults and Children

optimal Health Spectrums Pleasanton, (925) 846-8000 www.optimalhealthspectrums.com

Are you feeling your best? Do you want to get off prescription drugs and be healthy naturally into your later years? Dr. Lynne Mielke founded Optimal Health Spectrums, which specializes in preventive/antiaging medicine, including bioidentical hormone therapy for men and women, nutritional assessment and customized supplementation protocols, programs for achieving optimal weight, including the amazing HCG diet, and more. Their happy patients feel better than they have in years. Improve your health by calling Optimal Health Spectrums today!

Sara denMan, Psyd
Psychology

145 East Prospect Avenue, Suite 218, Danville (925) 648-4941, drsaradenman@sbcglobal.net

“I offer compassionate therapy for change, helping clients move from merely surviving to thriving,” says Dr. Sara Denman. As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Denman works with clients struggling with a variety of issues, such as substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, and life changes. “I make every effort to exceed clients’ expectations by working with an individual’s strengths to address, confront, and finally overcome challenges.” Dr. Denman provides a warm and supportive environment, enabling clients to build a solid foundation for a confident future

Kyle Van BroCKlin, dMd, MS
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Canyon lakes oral and facial Surgery 525 Bollinger Canyon Way, Suite 101, San Ramon 925) 735-8707, www.canyonlakesoms.com

Dr. Kyle Van Brocklin’s surgical and dental background has made him uniquely qualified to perform cosmetic procedures involving the functional and aesthetic aspects of the face, mouth, teeth, and jaws. These treatments include facial laser resurfacing; lip, cheek, and chin augmentation; dental implants; and removal of difficult teeth. A San Ramon Valley native, he received his education at UCLA and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, with surgical and anesthesia training at Stanford University, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, and St. John Health System in Detroit.

Nouri GhorbaNi, MD
Plastic Surgery

130 La Casa Via, Suite 102, Walnut Creek (925) 946-9004, www.ghorbanimd.com

Dr. Ghorbani’s goal is to understand his patients’ desire and expectations in order to create the most beautiful and natural results. His extensive surgical training combined with more than 25 years of experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery serve as the foundation for his reputation as a seasoned plastic surgeon. Board-certified, Dr. Ghorbani is revered for his expertise in breast procedures, face-lifts, abdominoplasty, liposuction, fat-grafting, and, especially, closed rhinoplasty, for which patients travel across the country to seek him out. “Plastic surgery is my passion, and I always use the latest techniques to get the best results possible,” says Dr. Ghorbani.

PaCiFiC braiN & SpiNE MEDiCaL GrouP
Spinal and Cranial Surgery

Lawrence Dickinson, MD; Jeffrey Randall, MD; Ronnie Mimran, MD 5201 Norris Canyon Road, Suite 210, San Ramon (925) 355-9537, www.pacbrain.com

Drs. Dickinson, Randall, and Mimran are board-certified neurosurgeons dedicated to the treatment of conditions involving the neck, low back, and brain. They use a thoughtful, comprehensive approach, offering solutions ranging from nonoperative management to surgical reconstruction. These physicians emphasize patient education and working as a team to improve health. They use proven new techniques for spine problems such as disc protrusions and stenosis. Outpatient surgery for many patients results in a rapid return to an active lifestyle.

PAMELA SWARTZ, LE
Skincare

LumiPlexion Skincare (925) 933-8425, www.lumiplexionskincare.com

Over 22 years of clinical experience, proven and award-winning products, over-the-top personalized service, guaranteed results, and best of all, you can get it all online and delivered right to your door. Currently shipping products to all 50 states and over 20 countries. Winner of ‘Best Skincare 2006’ by the Editor of Diablo magazine. “My promise is simple,” says Swartz, “I help clients feel great about their skin whether we’re treating them for breakouts, addressing the signs of aging, or both!” Check out LumiPlexion Skincare online if you want luminous skin with great results.


