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Best Doctors


Posted on November 14

Need a doctor? Then you need to see this list of 194 physicians who have been chosen best in their fields.

David Tai, M.D., Sutter Medical Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
David Tai, M.D., Sutter Medical Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Photography by Rudy Meyers

When choosing a doctor for ourselves or a loved one, most of us wouldn’t think of picking one randomly out of cyberspace or letting our pet chicken pick for us. We’d want a more reliable method for choosing only the best.

While finding “the best” of anything sometimes can be an exercise in trial and error, it isn’t in this case. We have a way of knowing exactly which docs lead their field thanks to the work of Best Doctors, Inc., a Boston-based organization that conducts the largest continuous independent survey of the medical profession. From Best Doctors, Inc., Sacramento magazine has secured the rights to publish the names of 194 local physicians representing 51 specialties and subspecialties and four respected health networks, including Sutter Health, Kaiser Permanente, UC Davis and Dignity Health (formerly Catholic Healthcare West). The list is excerpted from the 2013 “The Best Doctors in America” database.

The doctors are chosen through a process similar to the informal peer-to-peer process doctors themselves use to connect their patients to the right specialists. Doctors surveyed have the option of commenting confidentially on their colleagues and are free to make other nominations. A team of researchers employed by the organization confirms credentials and specific areas of expertise.

Doctors do not pay to be included on the list. They are not paid to be listed and cannot nominate or vote for themselves. All survey information is kept confidential.

In connection with our published list of the best local docs, we decided to find out what factors some of these doctors attribute to their high level of competence. So we asked them: “What experience do you believe made you a better doctor?”

While the responses were as varied as the physicians themselves, a common theme did emerge: Sometimes the best way to become a better doctor is to walk a mile in the patient’s nonslip hospital socks.

Here, nine of the area’s Best Doctors describe in their own words the experiences they feel had a profound influence on the way they practice medicine.

 

2013 BEST DOCTORS

DAVID TAI, M.D. (above)
Sutter Medical Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
“As an orthopedic surgeon, I describe the practice of operating on someone as technical and cognitive. You develop the actual physical technique of performing surgery by training—that’s why surgeons have a longer residency [than most other physicians]—and experience. I’ve been doing orthopedic surgery since 1983, and somewhere along the line I came to realize that the mental or emotional aspect of performing surgery is just as important as the physical technique. I really do think there’s a reverential bond that develops between doctor and patient during the process of operating. The patient is completely vulnerable to the surgeon, even if the surgeon is only operating on a hand that’s been numbed. That classic oath that we take to first do no harm has to be reassessed because the physical act of cutting into somebody means you are assaulting the body in certain ways. Therefore, I think it’s a real privilege to operate on another human being. I’m honored that patients come to me. They’re entrusting me to do surgery when they’re at their most vulnerable. It’s this mindset that I believe has helped me to become a better doctor.”

 

ALLERGY AND IMMUNOLOGY

Bradley E. Chipps
Capital Allergy and Respiratory Disease Center
5609 J St, Ste C Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-453-8696

Merrill Eric Gershwin
UC Davis Medical Center Rheumatology and Allergy Clinic
4860 Y St, Ste 0400 Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2737

 

ANESTHESIOLOGY

Diana L. Coleman
Central Anesthesia Service Exchange Medical Group
3315 Watt Ave Sacramento, CA 95821
Phone: 916-481-0777

Cathleen R. Lammers
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
2315 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5311

Patricia Gail Pirie
Mercy General Hospital Department of Anesthesia
3939 J St, Ste 310 Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-733-6990

Jeffrey Uppington
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
2315 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2480

 

CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

William J. Bommer
UC Davis Medical Group Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Lower Level, Ste 0200 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-3761

Yung-Wei Chi
UC Davis Health System Vascular Center
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 2100 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-3800

John Laird
UC Davis Vascular Center
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-3800

Reginald I. Low
UC Davis Medical Group Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Lower Level, Ste 0200 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-3761

Harvey Matlof
Sutter Cardiology
5301 F St, Ste 117 Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-733-1788

Saul Schaefer
UC Davis Medical Group Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Lower Level, Ste 0200 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-3761

