Sacramento Magazine’s Top Doctors 2020

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Navigating today’s complex medical landscape can be a chore. Luckily, we’ve done some of the legwork by presenting Sacramento Magazine’s Top Doctors, a comprehensive list of physicians who have received a nod of approval from their peers. In fact, they were chosen through a formal process similar to the informal peer-to-peer process doctors themselves use to connect their patients to the right specialists. Professional Research Services, LLC conducted our survey, verifying each doctor’s credentials and specific areas of expertise. To learn more about the selection process, go to prscom.com. We also asked eight Top Doctors to explain the latest information on subjects ranging from stroke care to hand surgery to mental health concerns during the pandemic.

Addiction Medicine

Alicia Lauren Agnoli
UC Davis Medical Center
(800) 282-3284

Alok Krishna
Family Medicine Clinic of Greater Sacramento
(916) 569-8585

Martin Leamon
UC Davis Health – Midtown Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-5846

Daniel Lewis
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 482-1132

Allison Meisner
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 482-1132

Christopher Zegers
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 482-1132

Adolescent Medicine

Laura Kester
UC Davis Children’s Hospital
(916) 734-3112

Allergy and Immunology

Matthew S. Bowdish
The Allergy Center at Sacramento ENT
(916) 736-6644

Bradley E. Chipps
Capital Allergy & Respiratory Disease Center
(916) 453-8696

Angelina Crans Yoon
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic
(530) 668-2600

Sean Deane
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 627-7500

Asha Desai
The Allergy Center at Sacramento ENT
(916) 736-6644

Victoria Dimitriades
UC Davis Children’s Hospital
(916) 734-3112

Gordon Garcia
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 627-7500

M. Eric Gershwin
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-2737

Mark I. Grijnsztein
Sutter Health
(916) 478-6555

Rosemary Hallett
UC Davis Medical Group – Roseville
(916) 783-7109

Marc Ikeda
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 627-7500

S. Rubina Inamdar
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 691-8500

Nayoung Kim
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 480-6500

Binita Mandal
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 844-1590

Rajan Merchant
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic
(530) 668-2600

Travis A. Miller
The Allergy Station
(916) 238-6238

Neil Parikh
Capital Allergy & Residential Disease Center
(916) 453-8696

Chiraag Patel
Granite Bay Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
(916) 771-2531

Troy Scribner
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Riverside Medical Offices
(916) 784-4220

Suzanne S. Teuber
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-2737

Anesthesiology

Richard L. Applegate II
UC Davis Health – Patient Support Services Building
(916) 734-5031

Anitha Ayyalapu
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2574

Karyn D’Addio-Riley
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5000

Rajvinder Dhamrait
UC Davis Health – Patient Support Services Building
(916) 734-5031

Robert Dong
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2574

Richard Dunbar
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4000

Neal Wayne Fleming
UC Davis Health – Patient Support Services Building
(916) 734-5031

Erin Kong
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5000

Cathy Lammers
UC Davis Children’s Hospital
(916) 734-5031

Seth Lerner
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2574

Elmo Orlino
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4000

Niroop R. Ravula
UC Davis Health – Patient Support Services Building
(916) 734-5031

Catherine Whang
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4000

David Lewis Wolf
UC Davis Health – Patient Support Services Building
(916) 734-5031

Aubrey Yao
UC Davis Health – Patient Support Services Building
(916) 734-5031

Breast Surgery

Catherine M. Baker
Sutter Health
(916) 878-4950

Yona Barash
Sutter Health
(916) 863-1805

Richard J. Bold
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center
(916) 734-5959

Lisa M. Guirguis
Sutter Health
(916) 733-9660

Damon Herr
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5235

Joelle Jakobsen
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 351-4800

Jason Londeree
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5235

Margaret Mentakis
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2014

Melinda Mortenson
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5235

Candice A. M. Sauder
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center
(916) 734-5959

Brooke Vuong
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2014

Cardiac Surgery

Michael Chow
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 733-4100

Joseph Huh
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 733-4100

Michael T. Ingram Sr.
Sutter Health
(916) 887-4845

Richard Kaplon
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-6850

Bob Kiaii
UC Davis Health – Cypress Building
(800) 282-3284

Robert Kincade
Sutter Health
(916) 887-4845

James Longoria
Sutter Health
(916) 456-4428

Allen Morris
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-6850

Teimour Nasirov
Sutter Health
(916) 340-0111

Gary Raff
Shriners Hospital for Children
(916) 453-2191

Amy Rahm
UC Davis Children’s Hospital
(916) 734-3112

Victor M. Rodriguez
UC Davis Health – Cypress Building
(916) 734-2680

Stephen Rossiter
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-6850

Kapil Sharma
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-6850

Frank Slachman
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-6850

J. Nilas Young
UC Davis Health – Cypress Building
(916) 734-3861

Henry Zhu
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 733-4100

Cardiology

Sundeep Adusumalli
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 536-3560