JanET O’LEARy, Rn, Bsn
Laser Technology

Diablo Regional Laser Center, a Medical Corporation 1981 North Broadway, Suite 270, Walnut Creek (925) 932-6442, www.diablolaser.com

A true pioneer in her field, Janet O’Leary was instrumental in introducing laser technology to the Bay Area and has trained more than 150 physicians to incorporate lasers into their practices. She heads Diablo Regional Laser Center, a unique center specializing solely in lasers—the center owns a variety of lasers that can treat more than 20 different skin problems, including unwanted hair and tattoos. “With 20 years of laser experience,” says O’Leary, “we’re skilled professionals referred to by doctors and specialists.”

TERESA ShEn, Lac, OMD
Doctor of Chinese Medicine, China

Eastern Medical Center 3510 Old Santa Rita Road, Suite D, Pleasanton (925) 847-8889, www.easternmedicalcenter.com

After graduating from UC Davis, Dr. Shen was inspired by her highly respected father, Dr. Mason Shen, to travel to the ancient Chinese city of Tianjin to receive her doctorate in traditional Chinese medicine. Today, she is chair of a fourth-generation alternative medicine practice that brings 5,000 years of traditional Chinese healing methods to the East Bay, including acupuncture, acupressure, cupping, and herbal treatment. Dr. Shen provides expert pain and stress management, in addition to cosmetic acupuncture. “My ultimate goal is for everyone to realize the power of the human body to heal itself, says Dr. Shen.

Tri-VALLEy ORThOPEDiC SPECiALiSTS
Orthopedic Care

First row: Ian A. Stine, MD; Alexandra M. Burgar, MD Second row: Kambiz Behzadi, MD; David J. Jupina, MD; Kenneth G. Venos, MD; Gregory Horner, MD; Roger D. Dainer, DO; George B. Batten, MD; Robert H. Malstrom, MD 4626 Willow Road, Suite 200, Pleasanton (925) 463-0470, www.trivalleyorthopedics.com

Tri-Valley Orthopedic Specialists combines medical skill with state-of-theart technology to treat a full range of musculoskeletal problems, headto- toe. Its team, including specialists in hand, hip, shoulder, knee, foot, and ankle surgery; sports medicine; and physical therapy, works at convenient locations throughout the area. Tri-Valley Orthopedic Specialists has been serving the community since 1985.

Joseph A. Mele, III, MD, FACs
Board Certified

130 La Casa Via, Building 2, Suite 206, Walnut Creek (925) 943-6353

Over the last decade Joseph Mele, MD, FACS, has emerged as one of the premier cosmetic plastic surgeons in the San Francisco Bay Area. His specialties include breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks, and facial rejuvenation, producing safe and predictable results with a mix of the cutting-edge and the tried-and-true. After graduating with high honors in electrical and computer engineering from UC Davis, Dr. Mele was awarded the prestigious Regents’ Scholarship to attend the UC Davis School of Medicine. He completed plastic and reconstructive surgery training in San Francisco and is board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Mele is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, California Society of Plastic Surgery, and International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

KAIser perMAnente
Vision Correction Services

Standing: Jenifer Ishizaki, OD; Dean Ruddell, OD; Alfred Dobrow, MD; Gabrielle Asiain; Naveen Chandra, MD Seated: Tammy Hong, OD; Alison McCorvey 320 Lennon Lane, Walnut Creek (925) 906-2550, www.kpvisioncorrection.com

Put your vision care in the hands of trusted professionals at Kaiser Permanente. Our team of refractive surgeons and eye care specialists provide high-quality care for laser vision correction, including LASIK, Wavefront and Intralase. For our cataract patients, we offer Toric astigmatism-correcting and multifocal lenses. Schedule a consultation and take the first step to seeing the world with a new perspective. Services are available to Kaiser Permanente members and nonmembers.

