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

Welcome to Our New SEBMF Clinicians!

Posted on Sep 22, 2015

Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and East Bay Physicians Medical Group (EBPMG) welcome our new clinicians.

nchuksnp-107websiteNancy Chuks-Orji, MSN, FNP-C, is our new nurse practitioner practicing at our Bluerock Care Center in Antioch. Nancy obtained her medical education at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland.







drlahsaei-106websiteSaba Lahsaei, M.D., Cardiovascular Disease
4053 Lone Tree Way, Suite 200, Antioch
Dr. Lahsaei received his medical degree at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences in Iran and he completed his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Lahsaei speaks Farsi.





drnebenzahi-106websiteSamara Nebenzahl, M.D. Family Medicine
2500 Milvia Street, Berkeley
Dr. Nebenzahl received her medical degree at Rush Medical College in Chicago and she completed her residency at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Nebenzahl sees patients in Berkeley.




SEBMF Rheumatology Practice Moves to New Location in Berkeley

Posted on Sep 9, 2015

2999 R229IMGP4264The SEBMF rheumatology practice has moved to 2999 Regent Street, Suite 301 in Berkeley. The Regent Street care center is designed for your comfort and offers easy to navigate pathways, state-of-the art exam rooms and the convenience of onsite laboratory services.

Our rheumatologists:
Jonathan Ellman, M.D.
Brian Kaye, M.D.
Molly Magnano, M.D.

Care Center Hours:
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Additional information:
• If you have an appointment on or after Sept. 9, you will need to come to our new office at 2999 Regent Street, Suite 301 in Berkeley.
• Our phone number will remain 510-204-8120 for appointments, the on-call doctor and for messages.
• The lab phone number is 510-204-8222

2999 Regent Street is easily accessible using public transportation. There is parking under the building and limited street parking for your use.
Fees for the parking garage are $2 for every 15 minutes without validation or $1 every 15 minutes with validation.

2999 Regent Street Map

Welcome to Our New SEBMF Clinicians!

Posted on Sep 1, 2015

Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and East Bay Physicians Medical Group (EBPMG) welcome our new clinicians.

drezzeddine-102Dina Ezzeddine, M.D., FACP, Gastroenterology
2850 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley
Dr. Ezzeddine received her medical degree at American University of Beirut in Lebanon and she completed her fellowship in Gastroenterology at Wright State University in Ohio. Dr. Ezzeddine is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Prior to joining SEBMF, Dr. Ezzeddine was in private practice in North Dakota. She believes in partnering with patients who should not just be on the receiving end but can share in the decision making for their health care and wellbeing.

drlackman-101Margery Lackman, M.D., FAAP, Pediatrics
2500 Milvia Street, Berkeley and 500 San Pablo Avenue, Albany
Dr. Lackman received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and she completed her residency at Children’s Hospital Oakland. Prior to joining SEBMF, Dr. Lackman was managing partner at Hilltop Pediatrics in Richmond. She is board certified in pediatrics and fluent in medical Spanish.



dliu-101Terrence Liu, M.D., MPH, Surgeon
2850 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley
Dr. Liu received his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine and he completed his residency at the Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Prior to joining SEBMF, Dr. Liu was a clinical professor at the USCF School of Medicine and a staff surgeon at Highland General Hospital and San Leandro Hospital.



drlucero-websiteMatthew Lucero, D.O., Internal Medicine
350 John Muir Parkway, Brentwood
Dr. Lucero received his medical degree from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo and he completed his residency at Saint Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco. He is board eligible in Internal Medicine. Dr. Lucero grew up in Antioch.




drjonathanwang-104Jonathan Wang, M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
20101 Lake Chabot Road, Castro Valley
Dr. Wang received his medical degree at the University of California, Davis. He completed the San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program at St. Mary’s Medical Center and a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at the University of California Davis, Medical Center. He is eligible for Board Certification with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Wang is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.

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.”