The 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 about SEBMF Celebrates 10 Years of Family Centered Care
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 about Sutter Urgent Care Antioch Celebrates 4th Anniversary
Our not-for-profit Sutter Health network invites you to explore our online 2014 annual report. Through videos and other interactive features, see how our doctors, hospitals and medical teams partner to provide top-rated, personalized care in diverse communities across Northern California. This year our annual report focuses on our:
• Year in review
• Community support
• Generous donors
• Sutter Health family
“At Sutter Health, we understand that in a rapidly changing world we must reimagine how we operate if we want to continue delivering the kind of quality care our patients expect and deserve,” said Sutter Health President and CEO Pat Fry. “In 2014, we implemented advanced technologies, pursued groundbreaking research, streamlined work processes and launched more convenient ways to access care.”
The Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation care center at 2500 Milvia Street includes Sutter’s first Urgent Care clinic in Berkeley.
“The facility is designed with the patient in mind. We offer robust primary care and ob-gyn services and introduce urgent care to the community,” says Samuel Santoro, D.O., president of the East Bay Physicians Medical Group.
The 28,000-square-foot building has been completely remodeled to accommodate 19 OB-Gyns, four pediatricians and four family medicine doctors from offices elsewhere in Berkeley.
Building highlights include:
- Urgent Care open 5-9p.m. Monday through Friday and 10a.m.-2 p.m. weekends and holidays.
- Convenient, plentiful free parking
- Streamlined registration
- Spacious rooms
- Shared clinical/staff work space
Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) continues to expand in the East Bay, welcoming several excellent providers who bring a wealth of education, experience and knowledge to the care of our patients.
Vipul Gupta, M.D., MPH. Dr. Gupta is board eligible in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He received his medical degree from Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai India, and a master’s of public health from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth. He completed both a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the State University of New York, Buffalo. In addition, Dr. Gupta completed a fellowship in interventional cardiology at the University of California-San Francisco. Dr. Gupta is fluent in Hindi. He enjoys music, watching movies, travelling and sports such as cricket and football. Dr. Gupta joined the organization on Aug. 11. He sees patients in Antioch and will also spend time in Oakland/Berkeley.
Baotram Nguyen, M.D. Dr. Nguyen is board eligible in obstetrics and gynecology. She received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco. Dr. Nguyen is fluent in Vietnamese. She joined the organization on Aug. 11 and sees patients in Castro Valley.
Jonathan Lynne, M.D., MPH. Dr. Lynne is board eligible in family medicine. He received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine, Granada, West Indies and a master’s of public health in epidemiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed a residency in family medicine at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Dr. Lynne is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and speaks some Spanish. He enjoys staying active and participates in ballroom dance, tennis, volleyball, camping, kayaking, scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, traveling, and playing piano. Dr. Lynne joined the organization on Aug. 11 and he sees patients in Antioch and Brentwood.
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.
“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