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(Pantothenic Acid) Energy metabolism; required for synthesis of many substances. Common sources are lean meats, whole grain cereals, fish and beans. DRI: 1.5 mg

B6

Protein metabolism and nervous system function; participates in synthesis of hormones and red blood cells. Natural sources are whole grain breads and cereals, fish, chicken and bananas. DRI: 1.3 mg

B7 (also called Biotin or vitamin H)

Metabolism of carbohydrates and synthesis of fats and proteins. Found in beans and nuts. DRI: 30 mcg

B9 (Folic Acid)

Red blood cell formation and synthesis of DNA and protein. Found in fortified cereals, pinto beans, navy beans, green leafy vegetables, brown rice, bran, mushrooms, oranges, split peas, dairy products, meat and whole grains. DRI: 400 mcg

B12

(Cyanocobalamin) For a healthy nervous system and breakdown of fatty acids; required for normal growth and for red blood cell production. Found in animal by products like meat, eggs and dairy products. DRI: 2.4 mcg

C

Antioxidant. Helps form connective tissue, healthy bones and teeth, and the absorption of iron. Found in produce like citrus, strawberries, broccoli, melons, peppers, collards, dandelion greens, onions, radishes and watercress. DRI: 75 mg for women, 90 mg for men

D

For normal bone growth and tooth function, calcium and phosphorus absorption. Sun exposure, sardines, salmon, fortified milk, fortified cereals, herring, liver, tuna, margarine or cod liver oil are common sources. DRI: 200IU, 600-1000IU if sun deprived (According to Wilson, vitamin D is the most common deficiency, due in part to the extensive use of sunscreen.)

E

As an antioxidant, vitamin E protects body cells and helps maintain normal red blood cells. You can get it from whole grains, wheat germ, nuts, spinach or sunflower seeds. DRI: 15 mg

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Essential to the blood clotting process. Find it naturally in green leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower. DRI: 120 mcg for men, 90 mcg for women While all of these vitamins can be obtained from natural sources, Bill Wilson, co-owner of Prime Health & Nutrition in Tracy, says that the way many foods these days are processed, stored, and cooked can actually reduce their nutrient value. So if you aren’t able to consume enough of these sources, a variety of supplements can help you get the nutrition your body needs to function properly. (If you aren’t sure which specific vitamins you might need, Wilson recommends a daily multi-vitamin to cover your bases.)

lead pharmacist at Weston Ranch Pharmacy in Stockton, strongly suggests you speak with your physician or a pharmacist to prevent exceeding your daily recommended dose.

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MEDICAL GUIDE | hearing lost & found

HEARING Lost & Found BY AMY WUSSTIG, AU.D., CCC-A

Director, Hearing & Balance Center, UOP Department of Audiology

As an audiologist who evaluates hearing and fits hearing aids, there are three questions my patients always ask. First is, “Do I really have a hearing loss?” followed by, “Do I really need hearing aids?” and finally, “Why do hearing aids cost so much?” The following will provide some answers to those questions.

Symptoms of Hearing Loss

By the time someone actually makes an appointment for a hearing test, they have usually been experiencing symptoms of hearing loss for years, although perhaps without really noticing. Since

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hearing loss is usually painless and progressive, the person with the loss does not really think they have much of a problem. It is their spouse, children and other family members who have been complaining about the person’s inability to hear well. Usually the afflicted person reports that they could “hear just fine if everyone would just stop mumbling!” Other symptoms include ringing or rushing sounds in the ears, having to turn the television up quite loud and difficulty understanding conversations at restaurants. Ultimately, as they feel left out of conversations, people experiencing significant hearing loss begin to avoid difficult hearing situations al-

together and eventually become isolated. Avoiding this withdrawal from social situations is what we hope to accomplish with hearing aids.

Do I Really Have a Hearing Loss?

The only way to know if a hearing loss is truly present is to get a thorough hearing test. The test should include a tympanogram (a quick check to make sure the eardrum is moving normally), pure tone testing (to determine the type and the degree of hearing loss), and speech testing (to discover how clear speech is perceived in the auditory system).

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Why Do Hearing Aids Cost So Much?

Hearing aids from most of the major manufacturers are priced on a tiered performance system. The features the manufacturer has enabled on the microchip inside the hearing aid (usually with the aim of helping with background noise) determines the price. All manufacturers have many sizes and shapes of devices, but the style of the hearing aid does not really affect cost. Hearing aids cost approximately $3500 to $6500 dollars for a pair, which usually includes all of the appointments needed for fitting and maintaining them over the years and warranties. No matter where the hearing aids are purchased, it is mandated that they all have a 30-day trial period in which the devices can be returned for a full refund. Hearing aid fittings are a process and take time. So, in order to make a successful transition, it is imperative to have both patience and a commitment to regaining the hearing ability that has been lost.

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Conductive or mixed hearing losses are often treatable by medical physicians and suggest a problem with sound traveling through the ear canal, eardrum and the bones of the middle ear. Common causes are earwax and fluid behind the eardrum. The most common type of hearing loss is called sensorineural, and suggests damage to the inner ear. The most common causes with this kind of hearing loss are aging and noise damage. There is no cure for sensorineural hearing loss, so hearing aids are usually recommended.

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Do I Really Need Hearing Aids?

This must ultimately be determined by the individual with the hearing loss. If the hearing loss is causing difficulty with communication daily, the answer is usually “yes.” The primary predictor for success with hearing aids is the person’s motivation to use them. It takes time for the brain to adapt to hearing through the aids, though, so it is imperative that the person is committed to wearing them all day, every day. If they do not do this, the hearing aids will be worn less and less often, and eventually end up in the sock drawer. WWW.SANJOAQUINMAGAZINE.COM


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MEDICAL GUIDE | benefits of resistance training

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Benefits of Resistance BY NISSA HALLQUIST

When it comes to women’s exercise regimens, the focus is generally on losing weight and toning up. Very few want to bulk up, which is the prime reason why they tend to stay away from resistance training and especially weight training. But such bulking up is a myth. What you may be surprised to learn is that a regimen including resistance and/or weight training can get you leaner and meaner faster than you might with other exercises. Resistance training is pretty self-explanatory. It’s exercising against resistance, such as bands, the body’s own weight or outside weights. This latter form of resistance training is what is commonly referred to as weight training. In other words, weight training is always resistance training, but resistance training isn’t always weight training.

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Resistance training simultaneously builds lean muscle and strength while also providing a thorough cardio workout for the whole body. According to Ben Mackie of Fitness 360 in Stockton, more lean muscle means greater metabolism and lots of calories burned, both during and after workouts. Weight training is often misinterpreted as a realm for body builders only. However, it simply adds more resistance to resistance training, thereby increasing the positive results. But it’s important to remember that more care needs to be taken in regards to alignment and technique to prevent injury. A fitness professional can get you there, as well as make sure that you are achieving your toning and weight loss goals in the process. Santos Lara, a certified strength and cardio specialist with InShape in downtown Stockton has found that weight training, if done properly, is the only way to really get the body toned. It challenges the muscle fibers and makes them strong and defined. More than that, Lara has found that another unexpected benefit is the overall sense of confidence weight training brings. “It’s empowering to women,” he says. “They’re surprised and then pleased to think ‘I can do this.’” Co-owner of Crossfit CenCal with her husband, Brandon, Lindsay Taylor has been actively training and competing in weight lifting for nearly a year now. Not only is she stronger and more confident, she’s also leaner than she’s ever been in her life. She’s so convinced of the physical and psychological benefits of weight training for women that she’s started a blog outlining her training regimen and challenges other women to try it out.

So what’s stopping you? For more information about resistance and weight training and any of your other fitness needs, the following gyms have numerous locations around the San Joaquin area to serve you: COMBINE FITNESS

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Resistance Training At Home

When you’re ready to start incorporating resistance training into your workout, Ben Mackie has devised a circuit of three key moves to tone up the entire body:

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Lunges (lower body):

Hands on hips, step forward and drop your body straight down. At the lowest point, your knee should form a 90-degree angle and be directly above your ankle. Step back and repeat with the other leg. Do 15 times, each leg.

Push-ups (upper body):

Keep hands at approximate shoulder width apart and the rest of your body straight through to the toes (or knees). Lower your body until your chest touches the floor, then rise back up using just your arms. Do 15 times.

Plank pose (core): Move down onto your elbows and toes. Keep your head up and hold your body straight 10-20 seconds.

Perform this circuit 3-4 times for a well-rounded resistance training workout. Increase the number of repetitions and time held in the plank pose to build up endurance.

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MEDICAL GUIDE | what your mouth is saying

What Your

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People tend to think of the mouth and the body as two completely separate entities. There’s a dentist for one, a doctor for the other, and neither the ‘twain shall meet. But the mouth is very much connected to your body. In fact, a problem in your mouth could actually point to something bigger happening elsewhere. There are many medical issues that can show some sign of their presence right there in your mouth. Dentists Todd Franklin, DDS, in Lodi, and Ronald Norriesta, DDS in

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Stockton have both seen such issues arise, and have made it their duty to bridge the perceived gap between dental and medical care. “There is a cooperative approach between dentists and physicians to co-diagnose and treat these patients,” Dr. Franklin states. “Dentists must become very good diagnosticians and look beyond just the oral environment.”

Swollen Gums

Swollen gums are usually just taken as a sign of gum disease. However, they can also point to heart disease and diabetes. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, leads to general inflammation of the body’s tissues, including the gums.

Diabetes wears down the immune system, leaving the entire body—including the mouth—prone to infections. In the mouth, diabetes manifests itself as gum disease, complete with inflamed and bleeding gums. It can also extend into bone loss (the jaw) and loosened teeth.

Pale or Discolored Gums

Dr. Franklin has also noted how vitamin deficiencies, especially B12 and iron, can reveal themselves in the mouth through a burning sensation of the tongue and pale, anemic gums. And the jaundice caused by advanced liver disease can also be detected in the yellowing of gum tissue (in addition to more common locations like the whites of the eyes and fingernails).

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esophagus and throat and even into the mouth. Evidence of this phenomenon can be found through the erosion of the backside of the front teeth.

Osteonecrosis

According to Dr. Norriesta, there is evidence that biophosphonhates used for the treatment of osteoporosis (such as Fosamax) can lead to osteonecrosis of the jaw (lesions in the gingiva that expose the bone of the mandible or maxilla).

Dry Mouth

There are so many potential medical causes for dry mouth, it’s hard to narrow them down. When it comes to diseases, dry mouth can be caused by Sjögren’s syndrome, HIV or AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, anemia, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, Parkinson’s disease, stroke or mumps. Dry mouth is also a possible side effect of numerous medications and medical treatments. As problems in the body can create problems in the mouth, so too can dental issues cause other issues throughout the body. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is the primary source of many such systemic issues. This infectious swelling can move quickly and easily throughout the body via saliva or along the bloodstream. As such, any gum swelling that exists in a chronic and/or severe state can put strain on various sensitive organs and systems in the body. It can lead to heart disease, stroke, liver

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Similar results can also come from untreated cavities. These can lead to dental abscesses that leech their poisons to various parts of the body and contribute to inflammatory processes.

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As Dr. Franklin points out, “Even with the recent advancement of research into the entire disease process, routine dental checkups still remains the first line of defense.” Dr. Norriesta agrees, but also recommends healthy lifestyle choices in general—brushing teeth correctly, eating right, exercise and no smoking—to keep both the teeth and the immune system healthy to prevent severe infections and other health

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MEDICAL GUIDE | giving blood, saving lives

BY NISSA HALQUIST / PHOTOS BY DAN HOOD

GIVING BLOOD, SAVING LIVES Early in 1947, an 18 year-old woman was admitted to San Joaquin General Hospital with severe bleeding caused by a botched coat hanger abortion. She was quickly treated by Dr. Donald Harrington, but she’d lost too much blood and passed away. The next day, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dr. Neill Johnson treated another young woman with an ectopic pregnancy. She, too, died from massive blood loss. While tragic, the deaths of these two women were not in vain.They directly triggered the establishment of the first blood bank in the San Joaquin area.

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So bothered by what they saw as preventable deaths, Dr. Harrington and Dr. Johnson complained to the regional Medical Society about the need for a local blood bank. The Society acquiesced, naming Harrington the director of a blood bank committee. This swiftly led to the opening of the San Joaquin area’s first blood bank in February of 1948, the Stockton Regional Blood Center, operated by the San Joaquin County chapter of the American Red Cross. A few years later, in 1954, the Delta Blood Bank was also established, and it remains a very active presence in and around the San Joaquin area. In the fifty-eight years since it was established, Delta Blood Bank has opened numerous permanent donor facilities. They also conduct mobile drives to meet the ongoing demand for blood by the region’s various hospitals and other medical facilities. WWW.SANJOAQUINMAGAZINE.COM


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(or 16 years old with parental consent and body weight of 115 pounds). You need to be in generally good health, with regular iron levels. (Those with a low iron level must wait to donate until it improves.) And if you have been tattooed, you must wait one year before you are eligible to donate.   If you decide you want to donate blood, you can expect much the same process wherever you go:  General information such as your name, address, and birth date is taken. A driver’s license, military ID, or passport is required for first time donors. Your temperature is taken to be sure that you don’t have a low grade infection or are coming down with a cold.

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BLOOD FACTS (Provided by Delta Blood Bank and BloodSource)

Statistics show that 25 percent or more of us will require blood at least once in our lifetime. Only 5 percent of eligible donors across the nation donate blood, but the number of transfusions nationwide increases by 9 percent every year. Every two seconds, someone in the US needs blood. Blood is perishable. Whole blood has a shelf life of forty-two days. Platelets have a shelf life of five days. One out of every seven hospitalized patients needs blood. A blood donation is one pint. The average adult has between ten and twelve pints of blood in their body. If fifty people donate, they could provide enough blood to take care of victims of a major car accident. If twenty people donate, they could help one burn victim. A single shock trauma victim can require 100 units of blood in just a few hours. Three teaspoons of blood can save a baby’s life. Approximately 40,000 pints of blood are used each day in the US.

