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Ashutosh Raina, M.D.
EXPERTISE: Pediatric Neurology EDUCATION: Dr. Raina is a board certified Pediatric Neurologist with fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology. He completed his Pediatric Residency in Brooklyn at Brookdale Hospital and his Pediatric Neurology Residency and Fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. FOCUS: Dr. Raina specializes in epilepsy syndromes, headaches, concussion, autism, and developmental disorders. INNOVATIONS: He’s working on developing a concussion unit in this area, in collaboration with local schools and colleges and has created a local Autism help group in collaboration with FEAT. PATIENT CARE: When asked why he chose a career in pediatric medicine, he says, “the idea of caring for a sick child, and being able to improve that child’s life, is very gratifying. Being a parent has given me a perspective like no other.”
UC Davis Health General Thoracic Surgery
FOCUS: We are a nationally recognized program that offers the top level of care for patients with thoracic disease. Our highly trained and skilled surgeons, section head Dr. David Cooke and Drs. Lisa Brown and Elizabeth David, in combination with our unique nurse coordinator/patient navigator and physician assistants offer cutting edge, evidence-based, and most importantly, compassionate and empathetic care to our patients. We perform surgery for lung cancer and esophageal cancer, mesothelioma as well as benign problems such as acid reflux, hiatal hernia and hyperhidrosis surgery for excessive sweating. INNOVATION: We have a robust robotics and video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) program; currently 70% of our lung, chest and esophagus surgeries are performed using a high definition camera and tiny incisions. WHAT SETS US APART: We have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as High Performing for Lung Cancer Surgery. We are the only program in the greater Sacramento area, California Central Valley, Northern California outside the Bay Area and Western Nevada regions to have been so honored for every year this award has been issued. All of our surgeons have been named Top Docs by Sacramento Magazine.
Pulmonary Medicine Associates
FOCUS: Pulmonary, Infectious Disease, Critical Care, Allergy/Asthma/Immunology, Sleep Medicine, COPD/Pneumonia Transitional Care, and Travel Medicine. WHAT SETS US APART: The physicians at Pulmonary Medicine Associates are honored to be named among the top doctors in the Sacramento Area. Serving our community for over 40 years, PMA providers possess specialized knowledge and skill in the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary, infectious disease, critical care, sleep, allergy and related disorders. Our 40+ physicians are committed to providing patients with the best treatment options available in a compassionate and respectful manner so patients receive the highest quality care. We work hard to give patients the right care, at the right time, in the right place.
(916) 679-3590 • www.pmamed.com
1485 River Park Dr., Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95815
5 Medical Plaza Dr., Suite 190, Roseville, CA 95661
6403 Coyle Avenue, Suite 450, Carmichael, CA 95608
Randall A. Ow, M.D., FACS, FARS, FAAOA
Jacqueline Ho, M.D.
FOCUS: Rhinology & Clinical Research EXPERTISE: Board certified—American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery AREAS OF INTEREST: Minimally invasive office procedures, sinus & allergy, thyroid & parathyroid, pediatric ENT EDUCATION: M.D. with honors, USUHS, Bethesda, M.D., Residency, Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX MILITARY SERVICE: Lt. Colonel, USAF, Chief of Otolaryngology & voted “Physician of the Year” by colleagues for the 3rd Medical Group, Elmendorf AFB, AK, Flight surgeon for Pararescue squadron in Okinawa PHILANTHROPY: Gives back to the community through the SPIRIT program and volunteer faculty at CSU School of Medicine
AREAS OF INTEREST: Robotic gynecologic surgery, obstetrics EDUCATION: M.D., Temple University Residency, Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX EXPERTISE: Board certified—American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology MILITARY SERVICE: Major, USAF, Yes, she was once called “Major Ho” PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS: Drs. Ho and Dr. Ow met during residency in San Antonio. They have 3 daughters and 1 son–4 kids in 3 different schools with 8 after school activities. “It’s a minor miracle everyday each kid gets fed, dressed, and dropped off to school on time with snacks, homework, and sometimes, shoes! Raising 4 kids has turned out to be harder than practicing medicine.”
