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PROFILES THE AREA’S FINEST

HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

San Joaquin County is home to many top medical professionals. These select men and women strive to bring us the best, most innovative and effective care, keeping abreast of the latest research and cutting-edge technology. They strive for this excellence to provide quality service to everyone from infants to aging adults. Their passion stems beyond work, as they support and maintain our greatest asset: our health.

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ZEITER EYE MEDICAL GROUP, INC.

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Vision Is Our Passion

For more than 50 years, the Zeiter family has been providing residents of San Joaquin County the gift of sight. The practice started with Henry Zeiter, who founded Zeiter Eye Medical Group and opened the first office in downtown Stockton in 1962. At that time, it consisted of one ophthalmologist practicing in downtown Stockton. During the past four decades, Zeiter Eye Medical Group has grown to include 7 ophthalmologists and 9 optometrists practicing in 7 Northern California locations, including Stockton, Lodi, Tracy, Manteca, and Sonora.  Zeiter Eye also provides its patients the convenience of a state-of-the-art Ambulatory Surgical Center.     Among the seven ophthalmologists are physicians with special training in the fields of: glaucoma, retina, cornea, and ophthalmic plastic surgery. Some of the diverse services offered at Zeiter Eye include: state-of-the-art cataract surgery, glaucoma and diabetic treatment, macular degeneration management, laser vison correction (LASIK), and cosmetic and functional eyelid surgery. The practice offers a full range of contact lens services and a retail optical filled with the latest eyewear fashion offering the highest quality at a competitive price.    Zeiter Eye’s dedication to leading edge technology is surpassed only by its commitment to personal patient care. The ophthalmology practice was built on Dr. Henry Zeiter’s vision of always exceeding patients’ expectations by providing unprecedented medical and surgical eye care in addition to respect and consideration for each patient. Our team of eye care professionals pride themselves on carrying on Dr. Zeiter’s vision by offering all our patient’s quality care with state-of-the-art equipment in a comfortable, caring environment.

Multiple locations throughout San Joaquin County, (209) 466-5566, ZeiterEye.com

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ST. JOSEPH’S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER At St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center, the focus is on understanding and caring for the whole person. With over twentyfive years of experience in behavioral health, our physicians and licensed professionals specialize in adding more life to your years. St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center provides comprehensive behavioral health services for psychiatric and chemical dependency disorders, including day treatment programs, and outpatient services.    The staff of specially trained professionals are committed to providing compassionate, quality care, and creating an atmosphere that fosters communication, trust, and personal growth. Each patient receives an individualized treatment plan to restore function and enhance life skills.    St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center also provides free behavioral evaluations, as a community service, free of charge. The screening evaluation is provided to help identify needs and make appropriate referrals. Call St. Joseph’s Behavioral Health Center at 209.461.2000 or visit StJosephsCanHelp.org for more information or to make an appointment.

2510 N. California St., Stockton (209) 461-2000 StJosephsCanHelp.org

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ST. JOSEPH’S CANCER INSTITUTE As San Joaquin County’s only cancer center accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute offers patients a unique, patient-centered environment for healing, delivered with compassion, close to home.    With the area’s most advanced technology, paired with access to UCSF clinical trials and genetic counseling services, St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute provides “university level” cancer care right here in our community.    St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute also provides Cancer Patient Navigators to help guide those facing a diagnosis of cancer to information, support and resources. St. Joseph’s Cancer Patient Navigators stand firm by their motto of “You do the healing, we’ll do the rest,” truly demonstrating the supportive nature of this service. If you have cancer-related question, please call 209.939.4526 to speak with a Cancer Patient Navigator.