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Your medical history is taken by medical personnel (verifying your eligibility and making sure that you can donate without any harmful effects to you or the recipient).Your hemoglobin, pulse and blood pressure are also checked to be sure that you can safely give one pint of blood. Next, medical personnel will assign you a bed and disinfect your arm to reduce any risk of contamination. Your blood donation will take approximately five to ten minutes. Apart from the pinch of the initial needle stick, this is not an uncomfortable experience for most donors. Medical personnel will firmly press a piece of gauze on your arm and ask you to hold it up in the air for a couple of minutes to stop the blood flow and prevent bruising. A fifteen minute stay is required in the refreshment area while you have juice or coffee and cookies. This is to replace some of the fluid you have lost. (Donors should eat a good breakfast/ lunch on the day of donation to minimize any weakness or dizziness.) Your total blood volume is replaced within a few days. Since you make hemoglobin for red cells more slowly,

you won’t be eligible to donate again for eight weeks. The entire blood donation process takes only about sixty minutes. And given the ongoing demand for blood, it doesn’t sit around for long after it’s been donated. “Blood collected at our fixed sites and mobiles is collected several times a day by our drivers and transported to our lab, where it is made into different blood components” Stevenson explains. From there, “The blood undergoes thirteen different tests to assure that it is safe for transfusion.” After the blood is determined to be healthy, it is stored in highly regulated refrigerators until the hospitals call and request it for their patients. The blood is then delivered to the hospitals by the blood bank’s drivers. In 2001, Gino Frattaroli-Hebert was born with part of his heart missing. This defect required many surgeries and many pints of donated blood from BloodSource and other centers. He is now 10 years old, living with his family in Linden. Despite his health issues, Gino remains active and cheerful. WWW.SANJOAQUINMAGAZINE.COM


“Your Blood Donations Keep These Children Alive.”

Sofia and Anthony were born with a condition called Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency. Due to the lack of the pyruvate kinase enzyme, their blood cells fail to live their potential life span of approximately 120 days. Sofia is 3 ½ years old and has had over 70 blood transfusions to date. Anthony is 10 months old and has had 25 transfusions. There is no substitute for human blood and the volunteer blood donor is our only hope for patients needing transfusions.

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JUST MY TYPE

There are four major blood types: Type A, Type B, Type AB, and Type O. These types are determined by the presence of A or B antigens on the surface of the red blood cells. These antigens can trigger a patient’s immune system to attack transfused blood of a different type, so typing and cross-matching are critical for safe and effective transfusion. Blood types are further defined by a third antigen called the Rh factor, which is either present (+) or absent (-). Type O has neither A nor B antigens on the red cells, and Type O-Negative has an absence of Rh factor as well. For this reason, Type O-Negative blood donors have been called “Universal Donors” because all patients can receive their blood for transfusion. Among the healthy adult population 17 years of age and older, the most common blood type is O Positive (39%), followed by A Positive (34%), B Positive (8.5%), O Negative (7%), A Negative (6%), AB Positive (3.5%), B Negative (1.5%) and the most rare, AB Negative (0.5%).

“Gino and I have learned that every second is precious and unique,” says Gino’s mother, Twana. “People who donate blood are helping others by giving them more seconds to live life. It’s a very special gift.”

In addition to these permanent blood centers, both BloodSource and Delta Blood Bank regularly conduct mobile blood drives. Check their respective websites or call about how to schedule a mobile drive at your business, school or church. You can also look into donating at any San Joaquin area hospital.

WHERE YOU CAN DONATE: DELTA BLOOD BANK North Stockton Center 2888 W. March Lane, Stockton

Manteca Center 1030 N. Main St., Manteca

Hammer Lane Center 1530 E. Hammer Lane Ste C2 Stockton

Tracy Center 2303 N. Corral Hollow Road, Tracy, (209) 943-3830 or toll-free (888) 94-BLOOD www.deltabloodbank.org

Lodi Center 125 S. Hutchins St., Lodi

BLOODSOURCE 6385 Pacific Avenue, Stockton (866) 822-5663, bloodsource.org

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These days, through the embrace of modern technology, San Joaquin area hospitals are making it easier than ever to keep lines of communication open and their patients wellinformed. Email, online access to medical records and even smart phone applications have been designed to keep you in the know wherever you are, twenty-four seven. No appointment required.

Kaiser Permanente, in particular, is a leader in innovative approaches to delivering health care. Their fully electronic medical records, also known as HealthConnect, support their integrated model of health care delivery by uniting inpatient, outpatient, and support services (pharmacy, radiology and laboratory) records together in a single location. This allows for swift and smooth communication between departments and, as a result, faster and more comprehensive levels of care. WWW.SANJOAQUINMAGAZINE.COM


Through Kaiser Permanente’s My Health Manager, members are able to access much of their health records online. (kp.org) There they can also email their doctor, check most lab results, refill prescriptions and more. And as of January 2012, a mobile application for the website was released, making nine million records available to be securely viewed on Android and iPhone mobile devices. All of these initiatives have earned Kaiser multiple prestigious IT awards and have paved the way for other hospitals to follow suit.

And so they have. Dameron Hospital has established its own IT initiatives by offering patients electronic access to all labs, reports, vital signs and Chart Maxx (the name of their paperless medical records program). Dameron also provides an extensive online information center powered through WebMD, a centralized, convenient place for their patients to find health info and advice. Lodi Memorial Hospital has gone paperless with electronic medical records. And they’ve added wellness and health education videos and other features to their website (lodihealth. org) to enhance their patients’ knowledge and overall health care experience. Lodi Memorial also offers access to CaringBridge.org, which provides free websites for people with significant health issues to connect with family and friends.

Doctors Hospital utilizes a virtual nursery, and makes it easy for patients to find answers to their health questions with an online resource guide and interactive health tools at DoctorsManteca.com. They also have a feature on their website that allows you to “skip the waiting room” by checking in online to an emergency room or doctor’s office. Last but not least, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital allows their patients to access their medical records on the web through My Health Online. This online access is supplemented by an associated smartphone app, MyChart, which allows you to check your medical records on any iPhone, Android or Blackberry device. Another free health app, called iTriage, allows you to check your symptoms, look up conditions and find a doctor, clinic or emergency near you. And for the woman looking to gain control over her health, the Sutter Tracy website features a special section called MyLifeStages, offering information and advice, interactive tools and personal health risk assessments for women. (suttertracy.org)

St. Joseph’s Medical Center offers patients the access to free websites, called CarePages. Through StJosephsCares.org, patients can access an extensive health information section, including a comprehensive library of health topics and interactive tools, as well as online access to a broad selection of classes and health programs. In order to make the admission process as smooth as possible, St. Joseph’s also offers online pre-registration. In addition to a comprehensive guide to its various services, initiatives and health topics at sjgeneralhospital.com, San Joaquin General Hospital also has its very own Web Nursery. There, proud parents can show off their “web babies” to family and friends with a free birth announcement and photo of the newborn. PUBLISHED YEARLY BY SAN JOAQUIN MAGAZINE

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MEDICAL GUIDE | mammogram

BY NISSA HALQUIST

Yes,

Mammogram To date, the greatest achievement in the battle against breast cancer has been early detection. While there is still no cure, technology and medical research have made leaps and bounds in catching this cancer before it has a chance to spread. You might think, why bother? No one in my family’s had breast cancer. While it’s true that family history has always been a good predictor of cancer, the great majority of breast cancers occur in women with no prior history, 85 percent in fact. That’s why it is so important to get regularly screened no matter what. Which means, yes, the dreaded mammogram. But according to Param Gill, MD, of P. Gill Obstetrics, the discomfort these days is minimal, and the results the test yields are far more accurate than ever before, making it quite worth your while. The entire process usually takes no more

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than fifteen minutes. The patient is asked to strip from the waist up and stand at the mammogram machine. Each breast is compressed between two plates and x-rayed top to bottom, and now also side to side to get a more complete picture of the breast. Over the past three to five years, the results have been made even more precise through the use of digital imaging and computer analysis. Such technology is able to detect abnormalities previously undetectable, allowing for a diagnosis and preventative measures to be taken before the breast or one’s life is at risk. While it is agreed that incidences of breast cancer statistically increase with age, there is some debate as to when one should start getting screenings. Dr. Gill follows the current recommendation of the American Cancer Society, starting mammograms at age 40 and each year thereafter. In addition to regular mammograms, she further recommends other preventative measures like hands-on clinical breast checks and regular

self-examinations at home. And if you have a high risk for breast cancer, an MRI might also be recommended.

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MEDICAL GUIDE | losing weight

Losing BY NISSA HALQUIST

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Your Mind If you find losing weight to be an impossible task, there are facilities in the San Joaquin area that can give you the tools to make losing weight—and keeping it off—faster, easier and safer than ever before. If you have been repeatedly unsuccessful losing weight through diet and exercise, your body mass index (BMI) is over 40 and/or you have severe weight-related health issues like Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea or high blood pressure, weight loss surgery could be a viable option. The most common type of bariatric surgery is gastric bypass, wherein the stomach is made smaller and food bypasses part of the small intestine. You feel fuller faster with less of the food eaten absorbed by the body. Gastric banding is a less invasive option that involves putting a silicone band around the upper part of the stomach. The band can be adjusted as needed and even removed once the desired weight loss has been achieved. Surgery is, of course, the extreme choice. Most people can lose weight through proper diet and exercise. While difficult, sometimes all that’s needed is some direction on how to eat and exercise properly to get to and maintain a healthy weight. Facilities like Medi-Fast, Ameri-Cal, and Physicians Weight Clinic use a combination of pre-packaged foods, exercise and counseling to provide moral support and a healthier way of looking at food.

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According to Diana Coykendall of Medi-Fast, the counselor provides a sense of camaraderie and, especially, accountability. “They’re your cheerleader. And they help give you the strength to make the right decisions, even after you’ve finished the program.” Medi-Fast has proven to be so effective that it is specified to get people down to a safe weight for gastro-bypass surgery. Oftentimes, the Medi-Fast experience has proven to these people that they can lose the weight on their own, inspiring them to cancel the surgery.

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Ameri-Cal Weight Clinic 1962 Holmes St., Bldg. F, Livermore (510) 590-7727, www.americalwieghtclinic. com Medi-Fast Weight Control Center 2620 S. Tracy Blvd., Ste. 120, Tracy (209) 835-3278, www.medifasteastbay.com Physicians Weight Clinic 1826 W. Kettleman Lane, Ste. B, Lodi (209) 333-3750, elkgroveweightloss.com Doctors Hospital doctorsmanteca.com

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DERMATOLOGY

The skin that you’re in: Keep it safer this summer You can often treat common skin problems at home with some simple techniques, but some problems may be more severe and even require medical attention. Warm, sunny weather usually means more family time, fresh fruits and vegetables, and outdoor activities.

Other ways to protect yourself from the sun include wearing protective clothing, such as:

While outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, or gardening are fun, they can also lead to skin cancer and some common health problems like sunburn, insect bites, or poison oak.

• Hats with wide brims that cover your neck, ears, eyes, and scalp. • Sunglasses with UV ray protection. • Loose-fitting, tightly woven clothing that covers your arms and legs.

Protecting your skin Most skin cancer can be prevented. Use the following tips to protect your skin from the sun. You may decrease your chances of developing skin cancer and help prevent wrinkles.

Avoid sun exposure The best way to prevent sunburn is to avoid sun exposure. Stay out of the midday sun (from 10 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon), which is the strongest sunlight. You can also calculate how much ultraviolet (UV) exposure you are getting by using the shadow rule: A shadow that is longer than you are means UV exposure is low; a shadow that is shorter than you are means the UV exposure is high. SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

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Sunscreen protection If you can’t avoid being in the sun, use a sunscreen to help protect your skin while you are in the sun. • Use a sunscreen that has a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 or higher. • Apply the sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going in the sun. • Apply sunscreen to all the skin that will be exposed to the sun, including the nose, ears, neck, scalp, and lips. It usually takes about 1 fl oz. (30 mL) to cover an adult’s body. • Re-apply sunscreen every 2 to 3 hours while in the sun and after swimming or sweating a lot. • Use a higher SPF at higher elevations or in tropical climates. • Do not use tanning booths to get a tan. Artificial tanning devices can cause skin damage and increase the risk of skin cancer.

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or not they have changed in size or appearance. Follow the “ABCDE rule” to distinguish a normal mole from melanoma: • Asymmetry: The two halves of a mole do not match. • Border Irregularity: The edges of the mole are ragged and uneven. • Color: Differing shades of tan, brown or black and sometimes patches of red, blue, or white. • Diameter: The mole is wider than a quarter inch in size. • Evolving lesion: This is a lesion that changes in size, shape, shades of color or symptoms, or has surface bleeding. Have your skin examined by a doctor every three years for people between 20 and 40 years of age and every year for anyone over the age of 40.

Insect bites and stings Wear clothing that covers the skin, and when needed, apply insect repellent containing DEET to clothing, shoes and exposed skin. In cases of bites or stings, remove the stinger (if applicable) and use ice to reduce pain, itching, and swelling.

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Breathe easy — by staying in control Allergies and asthma are both easier to manage with some prevention. The key is identifying your triggers and limiting your exposure to them when possible. More than 50 million people in the United States suffer from allergies, asthma, or both, and the effects can range from simply annoying to life threatening. Here in the Central Valley, more people suffer from allergies and asthma than in any other region of California. The causes of asthma and allergies are unclear, but experts suspect a combination of inherited and environmental factors. Both conditions often begin in childhood — asthma being the most common ongoing condition found in children — but they can develop at any age. Some children grow out of asthma or allergies by the time they are teens.

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also can be triggered by other causes. Allergic asthma is the most common type of asthma, however.

Identifying allergens An allergen is anything that causes an allergic reaction. Allergens may include pollen, animal dander, foods and food preservatives, cockroaches, chemicals, pollution, dust and dust mites, pollen, mold, and mildew. To identify the source of your allergy, pay attention to when your reactions arise. Keeping a diary to track your symptoms is a great way to do this. There are also tests available to confirm which substances are allergens for you.

has prescribed an epinephrine syringe, make sure to carry it with you at all times. If you know you have a drug allergy, wear a medical ID bracelet.