 

CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE

Tim E. Albertson
UC Davis Medical Group Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
2825 J Street Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-734-2737

Diana L. Coleman
Central Anesthesia Service Exchange Medical Group
3315 Watt Ave Sacramento, CA 95821
Phone: 916-481-0777

Susan Murin
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
4150 V St, Ste 3400 Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2812

David H. Wisner
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Surgery
2221 Stockton Blvd, Rm 3112 Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2680

 

DERMATOLOGY

Robert L. Burns
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Rancho Cordova Department of Dermatology 10725 International Dr Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Phone: 916-631-2142

Michael J. Fazio
2805 J St, Ste 100 Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-492-1828

Thomas Giustina
Kaiser Permanente
South Sacramento Medical Center Department of Dermatology Medical Office Bldg 2, 1st Fl 6600 Bruceville Rd Sacramento, CA 95823
Phone: 916-688-2045

Ann F. Haas
Sutter Medical Group Department of Dermatology
1020 29th St, Ste 570A Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-733-3792

Suzanne L. Kilmer
Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Northern California
3835 J St Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-456-0400

Jan A. Okimoto
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Rancho Cordova Department of Dermatology
10725 International Dr, 1st Fl Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Phone: 916-631-3010

Margaret Parson
Dermatology Consultants of Sacramento
5340 Elvas Ave, Ste 600 Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-739-1505

Marc A. Silverstein
1 Scripps Dr, Ste 300 Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: 916-920-0871

Emil A. Tanghetti
Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery
5601 J St Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-454-5922

Summer R. Youker
2805 J St, Ste 100 Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: 916-492-1828

 

 

THOMAS GIUSTINA, M.D.
Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center, Department of Dermatology
“Having been a patient and the parent of a patient, having a very ill child in the hospital, has helped me to become a better doctor. Thank goodness my son is now 3 years old and in perfect health. I think this experience made me realize that what’s routine for me as a doctor is not routine for my patients, and I have to always try to understand how the patient feels. I may be able to take care of a problem in a few minutes, but it may take several more minutes to understand the fears my patients have, and to address those fears. A lot of my patients are afraid they have skin cancer because they all know the person down the street who had melanoma and was dead in six months. I have to reassure them that not all cancers go that way and that theirs may not and probably won’t. I understand that some patients won’t even express their fears because they’re afraid that if they ask, their fears will come true. Sometimes it’s just a matter of putting your hand on their shoulder and saying, ‘Everything’s going to be OK.’”

 

EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Tim E. Albertson
UC Davis Medical Group Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
2825 J Street Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-734-2737

 

FAMILY MEDICINE

Klea D. Bertakis
UC Davis Medical Group Family Practice Clinic
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 1600 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-3630

Carol Havens
Chemical Dependency Recovery Program
2829 Watt Ave, Ste 150 Sacramento, CA 95821
Phone: 916-482-1132

 

GASTROENTEROLOGY

Joseph W. Leung
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Gastroenterology
Patient Support Services Bldg, Ste 3500 4150 V St Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 919-734-3759

 

HAND SURGERY

John Agee
77 Scripps Dr, Ste 101 Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: 916-920-8051

Robert M. Szabo
UC Davis Medical Group Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 1700 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2700

 

INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Stuart H. Cohen
UC Davis Medical Center Division of Infectious Diseases
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 0101 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2737

Neil M. Flynn
CARES Clinic 1500 21st St Sacramento, CA 95811
Phone: 916-443-3299

Richard B. Pollard
UC Davis Medical Center Division of Infectious Diseases
PSSB, Ste G500 4150 V St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-3742

Richard L. Sweet
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Glassrock Bldg, Ste 4200 2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-6900

 

MEDICAL GENETICS

Mark H. Lipson
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Point West Division of Medical Genetics
1650 Response Rd Sacramento, CA 95864
Phone: 916-614-4785

 

KLEA BERTAKIS, M.D.
UC Davis Medical Group, Family Practice Clinic
“My research on what kind of doctorpatient communication leads to better outcomes has made me a better doctor. We have done a number of studies comparing the practice styles of male and female physicians, and looking at differences between family physicians and general internists. What we found was that a practice style focusing on the psychosocial aspects of care—who is this person, what is their emotional state, what is their family and support system like, where do they work, what level of education have they achieved, what is their culture—is an important element in patient care, and predicts better health outcomes. A practice style emphasizing patient-centered care—and by that I mean letting the patient take an active role in the doctor-patient interaction and making shared decisions—is also related to better patient outcomes. Thankfully, the research being done in this area is beginning to influence health-care policy.”

