What’s healthier than fruit … with chocolate? Get a fresh start to spring with this yummy, non-fat dessert.Read More about Narsai’s Poached Pear With Non-fat Chocolate and Raspberry Sauces
Walk with us at 9 a.m. on Sat., April 26, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, and give hope to babies born sick or premature.Read More about Join Us at the 2014 March for Babies Walk
Leg pain can sometimes be a sign of a more serious problem. Vindhya Hindnavis, M.D., describes a simple life-saving test.Read More about A Heart Attack in Your Leg? Simple Screening Test Saves Lives
Patient demand has been growing by leaps and bounds since the Sutter Urgent Care at Bluerock opened its doors three years ago in East Contra Costa County. Sutter Urgent Care’s medical director, Jeff Leinen, M.D., said that to keep up with patient demand the Urgent Care will start seeing patents from 1 p.m.-9 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Sutter Urgent Care offers expert, same-day care for adults and children, providing a faster, convenient and economical alternative to going to the emergency room for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Don’t forget you can check the website for “real-time” wait times.
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Welcome spring in good health with these succulent pears covered in creamy chocolate and delicious raspberry sauces. Read More about Narsai’s Poached Pear With Non-fat Chocolate and Raspberry Sauces
Walk with us at 9 a.m. on Sat., April 26, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, and give hope to babies born sick or premature.
Together, we can raise money to support programs in our community and help moms to have healthy, full-term pregnancies. The March for Babies also funds life-saving research to find answers to serious problems that can threaten the health of babies.
Please get involved and help every baby have a healthy start in life. Join your team today!
Dr. Jeffery Leinen has been a familiar face at Sutter Delta Medical Center for years. In fact, he is no doubt a familiar face throughout East Contra Costa County. After all, he was pictured in life-size ads plastered on the side of Tri-Delta buses holding a Healthgrade’s Emergency Medicine of Excellence medallion.
“My role as the urgent care medical director is an exciting opportunity,” says Dr. Leinen. “Urgent care is becoming essential in almost any health system, so I am up to the challenge of building this as a comprehensive service line from the ground up for Sutter Health East Bay Region.”
Knowing the ins and outs of how urgent care works is nothing new to Dr. Leinen, as he was instrumental in helping launch the region’s first urgent care at Blue Rock in Antioch. The region has seen tremendous success with urgent care, and has decided to expand it throughout the East Bay Region.
“Urgent care is similar to treating patients in the ER, but the patients are typically not as sick,” says Leinen. “So a majority of the time you are able to treat the patient and return them to good health, which always feels rewarding as a physician.”
Dr. Leinen joined Sutter Delta Medical Center in 2006 as the Emergency Department’s medical director. During his leadership, Sutter Delta was ranked by Healthgrades as one of the top 5 percent of Emergency Departments nationwide for three years in a row.
“Earning the Healthgrades nationwide recognition was a prestigious honor,” says Leinen. “One I am very proud of because it shows that working as a determined team with focused goals can achieve a lot.”
Dr. Leinen lives in Walnut Creek with his wife and two young children, so joining Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation brings him back home.
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) can be limiting and often goes undiagnosed. PAD happens when arteries leading to your legs, feet and arms narrow, causing blood flow to slow. PAD doubles your chance for a heart attack or stroke.
A simple screening could save your life. An Ankle-brachial Index (ABI) test is a quick, painless and accurate test conducted by measuring blood flow to the limbs to see if you have a problem. Sutter Delta offers free ABI screenings on the third Thursday of the month.
To schedule your FREE ABI screening appointment or to learn more about PAD call (925) 779-3508 or send an email to ABIscreening@sutterhealth.org
When: Third Thursday of the Month, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Sutter Delta Medical Center, 3901 Lone Tree Way, Antioch (in the community clinic building)
Strong and fit, Erick Carlson led marine photography dives all over the world. So when he began to have severe leg pain just walking a few feet, he thought it was a nerve problem:
“If I kept moving, the pain would slowly go down my leg and then would start burning in my calf. … my foot would actually go numb, so that I couldn’t even feel my foot hit the ground.”
When he rested, the pain would go away. So Erick stopped all the activities he loved, until his Sutter Health doctor performed a simple blood pressure test for his legs, known as ABI (ankle-brachial index) screening.
The test revealed that he had peripheral arterial disease (also known as peripheral vascular disease): 90 percent of blood flow to his left leg was blocked. Watch Erick’s story:
“Like angina or chest pain on exertion–which is caused by plaque buildup in the coronary arteries–peripheral arterial disease is caused by the same process in the peripheral vessels,” explains Vindhya Hindnavis, M.D., an internist with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), who is board-certified in cardiovascular disease and is affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center. Read More about A Heart Attack in Your Leg? Simple Screening Test Saves Lives
Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and the East Bay Physicians Medical Group welcome two new providers this month. Joining the team are Farnoosh Farrokhi, M.D., an endocrinologist who sees patients at SEBMF’s Castro Valley Care Center, and Julie Freedman, M.D., a hospitalist who cares for patients at the Berkeley and Oakland campuses of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. Please join us in welcoming both physicians. Read More about SEBMF Welcomes Farnoosh Farrokhi, M.D. and Julie Freedman, M.D.