What is asthma? Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs. During an attack, the muscles surrounding the airways spasm, mucus builds up within the airway, and breathing becomes labored. Common asthma triggers include all of the allergens listed above, as well as ear and sinus infections, the common cold, analgesics (especially aspirin), cold air, and physical or emotional stress.

Life-threatening allergies

Preventing and managing asthma attacks

For some people, allergies can be life-threatening. Insect stings, certain foods, or certain medications can bring on anaphylaxis, a severe reaction that causes difficulty in breathing and a drop in blood pressure. Anaphylaxis demands immediate medical attention, so if your doctor

If you have asthma, stay away from allergens and take medications as directed by your doctor. Regular, moderate exercise can help you build up the strength of your lungs. If you have asthma symptoms while exercising, talk with your doctor about ways to manage flare-ups.

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Keep your home free of potential irritants, and don’t be shy about asking people not to smoke around you. If you catch a cold or the flu, talk to your doctor and make a list of which medicines to avoid. Prepare an asthma action plan with your doctor so you’ll know when to use your medications and when to seek emergency treatment.

Keep your medications on hand and make sure your family, friends, and coworkers know what to do if you have an attack. If your symptoms occur more often, are worse than normal, happen a lot at night, or don’t respond to your medications as well as they used to, see your doctor.

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Pump up your awareness of hypertension Stay on top of your health by being heart smart. High blood pressure doesn’t show symptoms, so having it measured is the only way to know if it’s a concern. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is called the “silent killer” because it often has no warning signs or obvious symptoms. One in four adults in the United States has high blood pressure. Not surprisingly, almost one third of people with hypertension don’t even know they have it.

What is blood pressure? Blood pressure is the force of blood against your artery walls. During each heartbeat, blood pressure varies between a maximum (systolic) and a minimum (diastolic) pressure. Blood pressure is usually measured at a person’s upper arm and is expressed as systolic pressure over diastolic pressure (in mmHg), for example, 120/80. For adults, a blood pressure reading of 140/90 or higher is considered high.

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also prevalent in African Americans, and people who are elderly, obese, or consume a lot of alcohol. Women who are pregnant, postmenopausal, or taking birth control pills are also at increased risk. Hypertension sometimes runs in families. Regular visits to your doctor will establish your health history and make it easier to determine if you will develop a problem in the future. Remember, the first step in preventing high blood pressure is knowing your numbers, so have your blood pressure checked regularly. If left untreated, high blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart disease, and kidney failure.

You can do something about it! There is no cure for high blood pressure, but it can be controlled. Here are some lifestyle changes that can help you prevent high blood pressure: • Lose extra weight;

• Eat less salt; • Be physically active (aim for at least 30 minutes of activity most days of the week); • Limit alcohol to two drinks a day for men and one drink a day for women and lighter –weight men; • Get 3,500 mg of potassium in your diet every day. Fresh, unprocessed whole foods have the most potassium. They include meat, fish, nonfat and low-fat dairy products, and many fruits and vegetables; • If you smoke, take steps to quit.

Do you know the signs of a stroke? A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts. Without blood and the oxygen it carries, part of the brain starts to die. Brain damage can begin within minutes, so it is important to know the symptoms of stroke and act quickly to help limit damage to the brain.

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Healthy Hospitals 2012 COMPILED BY NISSA HALLQUIST

As gleaming, modern points of pride for their local communities, San Joaquin area hospitals have earned reputations far beyond the borders of the county. They are nationally renowned (and awarded) for their high standards of care, innovative procedures and state-of-the-art facilities. So whether you need heart surgery or just have the sniffles, broke your leg or are getting ready to deliver your baby, there is a San Joaquin area hospital ready and definitely able to take the best possible care of you and your family.

DAMERON HOSPITAL

525 West Acacia Street, Stockton (209) 944-5550, dameronhospital.org

Dameron Hospital is a fullservice, 202 bed not-forprofit community-owned hospital. Founded by Dr. John Dameron in 1912, 2012 celebrates Dameron Hospital’s 100 years of independent service to the Stockton community. Under the leadership of current Chief Executive Christopher Arismendi, M.D., Dameron Hospital is still located where Dr. Dameron first began construction: on the corner of Acacia and Lincoln Streets in central Stockton. The hospital campus now includes several surrounding blocks and is the county’s third largest private employer. Dameron Hospital was recently ranked in the top 10 percent of hospitals for joint replacement surgery by HealthGrades, a national hospital ranking service. It is also the county’s leading orthopedic hospital, as well as Stockton’s leading birthing hospital. The San Joaquin County Emergency Medical Services Agency has named Dameron a designated STEMI (ST segment Elevated Myocardial Infarction) receiving center in San Joaquin County. Because of Dameron’s LifeLine technology and cardiac-prepared ER staff, emergency response teams now automatically take patients suffering a STEMI to Dameron. Dameron Hospital has an active Cardiac Catheterization Lab and is a certified cardiac care hospital and cardiothoracic surgery center. Over the past ten years, Dameron has upgraded its equipment and facilities from the inside out. Just some of those upgrades include:

• Remodeled patient rooms (including new beds and furniture),

CCU and ICU departments, lobby, pharmacy, cafeteria and food preparation areas • New critical-care patient monitors in Emergency, Surgery and ICU/CCU departments • New Patient Telemetry Monitoring System on medical/surgical floors

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• New endoscopy unit • New Maquet Heart/Lung Machine for heart surgeries • New GE Maternal/Fetal Monitors in the Labor & Delivery department • Upgraded Pediatric Unit • New Toshiba X-Ray machines and 64 Slice CT Scanner • All new ICU ventilators & balloon pumps • Standardized Zoll defibrillators • All new ultrasound & ECHO machines • All new sterilizers in surgery, Sterile Processing & Endoscopy departments

• New St. Jude Electrophysiology Lab

DOCTORS HOSPITAL

1205 East North St., Manteca (209) 823-3111, doctorsmanteca.com

Located in Manteca, Doctors Hospital first opened its doors with twenty-eight beds, forty-one employees and nine physicians. Since then, like the community in which it resides, Doctors Hospital of Manteca has never stopped growing. Today, as one of the largest businesses in the community, Doctors Hospital of Manteca has more than 400 employees and a medical staff of 157 physicians. Recent building additions and upgrades have brought the bed count up past seventy. And, after making another investment in state-of-the-art imaging facilities, Doctors Hospital’s new Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging Center is expected to open this month, May 2012. When it comes to personal care, Doctors Hospital still considers itself a small town hospital at heart, and now with the tools to take that care to an even higher level. In addition to the diagnostic superiority offered by the new imaging center and equipment, Doctors Hospital offers many other advanced services and accommodations to its patients, including luxurious private patient rooms, fast emergency care, pharmacy, ICU/ CCU and obstetrical services and weight loss surgeries. WWW.SANJOAQUINMAGAZINE.COM


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For the second year in a row, Doctors Hospital has been named a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program. This is due to the exceptional level of care and technological achievements of its Women’s Imaging Center. Imaging techniques there include Digital Mammography, Breast MRI, Breast Ultrasound/Breast Ultrasound Biopsy, Stereotactic Core Biopsy and MRI Guided Breast Biopsy. Doctors Hospital is a member of Tenet California, and has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in that organization. In 2011, Doctors Hospital was one of eight hospitals named to Tenet’s Circle of Excellence, after having demonstrated the highest levels of quality service and care.

KAISER PERMANENTE, MANTECA MEDICAL CENTER 1777 W. Yosemite Ave. Manteca (209) 825-3700 kp.org/centralvalley

The Kaiser Permanente Manteca Medical Center is a non-profit, privately owned acute care hospital. It was established when the hospital that formerly occupied the site—CHW/St. Dominic’s Hospital—was purchased by Kaiser Permanente in 2005. It currently provides 99 licensed beds and has been expanded to approximately 81,390 square feet. The Kaiser Permanente Manteca Medical Center specializes in general surgery and emergency services. It also has a well-regarded Skilled Nursing facility that provides round the clock care of the elderly as well as younger adults with physical or mental disabilities. In 2011, the Manteca Medical Center was recently ranked by Health Grades in appendectomy surgery and maternity care, and was given a Best Quality ranking for gynecologic surgery. Dedicated to providing quality service to both their members and others in the Manteca community, Kaiser offers a variety of classes and other programs to keep people well-informed and educated about their health. Just some of these classes include how to manage diabetes, weight control, family planning, living with COPD and smoking cessation.

4601 Dale Road, Modesto (209) 735-5000 kp.org/centralvalley

The Kaiser Permanente Modesto Medical Center opened October 8, 2008. As of this March, the facility boasts 140 licensed beds and an impressive 300,250 square feet. The hospital is particularly renowned for its emergency, labor and delivery, and surgery services. Labor and Delivery services at the Modesto Medical Center are the first to be offered at a Kaiser Permanente facility in the Central Valley. Each private Labor and Delivery suite was designed and furnished to promote feelings of calm and relaxation. Whenever possible, mother and baby remain in the same room post-delivery, so their recovery is hastened and uninterrupted. The staff of physicians, nurses and certified nurse midwives is committed to making the childbirth experience a joyous one. A level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is there for newborns that need a little more attention. Kaiser Permanente members can also receive advanced surgical care at the Modesto Medical Center’s state-of-the-art surgery department. Each operating suite features the latest equipment and technology, maximizing patient care while minimizing invasive procedures. Digital equipment allows surgeons to broadcast the procedure over a secure network to Kaiser Permanente physicians anywhere in the country, essentially creating a nationwide team of experts ready to offer their expertise whenever needed. Paired up with the Manteca Medical Center, the Modesto Medical Center has also achieved Gold Seal Accreditation status from The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association Bronze Achievement Award for the organization’s stroke program. As mentioned in regards to the Manteca Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente received the HIMSS Stage 7 Award for its advancements in information technology. The same initiatives also recently earned Kaiser a first place ranking in Computerworld magazine’s 2011 list of Green IT organizations, the only health care organization to be included.

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Together with its counterpart in Modesto, the Kaiser Permanente Manteca Medical Center was given The Joint Commission Gold Seal Accreditation in 2010 (valid for three years), and the American Heart Association (AMA) Bronze Achievement Award for their stroke program.

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Lodi Memorial Hospital was founded in 1945 as the flagship of the Lodi Memorial Hospital Association. Its doors opened in March of 1952, and it has served the Lodi community well ever since.

It is also the recipient of the HIMSS (Health Information Management Systems Society) Stage 7 Award for their advanced directives in the area of information technology. This is due to Kaiser’s formation of an integrated delivery system for smooth communication between departments, paperless files and online access to medical records (see “Taking Charge of Your Health Care” for more information on Kaiser’s tech initiatives).

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It currently has 214 beds and ten clinics split between two hospital campuses. Together, both campuses offer a full range of inpatient services, including obstetrics, medical/surgical, ICU, telemetry and acute-physical rehabilitation. Meanwhile, Lodi Memorial and its various clinics—primary care, obstetrics, pediatric, occupational medicine, pulmonology, urgent care and multi-specialty—provide a wide range of outpatient services, such as physical, speech and occupational therapy, laboratory and diagnostic imaging. Lodi Memorial also has fully staffed centers for the day care of both children and adults. Affiliated businesses include endoscopy and outpatient surgery centers, a home health agency and a durable medical equipment business. In addition to the sheer breadth of services offered, Lodi Memorial is also dedicated to keeping such services and associated departments as up-todate as possible. Just some of their recent advancements include: • Expanding their hospitalist program • Launching a new outpatient services center for diagnostic-imaging and laboratory services • Launching a new hospital-based observation unit for patients presenting to the emergency room as needing stabilization rather than inpatient admission • Starting a joint venture with Regent Surgical Health, Lodi Outpatient Surgery Center and the Lodi Endoscopy Center • Building a $14 million kitchen • Beginning room service menus for hospitalized patients • Expanding their multi-specialty clinic services • Installing a new radiographic/fluoroscopic unit to improve imaging and reduce radiation • Addressing their patient and employees spiritual needs by starting a Friday afternoon prayer service for patients, staff, volunteers and visitors • Opening a telemetry unit for heart patients Because of such improvements, Lodi Memorial has been awarded Meaningful Use funding and been re-accredited by The Joint Commission.

SAN JOAQUIN GENERAL HOSPITAL 500 West Hospital Road, French Camp (209) 468-6000 www.sjgeneralhospital.org

Established in 1857 by San Joaquin County, San Joaquin General Hospital (SJGH) relocated to its current location in French Camp in 1895. Since then, SJGH has continually expanded with projects like the Towers Building (built in 1932), construction of a new inpatient tower (completed in 1996) and a new laboratory building (completed in 2006). Under the current leadership of CEO David Culberson, SJGH continues to stay up-to-date with the latest technology, techniques and facilities. For example, its digital radiographic services include CT Scans, nuclear medicine, a cardiac catheterization lab, ultrasound and general radiography and, as of 2011, a digital stereotactic mammography suite.

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The hospital currently provides 196 licensed beds, including 16 in Intensive Care, 26 in the Perinatal unit and 25 in the Intensive Care Newborn Nursery. SJGH is particularly proud of its labor and delivery section, with comprehensive obstetrical service (including an in-house obstetrician available 24/7), certified nurse midwives, a dedicated obstetrical anesthesia service and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with a 24/7 transport team. The hospital’s presence extends far into the community with a variety of clinics in French Camp and Stockton. The numerous specialties of these clinics range from primary care to pediatrics and Ob/Gyn, as well as extensive outpatient services like diagnostic imaging, laboratory services, physical, occupational and speech therapies and outpatient dialysis. SJGH also excels as a teaching hospital, with programs in General Surgery, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine. The General Surgery resident physician training program at SJGH was recognized as one of only two programs in the U. S. that have had 100% of graduates pass the American College of Surgery Board Certification exam each year over the past ten years. Development has recently begun for a Patient Centered Medical Home, which will offer more coordinated and focused access and improved services to patients with diabetes. This Medical Home model will be administered by attending and resident physicians, psychiatrists, licensed social workers, registered dieticians, nurses and other staff, all of whom have received updated training about the program’s components and benefits.