 

MEDICAL ONCOLOGY AND HEMATOLOGY

David R. Gandara
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Division of Hematology and Oncology
4501 X St, Ste 3016 Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-703-5210

Karen Kelly
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Department of Hematology and Oncology
4501 X St, Ste 3016 Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5959

Primo N. Lara, Jr.
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Division of Hematology and Oncology
4501 X St, Ste 3016 Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-703-5210

Delphine Ong
Sacramento Clinic for Hematology and Medical Oncology
2929 K St, Ste 200 Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-374-5500

 

NEPHROLOGY

Angelo de Mattos UC Davis Medical Center Department of Internal Medicine Cypress Bldg, Ste C
2221 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2111

 

NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY

Ian Johnson J Street Community Health Center
1820 J St Sacramento, CA 95811
Phone: 916-313-8411

Kee D. Kim UC Davis Spine Center Department of Neurosurgery
3301 C St, Ste 1500 Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 914-734-3658

J. Paul Muizelaar UC Davis Neurosurgery
4860 Y St, Ste 3740 Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-7463

 

NEUROLOGY

Mark A. Agius
UC Davis Medical Group Department of Neurology Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 0100 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-3588

Robert Stephen Burgerman
Sacramento Comprehensive Epilepsy Program Bldg 700, Ste 102 1111 Exposition Blvd Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: 916-779-5461

Edwin Cruz
Mercy Medical Group 3000 Q St, 4th Fl Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-733-5779

Charles De Carli
UC Davis Medical Center Alzheimer's Disease Center
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 3900 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5496

Ricardo A. Maselli
UC Davis Medical Group Department of Neurology
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 0100 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-3588

David E. Pleasure
Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California Department of Neurology
2425 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-453-2331

David P. Richman
UC Davis Medical Group Department of Neurology
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 0100 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-3588

J. Ronald Powell
Shaffer Sutter Medical Group Department of Neurology
1201 Alhambra Blvd, Ste 220 Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-731-7925

Piero Verro
UC Davis Medical Group Department of Neurology
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 0100 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-3588

Vicki L. Wheelock
UC Davis Medical Group
Department of Neurology Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 0100 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-3588

 

NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Benjamin L. Franc
Radiological Associates of Sacramento Capitol Imaging
3161 L St Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: 916-646-8300

David K. Shelton
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Radiology Davis Tower I, Rm 1893
2315 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-0655

 

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY

Nathan Allen
Professional Medical Clinic for Women
7237 E Southgate Dr, Ste C Sacramento, CA 95823
Phone: 916-392-2290

Stuart Gary
Bostrom Associates in Women's Healthcare
5 Medical Plaza Dr, Ste 250 Roseville, CA 95661
Phone: 916-782-2229

Victor K. Chan
5301 F St, Ste 318 Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-733-1720

Jacquelyn K. Chyu
Perinatal Associates of Sacramento
5301 F St, Ste 207 Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-733-7111

Jeffrey R. Cragun
Folsom Obstetrics and Gynecology
1735 Creekside Dr Folsom, CA 95746
Phone: 916-983-3500

Mitchell D. Creinin
UC Davis Health System Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 2500 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-6900

Jose J. Cueto
Sutter Medical Group Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
3 Medical Plaza Dr, Ste 260 Roseville, CA 95661
Phone: 916-773-7977

Antoni J. Duleba
California IVF Fertility Center
1550 Drew Ave, Ste 100 Davis, CA 95618
Phone: 530-771-0177

Nancy T. Field
UC Davis Medical Group UC Davis Women's Center for Health
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 2500 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-6900

Susan Fritz-Zavacki
5030 J St, Ste 200 Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-451-8001

William M. Gilbert
Perinatal Associates of Sacramento
5301 F St, Ste 207 Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-733-7111