1800 N. California St., Stockton (209) 939-4526 StJosephsCares.org/Cancer

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ST. JOSEPH’S HEART & VASCULAR INSTITUTE The nationally recognized Heart and Vascular Institute at St. Joseph’s Medical Center offers a full range of services to care for your heart, including emergency heart attack treatment, cardiac and vascular diagnostics and testing, and advanced surgical options. As a designated STEMI heart attack receiving center and an accredited Stroke Center, St. Joseph’s Heart & Vascular Institute has a legacy of commitment and dedication to providing the best possible care for heart patients in our community.    With the addition of a new cardiac hybrid suite, St. Joseph’s is one of a select group of providers, and the first in our region, to offer patients Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a less invasive procedure for heart valve replacement designed for patients with advanced heart disease. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a heart condition, call St. Joseph’s Heart Patient Navigator at (209) 467-6540 to learn more about our services and to get connected to resources, information, and support. 1800 N. California St. Stockton, (209) 467-6540 StJosephsCares.org/Heart

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ST. JOSEPH’S ORTHOPEDIC & SPINE CENTER St. Joseph’s Medical Center provides specialty care for a wide range of orthopedic conditions. From broken bones to total joint replacement, to minimally invasive spine surgery, St. Joseph’s is equipped to provide each patient with excellent care by pairing advanced technology with a highly skilled and compassionate team. The orthopedics team at St. Joseph’s includes experienced orthopedic surgeons, specialists, nurses, X-ray technicians, and physical and occupational therapists. Additionally, patients have the opportunity to connect with a dedicated orthopedics patient navigator, who is available to answer questions and connect patients to additional resources. For those dealing with chronic knee or hip pain, St. Joseph’s offers robotic assisted hip and knee replacement surgery. Individuals that are considering joint replacement surgery can learn what to expect by attending a free presurgery class.

1800 N. California Street Stockton, CA 209.939.4517 StJosephsCares.org/Ortho

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ST. JOSEPH’S BREAST CENTER OF EXCELLENCE St. Joseph’s Breast Center of Excellence offers those being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer a unique, patientcentered environment for healing. Working with a team of breast care experts, patients have access to comprehensive breast imaging services, genetic counseling, and advanced medical and radiation oncology. An experienced, multidisciplinary panel of doctors will focus their efforts on designing individualized treatment plans for each patient, providing the best possible care, close to home. Additionally, a breast cancer Patient Navigator is available to guide patients through the entire cancer treatment and recovery process - from diagnosis to survivorship.    St. Joseph’s Breast Center of Excellence is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance. Accreditation also ensures that each patient continues to be treated with the latest standards in mind.

1800 N. California St., Stockton (209) 939-4526, StJosephsCares.org/BreastCenter

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THOMAS B. MCNEMAR, MD, FACS

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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. McNemar was named amongst the “Best of the Bay” by KRON-4 television. A respected authority on plastic surgery, he is co-author 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.

TRACY: 2160 W. Grant Line Rd., Ste. 250, (209) 834-0626 SAN RAMON: 2301 Camino Ramon Ste. 215, (925) 967-2804

McNemarCosmeticSurgery.com, BariatricPlasticSurgeon.com

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ANISHA RANCHHOD DDS, MSD Pediatric Dentistry

Anisha Ranchhod is a board-certified pediatric dentist with an MSD in Pediatric Dentistry. She completed her dental training in an accelerated program at University of the Pacific, and then completed a yearlong general practice residency at the esteemed Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She also completed a two-year residency at Loma Linda University obtaining her Certification in Pediatric Dentistry, and continued on to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.    Dr. Anisha, a San Joaquin County native, has chosen to return to her community to establish her private practice. She believes strongly in children visiting a dentist before age 1 so that cavity prevention can begin early, and so that children in the community grow and develop with the same highly-qualified dentist. Dr. Anisha has experience treating children of all ages and those with special needs. She is continuously expanding the services in her office with the focus on many preventative treatment modalities. She offers in-office IV sedation and has privileges for general anesthesia in an OR setting. She is also laser-certified and trained to diagnose and treat infant lip and tongue-ties to aid breastfeeding moms. The combination of a kind and personable staff and Dr. Anisha’s knowledge and proficiency in dentistry make this the perfect setting for children.