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Did You Know? The recent Healthier San Joaquin Community Health Assessment in 2008 compiled statistics to show how well area hospitals are serving their communities and to provide an overall health profile of San Joaquin in comparison to the state as a whole. 84% of adults in San Joaquin County have health insurance, which is in line with California 69% of women received first-trimester prenatal care, as opposed to 85% in all of California

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SUTTER TRACY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 1420 N. Tracy Blvd., Tracy (209) 835-1500 www.suttertracy.org

It was through the generous donations and support of Tracy community businesses and private citizens that Sutter Tracy Community Hospital was established in 1948. Originally called Tracy Community Memorial Hospital, the hospital became affiliated with Sutter Health in 1993 and changed its name to what it is today, Sutter Tracy. Sutter Tracy continues to maintain Sutter’s high standards of care, an effort that has met with notable success. In recognition of the hospital’s focus on excellence, The Joint Commission named Sutter Tracy a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures in 2011 (based on data reported about

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evidence-based clinical processes shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and children’s asthma). It is only one of six Sutter Health hospitals (out of a total of 405) to be so recognized. Sutter Tracy currently provides 82 beds in its fully accredited, not-for-profit, full-service medical center, and is able to boast state-of-the-art technology and highly skilled physicians representing nearly every medical specialty. In 2004, a major expansion project remodeled and enlarged what are now Sutter Tracy’s pride and joy: their Emergency

Department and Family Birthing Center. The same expansion also updated the Sutter Tracy Diagnostic Imaging Center and Outpatient Surgery Center. In ongoing support of the community that founded it, Sutter Tracy extends its care beyond its doors, beyond medicine. Over the past year alone, the hospital has helped raise and/or donate tens of thousands of dollars to aid area charities and food banks.

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The University of the Pacific’s Center for Professional & Continuing Education offers classes to residents and visitors at O’Connor Woods. The OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) program is open to adults 50+ from the community who enjoy attending and participating in interesting and educationally stimulating programs. There is an Annual Membership Fee and individual classes begin at $25 and up, depending on the class and duration of the sessions. For more information call (209) 946-7658. For specific information on classes offered at O’Connor Woods, please call (209) 956-3400. 3400 Wagner Heights Rd., Stockton, (209) 956-3400

 RIO LAS PALMAS

It feels good to belong. At an early age, we discover how comforting it feels to belong. As we grow older, it’s even more important to be accepted and understood. At Rio Las Palmas, creating a spirited atmosphere where residents and their families belong is the secret to our long-lasting success in Stockton! We are independent, assisted living, respite care, and so much more: • Spacious apartments • Restaurant-style dining • Housekeeping and linen services • Activities and social events • Scheduled local transportation • Warm, friendly staff Please call for a complimentary lunch tour and ask about our amazing specials! Rio Las Palmas 877 E. March Lane, Stockton, (209) 957-4711 www.riolaspalmasretirement.com. RCFE# 397004515

 ARBOR NURSING CENTER

Arbor Nursing Center in Lodi was awarded the Clinical Excellence Award for 2010! They exceeded Quality of Care in 4 Clinical categories EVERY month in the year 2010! Arbor Nursing Center is centrally located in the quiet northern part of town. A few minutes from downtown, a few blocks from H.W. 99 and only 5 minutes from Lodi Memorial Hospital and our Doctor’s offices. Their 149 bed family facility provides some Private Rooms, Private Dinning and Private Family room all located on the Terrace Unit. In addition their semirooms have views of one of two different large outdoor patios. The state-of the-art Therapy gym with full windows on three sides and access to one of the patios creates a very enjoyable atmosphere. Please come by for a visit and receive a complimentary gift from us. Have a very Happy & Healthy Holiday Season. “We are Family Serving Families”. Arbor Nursing Center 900 North Church Street, Lodi, (209) 333-1222

 ARBOR PLACE ASSISTED LIVING

Arbor Nursing Center is located near beautiful downtown Lodi. Our 149 bed facility promotes a family atmosphere, and each resident is nurtured through family and staff involvement in their daily lives. We offer private and semiprivate short-term rehabilitation suites, a state-of-the-art rehabilitation gym, and beautifully landscaped grounds and courtyards. We boast a culinary chef who prepares meals based on medical needs and individual taste. The high standard of care each individual receives in our home-like environment is the foundation of excellence that Arbor Nursing Center brings to the community of Lodi. “We are Family serving Families." Arbor Place Assisted Living 17 Louie Avenue, Lodi, (209) 369-8282

Living with advanced iLLness? When is the right time to call Community Hospice? The answer might surprise you. If you are experiencing three or more of the following challenges: Significant pain n Weight loss n Sleeplessness n

Fatigue n Breathlessness n Loss of mobility n

Talk to your physician about hospice services or call us for an initial, free assessment.

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www.hospiceheart.org 209.578.6300 Serving the Central Valley since 1979

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Stockton Cardiology Medical Group Our greatest reward is to see our patients smile again after a challenging health event.

Dr. Waters Dr. Raina

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STOCKTON CARDIOLOGY MEDICAL GROUP was established in the mid-1950s. Our philosophy remains steadfast in that “it is a privilege to care for the people of the San Joaquin, Calaveras and Tuolumne communities.” Our relationships with our patients continue to enrich our lives. Today, the pace of medicine is so fast that there are multiple interventional options to prevent heart attacks, even before they happen. Stockton Cardiology offers a comprehensive heart and vascular program that includes cardiac risk factor assessment for the prevention of coronary artery disease (CAD), invasive and noninvasive cardiovascular evaluation, intervention for congenital heart disease, intervention for coronary artery, electrophysiology service and peripheral vascular intervention. Complex coronary and peripheral endovascular interventions, including carotid stenting and limb salvage procedures are areas of special interest for the physicians of Stockton Cardiology.

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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) occurs when the blood vessels outside the heart are diseased or clogged, interfering with normal blood flow to the arms, legs and stomach. It is reported that an estimated 20 million people in the United States have PAD, with many being undiagnosed and untreated.

“Our greatest reward is to see our patients smile again after a challenging health event.” STOCKTON CARDIOLOGY LOCATIONS: Stockton: 415 East Harding Way, Suite D • 209-944-5750 Tracy: 1530 N. Bessie, Suite 101 • 209-832-0343 Manteca: 1148 - 3 Norman Drive • 209-823-3656 San Andreas: 704 Mt. Ranch Rd., #101 • 209-754-1012

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San Joaquin County is home to many top medical and health professionals. These select few men and women strive to keep on top of their fields, keeping abreast of the latest research and cutting-edge technology to offer you the best service available. Passionate about their work, they are even more passionate about you and your well-being. Read on to meet these exceptional men and women.

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MILLENNIUM DENTAL Family Dentistry

Dr. Rene Yabar DDS, Dr. Ljubica Petrasic DDS, Dr. Lita Rodríguez DDS, Dr. Ramon Chichón DDS Stockton: 2363 W. March Lane • (209) 952-3951 Tracy: 436 W. Beverly Place • (209) 835-6487 At Millennium Dental we are committed to providing our patients with quality dentistry at affordable prices. We have a team of well rounded professionals, each with a different area of expertise so that we may provide our patients with both comprehensive and highly skilled dental care. Patients of all ages are welcome! Aside from general dentistry, our services also include orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry (for infants too!), implants, cosmetic dentistry, sedation, and general anesthesia. It’s our philosophy at Millennium Dental to become part of the community we serve. Thus, our doctors regularly volunteer their time to provide gratuitous dental care and they collaborate on several community service events throughout the year. We hope that you’ll consider us for your next dental visit. We’re online at www.millennium-dental.net.

VITUNE VONGTAMA, MD DAN VONGTAMA, MD Radiation Oncology

St. Teresa Comprehensive Cancer Center 4722 Quail Lakes Drive, Ste. B Stockton, (209) 472-1848 Dr. Dan Vongtama is a board certified radiation oncologist who came to St. Teresa from New York, where he completed his residency at SUNY Downstate Radiation Oncology and additional training at Beth Israel Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Vongtama’s professional radiation oncology experience includes the utilization of brachytherapy for prostate, gynecologic, and breast cancers; Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for head and neck, prostate, gastrointestinal, breast, and gynecologic cancers; and Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Dr. Vitune Vongtama is a board certified radiation oncologist by the American Board of Radiology, specializing in brachytherapy. He has treated more than 10,000 patients, performed more than 1,500 permanent prostate seed implantations, and completed more than 1,500 low dose brachytherapy and HDR procedures. Dr. Vongtama is a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology and a member of the Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, San Joaquin General Hospital, and Dameron Hospital.

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HUGH L. VU, MD, MPH, FACS

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Vu Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery 1617 St. Marks Plaza, Ste E & F Stockton, (209) 476-7074 www.vuplasticsurgery.com

Board-Certified and San Joaquin magazine reader-celebrated, Dr. Hugh L. Vu treats his plastic surgery patients like they are members of his own family. He meticulously plans and customizes every procedure to give his patients beautiful, natural-looking results. Dr. Vu specializes in facial rejuvenation, body contouring, and all breast procedures, while his Skin & Laser Center offers advanced medical grade services such as laser hair reduction, Botox, collagen remodeling, cellulite treatments, microdermabrasion, and much more. In addition to cosmetic surgery, Dr. Vu brings to Stockton his reconstructive surgery expertise from his teaching career at UC Davis and as senior plastic surgeon at Sacramento's Shriners Hospital for Children. Dr. Vu's commitment to safety and excellence has earned him the confidence of patients and colleagues in Northern California and internationally. Thank you for voting Dr. Vu "Best Cosmetic Surgeon" in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011!

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TRI-VALLEY ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALISTS, INC. Solving Musculoskeletal Problems Since 1985 2180 West Grant Line Rd. Tracy, (866) 623-7600 www.TriValleyOrthopedics.com Tri-Valley Orthopedic Specialists has been proudly serving the extended Tri-Valley community since 1985, providing the highest quality patient care for all kinds of musculoskeletal injuries or problems. We have a dedicated team of nine surgeons, and numerous ancillary and support staff who work at three convenient locations throughout the Tri-Valley and Central Valley area. Our surgical team is quite diverse and can handle your orthopedic needs from head to toe – you can count on specialized expertise for shoulder, hand, knee, foot and ankle problems, as well as sports medicine, work related injury, and joint replacement. We’re completely committed to your convenience and comfort. We use state-of-the-art techniques designed to create substantially less pain, less need for rehabilitation, and a faster return to your normal activities. Our surgeons work with all major Tri-Valley hospitals, including ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton, Valley Memorial Hospital in Livermore, San Ramon Regional Medical Center, and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital.

CAMERON R. WHEELER, DDS, MS Board Certified Orthodontist

Wheeler Orthodontics 4568 Feather River Drive, Ste. D Stockton, (209) 951-0151 www.wheelerortho.com A specialist in the field of orthodontics for both children and adults, Dr. Wheeler has completed an advanced program of education and training. He graduated with honors and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, a Master of Science degree, and a specialty certificate in orthodontics from University of California, San Francisco. When he is not practicing orthodontics, he is teaching it at his alma mater. In addition to his academic qualifications, Dr. Wheeler prides himself on exceeding the standards of his profession by making continued education a priority to his practice. He stays on top of the latest developments in orthodontics, and therefore continues to provide top quality service to his patients. Furthermore, Dr. Wheeler and his staff do all their patients’ records in-house. When Dr. Wheeler isn’t busy putting smiles on his patients’ faces or teaching future orthodontists, you will probably find him scuba diving or cheering on one of his favorite sports teams—the San Jose Sharks, Stockton Ports, or Stockton Thunder.

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DR. TODD A. FRANKLIN, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist

1208 W. Tokay Street Lodi, (209) 334-4370 www.toddfranklindds.com

“Discover Extraordinary Among The Ordinary” Dr. Franklin and his talented team are ready to show you why your next dental visit will exceed your expectations. “We understand the importance of a healthy, attractive smile and have dedicated ourselves to help make that a reality for every one of our patients. We want our patients to feel and look confident and youthful.” This dedication has rewarded them with the “Best of Lodi” and “Best of San Joaquin” for the past 4 years. Dr. Franklin is a premier cosmetic dentist in the Central Valley. He has his Mastership in Aesthetic Dentistry from the world renowned Aesthetic Advantage at NYU in New York City. He is the Program Director/Senior Instructor for the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies in San Francisco. For the California Center he trains other dentists nationally and internationally on cosmetics and comprehensive care. As the founder of the San Joaquin Society for Advanced Aesthetic Dentistry he mentors dentists all throughout the Central Valley. Whether you need preventive care or a complete comprehensive consultation, Dr. Franklin and his team have the skill and care you need.

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MAYWELL L. INONG, DDS General and Cosmetic Dentistry 4568 Feather River Drive, Ste. E Stockton, (209) 477-9105 www.inongdental.com Dr. Inong practices in Stockton and is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. “Our goal is to help patients pursue a lifetime of optimal dental health and achieve winning smiles,” says Dr. Inong. “We strive to build long lasting relationships with our patients so that we can help them achieve lifelong oral health through prevention, maintenance, and quality care.” Dr. Inong utilizes the latest in dental technology to provide general, restorative, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. During dental appointments, Dr. Inong places an emphasis on patient comfort by providing warm neck wraps and heated exam chairs with back massage. Dr. Inong provides nurturing and caring dentistry in a professional, state of-the-art atmosphere so that patients can enhance and maintain their winning smiles.