Laurie Cullen Gregg Sacramento Women's Health
2277 Fair Oaks Blvd, Ste 355 Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: 916-927-3178

Barbara J. Hays
5030 J St, Ste 200 Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-451-8001

Herman Hedriana
Sacramento Maternal Fetal Medicine Group
1792 Tribute Rd, Ste 200 Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: 916-678-5400

Stephen G. Hiuga
Sacramento Women's Health
2277 Fair Oaks Blvd, Ste 355 Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: 916-927-3178

Walter Kinney
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Point West Division of Gynecologic Oncology
1650 Response Rd, Ste 3C Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: 916-614-4120

Orel Knight
5301 F St, Ste 318 Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-733-1740

Jan Marie
Lanouette Sacramento Maternal Fetal Medicine Group
1792 Tribute Rd, Ste 200 Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: 916-678-5400

Gary Leiserowitz
UC Davis Medical Group
UC Davis Women's Center for Health
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 2500 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-6941

James Maher
Sutter Medical Group Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
3 Medical Plaza Dr, Ste 260 Roseville, CA 95661
Phone: 916-773-7977

Elizabeth M. McClure
Sutter Medical Group Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
2725 Capitol Ave, Ste 304 Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-262-9414

Sherrie S. McElvy
Perinatal Associates of Sacramento
5301 F St, Ste 207 Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-733-7111

Lynn McLean
Sacramento Maternal Fetal Medicine Group
1792 Tribute Rd, Ste 200 Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: 916-678-5400

Lloyd H. Smith
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
4860 Y St, Ste 2500 Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-6946

Carlos E. Soto-Albors
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
1130 Conroy Ln, Ste 100 Roseville, CA 95661
Phone: 916-773-2229

Richard L. Sweet
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Glassrock Bldg, Ste 4200 2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-6900

Jean-Claude
L. Veille Perinatal Associates of Sacramento
5301 F St, Ste 207 Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-733-7111

 

 

STEPHEN HOWELL, M.D.
Orthopedic surgery, Dignity Health (Methodist Hospital)
“I do about 10 to 12 knee replacements a week. The clues to becoming a better doctor are in the patients who don’t do as well after surgery as they and I had hoped. Because surgery is both science and art, the results are unfortunately not always perfect. When you look at any orthopedic surgery and it’s not 100 percent, the question is, ‘Why?’ My goal is to continually strive to improve my understanding in order to better satisfy my patients. I also do research at UC Davis, which has helped me to become a better doctor, too. A lot of the experiments we do in the lab are designed to answer questions that come up in the operating room or during the patient’s recovery. Being an orthopedic surgeon is both a curse and a blessing. Unlike many other medical specialties, in orthopedic surgery you either help the patient or you don’t. Your goal is to improve their function and try to make the patient do something better than they could do before the surgery. The curse is when things don’t go well, and you know what you didn’t do. You have to constantly remind yourself that your goal is to continually increase your understanding.”

 

OPHTHALMOLOGY

James D. Brandt
UC Davis Medical Group UC Davis Eye Center
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 2400 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-6602

Jeffrey Caspar
UC Davis Medical Group UC Davis Eye Center
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 2400 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-6602

Robert Anthony
Equi Retinal Consultants Medical Group Mercy Medical Plaza
3939 J St, Ste 106 Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-454-4861

Richard D. Grutzmacher Surgical Eye Specialists
1515 River Park Dr, Ste 100 Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: 916-649-1515

Richard A. Lewis
Surgical Eye Specialists
1515 River Park Dr, Ste 100 Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: 916-649-1515

Michele Lim
UC Davis Medical Group UC Davis Eye Center
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 2400 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-6602

Mark J. Mannis
UC Davis Medical Group UC Davis Eye Center
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 2400 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-6602

Lawrence S. Morse
UC Davis Medical Group UC Davis Eye Center
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 2400 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-6602

Susanna S. Park
UC Davis Medical Group UC Davis Eye Center
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 2400 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-6602

Arun C. Patel
Retinal Consultants Medical Group Mercy Medical Plaza
3939 J St, Ste 106 Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-454-4861