1300 W. Lodi Ave., Ste. M, Lodi (209) 333-0374, LodiDDS.com

CHARLES STILLMAN, DO Diagnostic Radiologist

Dr. Stillman is a board certified radiologist and owner of Valley MRI and Radiology, with two American College of Radiology (ACR) Certified facilities in Stockton and Lodi California. Valley MRI is a full-service radiology practice with both closed and open MRIs, CT scans, x-ray, ultrasound, fluoroscopy and mammography. Dr. Stillman started at Valley MRI in 2010 and took over the practice from Dr. Aubrey Federal in July 2016. Dr. Stillman trained as a radiologist while serving on active duty in the US Army and has been stationed all over the world, including one combat tour in Iraq where he earned the Bronze Star. Dr. Stillman continues to serve in the Army Reserves.

546 E. Pine Street, Stockton, CA 95204 801 S. Ham Lane Ste Q & R, Lodi, CA 95240 (209) 467-1000, www.valleymri.com

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TODD A. FRANKLIN, DDS

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Cosmetic & Comprehensive | Dentistry for your entire family

“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 10 years. Dr. Franklin is the premier cosmetic & reconstructive 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 Founder & Program Director for the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum in San Francisco, Orange County, Chicago and New York City. He is the past Program Director & Senior Instructor for the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies in San Francisco. For the Pacific Aesthetic Continuum he trains other dentists nationally and internationally on cosmetics and comprehensive care. As the founder of the San Joaquin & Sacramento Pacific Aesthetic Club he mentors dentists all throughout the Central Valley. He has been practicing in Lodi for over 20 years and just recently opened a new location in Stockton under the Hope Dental brand. Whether you need preventive care or a complete comprehensive consultation, Dr. Franklin and his team have the skill and care you need for your entire family. TODD A. FRANKLIN, DDS: 1208 HOPE DENTAL:

West Tokay St., Lodi, (209) 334-4370, ToddFranklinDds.com 6529 Inglewood Ave. B-2, Stockton, (209) 957-5885

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NICHOLAS R. BIRLEW, DO

Stockton Urgent Care Medical Clinic & Family Practice

Dr. Nicholas Birlew has happily been a part of the Stockton Medical Community for over 28 years. During this time, it has become common knowledge that underneath the easy going, efficient and shockingly knowledgeable doctor is a true healer with a dedication to his patients that harkens back to an earlier time when the profession of medicine was still viewed as an art and sacred duty to patient and society. Patients feel that they are not just talking to a physician but to a trusted friend who genuinely cares about them as a person. It is with this drive and genuine joy in his career that Dr. Birlew hopes to continue to serve the community for many years to come.

1148 W. Hammer Lane Stockton, (209) 952-9696, StocktonUrgentCare.com

DR. RICHARD O. CAMACHO Internal Medicine

Dr. Richard O. Camacho has specialized in Internal Medicine for 18 years, serving the Stockton community for six of them. With a degree from De La Salle University College of Medicine, Dr. Camacho finished his Internal Medicine training at Maryland General Hospital, a part of the University of Maryland Medical System, in 2004. Since that time, he has acquired years of diverse experience that carved out the path for his specialization. “I like the challenges that Internal Medicine offers,” says Dr. Camacho, “including arriving at the appropriate diagnosis, creating the appropriate treatment plans, and developing meaningful doctor-patient relationships.” During the course of his medical career, Dr. Camacho helped develop various Hospitalist programs and held different committee positions including, at one time, Chair of the Department of Medicine at a hospital in Michigan. Upon his move to Stockton in 2012, Dr. Camacho recognized a lack of Primary Care Doctors in the community and has been striving to fill this need ever since. During his affiliation with local hospitals such as Doctors Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Medical Center of Stockton, Dr. Camacho developed a deep understanding of the Stockton community, helping him to foster meaningful relationships with his patients. Today, Dr. Camacho seeks to deepen his roots in the Stockton community by opening his own medical clinic in downtown Stockton, so he may continue to serve the patients of this area. The clinic will open and begin taking new patients May 2018. 1805 N. California St., Ste. 406, Stockton (209) 227-7806

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Manshadi Heart Institute, Inc.