MANTECA DENTAL GROUP Family Dentistry

Manteca Dental Group 132 Sycamore Avenue Manteca, (209) 823-2164 www.mantecasmiles.com

General Dentist? Cosmetic Dentist? Pediatric Dentist? So many choices, which one to choose? At Manteca Dental Group you can find it all in one place. Dr. Ricardo Cuevas is a General and Cosmetic Dentist and Dr. Elverne ”Al” Tonn is a Pediatric Specialist. Our commitment is to provide you with the highest standard of personalized dental care in a gentle, efficient and professional manner. We trust you will find the atmosphere calming, the staff friendly, and our dental services exceptional. Top notch dentistry is more than just excellent clinical skills and state-of-the art equipment. We are a people practice. Establishing lasting relationships with our patients based upon mutual trust and open communication is the key to our success. Call us today at (209) 823-2164 or visit us online at www.mantecasmiles.com.

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McNemar Cosmetic Surgery 2301 Camino Ramon, Ste. 215, San Ramon, (925) 866-0177 2160 W. Grantline Rd, Ste. 250, Tracy, (209) 834-0626 www.mcnemarcosmeticsurgery.com, www.bariatricplasticsurgeon.com

THOMAS B. MCNEMAR, MD, FACS Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. McNemar was named amongst the “Best of the Bay” by KRON-4 television. A respected authority on plastic surgery, he is coauthor of Breast Augmentation and Body Contouring. The book features various “Mommy Makeover” procedures such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and VASER liposuction. He has most recently published Bariatric Plastic Surgery: A Guide to Cosmetic Surgery After Weight Loss. A skilled cosmetic surgeon with a perfectionist’s streak and an eye for detail, Dr. McNemar offers a range of procedures to enhance each patient’s unique, natural beauty.

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JOSEPH RUSSELL, DC TIMOTHY COYKENDALL, DC, FICPA, QME Chiropractic

Valley Chiropractic Center 438 W. Beverly Place, Ste. 101 Tracy, (209) 832-9221 www.tracychiro.com At Valley Chiropractic Center, you will experience the most compassionate and reliable care. Dr. Timothy Coykendall and Dr. Joseph Russell combine the latest skills and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum. Committed to bringing you better health and a better way to live, they teach and practice the true principles of chiropractic wellness care. • Most progressive techniques and equipment in the Valley • Extensive training on injuries to the spine and entire body • Evening appointments available • Open 6 days per week Combining over 14 years of experience, you are assured of receiving only the finest quality care utilizing the most modern chiropractic techniques and equipment in the Valley. The entire staff has a genuine concern for you and your well-being. It’s Your Life... Live it Well!

LESLIE WONG, DDS General Dentistry

Crescent Dental Care 804 W. Lodi Avenue (at Crescent Street) Lodi, (209) 367-0165 Crescentdentalcare@gmail.com Dr. Leslie Wong graduated from the University of Southern California in 1995. Being born and raised in Northern California, he felt that this was where he wanted to start his office and give back to the community around him. With the support of his wife Akemi and their two children, he has been able to run a successful practice in Lodi since 1998. Currently, Dr. Wong is serving on the Board of Directors of the San Joaquin Dental Society. He feels honored to be able to serve with such wonderful colleagues who are dedicated to helping their community's dental need and increasing the level of practice of their fellow dentists. Dr. Wong has participated in the National program "Give Kids a Smile" which offer free dentistry to children yearly and he does dental screening for the students of Hiram Johnson High School in Sacramento. Children and family being the core of what is important to him, he is grateful for the wonderful families who come to him for their dentistry. Lastly, he thanks God for his wife Akemi and children and for their daily love and support.

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RONALD S. NORIESTA, DDS General Dentistry

3031 W. March Lane, Ste. 340 Stockton, (209) 472-7500 www.oneappointment.com

Do you want to restore that youthful smile or replace missing teeth? Do you want to prevent dental problems? Do you have a toothache? We all have different priorities and reasons for going to the dentist, but one thing is certain: We don’t want to spend a lot of time there. Our goal is to care for your dental health while making everything as convenient, comfortable, and economical as possible. Today’s high technology allows dental work to be done in much less time and with minimal expense, but still provides long lasting, esthetic restorations. Experience for yourself our familylike atmosphere and personal service. Priscilla from Modesto says, “I couldn’t believe I got my cosmetic work done in one appointment, with no temporaries.” John from Stockton says, “I’ve had root canals and crowns done before, but I’ve never had a root canal and crown done in one visit. I’ll never go back to the old way of fixing teeth.” Brian from Missouri says, “I was in Stockton with a dental emergency and Dr. Noriesta fixed my tooth in one appointment. I couldn’t find a dentist like Dr. Noriesta in Missouri, so I drove back to Stockton and got the rest of my crowns done in one appointment.” To find out more, contact us at (209) 472-7500 or visit us online at www.oneappointment.com. PUBLISHED YEARLY BY SAN JOAQUIN MAGAZINE

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BHAGYA NAKKA, MD, FACOG Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Bhagya Nakka, MD, Inc Women’s Health Care 420 West Acacia St. Suite 22, Stockton, CA 95203 Tel: (209) 242-2690 Fax: (209) 242-2694 www.drnakkaobgyn.com Dr. Bhagya Nakka would like to welcome you to her medical practice specializing in child birth and all women’s health issues. Dr.Nakka is a 1993 graduate of Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, India. Dr. Nakka has fulfilled a residency in the Flushing Hospital Medical Center, New York, where she served as chief resident, as well as residency in the Nassau University Medical Center in New York. Dr. Nakka is a Board Certified Physician in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists . Dr. Nakka’s office is conveniently located adjacent to Dameron Hospital and offers a very centralized location to the residents of Stockton and neighboring towns. Dr.Nakka has successfully delivered numerous healthy babies on both the East and West Coast, prior to settling in Central California to be closer to her family. We encourage you to go through our website to learn more about Dr. Nakka’s family oriented practice. If you are looking for a personal relationship with a caring young physician specializing in women’s health care, please visit or call our office to schedule an appointment. Dr. Nakka is welcoming new patients and would like to meet with you personally to discuss your future care.

CORKY HULL, MD, MPH Director, Employee/Occupational Health Dameron Hospital Occupational Health 420 West Acacia Street, Suite 19 Stockton, CA 95203 (209) 461-3196 Dr. Corky Hull is Medical Director of Dameron Hospital Employee & Occupational Health Services. He has a Masters Degree in Public Health with residency training and board-certification in Occupational Medicine and 30 years of experience in this field. With a focus on injury prevention, Dr Hull works with local employers to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of work-related injuries. The Hospital-based program offers a full range of medical services in one location and provides care for work-related injures 24 hours/day, seven days/ week. The program also conducts employment-related medical exams to assist employers with appropriate placement of current and prospective employees. Dr. Hull has lived in Stockton and been an active member of the community since 1991. He is a Past President of the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce and has been a member of the Dameron Hospital Board of Directors for several years.

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DR. ANUREET SOHI-THADWAL, DDS General Dentistry

All About Smiles 5904 North El Dorado Street, Ste. C Stockton, (209) 957-8907 aboutsmiles@ymail.com Creating a community of healthy smiles is top priority for Dr. SohiThadwal and her staff at All About Smiles. For over 20 years, Dr. Sohi and her family have called the Central Valley home. She attended UC Davis, receiving her degree in genetics, and received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at UCSF Dental School. She is Invisalign Certified, providing patients with an alternative to conventional braces while achieving optimum cosmetic and functional results. Her passion for cosmetic dentistry has brought glowing smiles to many patients faces. She and her husband, Bal Thadwal, MD, have two young children and are an important part of the Stockton community.  Dr. Sohi understands that a nurturing environment is important to all members of her family, at home and in her practice. Dr. Sohi is All About Smiles.

DR. RAMANPAL GREWAL, DDS General Dentistry

All About Smiles 5904 North El Dorado Street, Ste. C Stockton, (209) 957-8907 aboutsmiles@ymail.com Dr.Grewal: Dr. Ramanpal Grewal graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry. In his spare time he loves to watch and play sports such as basketball, football, baseball and golf. He is married and has a three year old son. Dr. Grewal is an active member of the California Dental Association and American Dental Association, and takes continuing education courses to stay on the cutting edge of dental technology. His greatest satisfaction is when his patients have a great dental experience in the office. He is excited to be a part of the All About Smiles Team.

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RAFAT S. RAZI, DMD, MPH Pediatric Dentistry

2160 W. Grant Line Road, Suite 130 Tracy, (209) 834-1307 www.TracyPediatricDentist.com Dr. Rafat Razi is a Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. She received her D.M.D., Doctor of Dental Medicine, from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and  M.P.H. degree  from the Harvard School of Public Health.  Her specialty training in pediatric dentistry was completed at the University of Rochester’s Eastman Dental Center. Dr. Razi also served as faculty in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Columbia University in New York City. She has practiced in West Palm Beach, FL, Manteca, CA, and now is at a brand new state-of-the-art office in Tracy, CA. Her expertise in her specialty is over ten years. The office provides a warm, caring environment specialized for treating the dental needs of infants, children, and adolescents. The facility uses the latest dental materials, digital radiography, and nitrous oxide. The office has kids’ movies and play areas, making patients’ first dental experience fun. Dr. Rafat Razi’s expertise, her friendly dental team, stateof-the-art office, and its prime location provide an excellent place for children’s dental care.

STEVEN H. WALL, M.D. Family Practice St. Joseph’s Medical Group 3132 W. March Lane Stockton, (209) 475-5500 www.StJosephsMedGroup.org Dr. Wall has practiced medicine in Stockton for more than 30 years and joined St. Joseph’s Medical Group this February. Prior to practicing in Stockton, Dr. Wall completed his medical school training at University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado, and then finished his residency in family practice at San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp, California. In the community, Dr. Wall is known for his personal approach to health care. “As a physician I strive to provide compassionate care for the whole person,” said Dr. Wall. “I enjoy interacting with, and seek to meet the needs of, my patients and their families.” Dr. Wall is certified by the American Board of Family Practice. He is a member of the California Medical Association, San Joaquin Medical Society, and the American Academy of Family Practice.

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ST. JOSEPH’S MEDICAL CENTER BABY-FRIENDLY TASK FORCE

St. Joseph’s Medical Center 1800 N. California St. Stockton, (209) 943-2000 www.StJosephsCares.org/Baby

This dedicated task force includes individuals from departments across St. Joseph’s Medical Center, from Marketing to Maternity. These individuals worked tirelessly towards a single goal: providing the best care for new moms and infants. While St. Joseph’s Medical Center has always been ‘BabyFriendly’, this task force worked in conjunction with the international Baby-Friendly® Hospital Initiative (BFHI), which recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that educate and support optimal care for infant feeding. As a result of their initiative, St. Joseph’s Medical Center is San Joaquin County’s first Baby-Friendly® hospital. St. Joseph’s Women & Infants Center provides unmatched education and support for breastfeeding by their staff, including five International Board Certified Lactation Consultants and 20+ hours of lactation training per nurse.   The St. Joseph’s Baby-Friendly Task Force includes: Rae Charos, RN, MSN, Chief Nurse; Madonna Fisher, RNC-OB; Ronald Kepner; Sue Mckenzie, RN, IBCLC; Amy Pijl; Susan Pirie, RNC-OB, CCE, IBCLC; Debbie Riisager, RNC-OB, BS, CLE; Shalom Sands; Sharyl Stanton, RNC, MS, CNS; Virginia Wallace, RN, BSN; and Juli Weaver, MSN, RNC-OB.

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JENNIFER RIVERA Family Medicine St. Joseph’s Medical Group 3132 W. March Lane Stockton, (209) 475-5500 www.StJosephsMedGroup.org Before practicing Family Medicine with St. Joseph’s Medical Group, Dr. Rivera was working in an outpatient family medicine office in Pennsylvania. Dr. Rivera completed a Family Practice Residency in Norristown, Pennsylvania and obtained her medical degree at the Cebu Institute of Medicine in Cebu City, Philippines. At St. Joseph’s Medical Group, Dr. Rivera enjoys providing compassionate care for her patients. “I don’t treat just diseases, I treat people,” said Dr. Rivera. “I understand the importance of emphasizing preventative care and health education which are essential to good patient outcomes.” Specializing in care for a broad range of patients from pediatrics to geriatrics, Dr. Rivera has a special interest in women’s health issues. She is board certified in family medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice.

ROBERT PROTELL, M.D.

Specialist in Gastroenterology

415 E. Harding Way, Suite G Stockton, (209) 464-9355 www.StJosephsMedGroup.org Dr. Robert Protell started practicing medicine in Stockton in 1986, and will relocate to St. Joseph’s Medical Group’s new specialist facility later this year. Before joining the St. Joseph’s Medical Group, Dr. Protell completed his medical education at Cornell University Medical College in New York City and finished his residency in internal medicine at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was also a Senior Fellow in Medicine at University of Washington’s division of Gastroenterology in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Protell is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Subspecialty Board of Gastroenterology. Dr. Protell is lauded by his patients for his care and genuine interest in their well being. “I try to help patients understand their disease and its process,” says Dr. Protell. “That way, I can direct the appropriate therapy.” Dr. Protell is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Gastroenterological Association, American Federation for Clinical Research, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, San Joaquin Medical Society, and the American Medical Association.

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ST. JOSEPH’S MEDICAL CENTER STEMI TEAM

St. Joseph’s Medical Center 1800 N. California St. Stockton, (209) 943-2000 www.StJosephsCares.org/Heart

  St. Joseph’s Medical Center has been awarded STEMI Receiving Center designation for San Joaquin County. A STEMI, or ST-elevated myocardial infarction, is the most deadly type of heart attack, for which every minute of a hospital’s response to clear a heart blockage could be the difference between life or death for the patient.  Since 2009, St. Joseph’s STEMI team has been using advanced technology to identify STEMIs and improve response times for heart attack patients. Drs George Charos and Michael Herrera led the life-saving STEMI initiative for St. Joseph’s emergency department and cardiac catheterization lab staff. To make identification of STEMIs more efficient and, in turn, save lives, St. Joseph’s equipped community ambulances with the technology to read and send a heart attack victim’s EKG signal (used to diagnose STEMIs) from the field electronically to ER doctors. With this technology, physicians at St. Joseph’s can diagnose a heart attack and assemble its STEMI response team before the patient reaches the hospital doors. Because of their finely tuned response process, the team at St. Joseph’s excels in terms of efficiency and effectiveness in responding to STEMIs (heart attacks). While the national standard to open a blocked artery is 90-minutes, St. Joseph’s STEMI team targets 65 minutes or less, and has a best ever time of 28 minutes!