Handel R. Robinson, M.D.
Keith Jones, M.D.
SPECIALTY: Vascular surgery and endovascular surgery. Dr. Robinson completed his undergraduate education at the University at Albany and medical education at Emory University. Dr. Jones attended undergraduate at Morehouse College and completed his medical education at the University of Connecticut. Both are American Board of Surgery certified in vascular surgery, active members of the Society of Vascular Surgery and Fellows of the American College of Surgeons. Prior to practicing in Sacramento, they both held professorships at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Their practice entails endovascular surgery using balloons and stents to treat complex vascular diseases, surgical techniques to treat diseased arteries and veins and, at times, a combination of both. Outside of work, Dr. Jones is an avid runner, a husband and a father to two beautiful children. Dr. Robinson is a lifelong martial artist and also spends his time travelling. Both feel that careful listening, an open dialogue and establishing trust are paramount to delivering good care. They are both physicians with Mercy Medical Group servicing Mercy General and Mercy San Juan hospitals with offices in Sacramento and Carmichael.
655 Coyle Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608
Biljinder Chima, M.D.
Rocklin Family Practiceand Sports Medicine
SPECIALTY: Sports medicine and concussion care and management. EDUCATION: Family Practice residency at San Joaquin General Hospital; Sports Medicine fellowship at Arizona State University; Credentialed ImPACT Consultant. MEMBERSHIPS: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, Sacramento Valley Concussion Consortium PERSONAL: I am a husband and father of two children. I coach soccer and basketball. PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Being double board certified in family practice and sports medicine by the age of 29. INNOVATIONS: I am a certified ImPACT provider (a neurocognitive test that assists in the assessment and management of concussions and patients’ return to play). BEDSIDE MANNER: I am approachable and like to laugh and engage with my patients. ADVICE: Stretch and stay flexible.
3104 Sunset Blvd., Suite 2B, Rocklin CA 95677
(916) 624-0300; (916) 624-0631 FAX
Angella Barr, M.D.
Chemical Dependency TreatmentAssociates, Inc. (CDTAinc)
Michael Parr, M.D.
Sandra Johnson, M.D.
Esther Billingsley, P.A.
SPECIALTY: Addiction Medicine Physicians; Professional/Court Evaluations. MEMBERSHIPS: CSAM, Opiate and Pregnancy Committee Workgroup, Addiction Specialist in Interdisciplinary Committee with Pain and Psychiatry, ASAM, Association of Addiction Professionals, WAAT. PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Though my sisters, mom and I had few material items, we respected and appreciated what we did have—our willingness to be curious, learn and seek solutions. PHILOSOPHY: We combine known neurobiological medication modalities with simultaneous work in the behavioral and psychosocial aspects of addiction treatment. Our clinical skills create a strong psychotherapeutic environment with evidence-based medication modalities. TREATING ADDICTION: Awareness, understanding and suspension of judgement are the sharpest tools to treat addiction. CDTAinc nurtures individual elements for developing the whole being to manage the disease.
Brandon Beamer, M.D.
Marshall Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
EXPERTISE: Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery PRACTICE INNOVATION: Dr. Beamer is one of the few fellowship trained hip arthroscopists in Northern California utilizing the most current techniques to perform complex arthroscopic reconstructions of shoulder and knee joint injuries. WHATS SETS HIM APART: While his patients may not all be competitive athletes, Dr. Beamer treats them like they are. He believes everyone deserves to live with minimal pain and to maintain an active lifestyle. EDUCATION: BA from UC Berkeley, Cornell University Medical School, Harvard Orthopedic Residency Program, Stanford Sports Medicine Fellowship. AFFILIATIONS: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS: Dr. Beamer served as assistant team physician for Stanford athletics and the San Francisco 49ers. OFF HOURS: Fishing, snow skiing, boating, traveling, and camping with my wife, Christy.