Dr. Manshadi’s philosophy parallels the true art of medicine taught and practiced by the father of medicine, Hippocrates: “To treat patients with kindness and compassion” utilizing the latest in medical knowledge and technology. To schedule an appointment please call (209)944-5530 FELLOWSHIP TRAINING: UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif. INTERNSHIP AND RESIDENCY: California Pacific Medical center in Affiliation with UCSF San Francisco, Calif. MEDICAL EDUCATION: Medical Doctor, UHS/ The Chicago Medical School, Master of Science in Physiology, UHS/The Chicago Medical School Bachelor of Science in Physiology, UC Davis. AWARDS: Future Leader Award, CA,

American College of Cardiology Young Physician Award, San Joaquin Medical Society, Americas Top Doctors, Castle Connoelly Top Doctors. CERTIFICATIONS: ABIM; Internal Medicine, ABIM; Cardiovascular Medicine, ABIM; Interventional Cardiology. PRESENT AND PAST POSITIONS: President Elect, American College of Cardiology, California Chapter, Team Cardiologist, Sacramento Republic professional Soccer Team Immediate past President, San Joaquin Medical Society, Associate Clinical Professor, UC Davis. EXPERTISE: Sport Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Trans Aortic Valve Replacements Lipids, Congestive Heart Failure, Venous Ablations for Varicose veins STOCKTON: 2633 Pacific Ave., Stockton LODI: 999 S. Fairmont Ave., Lod

DrManshadi.com, (209) 944-5530

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SALIDA SURGERY CENTER

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Ambulatory Surgery Center

We are a California State licensed and certified Ambulatory Surgery Center located in Salida, between Modesto and Stockton. We provide complete dental care for patients while they are under general anesthesia. Our professional credentialed staff includes Dentists, Anesthesiologists, Dental Assistants, and Registered Nurses. For over 12 years we have treated children from ages 18 months to 15 years. Once we receive your faxed copy of the treatment plan and completed referral form we will pre-authorize with the insurance plan(s) which is necessary for the use of general anesthesia. Usually appointments are made within 3-6 weeks. We accept most dental insurance plans including Medi-Cal, Denti-Cal, Healthy Cubs, and Commercial types. Patients must be referred directly by your dentist. Visit our website at SalidaSurgeryCenter.com or like us on Facebook at Salida Surgery Center, Dental Group for lots of information and up to date communications. We can receive your referral 3 ways: You can fax to: 209-5439699, email to: Referral@SalidaSurgeryCenter.com or mail to 5712 Pirrone Rd Salida, CA 95368. 5712 Pirrone Rd., Salida, (209) 543-9299, SalidaSurgeryCenter.com

ALLERGY, IMMUNOLOGY & ASTHMA MEDICAL GROUP Dr. Jerold Yecies and Dr. George Bensch began Allergy, Immunology & Asthma Medical Group (AIAMG) in July of 1973, celebrating 43 years of high quality patient care in the Central Valley. Subsequently joined by Dr. Gregory Bensch in 1999, they all trained at the prestigious National Jewish Medical Research Center in Colorado, which was voted the best respiratory hospital in the nation. Last July, we proudly introduced Dr. Michael Balduzzi to our practice. Dr. Balduzzi completed his fellowship in Adult and Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Asthma at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. All of our physicians are Board Certified in Allergy, Immunology, and Asthma.    AIAMG specializes in evaluation and treatment of environmental, food, drug, and insect sting ALLERGY allergies, hay fever, sinus disease, anaphylaxis, chronic respiratory conditions, asthma, and allergic skin conditions such as hives, and eczema. We also offer cluster immunotherapy,

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allowing patients to reach optimal allergy dose within weeks compared to a traditional schedule that may take months. We have 6 convenient locations in the Central Valley. Learn more by visiting our website at www.allergyimm.com IMM U N O L O G Y & A S T H M A or call our office 951-5353 and our MED I C A L G at R O U(209) P friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you with your allergy needs.