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SALIDA SURGERY CENTER DENTAL GROUP Children’s Dental Care While They Sleep 5712 Pirrone Road Salida, (209) 543-9299 www.SalidaSurgeryCenter.com Dr. Patel earned his Dental Degree form the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine, and residency in Dental Anesthesiology at Loma Linda University of Southern California. He completed his Anesthesiology Fellowship at Riverside County General Hospital. In 1998, Dr. Patel helped establish Central California Dental Surgicenter in Atwater, CA. while building his private practice. In 2004, Dr Patel developed and built Salida Surgery Center and their doors opened in 2005 where he is the Medical Director. Over the years, Dr. Patel has provided General Anesthesia to thousands of children and adults including children with special needs. In addition, he has worked to increase Access to Care for the underserved population of California by providing the much-needed dental care. Dr. Patel is active in the community and in many dental organizations. He is currently a Committee member for the Oral Health Advisory Committee of Stanislaus County, Treasurer for the California Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists and in the past served on the Board of Directors for San Joaquin Dental Society. Dr. Patel is a current member of the ADA, CDA, ASDA, ADSA, and SJDS.

RANDALL T. HAYASHI, DDS Hayashi Dental Group Stockton, (209) 956-9650 Lodi, (209) 366-1850 www.WellCareNews.com Dr. Hayashi, a 1988 graduate of U.O.P. Dental School provides treatment for sleep apnea and snoring as well as temporomandiublar joint disorder (TMJ/TMD). He is heavily involved in an oral-systemic approach to dental care. He is a member of the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, ADA, CDA, AACD, Stanislaus Dental Society, and volunteers in the community services and University of the Pacific

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Comfort Dental Care 2766 N. Tracy Blvd, Tracy, CA (209) 836-5393 www.mytracydentist.com

Dr. Gurrinder Atwal has over 14 years experience practicing dentistry in Tracy. He graduated from Loma Linda University and was awarded a Master’s Degree in Dental Public Health at the King’s College, University of London (U.K). Dr. Atwal also currently serves as faculty at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry, and is involved with many study clubs promoting dental health & education. Dr. Atwal and his wonderful well trained team has extensive experience in full mouth reconstruction, presenting different options and educating patients to the best option suitable for their given condition. His beautiful office in Tracy has a very friendly team whom are well trained to treat children, adults, and people with special needs. Their office is home to the latest state of the art equipment like Cone Beam 3-D X rays with Cat Scan ability, Cerac Cad/ CAM (single visit crowns), laser machine, and the most current sterilization techniques. Dr. Atwal and team Comfort Dental Care just moved into a custom, child friendly, very well designed, brand new 2750 sq ft facility at 2766 N Tracy Blvd. Dr. Atwal is happily married and has a 5 year old son. In his spare time he is a private pilot who travels, hikes, plays acoustic guitar, practices and teaches Kundalini Yoga. For services and education, please visit: www.mytracydentist.com, or call (209) 836-5393.

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Midtown Optometry 1101 East March Lane, #O Stockton, (209) 957-8000 www.midtownoptometry.com

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Midtown Optometry and Manteca Optometry are fully committed to you and your family’s total eye health and vision wellness. We provide state-of-the-art eye care and the finest eyewear products available in an atmosphere of uncompromised service, value, and friendliness. Drs. Derron and Leanne Lee are high school sweethearts from Tokay High School and natives of Stockton. They both went to the University of California, Davis; receiving their Bachelor Degrees in Physiology and Psychology, respectively. They received their Doctorate of Optometry Degree from the State University of New York in 2003. “We decided to come back to Stockton because it’s our hometown,” Dr. Derron Lee says, “there’s such a need for quality eye health care.” “We take the time to address our patient’s visual and lifestyle needs educating them throughout the entire exam. We evaluate patients for Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration and more. Patients are amazed at how much they learn about their eye health and how it relates to their overall medical health.” “For parents who have children struggling in school or classified with a learning disability, we offer Learning-Related Vision Evaluations at our Manteca Optometry office,” Dr. Leanne Lee says. "Healthy visual skills are critical to learning," Dr. Lee says, "and many times learning-related vision conditions go undetected. The American Optometric Association recommends that all infants have their comprehensive eye exams at 6 months followed by annual eye exams to monitor vision development." Drs. Derron and Leanne Lee were awarded back to back California's Young Optometrist of the Year Award in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Dr. Derron Lee is currently serving as a Trustee of the Board for the California Optometric Association. Midtown Optometry and Manteca Optometry were awarded the Best of Yelp #1 Optometrist three years in a row (2010, 2011, 2012) and Best of San Joaquin (2010, 2011). Drs. Lee are also the exclusive providers to offer patients the iZon Custom High Definition Lenses to give patients the best visual clarity. They are proud to be the Official Eyecare Providers for the Stockton Ports Baseball team and a major sponsor for the Stockton Thunder Hockey team. "We take pride in our community and support it anyway we can."

JOHNSTON CO, MD, MPH Occupational Medicine Co Occupational Medical Partners 1801 East March Ln., Ste.D-480 Stockton, 209.954.3200 And 1341 Historical Plaza Way Manteca, 209.824.1893

Johnston Co, MD, MPH, is the Medical Director and owner of C.O.M.P Co Occupational Medical Partners, formerly St. Josephs Occupational Health. He is a residency trained Occupational Medicine specialist who did his training at the University of Pennsylvania and received a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Michigan. He has practiced in the field of Occupational Medicine for close to 20 years both in Stockton and previously in the Greater Los Angeles area. “Most companies can easily reduce their worker’s compensation costs and experience ratings with a few simple changes, and the right medical delivery system as a partner”

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We are committed to providing you with the personalized, high quality dental care that you deserve. Dr. Suzuki and Benedictson stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry to provide our patients with the most current treatment options. If you hate going to the dentist because your past experiences left you scared, fearful, or downright terrified, there is a solution. Dental sedation helps you acheive the smile of your dreams with ease once more. Our sedation technique allows several treatments to be performed in a single visit. For many, the beauty of this sedation is how easy it is to wake up and remember very little to nothing at all about your visit. We help heal a lifetime of compromising dental disease, replace missing teeth, brighten your smile, and restore function along with creating the gorgeous smile you’ve always dreamed of. We provide Cosmetic dentistry such as crowns, veneers, and whitening; orthodontics with clear braces and 6 Months Smile short term system; dental implants for missing teeth. At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us. Visit our website which contains a library of videos related to the dental procedures and treatment options we offer. www.suzukidmd.com Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.

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General, Implant, Sedation, and Cosmetic Dentistry Martin Dentistry 1310 E. Swain Rd., Ste 2, Stockton (209) 951-4251 Martin Dentistry has been serving the residents of the San Joaquin County area for 36 years offering the full range of dental services. Dr. Douglas Martin is one of the leading implant dentists in the world. In January of 2011, Dr. Martin traveled to India where he presented the keynote address to the Indian Society of Oral Implantology. The Custom Osseous Integrated Implants that Dr. Martin helped develop have shown a 97% survival rate at 10 years and are now expected to last a lifetime. These custom dental implants can restore quality of life when existing dentures can no longer be relined to work adequately to allow functionality. Dr. Martin, a graduate of UCSF, is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology / Implant Dentistry, a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, and a Fellow of the American Association of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Dax Martin joined his father after graduating from UCSF Dental School in 2002 and is now a full partner in the practice. Bringing a fresh modern approach to dentistry, he is certified in Conscious Sedation, and has taken extensive courses in implantology and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Martin Dentistry offers dental solutions to solve even the worst problems that can meet almost any budget.

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ASHLEY A. STREETER, DDS, MS Orthodontics

4534 Precissi Lane Stockton, (209) 478-5167 Dr. Ashley Streeter, a Stockton native, is excited to have the opportunity to provide orthodontic care to her hometown and community. Dr. Streeter attended Lincoln High School and the University of the Pacific. She received her dental training at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. After earning her DDS, she continued on to a specialty residency in orthodontics at the Baylor College of Dentistry where she earned her Master’s degree. Dr. Streeter offers a variety of treatment options to meet each individual’s orthodontic needs including metal braces, clear braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign. She and her husband, Dr. Austin Schellinck, live in Stockton and enjoy spending time with their families and friends. Dr. Streeter also loves movies, traveling, and snowboarding.

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2012 San Joaquin Physicians Directory How to Use the Physicians Directory The Physicians Directory of the San Joaquin Medical and Health Guide is designed for easy use and contains the listings of those belonging to the San Joaquin Medical Society. It includes over 400 doctors in more than 50 specialty areas. Please Note that all Kaiser doctors in San Joaquin county are also members of the San Joaquin Medical Society, but not listed here. This listing includes area of expertise, address, city, and phone. PRIMACK, TODD Morpheus Anesthesia Inc. 2626 N California St, Ste G Stockton, (209) 464-9846

ALLERGY DEL PAINE, DENNIS 5309 Carrington Cir Stockton, (209) 951-4100 ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY BENSCH, GEORGE Allergy Immunology & Asthma Medical Group 4628 Georgetown Place Stockton, (209) 951-5353

SARTI, JUAN Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 600 Coffee Road - Attn: Jackie Meyer Modesto, (209) 955-3011 CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY FELAHY, ISAM 2800 N California St, Ste 15 Stockton, (209) 466-3457

BENSCH, GREGORY Allergy Immunology & Asthma Medical Group 4628 Georgetown Place Stockton, (209) 951-5353

TENDULKAR, AMOD 1617 N California St, Ste 1D Stockton, (209) 948-1234

YECIES, JEROLD Allergy Immunology & Asthma Medical Group 4628 Georgetown Place Stockton, (209) 951-5353

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BAINS, SUCHDEEP Pacific Heart & Vascular Institute 1801 E March Lane, Ste D400 Stockton, (209) 464-3615

ALLISON, HOWARD 500 W Eaton Avenue Tracy, (209) 832-3222

MOHAN, DEEPAK San Joaquin General Hospital 500 W Hospital Road French Camp, (209) 468-6069

BUHARI, FRAM San Joaquin Cardiology Medical Group, Inc. 2333 N California St Stockton, (209) 464-7681

ANESTHESIOLOGY ANDERSON, SEAN 768 Mountain Ranch Road San Andreas, (209) 754-4334 BHENDE, KISHORE Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 600 Coffee Road - Attn: Jackie Meyer Modesto, (209) 955-3001

CACHO, ALVIN San Joaquin Cardiology Medical Group, Inc. 2800 N California St, Ste 1 Stockton, (209) 942-1161

CHING, KENNETH 817 Coffee Road, Ste C3 Modesto, (209) 482-5778

CHAROS, GEORGE Stockton Cardiology Medical Group 415 E Harding Way, Ste D Stockton, (209) 944-5750

HALDERMAN, JAMES Sutter Tracy Community Hospital 1420 N Tracy Blvd Tracy, (209) 832-6026

CHOTHIA, ABBAS Stockton Cardiology Medical Group 415 E Harding Way, Ste D Stockton, (209) 944-5750

IMESON, SHALE Morpheus Anesthesia Inc. 2626 N California St, Ste G Stockton, (209) 464-9846

DHARAWAT, RAMESH 500 W Hospital Road French Camp, (209) 468-6624

MCDONALD, SUSAN St Joseph’s Medical Center 1800 N California St-Medical Staff Office Stockton, (209) 467-6552

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EMANI, VENKATA San Joaquin Cardiology Medical Group, Inc. 1148 Norman Dr, Ste 2 Manteca, (209) 239-7852

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GREWAL, GURINDER San Joaquin Cardiology Medical Group, Inc. 530 W Eaton Ave, Ste A Tracy, (209) 836-0364 KUNAMNENI, BASAVA San Joaquin Cardiology Medical Group, Inc. 6409 Brook Hollow Circle Stockton, (209) 464-7681 LIM, DAVID Stockton Cardiology Medical Group 415 E Harding Way, Ste D Stockton, (209) 944-5750 MANSHADI, RAMIN San Joaquin Cardiology Medical Group, Inc. 2633 Pacific Ave Stockton, (209) 944-5530 OLOWOYEYE, JOHN Delta Heart Medical Clinic 1801 E March Lane, Ste A170 Stockton, (209) 951-9884 PATEL, JIJIBHOY California Cardiology Consultants 512 W Harding Way Stockton, (209) 466-4903 CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE PUNJYA, RAJIV Stockton Cardiology Medical Group 415 E Harding Way, Ste D Stockton, (209) 832-0343 PUNNAM, SUJEETH Delta Heart Medical Clinic 1801 E March Lane, Ste A170 Stockton, (209) 951-9884 RAINA, SURRENDER Stockton Cardiology Medical Group 415 E Harding Way, Ste D Stockton, (209) 944-5750 RANDHAWA, TEJPAL Pacific Heart & Vascular Institute 1801 E March Lane, Ste D400 Stockton, (209) 464-3615 SINGH, AMARDEEP Stockton Cardiology Medical Group 415 E Harding Way, Ste D Stockton, (209) 944-5750 VAISHAMPAYAN, SANJEEV Stockton Cardiology Medical Group 415 E Harding Way, Ste D Stockton, (209) 832-0343