5137 Golden Foothill Pkwy, 120, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Capital Pediatric Cardiology Associates
SPECIALTY: Pediatric Cardiology which incorporates the evaluation, diagnosis and management of cardiac conditions that can present in the prenatal period, infancy , child hood and adolescent years. We also provide continuing care of adults with congenital heart disease through our Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program . We have a comprehensive Fetal Cardiac Program, Advanced Rhythm Management expertise, state-of-the art Interventional Cardiology and Noninvasive Cardiac imaging capabilities, Advanced Heart Failure Therapy in both Acquired and Congenital Cardiomyopathy and Genetic Disorders. We offer Out-patient services through our multiple child-friendly locations throughout Northern California and the Central Valley and In-patient services through our affiliations with major hospital systems in the community. UNIQUE QUALIFICATIONS: Our physicians are graduates of UCLA, Loma Linda University, Harvard University, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, Children’s Hospital of Oakland, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, among others. PHILOSOPHY: We are a customer service-oriented practice that provides excellent, compassionate, comprehensive care. Our team works for and collaborates with families in the care of each child as if they were our own. LOCATIONS: Sacramento, Roseville, Davis, Placerville, Stockton, Chico, Redding, and Modesto.
2929 K Street, Suite 200, Sacramento
(916) 750-BEAT (2328)
Kuldeep S. Tagore, M.D.
Sutter Medical Group, Sacramento
SPECIALTY: Gastroenterology, with a focus on IBD, GI motility, and advanced therapeutic endoscopy. EDUCATION AND HONORS: UC San Diego; Creighton Medical School, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. MEMBERSHIPS: American College of Gastroenterology, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and American Gastroenterology Association. ACHIEVEMENT: Helping to create a regional GI service line at Sutter that continues to evolve and grow in service to the community. INNOVATIONS: Integration of the microbiome and probiotics into the treatment plan as a possible modality to transform a gastrointestinal tract. PHILOSOPHY: I want to create a therapeutic alliance with patients that allows for comprehensive healing. If a patient understands the rationale, then they can get behind and follow the treatment plan. PERSONAL: I have a supportive wife and 5 beautiful kids that keep me active and thriving. ADVICE: Food is medicine, the body is a temple, and don’t believe everything your mind thinks.
2725 Capitol Ave, Suite 300, Sacramento CA 95816
(916) 262-9370 • (916) 262-9375 FAX
The Plastic Surgery Center
Wayne Yamahata M.D., Debra Johnson M.D., Scott Green M.D., Rudy Coscia M.D.
FOCUS: Our goal is excellence in plastic surgical care from your initial consultation to your final result. As surgeons we carefully listen to your concerns and help you determine the best options to achieve your desired improvements. We are confident caring for your needs whether they be face, breasts or body. We practice the latest in technological advances. Our associated Skincare and Laser Center offers Botox, fillers, skincare products, and treatments such as IPL, cool-sculpting and lasers. EDUCATION: We are all certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. OUR SURGEONS: Our surgeons are recognized leaders in plastic surgery, and several have served as president of the American or California Societies of Plastic Surgeons. WHAT SETS US APART: Established in 1967, The Plastic Surgery Center has been the source for excellence for 50 years. Our outpatient surgery center at 95 Scripps Drive in Sacramento was the first in the State of California. CHECK US OUT: We invite you to come see our new Granite Bay office and medical spa.
95 Scripps Dr., Sacramento, CA 95825 • (916) 929-1833
8723 Sierra College Blvd., Granite Bay, CA 95746 • (916) 773-5559
Michael Fugit, M.D.
GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Making it through my first year of medical school—without a doubt the most challenging time of my life. I did not get a lot of sleep that year. PRACTICE INNOVATIONS: Sacramento Heart opened up our Ambulatory Surgery Center, allowing us to implant pacemakers and defibrillators as well as perform angiography, angioplasty and stenting in a true outpatient setting. Our patients have found this to be a convenient alternative to the conventional hospital experience. OFF HOURS: I enjoy outdoor activities to include skiing, hiking, biking, swimming, running and paddle boarding. To stay motivated to exercise I try to always have an event to train for. I have swam across Donner Lake, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate. I have climbed Mt’s Shasta, St. Helens and Rainier. ADVICE: “Use it or lose it” is my favorite advice to patients. Getting off the couch and being active is the best way to stay out of my office.