A L L E R GY I M M UNOLOGY & A S T HM A MEDICAL GROUP

Allergy, Immunology & Asthma Medical Group (209) 951-5353, www.allergyimm.com 6 convenient locations in the Central Valley

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DR. ERIC KEYSER, MD Cardiothoracic Surgeon & Medical Director of the Stanford Cardiac Surgery Program at Dameron Hospital Dr. Eric J. Keyser, M.D. is a cardiothoracic surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive cardiac and thoracic surgeries. Since receiving his M.D. from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal, he has completed 3 fellowships and 5 board certifications including American Board of Thoracic Surgery and American Board of Cardiothoracic Surgery and General Surgery. Dr. Keyser is a Stanford clinical assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery and the Medical Director of the Stanford Cardiac Surgery Program at Dameron Hospital. Leveraging the brightest minds in medicine with state-of-the-art technology and advanced surgical techniques, this innovative program connects the local community to outstanding heart and lung care and provides access to breakthrough clinical care and research programs. Minimally invasive cardiac surgery options are available which result in less pain, shorter recovery times and positive patient outcomes. This includes fewer physical restrictions after surgery; patients have the ability to drive and lift objects during the recovery process. “I have specialized in the safest and most minimally invasive approaches to heart and lung surgery because this is the kind of care I would want members of my own family to receive. I’m looking forward to leading Stanford’s cardiac surgery program at Dameron and making Stockton my new home.” – Dr. Keyser For more information on the Stanford Cardiac Surgery Program at Dameron Hospital, please visit dameronheartsurgery.com or call 209-944-5550. 525 W. Acacia St., Stockton, (209) 944-5550, DameronHospital.org

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VITUNE VONGTAMA, MD DAN VONGTAMA, MD Radiation Oncology

Dr. Dan Vongtama is a board certified radiation oncologist who came to St. Teresa from New York. He completed his residency at SUNY Downstate Radiation Oncology and did 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; Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Dr. Vongtama is a board member of San Joaquin Medical Society and a member of ASTRO.    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 and performed more than 2,000 permanent prostate seed implantations. Dr. Vongtama is a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology and a member of the Sutter Tracy Community Hospital and Dameron Hospital. He is also a member of ASTRO.

4722 Quail Lakes Dr., Ste. B, Stockton (209) 472-1848, StTeresasCancerCenter.com

CARESSA W. LOUIE, DDS Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Dr. Caressa Louie has called Stockton home for over 20 years. She is an honor graduate of both the University Of Pacific and the University Of Pacific School Of Dentistry. She opened her private practice in 2002, with a professional goal to provide quality, state of the art general dentistry. Her excellent dental hygiene department possesses a strong emphasis on preventative care, and together the team provides each patient with a number of appropriate treatment options while truly listening to all patients’ concerns.   Dr. Louie has embraced the latest technological advances in various dental treatments. Her most wining quality, however, is her genuine concern for her patient’s well being. She wants only the best for her patients and has the experience and skill to provide that quality care. You will feel that concern for the patient the moment you enter the practice. Her office staff is experienced, warm, friendly, and very professional. Most of the staff have been with her since the beginning of her practice. The combination of traditional skills coupled with the latest dental technology make her office a perfect destination for your dental care. 2389 W. March Ln., Ste. 1, Stockton, (209) 952-6721, DrLouieStocktonDentist.com

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STEPHANIE M. DENTONI, MD, FSVM

Certified by the American Board of Vascular Medicine & the American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine

Dr. Dentoni is a private practice physician and President of California Vein & Vascular Institute in Stockton, CA. She has dedicated her practice to varicose vein disease and thrombophilia (blood clotting disorders) for over ten years. At the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, she completed an internal medicine residency and a vascular medicine fellowship. She continued her education to include phlebology, the treatment of varicose vein disease, and is certified by the American Board of Vascular Medicine and the American Board of Vascular and Lymphatic Medicine. She is a fellow of the Society for Vascular Medicine. Dr. Dentoni is devoted to training other physicians in the field of phlebology. She is a nationally and internationally recognized speaker in varicose vein disease and thrombophilia. She has been invited and participated in PBS specials and educational workshops for varicose vein disease and is a board member of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Disease. At California Vein & Vascular Institute she is proud to offer state-of-the-art technology for the treatment of varicose vein disease. All treatments are in the office, minimally invasive with no recovery time. Her office staff is friendly, accommodating and , professional and strive to know each patient personally. Dr. Stephanie M. Dentoni, experience and integrity, specializing in varicose vein treatment. 2216 N. California St.,Ste. C Stockton, (209) 462-8346 LegsWithoutVeins.com