WATERS, RICHARD Stockton Cardiology Medical Group 415 E Harding Way, Ste D Stockton, (209) 944-5750 CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY MCDONALD, JEROME 1617 N California St, Ste 1D Stockton, (209) 948-1234 MORRISSEY, JAMES Stockton Cardiothoracic Surgical Medical Group 1617 N California St, Ste 1D Stockton, (209) 948-1234 CHILD AND ADOLESCENT Psychiatry Ruggles, James 5361 N Pershing Ave, Ste I-2 Stockton, (209) 465-0772 Clinical Pathology Connolly, Stephen Stockton Pathology Medical Group 1800 N California St Stockton, (209) 467-6491 SPINDLER, BENJAMIN Delta Blood Bank P.O. Box 800 Stockton, (209) 943-3830 COLON & RECTAL SURGERY TUXEN, PETER 1805 N California St, Ste 409 Stockton, (209) 948-0578 YAVROUIAN, ROBERT 1805 N California St, Ste 409 Stockton, (209) 948-0578

JACOBS, STUART 5345 N El Dorado St, Ste 12 Stockton, (209) 957-6662 PRESCOTT, CLINTON Central Valley Dermatology 296 N Cottage Ave Manteca, (209) 239-2901 YOURCHEK, WALTER Quail Lakes Dermatology 4553 Quail Lakes Dr Stockton, (209) 951-1133 DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY CHOO, CLIFTON Stockton Diagnostic Imaging 1801 E March Lane, Ste A130 Stockton, (209) 475-9871 DEL PAINE, M LOUISE St Joseph’s Imaging Centers 1800 N California St Stockton, (209) 467-6573 FODOR, LASZLO Laszlo Fodor, MD Medical Corporation 1617 N California St, Ste 1A Stockton, (209) 948-6063 HARTWICK, FRANK Delta Radiology Medical Group, Inc. 1121 W Vine Street, Ste 16 Lodi, (209) 334-4416 ISIDORO, OSCAR Stockton MRI 2320 N California St Stockton, (209) 466-2000

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BOCK, GERALD California Skin Laser Center 1617 St Mark’s Plaza, Ste C Stockton, (209) 956-4260

KOKORIS, SAM Central Valley Imaging 1530 N Bessie Ave, Ste 108 Tracy, (209) 833-2393

GUPTA, RAJNISH Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2545 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 957-3821

LIEN, CONWAY Central Valley Imaging 1530 N Bessie Ave, Ste 108 Tracy, (209) 833-2393

HART, ROLAND Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2545 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 957-3821

MAJIDIAN, MAJID Delta Radiology Medical Group, Inc. 1121 W Vine Street, Ste 16 Lodi, (209) 334-4416

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ROOKE, JAMES Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2505 W Hammer Lane Stockton (209) 943-2041

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DORSEY, LISA Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2545 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 954-4040

PORZIO, RICHARD Central Valley Imaging 1530 N Bessie Ave, Ste 108 Tracy, (209) 833-2393

ABELLERA, GUIDO 123 S Commerce St, Ste D Stockton, (209) 467-6825

RANKIN, RICHARD Delta Radiology Medical Group, Inc. 1121 W Vine Street, Ste 16 Lodi, (209) 334-4416

ALI, SYED Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 1335 S Fairmont Ave Lodi, (209) 366-2007

RIGDON, MICHAEL St Joseph’s Imaging Centers 1800 N California St Stockton, (209) 467-6363

BECK, WILLIAM 3108 W Hammer Lane, Ste B Stockton, (209) 957-6001

ROGERO, GRANT Delta Radiology Medical Group, Inc. 1121 W Vine Street, Ste 16 Lodi, (209) 334-4416

BIRLEW, NICHOLAS Stockton Urgent Care Medical Clinic, Inc 1148 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 952-9696

SATTAH, MARIO Central Valley Imaging 1530 N Bessie Ave, Ste 108 Tracy, (209) 833-2393

BISHOP, DALE Health Plan of San Joaquin 7751 S Manthey Road French Camp, (209) 461-2281

SINGH, T Central Valley Imaging 1530 N Bessie Ave, Ste 108 Tracy, (209) 833-2393

BROWNE, ROBERT 415 E Harding Way, Ste A Stockton, (209) 948-1217

VINCENT, ROGER Delta Radiology Medical Group, Inc. 1121 W Vine Street, Ste 16 Lodi, (209) 334-4416 YU, KYLE Central Valley Imaging 1530 N Bessie Ave, Ste 108 Tracy, (209) 833-2393

COLINA, DEBORAH St Joseph’s Medical Center 1800 N California St Stockton, (209) 467-6444

CHAPA, ERIC 1947 N California St, Ste A Stockton, (209) 466-0831

REINKE, BRADLEY Dameron Hospital 525 W. Acacia St Stockton, (916) 220-3551

COATS, TIMOTHY 534 E Pine Street, Ste D Stockton, (209) 472-8400 COX, KIANA LEE Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 1300 W Lodi Ave, Ste P Lodi, (209) 366-1990

SCHAFLE, MARIE P.O. Box 876 Altaville, (209) 736-0100 ENDOCRINOLOGY, DIABETES & METABOLISM HUANG, FRANK Lodi Memorial Vine Community Clinics 1235 W Vine Street, Ste 22 Lodi, (209) 334-8520

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BYLSMA, JOHN Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2505 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 957-7050 CHAN, PAK Lockeford Medical Association P.O. Box 637 Lockeford, (209) 727-5523

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BUHARI, SHIRAZ Anchor Family Medical Group 1805 N California St, Ste 401 Stockton, (209) 477-4421

DE GUZMAN, RODNEY Anchor Family Medical Group 1805 N California St, Ste 401 Stockton, (209) 477-4421 DELGADO, CARLOS Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2505 W Hammer Lane Stockton (209) 957-7050

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DUNCAN, DAVID Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 1335 S Fairmont Ave Lodi, (209) 366-2007 ECKER, BRIEN Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2505 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 957-7050 FrANCISCO, MARIE Waterfront Medical Dental Building 123 S Commerce St, Ste E Stockton, (209) 948-3009 GOLDEN, OTASHE California Primary Care 530 W Acacia, Suite 1 Stockton, (209) 944-5484 HASHIMOTO, HARVEY Harvey Hashimoto, MD, Inc. 1901 W Kettleman Lane, Ste 200 Lodi, (209) 334-8540 HILL, RAISSA 77 W March Lane, Ste A Stockton, (209) 477-5552 HOFF, MARK 999 S Fairmont Ave, Ste 135 Lodi, (209) 366-2031 KANDASWAMY, PRIYA Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 830 S Ham Lane, Ste 24 Lodi, (209) 366-2008 KAUR, SAVNEET Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2151 W Grant Line Road Tracy, (209) 832-0535 KELAITA, DEAN Silver Oak Medical Office 702 Mtn Ranch Rd, P.O. Box 636 San Andreas, (209) 754-0870 KHAN, SAADIA 5725 W Las Positas Blvd, Ste 110 Pleasanton, (925) 416-6767 KHAN, SAIRA Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2151 W Grant Line Road Tracy, (209) 832-0535 LAZDINS, ANDRIS Eaton Medical Plaza 433 W Eaton Ave Tracy, (209) 833-3930

MAHONEY, THOMAS Community Medical Centers, Inc. P.O. Box 779 Stockton, (209) 373-2800

SHI, MICHAEL Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2505 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 957-7050

MULLEN, KENNETH Lodi Memorial Community Clinics 1901 W Kettleman Lane, Ste 200 Lodi, (209) 334-8540

SIDHU, AMRIK 2800 N California St, Ste 10 Stockton, (209) 462-7277

NELSON, STEVEN Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2505 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 957-7050 QAMAR, SAMINA Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 1300 W Lodi Ave, Ste P Lodi, (209) 366-1990 RANKIN, BARBARA Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2505 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 957-7050 REDDY, RAGHUNATH Raghunath Reddy, MD 1805 N California St, Ste 102 Stockton, (209) 946-4000 REN, DAAN Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2151 W Grant Line Road Tracy, (209) 832-0535 ROYER, JERRY San Joaquin General Hospital 500 W Hospital Road French Camp, (209) 468-6600 SACKSCHEWSKY, PAUL Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 1335 S Fairmont Ave Lodi, (209) 366-2007 SAINT-CROIX, PEGGY San Joaquin General Hospital 500 W Hospital Road French Camp, (209) 468-7457 SALUTA-FERRER, MARIA ELENA Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 1335 S Fairmont Ave Lodi, (209) 366-2007 SANTOS, ANNIE MARIE 441 S Ham Lane, Ste A Lodi, (209) 365-9331 SARKISOVA, TATYANA Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2505 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 957-7050 SCHAFER, JONATHAN Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 1300 W Lodi Ave, Ste P Lodi, (209) 366-1990 SHEN, I-HSUAN Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2151 W Grant Line Road Tracy, (209) 832-0535

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ZUNIGA, RAMIRO San Joaquin General Hospital 500 W Hospital Road French Camp, (209) 468-6768

GOLDBERG, STEVEN Steven L. Goldberg, M.D., Inc. 2216 N California St, Ste A Stockton, (209) 948-2001

MEHDI, AMINDER Stockton Hematology Oncology 2626 N California St, Ste B Stockton, (209) 466-2626

BLINN, JOHN Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2505 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 954-3370

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HUDLIN, I. CHRISTOPHER Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2545 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 941-0127

PUREWAL, PRABHJIT P.O. Box 7935 Stockton, (209) 823-0000

CHAUDHRY, NUSRAT Community Medical Centers, Inc. 200 Cottage Ave, Ste 103 Manteca, (209) 624-5811

AARONS, DAVID 1121 W Vine Street, Ste 14 Lodi, (209) 334-3153

KETELAAR, MICHAEL 1231 W Vine St, Ste 19 Lodi, (209) 368-7121

IBRAHIM, WALEED Waleed Ibrahim MD, Inc 845 S Fairmont Ave, Ste 1 Lodi (209) 369-2955 MAHIL, SOHAN Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2626 N California St, Ste M Stockton, (209) 466-2235 MALIK, IFTIKHAR 2800 N California St, Ste 7 Stockton, (209) 941-0791

RISHWAIN, GEORGE Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 1805 N California St, Ste 310 Stockton, (209) 464-6000

GENERAL PRATICE HOLMES, JAMES 1502 St Marks Plaza, Ste 5 Stockton, (209) 466-8683 JIRASUT, DUMRONG 75 W March Lane, Ste H Stockton, (209) 477-4485 LANG, MAYNARD 534 E Pine Street, Ste B Stockton, (209) 466-1980 SHERGILL, HARBHAJAN 5345 N El Dorado St, Ste 3 Stockton, (209) 478-4041 GENERAL SURGERY ARISMENDI, CHRISTOPHER 420 W Acacia St, Ste 3 Stockton, (209) 466-9694 BECHTEL, TIMOTHY 1805 N California St, Ste 201 Stockton, (209) 939-3833 GARCIA, DONALD 123 S Commerce St, Ste F Stockton, (209) 465-2711

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PADMESH, HOSAHALLI San Joaquin General Hospital 500 W Hospital Road French Camp, (209) 468-6622 RAWSON, RICK 1617 N California St, Ste 1E Stockton, (209) 464-0150

PROTELL, ROBERT 415 E Harding Way, Ste G Stockton, (209) 464-9355

TIYYAGURA, LAKSHMA 420 W Acacia St, Ste 18 Stockton, (209) 466-4685

OLIVER, PETER Silver Oak Medical Office 702 Mtn Ranch Rd, P.O. Box 636 San Andreas, (209) 754-0870

SEILER, ANNETTE Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2545 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 941-0127 SHIH, YONG 1234 E North St, Ste 105 Manteca, (209) 239-8086

PUTHILLATH, AJITHKUMAR Stockton Hematology Oncology 2626 N California St, Ste B Stockton, (209) 466-2626 HOSPITALIST CHAVALITHAMRONG, SUTTISAK Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2505 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 524-1211 HAQ, ALINA Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 1420 N Tracy Blvd Tracy, (209) 957-7050 KISHORENATH, SNEHA Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 600 Coffee Road- Jackie Meyer Modesto, (209) 524-1211 LIM, LINATH Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2505 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 957-7050

SIMEON, ROLANDO 801 S Ham Lane, Ste E Lodi, (209) 333-1441

SAINI, RAJAN St Joseph’s Medical Group 3132 W March Lane Ste 5 Stockton

SLOAN, DEAN Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2545 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 462-1365

SETHI, AJITPAL Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2505 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 957-7050

SOROUR, NAGUI Nagui N Sorour MD, Inc. 999 S Fairmont Ave, Ste 100 Lodi, (209) 334-2010

SHAH, NEEL Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 1420 N Tracy Blvd Tracy, (209) 957-7050

WEINER, JERRY 1206 E North Street Manteca, (209) 823-7874

YU, PHILLIP Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2505 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 957-7050

HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY BANGALORE, NEELESH San Joaquin Hematology Oncology P.O. Box 7935 Stockton, (209) 839-9115 DIGHE, PRASAD Stockton Hematology Oncology 2626 N California St, Ste B Stockton, (209) 466-2626 KIRALY, JOHN Delta-Sierra Hematology & Oncology 2407 W Vine St, Ste A Lodi, (209) 334-1614

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INTERNAL MEDICINE ADUBOFOUR, KWABENA East Main Clinic 2524 E Main Street Stockton, (209) 466-6871 BACAY, BERNARD Bacay Medical Association, Inc 1140 Norman Dr, Ste 3 Manteca, (209) 825-6331 BENABAYE, ALBINA 2800 N California St, Ste 16 Stockton, (209) 467-6820

COLLA, COREY Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 999 S Fairmont Ave, Ste 130 Lodi, (209) 366-2001 DAFTARY, ASHOK St Joseph’s Medical Group 3132 W March Lane, Ste 5 Stockton, (209) 475-5500 DRUMMOND, PETER Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2505 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 954-3370 GAYAGOY, JOSEPH 999 S Fairmont Ave, Ste 135 Lodi, (209) 366-2031 GORDO, MITA Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2505 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 954-3370 HURST, MICHAEL 1530 N Bessie Ave, Ste 104 Tracy, (209) 832-5500 HUSSAIN, MAHVEEN San Joaquin General Hospital 500 W Hospital Road French Camp, (209) 468-6700 KAMALI, AZIZULAH 4505 Precissi Lane, Ste 1 Stockton, (209) 478-5533 KAPRE, SHEELA San Joaquin General Hospital 500 W Hospital Road French Camp, (209) 468-6624 KHAN, ABDUL 1144 Norman Dr, Ste 205 Manteca, (209) 824-1230 LEON, ALFREDO 420 W Acacia Street, Ste 6 Stockton (209) 948-0532 NADGIR, UDAY Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 600 Coffee Road-Jackie Meyers Modesto (209) 524-1211 NAHL, GURSHARAN Lodi Memorial Community Clinics 10200 Trinity Pkwy, Ste 102 Stockton, (209) 948-0808