Joel Abrahm
Pearlman Retinal Consultants Medical Group Mercy Medical Plaza
3939 J St, Ste 106 Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-454-4861

Ivan R. Schwab
UC Davis Medical Group UC Davis Eye Center
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 2400 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-6602

Robert T. Wendel
Retinal Consultants Medical Group Mercy Medical Plaza
3939 J St, Ste 106 Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-454-4861

 

 

SUSAN MURIN, M.D.
UC Davis Medical Center, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
“Having had the experience of training under people who were outstanding role models has influenced me the most. They taught me what it means to be a physician and about the honor and responsibility that go with that role. I think a love of medicine and a commitment to the patient and to the profession also are key factors, in addition to the knowledge that what we do carries a tremendous amount of responsibility. I’ve been reminded of that periodically through my conversations with nonphysicians when they relate to me their experiences of going to the physician—what it means to have a physician who listens to you and educates and informs you. We physicians can sometimes forget how important it is to make information understandable, to provide reassurance and to give patients a sense that you’re there for them.”

 

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

William L. Barga
r Joint Surgeons of Sacramento 1020 29th St, Ste 450 Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-733-5066

Scott Thomas
Gherini 87 Scripps Dr, Ste 108 Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: 916-922-7070

Munish C. Gupta
UC Davis Spine Center Cannary Business Park
3301 C St, Ste 1500 Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-734-7463

Stephen M. Howell
8100 Timberlake Way, Ste F Sacramento, CA 95823
Phone: 916-689-7370

Amir Ali Jamali
Joint Preservation Institute 2825 J St, Ste 440 Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-492-2110

Mark A. Lee
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 1700 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 800-482-3284

Richard A. Marder
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Sports Medicine
2805 J St, Ste 300 Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-734-6805

David Tai Sutter
Medical Center Department of Orthopedic Surgery
2801 K St, Ste 500 Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-733-8710

Jeff Tanji
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Sports Medicine
2805 J St, Ste 300 Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-734-6805

 

OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Nancy Appelblatt
Sacramento ENT Bldg 700
1111 Exposition Blvd Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: 916-736-3399

Peter Belafsky
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology
Glassrock Bldg, Ste 5200 2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5400

Philip Bernstein
Sacramento ENT Bldg 700 1111 Exposition Blvd Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: 916-736-3399

Hilary Brodie
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology
Glassrock Bldg, Ste 5200 2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5400

Rodney C. Diaz
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology
Glassrock Bldg, Ste 5200 2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5400

Paul J. Donald
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology
Glassrock Bldg, Ste 5200 2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5400

Karen Jo Doyle
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology
Glassrock Bldg, Ste 5200 2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5400

D. Gregory Farwell
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology
Glassrock Bldg, Ste 5200 2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5400

Jason H. Kim
Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center Department of Head and Neck Surgery
2025 Morse Ave Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: 916-973-5322

Quang Luu
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology
Glassrock Bldg, Ste 5200 2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5400

Kevin McKennan
Sacramento ENT Bldg 700 1111 Exposition Blvd Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: 916-736-3399

Craig W. Senders
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology
Glassrock Bldg, Ste 5200 2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5400

E. Brad Strong
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology
Glassrock Bldg, Ste 5200 2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5400

Jonathan M. Sykes
UC Davis Medical Center Division of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2521 Stockton Blvd, Ste 6206 Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2347

Travis T. Tollefson
UC Davis Medical Center Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2521 Stockton Blvd, Ste 6200 Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2347

 

PATHOLOGY

Ishwarlal Jialal
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Pathology
4635 2nd Ave, Rm 3000 Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-6590

 

PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIOLOGY

Cathleen R. Lammers
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
2315 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5311

 

PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY

Jeanny Kim Park
UC Davis Medical Center UC Davis Medical Group Department of Pediatric Cardiology
2516 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-3112

Mark D. Parrish
UC Davis Medical Group Pediatric Heart Center
2315 Stockton Blvd, Ste 7133 Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2160

Lance K. Shirai
Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Medical Office Bldg 2 1600 Eureka Rd Roseville, CA 95661
Phone: 916-474-2265

 

PEDIATRIC CARDIOVASCULAR ANESTHESIA

Cathleen R. Lammers
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
2315 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5311