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RAFAT S. RAZI, DMD, MPH Pediatric Dentistry

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 a faculty member in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Columbia University in New York City. She has practiced in West Palm Beach, FL, Manteca, CA, and is now at the state-of-the-art office in Tracy. She has more than 15 years of experience in her specialty.    The office provides a warm, caring environment specialized for treating the dental needs of infants, children and adolescents. The facility offers the latest dental materials, digital radiology, nitrous oxide, and pediatric oral conscious sedation. The office has kids’ movies and play areas making patients’ first dental experience fun. Dr. Rafat Razi’s expertise, her friendly dental team, state-ofthe-art office, and its prime location provide an excellent place for children’s dental.

2160 W. Grant Line Rd., Ste. 130 Tracy, (209) 834-1307 RaziPediatricDentist.com

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PUNEET D GREWAL, MD

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Non-Invasive Cardiologist

Dr. Puneet D Grewal joined Stockton Cardiology group February 2018. She Graduated from Chicago Medical School for Residency in 2012 and Cardiology fellowship in 2017. She Worked for University of Chicago for 1 year before joining cardiology fellowship. Certification; ABIM Internal Medicine 2016 Board Eligible Cardiology Hospital Affiliations: Sutter Tracy Hospital , Tracy, Doctors Hospital Manteca, Manteca Personal: Married to Jas Grewal, MBA from Chicago Booth and Entrepreneur. One son Jayvir. Proficient in English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. Hobbies: Travel, Swimming and Tennis 415 E. Harding Way, Ste. D, Stockton (209) 944-5750 StocktonCardiology.com

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CAMERON R. WHEELER, DDS, MS Board Certified Orthodontist

At Wheeler Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing a fun, affordable, safe and quality orthodontic experience with interactive and individualized care to every patient. Whether you’re a child, teenager, or an adult, you deserve an attractive and confident smile. We believe in creating beautiful smiles, inside and out and that a perfect smile is an investment our patients will benefit from for a lifetime. We feature Invisalign and clear ceramic braces for the aesthetically conscious patients. 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.

4568 Feather River Dr., Ste. D, Stockton, (209) 951-0151, WheelerOrtho.com

BROOKSIDE OPTOMETRIC GROUP

3133 W. March Ln., Ste. 2020 Stockton, (209) 951-0820 BrooksideOptometric.com

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At the Brookside Optometric Group we get it that the honor is that people allow us to see them, not for them to be allowed to see us. We get it that people live busy lives and need appointments that are not necessarily between the hours of 9 and 5 Monday through Friday, hate having to endure long waits for their doctor only to be seen by a technician followed by a brief 3-minute meet and greet by their doctor, and that people want answers to their questions instead of a simple pat on the head as they are being handed a prescription.

  We provide extended hours for our patients,  technologically-advanced equipment  to better care for our patients, an in-house lab, access to any and all contact lenses necessary to fit any need and a frame inventory of over 1,500 frames to suit any desired style. Most importantly we wanted to create an environment where our patients would be seen on time, have time with their doctors for a very thorough examination and have any and all questions answered, whether that be for routine eye care or LASIK candidacy, and to be treated like family.


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HUGH L. VU, MD, MPH, FACS

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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, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017! We look forward to serving you in 2018! 1617 St. Marks Plaza, Ste. E & F, Stockton, (209) 476-7074, VuPlasticSurgery.com

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TRAVERS J. MCLOUGHLIN, MD

Medical Director, Board Certified Radiation Oncologist

Travers J. McLoughlin, M.D. is dedicated to providing great care and service to patients and their families. Dr. McLoughlin trained at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical College and is an expert in radiation oncology. While at Cornell, Dr. McLoughlin served as Assistant Chief Resident and Chief Resident. As a result, he was instrumental in educating fellow residents and served as a representative on the Stich Radiation Quality Assurance Committee. In addition, Dr. McLoughlin was also elected as an executive member of the New YorkRoengten Society and earned the Distinguished Housestaff Award during his residency. Now practicing in Lodi, California, Dr. McLoughlin balances the latest science of cancer treatment with compassionate care. He has a tremendous clinical interest in lung, prostate, breast, head and neck, central nervous system and gastrointestinal cancers.He is highly trained in treating prostate, breast, and gynecologic cancers.