Sacramento Heart & Vascular Medical Associates
500 University Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825
Deborah Plante, M.D.
Plante Endocrine, Diabetes and Wellness Center
SPECIALTY: Endocrine disorders, thyroid disorders, thyroid ultrasound, ultrasound-guided biopsy, women’s health, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, obesity, prediabetes and prevention.EDUCATION: George Washington University, Ross University School of Medicine, University of Virginia-Fellowship. MEMBERSHIPS: Endocrine Society, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American Diabetes Association.INNOVATIONS: Our team approach is successful at improving metabolic parameters, preventing diabetes, and decreasing medication needs for high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. In our office we have a new concept in medicine focusing on proactive health and lifestyle change. Our team includes: a health coach, who has counseling, nutrition, and a fitness background, as well as a registered dietician/certified diabetes educator and a compassionate, experienced physician. We offer membership options, AADE accredited diabetes education classes, and community support groups for type 1 and type 2 diabetes. ADVICE: Make small changes over time toward living a healthy life.
Sacramento Ear, Nose and Throat (SacENT)
FOCUS: Sacramento Ear, Nose & Throat (SacENT) offers the complete spectrum of diagnostics and treatment of all ear, nose, throat and allergy care. In addition, they offer the full range of facial plastic surgery, dermatology and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. WHAT SETS THEM APART: Originally established in 1957, Sacramento Ear, Nose and Throat’s award-winning physicians are nationally recognized leaders in their fields. They are dedicated to providing expert and compassionate care using state-of-the-art medical resources. Their commitment above all is to their patients’ health, well-being, and satisfaction. They believe that convenience is an important element to the delivery of quality patient care. Therefore, SacENT provides complete geographic coverage to The Greater Sacramento Area and San Joaquin County. Over the last 60 years, the practice has grown to twenty-two physicians and five mid-level practitioners in 8 Northern California cities. All Ear, Nose and Throat physicians are board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; two are additionally board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Allergists Matthew Bowdish, M.D. and Joseph Marino, M.D. are board-certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. Dermatologist Michael Trauner, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and is a fellowship-trained Mohs micrographic surgeon. PHYSICIANS WITHIN OUR PRACTICE: Richard Areen, M.D., Morris Balfour, M.D., Kristin Bennett, M.D., Brent Benscoter, M.D., Philip Bernstein, M.D., Matthew Bowdish, M.D., Donald Clutter, M.D., Ronald Dong, M.D., David Evans, M.D., David Goldfarb, M.D., Eli Groppo, M.D., Denise Guendert, M.D., Tim Fife, M.D., Ernest Johnson, M.D., Michael Kearns, M.D., David Kiener, M.D., Andrew Limb, M.D., Spencer Lowe, M.D., Joseph Marino, M.D., Kevin McKennan, M.D., Josephine Nguyen, M.D., Randall Ow, M.D., Michael Trauner, M.D.
Sacramento Ear, Nose and Throat (SacENT)
(916) 696-6214 • www.SacENT.com
Sacramento • Roseville • Folsom • Fair Oaks • Stockton • Lodi • Tracy • Jackson
Jaiwant Rangi, M.D., FACE
Dr. Rangi, the medical director of Capitol Endocrinology, is a board-certified Endocrinologist and an Internal Medicine physician. She has been in practice for the last 10 years in the Sierra foothills and using latest technology including Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring in her practice. She cares for patients with wide range of metabolic and other endocrine disorders, particularly diabetes, thyroid disorder, and osteoporosis. Preventive health services and chronic disease management through medical weight loss and lifestyles education are the cornerstones of her expertise. Dr. Rangi is a nation- al speaker who travels extensively to educate her peers about the latest advances in her field. She also works as a volunteer clinical faculty at University of California, Davis, teaching medical students and resident physicians and staying current with ongoing research in her areas of expertise. She’s profoundly involved in societal development and continues to participate extensively in community projects.
