Free Blood Pressure Health Fair

Posted on Jul 17, 2014

????????????????????????????????????????Learn how to manage your blood pressure through healthy
living! Join us for a fun health fair that will include informational
booths and interactive activities that will give you the information
you need to help control your high or low blood pressure.

• Cooking demonstrations
• Recipes
• Blood pressure health information
• Healthy giveaways

This event is FREE!

When: Wednesday, September 10
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Albany Care Center
500 San Pablo Ave.
Albany CA 94706

SEBMF Opens Urgent Care Clinic in Castro Valley

Posted on Jul 10, 2014

????????On Monday, June 16, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) opened a new urgent care clinic in Castro Valley. Located on the first floor of SEBMF’s medical office building at 20101 Lake Chabot Rd., the clinic offers a convenient service for patients who need non-emergency care after their doctor’s office is closed, or on weekends and holidays.

The clinic provides expert, same-day care for adults and children. Staffed by both emergency physicians and primary care physicians, the urgent care team of doctors and support staff work closely together to provide prompt, quality and convenient care for medical conditions, that while not emergencies, require care within 24 hours. As part of the service, a complete treatment report is provided to the patient’s personal physician for follow up after the visit. In addition, SEBMF’s outpatient imaging and lab services, which are also located in the Castro Valley medical office building, now have extended hours to provide services to urgent care patients.

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Jeffrey Leinen, M.D., FACEP, Urgent Care Medical Director.

“Patients will be able to get the outstanding care they have come to expect from Sutter Health in a convenient location,” said Urgent Care Medical Director Jeffrey Leinen, M.D., FACEP. “Plus, we work closely with their regular doctors after they come to us to ensure they continue to get proper care.”

Common conditions that can be treated include:sore throat, cold and flu, vomiting, diarrhea, asthma, headaches, ear infections, urinary tract infections, sprains, strains, bumps and bruises, and back pain, among others. Sutter Urgent Care does not provide emergency services. If a medical problem is life-threatening, you should call 911 or go to the hospital emergency room.

At this time, Sutter Urgent Care in Castro Valley is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Hours may be extended in the future. You can check hours and wait times at suttereastbay.org/urgentcare

Welcome Dr. Avis Logan

Posted on Jul 9, 2014

Dr. Avis LoganSutter East Bay Medical Foundation is pleased to welcome Avis Logan, M.D. Dr. Logan is a family medicine physician who has practiced in Oakland for more than 20 years. She began seeing patients at the Oakland Care Center in early June. Her special medical interests include preventative medicine through lifestyle management; women’s health with family planning; and caring for infants, children and teens.

Dr. Logan received her medical degree at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at Santa Rosa Community Hospital, and a fellowship in faculty development at UCSF School of Medicine.

Dr. Logan is board certified in family medicine. She speaks English and conversational Spanish. Outside of work, Dr. Logan enjoys running, hiking and beachcombing.

Helping Your Kids Stay Safe in the Virtual World

Posted on Jun 6, 2014

“OMG! U c Emily? She’s a G4N GF!” Translated in parent-speak this means, “Oh my God! You see Emily? She’s a good for nothing girlfriend.”

Remember the days when playground bullies only stole milk money? Today, cyberbullies reach way beyond the playground, through cyberspace and deep within personal lives to humiliate their victims in front of an audience of hundreds, thousands or more, instantaneously. Read More

Learn More About Managing Menopausal Symptoms

Posted on Jun 6, 2014

menopause womenIn 1991, the National Institutes of Health launched the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), a 15-year study of postmenopausal women that examined the correlation between hormone therapy and heart disease, bone fractures, and breast and colorectal cancers. While the WHI remains one of the largest preventive studies of its kind, it did not focus on hormone therapy for the relief of some of the most common menopausal symptoms: hot flashes and vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA). VVA is a condition in which the low estrogen levels associated with menopause cause thinning of the vaginal walls that can result in dry and inflamed tissue, painful urination, and pain with intercourse.

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Don’t Let the Heat Get You Down!

Posted on May 12, 2014

heatwave drinking waterOur first round of heat is headed for the Bay Area. With the thermometer heading higher in some local areas this weekend, we are reminded of: spare the air, hum of air conditioners and fans and a few healthy tips.

While it doesn’t happen often, a heat wave in the Bay Area can have unwanted affects if we don’t take proper precautions. Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation physicians have some hints that can help keep you and yours out of trouble and hopefully out of a local Emergency Department.

Listen to your local news. When the thermometer rises, there are precautions that can be taken that will keep you and yours safe. Read More

National Nurses Week–In Appreciation of Our Nurses

Posted on May 6, 2014

Nurses Leading the Way logoDuring National Nurses Week (May 6 – 12), we celebrate our outstanding nurses, who collaborate every day with patients, families and colleagues to deliver outstanding care.

In honor of Nurses Week, we are happy to showcase some of our outstanding East Bay nurses speaking about their chosen profession in our video below. Their passion for what they do shines brightly like the stars they are. You can watch them here.National Nurses Week Appreciation Video