 

PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE

Joseph (Joe) V. DiCarlo
Sutter Memorial Hospital Division of Neonatology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
5151 F St, Ste 2S Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-733-8441

James P. Marcin
UC Davis Children's Hospital Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
2516 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2131

Stephanie N. Mateev
UC Davis Children's Hospital Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
2516 Stockton Blvd, 2nd Fl Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2131

Theresa Murdock-Vlautin
UC Davis Children's Hospital Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
2516 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2131

Michael S. Myette
Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Bldg B
1600 Eureka Rd Roseville, CA 95661
Phone: 916-474-2250

Joanne Natale
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Pediatrics
2516 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2994

Jennifer Plant
UC Davis Medical Center
2315 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 800-482-3284

Robert K. Pretzlaff
UC Davis Children's Hospital Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
2516 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2131

 

PEDIATRIC DEVELOPMENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS

Robin Lee Hansen
UC Davis Medical Group M.I.N.D. Institute
2825 15th St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-703-0300

 

EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Nathan Kuppermann
UC Davis Children's Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine
2315 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5010

 

PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY

Nicole Glaser
UC Davis Medical Center UC Davis Medical Group Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-3112

Dennis M. Styne
UC Davis Medical Center UC Davis Medical Group Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-3112

 

PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY

Lavjay Butani
UC Davis Medical Center Division of Pediatric
Nephrology Ticon 2, 3rd Fl 2516 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2105

 

PEDIATRIC OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Craig W. Senders
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology
Glassrock Bldg, Ste 5200 2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5400

 

 

PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY

Bradley E. Chipps
Capital Allergy and Respiratory Disease Center
5609 J St, Ste C Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-453-8696

Albin B. Leong
Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center Pediatric Specialty Clinic
Medical Office Bldg 2 1600 Eureka Rd Roseville, CA 95661
Phone: 916-474-2295

Ruth J. McDonald
UC Davis Medical Center Division of Pediatric Pulmonology
2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-3112

 

PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST/ ABUSED CHILDREN

Kevin P. Coulter
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Pediatrics
Ticon 2 Bldg, Ste 337 2516 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-8396

 

PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST/ NEONATAL-PERINATAL MEDICINE

Jay M. Milstein
UC Davis Children's Hospital Division of Neonatology
2315 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-8921

Anthony F. Philipps
UC Davis Children's Hospital Department of Pediatrics
2315 Stockton Blvd, 3rd Fl Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5178

Nirupama R. Subramanian
UC Davis Medical Center Division of Neonatology NICN Annex, 5th Fl
2315 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-703-3050

 

PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST/ NEUROLOGY, GENERAL

David E. Pleasure
Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California Department of Neurology
2425 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-453-2331

 

PEDIATRIC METABOLIC DISEASES

Mark H. Lipson
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Point West Division of Medical Genetics
1650 Response Rd Sacramento, CA 95864
Phone: 916-614-4785

 

PEDIATRIC SURGERY

Diana L. Farmer
UC Davis Children's Hospital
2315 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2011

Stephen K. Greenholz
Children's Specialists Medical Group Bldg D
5275 F St Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-733-6050

 

RICHARD FLORIO, M.D.
Kaiser Permanente Roseville, Department of Vascular Surgery
“I can’t point to one specific experience that I can say has helped me to become a better doctor, but probably the biggest influence is how my faith relates to my job. I feel like I can go to work every day and make a difference for people. That, and being a patient. I was involved in a motor vehicle accident when I was 17. I was a patient for a while and in therapy for a year and a half. I got to see from the patient’s point of view how they hear what a doctor is telling them. This has helped me to try to explain things in layman’s terms and to allay my patients’ fears and help them understand what’s going on. Even though it may not be the best news in the world, I can still empathize with them.”