DonalD Parsons, MD
Internal Medicine

400 El Cerro Boulevard, Suite 102, Danville (925) 855-3780, www.danvillemd.com

At Dr. Donald Parsons’ concierge internal medicine practice, time is on the patient’s side. Combining 25 years of experience with the most responsive and personalized care possible, Dr. Parsons’ practice offers a better health-care choice, where unhurried office visits, annual comprehensive wellness exams, 24/7 physician availability, minimal waiting, and same or next day appointments all add up to a new level of outstanding medical care. “As a concierge physician, I am happily practicing medicine the way it should be practiced: putting the individual patient’s healthcare needs first,” says Dr. Parsons.

BarBara l. Persons, MD
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Persons Plastic surgery, inc. 911 Moraga Road, Suite 205, Lafayette Phone (925) 283 4012, Fax (925) 283 4847

Dr. Persons is a nationally known plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgeon. A Lafayette native, she cares deeply about the patient experience. Dr. Persons’ life was changed dramatically when she was involved in an auto accident that required 18 reconstructive surgeries. A plastic surgeon transformed her life by returning her face to one she recognized. With the personal insight gained from this experience, Dr. Persons has applied her artistic skills and extensive technical training to achieve outstanding aesthetic results for her patients.

Jay schroeDer, PresiDent, strength/conDitioning coach Denis thoMPson, ceo
Physiotherapy, Neurological Soft Tissue Rehabilitation

arP clinic 1875 Olympic Boulevard, Suite 107, Walnut Creek 925) 705-7659

ARP (Accelerated Recovery Performance) technology, popular among professional athletes, is now available in the Bay Area. Directed at symptom’s origin, ARP’s approach to neurological soft tissue medicine has been successfully pioneered to produce rapid healing, increase performance, and reduce pain. Patients typically experience faster results than they would with physical therapy, and often avoid the need for costly orthopedic surgery. Visit the Walnut Creek clinic for a free evaluation.

Sherry steinMetz Dds, Fdocs
Exceptional Dentistry

new age Dentistry 2301 Camino Ramon, Suite 220, San Ramon (925) 355-1133, www.NewAgeSmiles.com

Dr. Steinmetz offers world-class dentistry in San Ramon’s Bishop Ranch Business Park. She is recognized as a top cosmetic dentist due to her meticulous attention to detail and the exceptional, natural looking smiles she creates. She is one of an elite group of dentists who treat sleep apnea and TMJ. She is also one of only 10 dentists in California to have her fellowship in oral sedation dentistry. Dr. Steinmetz and her team use only the latest technology available to create the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.

Piel meDiCal aesTheTiCs
1440 East 2nd Street, Suite C, Benicia (707) 745-3040

Piel Medical Aesthetics, established 2004, enhances your beauty from the inside out. A medically directed spa and wellness center staffed by physicians, nurses, and aestheticians, Piel focuses on more than superficial aesthetics so that you radiate health and beauty, inside and outside. After a complimentary consultation, we’ll create a plan customized for your skin condition and goals. We also offer allopathic and holistic treatments for more complex skin and health issues. Founded by Rita Wergowske, RNC, CWS, FACCWS—an expert in wound healing and tissue repair—and Gilbert Wergowske, MD—a board-certified physician in internal medicine and geriatric medicine—Piel Medical Aesthetics features state-of-the-art equipment and treatments, including Restylane,® Botox,® dermal fillers, European-style facials, and organic and chemotherapy-safe products.

William Ting, mD
Certified California Dermatologist

California Dermatology Care 2262 Camino Ramon, Suite 200, San Ramon 925) 328-0255, www.drwilliamting.com

With 5,000 square feet of space, and the latest and most advanced skin lasers for all indications, Dr. William Ting’s California Dermatology Care is the East Bay’s center of excellence for rejuvenation and all skin-related conditions. It offers a full range of medical and cosmetic services, including acne, psoriasis, and scar removal, as well as skin cancer treatments, including Mohs surgery, aesthetic fillers, and Vaser Shape body sculpting. Dr. Ting is a nationally recognized expert in fractional CO2 laser resurfacing. He prides himself on emphasizing preventive care with all of his patients. “Our aim is to deliver the best, most advanced care with a truly personal touch,” he says.

