SEBMF’s Richard Singer, M.D., Wins Patient’s Choice Award for a Third Time

Posted on Aug 28, 2015

drsinger_123Congratulations to SEBMF pediatrician Richard Singer, M.D., who received the Sutter Medical Network’s Patient’s Choice Award.

The award recognizes one primary care and one specialist in each region whose patients reported consistently high satisfaction with their care and their overall experience in 2014 Press Ganey surveys.

“It means a lot to me to know that the families we take care of feel that we’re providing great care to their children,” says Dr. Singer. “This award is a reflection of the entire staff I work with including my fellow pediatricians Dr. Susan Adham and Dr. Lisa Hills who contribute so much to ensuring a positive patient experience.”Dr. Singer was identified by his patients as providing a quality and compassionate care experience—in a way that makes health care personal. Dr. Singer practices in Antioch and Brentwood and has been with SEBMF since 2008. This is the third time he has received this award.

Richard Singer, M.D.

Richard Singer, M.D.

In patient’s Press Ganey surveys, Dr. Singer was praised for his knowledge, availability and genuine care and concern for his patients and their families. Many families say they are treated like family at Dr. Singer’s practice and his care team is routinely lauded as “awesome.”

“The secret to my success is that I really enjoy spending as much time as I can with each and every patient,” says Dr. Singer. “Sutter Health has always supported my patient-first philosophy and I appreciate working for an organization that promotes the value of patient-centered care.”

SEBMF Welcomes Dr. Fumi Suzuki, Family Medicine Physician

Posted on Aug 11, 2015

drsuzuki websiteFumi Suzuki, M.D., MPH, is now seeing patients at our Albany Care Center. Dr. Suzuki is board certified in family medicine. Prior to joining SEBMF, Dr. Suzuki was the Chief Medical Officer of the Native American Health Center in San Francisco and Oakland. Welcome Dr. Suzuki!

SEBMF Welcomes Neurologist Gulmohor Roy, M.D.

Posted on Aug 5, 2015

drroy-106Neurologist Gulmohor Roy, M.D. is now seeing patients at our Antioch and Berkeley Care Centers. Dr. Roy is fellowship trained and Board eligible in Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuromuscular Medicine. She specializes in treating patients with peripheral nerve disorders, epilepsy headache disorders , multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, tremor and stroke. Welcome Dr. Roy!

Ask the Expert: Are You at Risk for a Urinary Tract Infection?

Posted on Jul 27, 2015


Jonathan Lynne, M.D., MPH, Family Medicine, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation

Q: I’ve heard urinary tract infections (UTIs) are getting harder to treat. Why is this and who’s at risk of developing one?

Jonathan Lynne, M.D., MPH, answered:

UTIs are one of the most common infections doctors treat: More than half of women living in the United States will get a UTI. Urinary tract infections are caused by microorganisms—usually bacteria—that enter the urethra and bladder, causing inflammation and infection. UTIs are more common in women because women have a shorter urethra than men do. That means bacteria travel a shorter dAistance to a woman’s bladder. Read More

Sutter Urgent Care Antioch Celebrates 4th Anniversary

Posted on Jul 21, 2015

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Staff members celebrated the UC Bluerock anniversary with a Minions themed party.

Sutter Urgent Care Antioch is celebrating four years of serving the East Contra Costa community and is dedicated to providing high quality, accessible and affordable care for patients in the East Bay. The facility treated about 100 patients a month when they first opened and now care for more than 700 patients a month.

“I’m very proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish in a short amount of time,” says Urgent Care Medical Director Jeffrey Leinen, M.D., FACEP. “We’ve been able to increase the scope of care by offering imaging and lab services. Providing episodic care is one of the cornerstones of how patients now receive health care.” Read More

A Very Special Summer Camp Experience

Posted on Jul 20, 2015

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Karen Montero (far right) with her fellow camp counselors Erica and Tatiana.

Karen Montero, the Interim Urgent Care Coordinator with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation, recently spent a week volunteering at Camp Okizu, a free summer camp for children and families that have been affected by childhood cancer. Karen has been a cabin counselor two years running and she loves being able to supervise children while they participate in fun activities they normally wouldn’t be able to do.

“It makes me happy being with other people wanting to make a difference by impacting these children’s lives in a positive way,” she says. “Each year that I leave Camp Okizu, I’m left with more little footprints in my heart. That’s what keeps me coming back!” Read More

Operation Backpack: Helping Kids in Need

Posted on Jul 7, 2015

Bay Area Poster (1) (3)Each year, thousands of homeless and at-risk children in our local communities return to school without the basic supplies they need. Preparing these children for school with a new backpack filled with school supplies boosts their self-esteem and gives them the tools and confidence needed to learn and thrive in school.

The SEBMF Orinda Care Center is collecting backpacks and school supplies for Volunteers of America’s Operation Backpack. Please drop off your backpacks and supplies by Friday, July 17. Our goal is to donate 50 backpacks! Here’s the Backpack Supply ListClick here to visit the Operation Backpack website.

Or you can drop off backpacks directly at the following two official drop off locations between July 13-24.
Volunteers of America Bay Area Office
972 Thirteenth St. #100, Oakland CA 94612
PH: 510-663-4546 x108

Volunteers of America Foster A Dream
628 Escobar St., Martinez CA 94553.
PH: 925-228-0200