 

ELIZABETH MCCLURE, M.D.
Sutter Medical Group, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
“I absolutely feel that what made me a better doctor was having close family members become ill and going through their medical experiences with them. My grandmother had a heart attack when I was in medical school, and I had a professor who said, ‘You must go; it’s very important. Your being there for your grandmother will make you a better doctor in the long run.’ That helped me to understand that an illness doesn’t just affect the patient; it affects the whole family. When my father was ill almost a decade ago, going through the surgery and the chemotherapy, the waiting and the wondering. . . . It’s not right to make patients and their families wait and wonder. I try to do everything I can to minimize that for them, and to give them as much information as I can. That’s how I work with my patients and their families. We’re a team together, and I’m very lucky to have them.”

CRAIG GLAIBERMAN, M.D.
Sutter Diagnostic Imaging, Interventional Radiology Center
“Having our son, our only child, was a huge influence on me. My wife is also a physician; we met in medical school, married and were completely careerdriven until our son Carl (now 5) was born. As a physician, you sometimes lose the human aspect of practicing medicine. Often patients are sedated, and you tend to view them as more of a procedure than a person. Having Carl meant that now I had to focus on someone else with unconditional love. Everything I do, I do for him. As a physician, I’ve come to understand that this is what you do for your patients as well.”

 

PEDIATRIC UROLOGY

Eric A. Kurzrock
UC Davis Medical Group Urology Clinic
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 2200 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2222

 

PEDIATRICS/GENERAL

Jackie Agee
Pediatric Medical Associates
425 University Ave, Ste 200 Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: 916-924-9337

Scott C. Budd
Pediatric Medical Associates
425 University Ave, Ste 200 Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: 916-924-9337

Thomas A. Bullen
UC Davis Medical Center University Pediatric Associates
2521 Stockton Blvd, Ste 4100 Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5846

Robert S. Byrd
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Pediatrics
Glassrock Bldg, Ste 2200 2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2107

Caroline J. Chantry
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Pediatrics
2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-3112

Kevin P. Coulter
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Pediatrics
Ticon 2 Bldg, Ste 337 2516 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-8396

Robert E. Farrell
Sutter Medical Group Department of Pediatrics
1625 Stockton Blvd, Ste 106 Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-262-9002

Erik O. Fernandez y Garcia
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Pediatrics
2521 Stockton Blvd, Ste 2200 Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5387

Richard S. Lloren
Pediatric Medical Associates
1580 Creekside Ave, Ste 200 Folsom, CA 95630
Phone: 916-924-9337

Michael Lucien
UC Davis Medical Center University Pediatric Associates
Glassrock Bldg, Ste 4100 2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5846

Amy L. McNelis
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Pediatrics
Glassrock Bldg, Ste 2200 2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2107

Shiwaji Pawar
UC Davis Health System Department of Pediatrics
2516 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2782

Paul Phinney
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Point West Department of Pediatrics
1650 Response Rd, 2nd Fl Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: 916-614-4055

Kevin A. Tracy
UC Davis Medical Center University Pediatric Associates
Glassrock Bldg, Ste 4100 2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5846

 

 

ROBERT FARRELL, M.D.
Sutter Medical Group, Department of Pediatrics
“The thing that made me a better doctor is a couple of doctors I met early on who were extremely gracious to patients and were very good about how they approached them. I was totally taken aback at how kind and considerate they were. I’m also influenced by some of the parents I meet. When you take care of really sick kids who have chronic illnesses, their parents are always on edge, and I’m continually amazed by how dedicated they are to their kids. One particular family had three kids with autism and a father who was schizophrenic. Yet the mother was always positive and never said, ‘Poor me.’ It really humbles me to see someone who’s got a situation more horrible than I’ll ever have who puts up with it with grace and a positive attitude.”

 

PEDIATRICS/ HOSPITAL MEDICINE

Laura E. Poggel
UC Davis Children's Hospital Department of Pediatrics
2315 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2105

 

PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION

Jay J. Han
UC Davis Medical Group Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 3850 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2923

Craig McDonald
UC Davis Medical Group Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 1700 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-7041

Thomas Pattison
3939 J St, Ste 200 Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-456-2220

Brandee L. Waite
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 1700 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-7041

 

PLASTIC SURGERY

David L. Kaufman
2220 E Bidwell St Folsom, CA 95630
Phone: 916-983-9895

Thomas R. Stevenson
UC Davis Medical Center Division of Plastic Surgery
3301 C St, Ste 1100 Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-734-7844

