Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation is Expanding!

Posted on Aug 22, 2014

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.

Dr. Vipul Gupta

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.

Dr. Baotram NguyenBaotram 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.




Dr. Jonathan LynneJonathan 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.



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.


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

‘My Health Online’ Milestone: 1 Million Patients!

Posted on Apr 18, 2014

Smiles From the 6 Words Contest  Check out your photos from our 6 words contest, and see how you and your colleagues partner for patients: smiles from the 6 words contest! Thanks for participating.  Watch our newsletter for contest winners, who will be announced  in early May!  We recently reached a significant milestone made possible by your collective partnership, collaboration and dedication: one million patients are now enrolled in Sutter’s My Health Online. This consumer-friendly tool gives our patients online and mobile access to view their personal health record, email doctors, renew prescriptions and schedule appointments—anytime, anywhere. Read More

Sutter Urgent Care at Bluerock Expands Hours April 1

Posted on Apr 4, 2014

Sutter Urgent Care Logo "We Plus You"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.

Jeffery Leinen, M.D., Joins Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation as Urgent Care Medical Director

Posted on Mar 12, 2014

Dr. Jeffery Leinen, urgent care medical director

Urgent Care Medical Director Jeffery Leinen, M.D.

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.

So it is with great pleasure SEBMF welcomes Dr. Leinen back to Sutter Health in his new role as Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation’s urgent care medical director.

“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.”

Leinen treated patients at Blue Rock Urgent Care

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.”

Helped Sutter Delta achieve Emergency Medicine of Excellence Awards

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.

SEBMF Welcomes Seven New Physicians!

Posted on Dec 9, 2013

Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Neurology and Hospitalist Departments Grow

Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of seven new physicians to our organization: pediatricians F. Ralph Berberich, M.D., Petra Froehlich Landman, M.D., Steven Kowaleski, M.D. and Lisa Swearingen, M.D.; neurologist Antonio Silva-Sayago, M.D.; family medicine practitioner Francine Yep, M.D.; and hospitalist Maria Ait Rais, M.D. Read More