NATARAJAN, SUNDAR P.O. Box 1974 Stockton, (209) 461-0500 NOTARIO, LILY Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 999 S Fairmont Ave, Ste 130 Lodi, (209) 366-2001 ODAMA, TOMIO 1117 W Tokay St, Ste A Lodi, (209) 333-2551 PARIKH, KINNARI San Joaquin General Hospital 500 W Hospital Road French Camp, (209) 468-7523 PATEL, RAHUL 1148 Norman Dr, Ste 4 Manteca, (209) 825-1660 SAADAT, MOHSEN San Joaquin General Hospital 500 W Hospital Road French Camp, (209) 468-7468 SAFFIER, JAMES San Joaquin General Hospital 500 W Hospital Road French Camp, (209) 466-4081 SAIN, ANIL North Street Family Practice 1140 Norman Dr, Ste 101 Manteca, (209) 825-7748 SCHILLING, GEORGE Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2505 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 952-1455 SMART, RANDALL P.O. Box 306 Murphys, (209) 890-7758 SWAMY, PRIYA Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2505 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 954-3370 WILLIAMS, ROBERT Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2151 W Grant Line Road Tracy, (209) 832-0535 WU, YI-PO ANTHONY Pacific Complementary Medicine Center 645 W Harding Way, Ste 15 Stockton, (209) 464-4800 YAO, EDMUND P.O. Box 691957 Stockton, (209) 472-7100 YARBROUGH, W. DAVID Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2505 W Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 954-3370

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FRANK, LAWRENCE San Joaquin General Hospital 500 W Hospital Road French Camp, (209) 468-6080 HERRON, GEORGE 1610 N El Dorado St, Ste 17 Stockton, (209) 465-5107 HUATUCO, AIBAR A & I Huatuco, Inc. 1530 N Bessie Ave, Ste 102 Tracy, (209) 836-1627 MADDULA, MALLAREDDY Valley Kidney Clinic 1801 E March Lane, Ste B265 Stockton, (209) 546-1868 SAGIREDDY, P. BABU San Joaquin Kidney Clinic 1801 E March Lane, Ste B265 Stockton, (209) 546-1868 SHAH, MEENAL A & I Huatuco, Inc. 1530 N Bessie Ave, Ste 102 Tracy, (209) 836-1627 SOUNG, JERRY 1610 N El Dorado St, Ste 17 Stockton, (209) 465-5107 SOUNG, LIAN 1610 N El Dorado St, Ste 17 Stockton, (209) 465-5107 STEINBERG, JOEL 840 S Fairmont Ave, Ste 3 Lodi, (209) 366-1202 NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY GREGORIUS, F. KARL 2209 N California St Stockton, (209) 943-0305 SENEGOR, MORIS 2209 N California St Stockton, (209) 943-0305 NEUROLOGY CHAN, JACQUELINE Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 447 W Eaton Avenue Tracy, (209) 830-4062

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REDDING, JOSEPH Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2545 W Hammer Lane Stockton (209) 948-5940

HERNANDEZ, GERARDO San Joaquin General Hospital 500 W Hospital Road French Camp (209) 468-6000

RINE, KEVIN P Gill OB/GYN Medical Group 1617 N California St, Ste 2A Stockton (209) 466-8546

HICKOX, PETER Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2545 W Hammer Lane Stockton (209) 948-5940

SACKSCHEWSKY, LESLIE Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 999 S Fairmont Ave, Ste 200 Lodi (209) 334-3333

HOWEN, ROBERT Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 999 S Fairmont Ave, Ste 200 Lodi (209) 334-3333

SAVAGE, GEORGE Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2545 W Hammer Lane Stockton (209) 948-5940

LO, LARRY Larry J. Lo, MD, Inc. 427 W Eaton Ave Tracy (209) 229-3700

SCOTT, GEORGE 1191 E Yosemite Ave, Ste C Manteca (209) 239-4100

MALIKA, POONAMALEE Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 1407 N Tracy Blvd Tracy (209) 835-0100 MALONEY, JANE Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 999 S Fairmont Ave, Ste 205 Lodi (209) 334-3333

SHANKAR, MEENA P Gill OB/GYN Medical Group P.O. Box 8250 Stockton (209) 334-3343 SNYDER, PATRICK Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2545 W Hammer Lane Stockton (209) 948-5940

MCLAUGHLIN, KIMBERLY P.O. Box 1090 Lodi (209) 466-8546

STREETER, THOMAS P Gill OB/GYN Medical Group P.O. Box 8250 Stockton (209) 957-1000

NAKASHIMA, CAROL Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 999 S Fairmont Ave, Ste 200 Lodi (209) 334-3333

SUD, HARJIT P Gill OB/GYN Medical Group P.O. Box 8250 Stockton (209) 957-1000

NAKKA, BHAGYA 420 W Acacia St, Ste 22 Stockton (209) 242-2690

THAKER, PANKAJ 415 E Harding Way, Ste I Stockton (209) 467-1001

NGUYEN, NAM Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 1407 N Tracy Blvd Tracy (209) 835-0100

THAKER, SUDEVI 415 E Harding Way, Ste I Stockton (209) 467-1001

PENNISI, VINCENT P Gill OB/GYN Medical Group P.O. Box 8250 Stockton (209) 466-8546 PHUNG, JENNIFER P Gill OB/GYN Medical Group P.O. Box 8250 Stockton (209) 466-8546

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THORNE, OLGA Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 1407 N Tracy Blvd Tracy (209) 835-0100 TSANG, STEPHEN M. 1530 N Bessie Ave, Ste 103 Tracy (209) 833-6221

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VU, GENTRY 73 W March Lane, Ste A Stockton (209) 475-9762 WASHINGTON, SHARON 632 W 11th St, Ste 211 Tracy (209) 836-3384 OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE ECK, JON 3663 E Arch Road, Ste 400 Stockton (209) 943-2202 RANDLE, ALAN 4719 Quail Lakes Dr Ste G-124 Stockton (209) 957-2335 SEPIOL, JAMES US Health Works Medical Group, Stockton (West) 1429 W Fremont St Stockton (209) 546-7767 OPHTHALMOLOGY CANZANO, JOHN Zeiter Eye Medical Group, Inc. 255 E Weber Avenue Stockton (209) 951-1178 CHEN, ANDREW Delta Eye Medical Group, Inc. 521 S Ham Lane, Ste A Lodi (209) 334-5886 COCKERHAM, KIMBERLY Zeiter Eye Medical Group, Inc. 255 E Weber Avenue Stockton (209) 466-5566 CONTRERAS, MARSHALL Center For Sight 1805 N California St, Ste 101 Stockton (209) 948-5515 EDINGTON, PHILIP Center For Sight 1805 N California St, Ste 101 Stockton (209) 948-5515 FOSTER, R. SCOTT Central Valley Eye Medical Group 36 W Yokuts Ave, Ste 1 Stockton (209) 952-3700 HAND, HAROLD Zeiter Eye Medical Group, Inc. 255 E Weber Avenue Stockton (209) 951-1178

HSU, VICTORIA Central Valley Eye Medical Group 36 W Yokuts Avenue, Ste 1 Stockton (209) 952-3700 ING, JEFFREY Delta Eye Medical Group, Inc. 1617 St Mark’s Plaza, Ste D Stockton (209) 478-1797 OPHTHALMOLOGY KIM, STEVENS Central Valley Eye Medical Group 36 W Yokuts Ave, Ste 1 Stockton (209) 952-3700 LIN, STEPHEN Central Valley Eye Medical Group 36 W Yokuts Ave, Ste 1 Stockton (209) 952-3700

ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY PAYNE, JEFFREY Bunch - Payne, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 756 Porter Ave, Ste 400 Stockton (209) 951-6387 VEACO, NICOLAS Brookside Oral Surgery 3427 Deer Park Dr, Ste B Stockton (209) 951-9045 ORTHOPAEDIC MEDICINE CROOKS, JERRY Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2545 W Hammer Lane Stockton (209) 948-1641 ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

MAMMO, REBECCA Center For Sight 1805 N California St, Ste 101 Stockton (209) 948-5515

BETHUNE, D. SCOTT Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2545 W Hammer Lane Stockton (209) 948-1641

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NAKANISHI, ALAN Delta Eye Medical Group, Inc. 1617 St Mark’s Plaza, Ste D Stockton (209) 478-1797

CAHILL, EDWARD Alpine Orthopaedic Medical Group, Inc. 2488 N California St Stockton (209) 948-3333

TSUCHIYA, PAMELA Delta Eye Medical Group, Inc. 2160 W Grant Line Rd, Ste 100 Tracy (209) 835-2227 WONG, RICHARD Zeiter Eye Medical Group, Inc. 255 E Weber Avenue Stockton (209) 466-5566 ZEITER, JOHN Zeiter Eye Medical Group, Inc. 255 E Weber Avenue Stockton (209) 466-5566 ZEITER, JOSEPH Zeiter Eye Medical Group, Inc. 255 E Weber Avenue Stockton (209) 951-1178

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YAMADA, RONALD 1140 Norman Drive, Ste 104 Manteca (209) 824-8100

LEUNG, VINCENT Alpine Orthopaedic Medical Group, Inc. 2488 N California St Stockton (209) 948-3333

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MACKO, VICTOR Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2545 W Hammer Lane Stockton (209) 948-1641 MCKENZIE, THOMAS Lodi Orthopaedic Medical Group, Inc. 924 S Fairmont Ave Lodi (209) 334-2590

ALEGRE, GARY Alpine Orthopaedic Medical Group, Inc. 2488 N California St Stockton (209) 948-3333 LE, ANH Alpine Orthopaedic Medical Group, Inc. 2488 N California St Stockton (209) 948-3333 OTOLARYNGOLOGY

MIKAELIAN, KEVIN Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2545 W Hammer Lane Stockton (209) 948-1641

BALFOUR, MORRIS Lodi Plaza Head & Neck 999 S Fairmont Ave, Ste 215 Lodi (209) 333-8510

MURATA, GARY Alpine Orthopaedic Medical Group, Inc. 2488 N California St Stockton (209) 948-3333

BENNETT, KRISTIN Pacific Surgical Associates 3132 W March Lane, Ste 2 Stockton (209) 952-0483 DONG, RONALD Pacific Surgical Associates 3132 W March Lane, Ste 2 Stockton (209) 952-0483

NAKATA, ROLAND 815 S Fairmont Ave Lodi (209) 333-1884 PUCELIK, JAMES San Joaquin General Hospital 500 W Hospital Road French Camp (209) 468-6622

GUENDERT, DENISE Lodi Plaza Head & Neck 999 S Fairmont Ave, Ste 215 Lodi (209) 333-8510

ROBINSON, RONALD Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2545 W Hammer Lane Stockton (209) 948-1641

JOHNSON, CHARLES Excell E.N.T. Medical Group, Inc. 1617 N California St, Ste 2D Stockton (209) 943-5185

SALAMON, PETER Alpine Orthopaedic Medical Group, Inc. 2488 N California St Stockton (209) 948-3333

LIMB, ANDREW Lodi Plaza Head & Neck 999 S Fairmont Ave, Ste 215 Lodi (209) 333-8510

WESTIN, GEORGE Alpine Orthopaedic Medical Group, Inc. 2488 N California St Stockton (209) 948-3333 WINTER, ROLAND Alpine Orthopaedic Medical Group, Inc. 2488 N California St Stockton (209) 948-3333

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MCDAVIT, JEFFREY Stockton Pathology Medical Group 1800 N California St Stockton (209) 461-5340

MOUTTAPA, ANGE March Lane Pediactric Group 73 W March Lane, Ste F Stockton (209) 952-5555

MILANO, ELVIRA Delta Pathology 3133 W March Lane, Ste 1040 Stockton (209) 320-6118

NGUYEN, LIEN 73 W March Lane, Ste C Stockton (209) 957-3901

NISHIKI, MARK Stockton Pathology Medical Group 1800 N California St Stockton (209) 467-6491 OMALU, BENNET 500 W Hospital Road French Camp PANG, LILY Stockton Pathology Medical Group 1800 N California St Stockton (209) 467-6491 SIU, ALBERT Delta Pathology 3133 W March Lane, Ste 1040 Stockton (209) 477-4432 PEDIATRICS BILLIGMEIER, STEVEN Pediatric Associates of Stockton 89 W March Lane, Ste 1 Stockton (209) 478-2622 BUCHLER, KAREN Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 600 Coffee Road - Attn: Jackie Meyer Modesto (209) 524-1211 BURGOS, GENY 1801 E March Lane, Ste C340 Stockton (209) 939-9512 CAHILL, CAROL Pediatric Associates of Stockton 89 W March Lane, Ste 1 Stockton (209) 478-2622 JONES, DAISY Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2151 W Grant Line Road Tracy (209) 832-0535 LIN, SHOU-I 75 W March Lane, Ste G Stockton (209) 951-6072 MAYO, ABELARDO Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 1300 W Lodi Ave, Ste P Lodi (209) 369-7493

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MAHMOUD, AHMED San Joaquin General Hospital 500 W Hospital Road French Camp (209) 468-6137 URGENT CARE BANSAL, SANJEEV Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2545 W Hammer Lane Stockton (209) 954-4040 YIP, PETER Sutter Gould Medical Foundation 2545 W Hammer Lane Stockton (209) 954-4040

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KIDS CARE DENTAL GROUP 3485 Brookside Rd., Suite 101, Stockton (209) 957-4386, kidscaredentalca.com

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MANTECA DENTAL GROUP 132 Sycamore Ave., Manteca (209) 823-2164, mantecasmiles.com

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