Scott B. Baron
Capitol Interventional Cardiology
(916) 967-4278

Rohit Bhaskar
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 736-2323

Howard Dinh
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-4000

Richard P. Ericson
Sutter Health
(916) 887-4040

Dali Fan
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
(800) 282-3284

George Fehrenbacher
Sutter Health
(916) 782-2146

Thomas Fitzpatrick
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-5657

Kathryn A. Glatter
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic
(530) 668-2600

Krisztian Kapinya
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5282

Anuradha Khurana
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-5657

Robert Kirchner
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-5657

Joseph Kozina
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 736-2323

David Lao
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 536-3560

Reginald Low
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-5678

Walt Marquardt
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(530) 477-8358

Peter Miles
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-4000

Stephen Morrissy
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-4000

Navin Nakra
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5282

Stephen R. Peters
Roseville Cardiology Medical Associates
(916) 782-2146

Femi Philip
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-5657

David K. Roberts III
Sutter Health
(916) 887-4040

Jason H. Rogers
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
(800) 282-3284

A. Sheehy
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5282

Harn-Cherng Shiue
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-5657

Amardeep Singh
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 535-3488

Gagan D. Singh
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-3761

Thomas Smith
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
(800) 282-3284

Jeffrey Allen Southard
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
(800) 282-3284

Kevin Stokke
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic
(530) 668-2600

Vu Duy Ta
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-4000

Neelima Vallurupalli
Sutter Health
(916) 887-4040

Garrett B. Wong
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
(800) 282-3284

Zijian Xu
Sutter Health
(916) 887-4040

Yingbo Yang
Sutter Health
(916) 887-4040

Zoe Yu
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-4000

Colon and Rectal Surgery

James M. Conner
Sacramento Colon and Rectal Surgery Medical Group
(916) 966-6121

Wissam J. Halabi
UC Davis Health – Cypress Building
(916) 734-2680

Burzeen E. Karanjawala
Sacramento Colon and Rectal Surgery Medical Group
(916) 231-1050

Joshua Kehoe
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4144

Thomas Magrino
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic
(530) 668-2600

Ranganath Pathak
Sacramento Colon and Rectal Surgery Medical Group
(916) 960-0466

Elizabeth Raskin
UC Davis Health – Cypress Building
(800) 282-3284

David Rodriguez
Capitol Colon and Rectal
(844) 269-4349

Daniel Shibru
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2014

Patrick Sullivan
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4144

Jeanne Yu
Sacramento Colon and Rectal Surgery Medical Group
(916) 231-1050


LAURA KESTER, M.D., M.P.H.

LAURA KESTER, M.D., M.P.H.
Adolescent Medicine, UC Davis Children’s Hospital

Ah, the turbulent teen years. When hormones start having a party, things can get woefully wacky. Acne, anxiety, menstrual disorders, sexual issues, eating disordersβ€”that’s just a short list of problems that can crop up around this time.

But wait! There is help. Between pediatrics and adult medicine lurks a specialty not everyone knows about: adolescent medicine. β€œIt tends to be a smaller specialty, so number-wise there aren’t as many adolescent medicine providers,” says Laura Kester, M.D., who specializes in pediatrics and adolescent medicine at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. β€œThat may be why it’s not as well known.”

Adolescent medicine covers a wide span of ages (10–26) and an equally wide span of issues, but one of the most common is mental health, Kester says. This pandemic year has been particularly tough. β€œI’d say for many, mental-health issues have gotten worse during COVID,” says Kester. β€œThere’s a pull for teens to be independent of their parents, so it’s been harder with them doing homeschooling and social distancing because many of them are not engaging as much with their peers, their support group.”

Gender and sexuality issues are also common. β€œWe’re seeing a lot more youth feeling more comfortable asking questions about gender,” says Kester. β€œThat’s the interesting thing about working with patients of a certain age. We really need to stay in tune with the issues that are confronting their particular population.”

Kester says she’s passionate about treating adolescents because it’s such a β€œpowerful point in their lives to help them make healthy decisions that can have such a great impact on their adulthood and adult health. It’s empowering to work with this age group.”


Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease

Jason Adams
UC Davis Medical Group
(916) 734-8230

Muhammad Afzal
Pulmonary Medicine Associates
(916) 325-1040

Shawn S. Aghili
Pulmonary Medicine Associates
(916) 786-7498

Timothy E. Albertson
UC Davis Medical Group
(916) 734-8230

Sherry Andrews
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-5375

Mark Avdalovic
UC Davis Medical Group
(916) 734-8230

Parimal Bharucha
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 537-5079

Hugh Black
UC Davis Medical Group
(916) 734-8230

Sabrina Chen
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-4821

Kapil Dhawan
Pulmonary Medicine Associates
(916) 325-1040

Samjot Dhillon
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-5375

Darshan Dhingani
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 453-4966

Clarisse J. Glen
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-7618

Amit Gupta
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-7618

Jeffry Jones
Jeffry Jones MD, Inc.
(916) 633-2964

Nicholas Kenyon
UC Davis Medical Center
(916) 734-8230

Brooks Thomas Kuhn
UC Davis Medical Center
(916) 734-8230

Francis Lam
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-4821

Petey Lao
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-4821

Gregory Marelich
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-4821

Imran Mohammed
Pulmonary Medicine Associates,
(916) 786-7498

Dan-Vinh Nguyen
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-4821

Seth Robinson
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic
(530) 668-2600

