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Generations Connect 3 OB/GYNs

Posted on Oct 5, 2015

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Pictured L to R: Risa Kagan, M.D., Clare Rudolph, M.D., and Marilyn Honegger, M.D

Strong partnerships and working relationships among physicians are a vital part of great health care, but Clare Rudolph, M.D., has unique and enduring connections to her current medical partners Risa Kagan, M.D. and Marilyn Honegger, M.D.  Read More

SEBMF Celebrates 10 Years of Family Centered Care

Posted on Oct 1, 2015

Happy Birthday 10The test of a good idea is how long it lasts. It has been 10 years since a small group of East Bay health care pioneers created a network that allows physicians to focus on building strong relationships with their patients.

Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and East Bay Physicians Medical Group (EBPMG) are celebrating the anniversary of a 10-year partnership. On Oct. 1, 2005, with approximately 100 employees, 49 physicians and four allied health professionals on board, SEBMF started providing hospitalist services for Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and opened its doors at three care centers in Berkeley. Read More

Help in Managing Lingering Effects of Cancer Treatment

Posted on Sep 16, 2015

?????????The effects of cancer treatment can linger for months or years. It’s common to wonder how your body should feel during this time and to worry about signs that cancer is coming back.

“It’s not so much ‘getting back to normal’ as it is finding out what’s normal for you now,” says Risa Kagan, M.D., FACOG; Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation gynecologist. “Your new normal may include making changes in the way you eat, the things you do and your sources of support.”

These tips from the National Cancer Institute can help with the most common challenges for cancer survivors: Read More

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.”

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

Posted on Jul 27, 2015

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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