3106 Ponte Morino Drive, Suite C
Cameron Park, CA 95682
(530) 677-0700 • (530) 676-7850 FAX
Granger B. Wong, M.D., D.M.D, F.A.C.S.
SPECIALTY: Dr. Wong is expert in all aspects of cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive procedures, including facelifts, browlifts, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, breast procedures, liposuction, abdominoplasty. At the Centre for Plastic Surgery, we strive to bring our patients the ultimate in modern care, the most up-to-date surgical procedures, and the most innovative approaches to restore function and beauty of the face and body. All surgical procedures are performed in a friendly, private, and safe (accredited facility) environment. He completed his plastic surgery training at Harvard Medical School and UC Davis, where he is now Professor and Chief (Interim). He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery; Fellow: American College of Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Association of Plastic Surgeons. AWARDS/HONORS: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. CHARITABLE WORK: Over 20 international trips to perform cleft lip/palate and facial reconstructive surgery for underprivileged children. ADVICE: Look how you feel and when you’re ready, we’re here for you!
Centre for Plastic Surgery
576 N. Sunrise Ave., Suite 120, Roseville, CA 95661
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
Physicians and IVF Lab
FOCUS: Our vision is your future family. If you are experiencing difficulty becoming pregnant, we offer a full range of infertility services including in vitro fertilization, family balancing, egg donation, egg freezing, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, gestational surrogacy and vasectomy reversal. EXPERIENCE: Since 1992, our physicians, Dr. Laurie Lovely, Dr. John Gould, Dr. Michael Murray, Dr. Manuel Doblado, Dr. Sahar Stephens have helped create thousands of families. WHY NCFMC? We are the largest fertility center in the region. We are proud of our high success rates and commitment to the highest quality care in our state-of-the-art facility. Our exceptional team of nurses, embryology, laboratory, clinical, and administrative staff are here to help you reach your family goals.
LITTLE MIRACLES HAPPEN EVERYDAY AT NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FERTILITY MEDICAL CENTER
1130 Conroy Lane, Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95661
Andrea Willey, M.D.
Surgical & Aesthetic Dermatology
FOCUS: Mohs micrographic and reconstructive surgery and aesthetic dermatology. EDUCATION: UCSF School of Medicine, Internship Yale, Dermatology University of Minnesota, Advanced Dermatologic Surgery at OHSU.HONORS: UC Regents Scholar, Frank H. Buck Scholar. WHAT SETS HER APART: Dr. Willey is a uniquely talented Mohs micrographic and reconstructive surgeon and leader in aesthetic dermatology with expertise in laser surgery, facial and body contouring, and minimally invasive aesthetic surgery. INNOVATIONS: Advancing techniques in dermatologic surgery and expanding laser and light technology for restoring youth and preventing skin cancer. AFILLIATIONS: Fellow ACMS, ASDS, ASLMS, AAD.
Zahid Niazi, M.D.,FACS, FRCS, FAACS
Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon
FOCUS: The Art of Change–Rejuvenating, Enhancing and Restoring the face, breasts and the body. EDUCATION AND TRAINING: Dr. Niazi received his postgraduate Plastic & Reconstructive surgery education and training in Cambridge, England; New York, Michigan and Miami in the USA and in Melbourne, Australia with some of the pioneers, whose shoulders we stand on. LEADERSHIP: Dr. Niazi has worked as Chief of Craniofacial Surgery, Chief of Microvascular Surgery, Chief of Surgery, Vice-Chief and Chief of Staff. INNOVATIONS: Dr. Nazi has multiple medical innovations to his credit. PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS: Dr. Niazi has over 170 publications & presentations. He has lectured in four continents. His publications have been cited hundreds of times by other physicians & researchers all over the world. BEYOND-WORK LIFE: Dr. Niazi treasures his family life, spending time with his three children and his wife whether travelling, golfing, cooking, playing chess or creative tinkering. ADVICE: To enjoy the beauty of life, one needs a daily dose of self-esteem, exercise and a splash of sun-screen.
Elk Grove Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
9401 E Stockton Blvd, Suite #220, Elk Grove, CA 95624
(916) 525-3966 • www.doctorniazi.com