311 S. Ham Ln., Lodi, (209) 365-1761, BschafferCancer.com

GURRINDER S. ATWAL DDS, MSC, FAGD Family, Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry

Dr. Gurrinder Atwal has over 18 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 was awarded a fellowship (FAGD) at the June 2012 Philadelphia ADG Convention. 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’s office is also treating and helping patients with sleep issues, snoring, apnea and bruxism. Dr. Atwal is currently doing (part time) residency in Sleep Medicine at the UCSF. Dr. Atwal and team Comfort Dental Care work out of a custom, child friendly, very well designed, brand new 2750 sq ft facility at 2766 N. Tracy Blvd.

2766 N. Tracy Blvd. Tracy, (209) 836-5393 MyTracyDentist.com AtwalDentalSleepSolutions.com

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RONALD S. NORIESTA, DDS

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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 family-like 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.”

RONALD S. NORIESTA, DDS

4512 Feather River Dr., Ste. B, Stockton, (209) 472-7500, OneAppointment.com

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MAYWELL L. INONG, DDS General & Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Maywell Inong is a Stockton native and graduate of the University of the Pacific. She opened her dental practice in 1999. Over the years she has become known as a leading dentist within the Stockton area. Dr. Inong went into dentistry with an earnest desire to partner with her patients to help them pursue a lifetime of optimal dental health. Toward this goal, she has been a leader in the field of dentistry by always endeavoring to become certified in the latest medical technology breakthroughs and surgical techniques that she feels can ensure better treatment success for her patients. As an example, Dr. Inong is the only dentist within 100 miles of the Stockton area that is an experienced practitioner in the use of Pinhole Surgery Technique (PST) to treat gum recession by eliminating the need for painful gum grafts and long months of healing times that were seen in the past. Treatment recovery times for this new procedure have been reduced to just days with minor to no pain at all. Though she has been given many opportunities over the years to expand her practice to multiple offices, she has decided that by having just one location with her as the sole dentist on staff, it is the best way to maintain a personal relationship with her patients to attend properly to treating their individual health needs.

4568 Feather River Dr., Ste. E, Stockton (209) 477-9105, InongDental.com

DESIREE COYKENDALL Owner

Desiree Coykendall’s journey began in La Jolla and led her to Pleasanton, Danville and ultimately to Tracy. A healthy, active lifestyle has always been import to Desiree. From high school to college, Desiree has always taken an interest in caring for the whole body. Desiree has been the co-owner of Allure Salon and Spa in Tracy, CA since 2009.This last year, Desiree was able to combine her knowledge, training and experience with her desire to help others achieve a healthy, active lifestyle by becoming owner of the Medifast Weight Control Center in Tracy, CA.   Medifast Weight Control Center of Tracy has been serving the San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties for the past 10 years. Medifast has been helping clients achieve their weight loss goals and their healthy lifestyle goals.   Medifast Weight Control program has been recommended by over 20,000 physicians. Through the scientifically-based weight control system and individualized counseling, clients are able to reach their weight loss goals and healthy lifestyle goals.   From the moment you set foot in the center, you’ll recognize what separates us from the rest. The comprehensive approach to wellness focuses on each client’s long term success. Weight loss plans, weight measurement, meal plans and coaching are seamlessly integrated and tailored to meet each client’s specific goals and needs.   Come by the Medifast Weight Control Center of Tracy and see how we can help you on your journey to a healthy and active lifestyle.

155 W. 10th St., Tracy (209) 835-3278, MedifastCalifornia.com

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YUSUKE SUZUKI, DMD & ASSOCIATES

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Family Dentistry

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. 801 S. Ham Ln., Ste. L, Lodi, (209) 334-0630, SuzukiDmd.com

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