E. Brad Strong
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology
Glassrock Bldg, Ste 5200 2521 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5400

Jonathan M. Sykes
UC Davis Medical Center Division of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2521 Stockton Blvd, Ste 6206 Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2347

Travis T. Tollefso
n UC Davis Medical Center Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2521 Stockton Blvd, Ste 6200 Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2347

Thomas P. Whetzel
Sacramento VA Medical Center General Surgery Clinic
10535 Hospital Way Mather, CA 95655
Phone: 916-382-8387

 

PSYCHIATRY

Cameron S. Carter
UC Davis Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic Wong Bldg
2230 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-3574

Donald M. Hilty
UC Davis Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic Wong Bldg
2230 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-3574

Martin H. Leamon
UC Davis Health System Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2230 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2972

Mark E. Servis
UC Davis Medical Group Department of Psychiatry
2230 Stockton Blvd, 2nd Fl Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2614

PULMONARY MEDICINE

Tim E. Albertson
UC Davis Medical Group Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
2825 J Street Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-734-2737

Susan Murin
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
4150 V St, Ste 3400 Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2812

 

RADIATION ONCOLOGY

Allen M. Chen
UC Davis Cancer Center Department of Radiation Oncology
4501 X St, Ste G-100 Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5810

Richard K. Valicenti
UC Davis Cancer Center Department of Radiation Oncology
4501 X St, Ste 0140 Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5810

Matthew Bobinski
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Radiology
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5713

Arthur B. Dublin
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Radiology
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 3100 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-6541

Craig B. Glaiberman
Sutter Diagnostic Imaging Interventional Radiology Center
2801 K St, Ste 502 Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-733-4401

Jonathan Hartman
Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery
2025 Morse Ave Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: 916-973-5490

Richard E. Latchaw
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Radiology
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 3100 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-6541

Karen Lindfors
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Radiology
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 3100 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-3606

 

RHEUMATOLOGY

Nancy E. Lane
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Medicine and Rheumatology
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2737

Kenneth B. Wiesner
Sacramento Rheumatology Consultants
107 Scripps Dr, Ste 100 Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: 916-922-7021

 

SURGERY

Mohamed Ali
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Gastroenterology Cypress Bldg, Ste E 2221 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2680

Christine Cocanour
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Surgery, Trauma and Critical Care 2221 Stockton Blvd, Ste E Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5234

Gregory M. Graves
Capitol Surgical Associates 2800 L St, Ste 200 Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-454-6900

David Greenhalgh
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Surgery
2221 Stockton Blvd, Ste E Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2680

James W. Holcroft
UC Davis Medical Center Division of Trauma Surgery
2315 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-7478

Tina L. Palmieri
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Surgery
2221 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2680

Richard Perez
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Surgery Cypress Bldg, Ste C
2221 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2111

Lynette Scherer
UC Davis Health System Department of General Surgery
2221 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-4771

David H. Wisner
UC Davis Medical Center Department of Surgery
2221 Stockton Blvd, Rm 3112 Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2680

Panduranga R. Yenumula
Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center
Department of Surgery Medical Office Bldg 1, 1st Fl 6600 Bruceville Rd Sacramento, CA 95823
Phone: 916-688-2014

 

SURGICAL ONCOLOGY

Richard Bold
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center Department of Surgical Oncology
4501 X St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-5959

Gregory M. Graves
Capitol Surgical Associates
2800 L St, Ste 200 Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: 916-454-6900

Scott Hundahl
Sacramento VA Medical Center Department of Surgery
10535 Hospital Way Mather, CA 95655
Phone: 916-843-7174

 

UROLOGY

Ralph W. de Vere White
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
4501 X St, Ste 3003A Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-703-5213

 

VASCULAR SURGERY

Richard M. Florio
Kaiser Permanente Roseville Department of Vascular Surgery
Medical Office Bldg D, 1st Fl 1600 Eureka Rd Roseville, CA 95661
Phone: 916-784-4144

James W. Holcroft
UC Davis Medical Center Division of Trauma Surgery
2315 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-7478

William Pevec
UC Davis Vascular Center
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center, Ste 2100 4860 Y St Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-3800

 

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