Paul h. kiM, MD

Previ Medical group Pleasant Hill, (925) 691-7546, www.previmd.com

The premier East Bay clinic in age-management medicine, the Previ Medical Group focuses on proactive testing and treatment in the hopes of preventing the diseases that afflict many people later in life, including heart disease, stroke, and several cancers. Through frequent monitoring and the use of supplements, natural hormones, lifestyle modifications, and medical weight management, we help individuals achieve and maintain their highest function and quality of life. We also offer a suite of treatments and aesthetic improvements for aging skin, including Botox® and Dysport,® dermal fillers, and skin rejuvenation and tightening; as well as body-contouring services, using the VASER® Liposelection procedure. “Our goal is prevention and vitality,” says the group’s medical director, Paul H. Kim, who is a Cenegenicstrained member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and American Society of Bariatric Physicians.

Michael e. huguet, DDS anD Michelle F. turner, DDS
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

huguet, turner & associates 710 Grayson Road, Pleasant Hill (925) 945-6204, www.pleasanthillsmile.com

Drs. Huguet and Turner, both Bay Area natives, pride themselves in offering exceptional service and care for the entire family as well as the latest advances in cosmetic, periodontal, restorative, and implant dentistry. Professional, caring, and friendly is how patients describe their office. The practice is also recognized as a Premier Provider of Invisalign, which straightens teeth without any visible bands. “It’s an incredible technology to straighten teeth and improve periodontal health,” Dr. Huguet says, “especially for adults.” Call for a complimentary consultation to see how they can improve your smile.

DaviD heckenlively, MS, Mft
Therapeutic and Educational Consultant

integrated teen Services 1600 S. Main Plaza, Suite 300, Walnut Creek (925) 681-1700, www.integratedteen.com

David’s highly-specialized training and experience over 17 years has made him an expert on the assessment and treatment of at-risk teenagers and young adults, including direct therapy, parent consultation, a family system’s model, parent support groups, and recommendations on the most safe and effective treatment programs and schools nationally. A Walnut Creek native, David received his education at UC Davis and a Master’s in Counseling from S.F. State University. David is a Licensed California Marriage and Family Therapist.

RobeRt G. Aycock, MD, FacS
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Laser, and Skincare

1855 San Miguel Drive, Suite 4, Walnut Creek, (925) 937-8377 575 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Suite 2, Greenbrae, (415) 925-1700 www.aycockmd.com

Dr. Robert Aycock provides natural-looking results for those seeking enhanced facial beauty, luminous skin, or body recontouring. He offers a full range of cosmetic surgery— facelifts, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction, and post weight loss or post-childbearing body lifts. He is an international speaker and trainer for Sciton Laser System. Available lasers include ProFractional and Micro Laser Peel for skin resurfacing and improved skin texture, Broad Band Light for sun damage, SkinTyte for tightening of the skin and Laser hair removal. Our MedSpa, SkinPresence, offers injectables like Restylane®, Juvederm®, Sculptra®, Radiesse®, Botox®, and Dysport®. “We offer something for everyone seeking improvement in the way they look and feel about themselves”, Says Dr. Aycock.

KAISeR PeRMANeNte HeARING ceNteR
Auditory Rehabilitation Center

Back row: Janie Moses, Dimitra Loomos, AuD; David Hicks, AuD Middle row: Margaret Devane, MS; Leah Perez, MS; Dorreen Taylor Front row: Tamara Engels, MS; Jonathan Kahn, MD; Mary Helwig, AuD; Roya Ziarati, MS 710 South Broadway, Suite 209, Walnut Creek (925) 295-4327, www.kphearingcenters.com

At the Kaiser Permanente Hearing Center, our goal is to rehabilitate your hearing. For over 10 years, we’ve been delivering quality care to the Diablo community. We offer services to adults and children, and have a variety of innovative hearing aids and products to best fit your hearing needs. Our services are available to Kaiser Permanente members and nonmembers.
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