Christian Sandrock
UC Davis Medical Group
(800) 482-3284

Christian M. Sebat
UC Davis Medical Group
(800) 482-3284

Walter Shakespeare
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-5375

Ernest Stewart
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-4821

Vanessa Walker
Pulmonary Medicine Associates
(916) 786-7498

Andrew Norris
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 453-4966

Dermatology
Oma N. Agbai
UC Davis Health – Cannery Building
(916) 734-6111

Mirza A. Alikhan
Sutter Health
(916) 733-3792

Smita Awasthi
UC Davis Health – Cannery Building
(916) 734-6111

Elyn Bowers
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-3304

Alain Brassard
UC Davis Health – Cannery Building
(916) 734-6111

Robert Burns
Kaiser Permanente – Rancho Cordova Medical Offices
(916) 631-2142

Barbara Ann Burrall
UC Davis Health – Cannery Building
(916) 734-6111

Christie Carroll
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic
(530) 668-2600

Cynthia Chambers
Pacific Skin Institute
(916) 925-7020

Monica Constantinescu
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2045

Christine Doherty
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 771-7700

Sean Doherty
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 771-7700

Nasim Fazel
UC Davis Health – Cannery Building,
(916) 734-6111

Michael J. Fazio
Michael J. Fazio, M.D., Inc.
(916) 492-1828

Farzam Gorouhi
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2045

Ann F. Haas
Sutter Health
(916) 733-3792

Mary E. Horner
Dermatology Consultants of Sacramento
(916) 739-1505

Samuel T. Hwang
UC Davis Health – Cannery Building,
(916) 734-6111

MaryAnn Johnson
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 939-8400

Anna Juern
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-3304

Lia Keller
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 771-7700

Jesse Kramer
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 844-1591

Sangeeta Marwaha
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2045

Karen Y. Nishimura
Sutter Health
(916) 797-4766

Kory Parsi
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2045

Margaret E. Parsons
Dermatology Consultants of Sacramento
(916) 739-1505

Douglas B. Patton
Sutter Health
(916) 733-3792

Adam Pettey
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 771-7700

Jasdeep Sharma
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2045

Marc Silverstein
UC Davis Health – Cadillac Drive Clinic,
(916) 286-6130

Raja Sivamani
Pacific Skin Institute
(916) 925-7020

Emil A. Tanghetti
Center for Dermatology and Laser Surgery
(916) 454-5922

Danielle Marie Tartar
UC Davis Health – Cannery Building,
(916) 734-6111

Sima Torabian
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 771-7700

Andrea Willey
Andrea Willey MD
(916) 922-7546

Peggy A. Wu
UC Davis Health – Cadillac Drive Clinic,
(916) 286-6130

Ear, Nose and Throat

Debbie Aviva Aizenberg
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-5400

Michael Babb
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-5880

Ben Balough
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 525-6350

Peter Belafsky
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-5400

Arnaud Fassett Bewley
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-5400

Hilary A. Brodie
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-5400

Montague Carr
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5322

Anton Chen
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5322

Craighton Chin
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic
(530) 668-2600

David Cua
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5322

Rodney C. Diaz
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-5400

Vishal Doctor
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-5880

D. Gregory Farwell
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-5400

Tim A. Fife
Sacramento Ear, Nose & Throat,
(916) 782-1291

Jamie Lauren Funamura
UC Davis Children’s Hospital
(916) 734-5400

C. Eric Gage
Sutter Health
(916) 773-7920

Ben G. Goldwyn
Sutter Health
(916) 262-9456

Eli R. Groppo
Sacramento Ear, Nose & Throat,
(916) 736-3399

Anne Johnstone
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 525-6350

Maggie A. Kuhn
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-5400

Levi Ledgerwood
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 525-6350

Allen Lue
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-5880

Deanne Nyland
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 536-3600

Randall A. Ow
Sacramento Ear, Nose & Throat,
(916) 782-1291

Nima Pahlavan
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5322

Shannon Poti
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 525-6350

Brian Rubinstein
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2600

Craig W. Senders
UC Davis Children’s Hospital,
(916) 734-5400

Shoab Siddique
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-3312

Toby O. Steele
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-5400

E. Bradley Strong
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-5400

Travis T. Tollefson
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-2347

Matthew Zavod
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Emergency Medicine

Emily Andrada
UC Davis Children’s Hospital,
(800) 282-3284

Megan Brennan
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2106

Trevor Cadogan
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2106

Rupinder Chima
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2106

John P. Dutton
Sutter Health
(916) 781-1800

Ruwan Ekanayake
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2106

Andrew Elms
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2106

Melissa Jones
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-5380

Nathan Kuppermann
UC Davis Children’s Hospital,
(800) 282-3284

Julia Magana
UC Davis Medical Center
(916) 734-5010

Joseph Morris
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-5380

Catherine Norbutas
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2106

Samuel D. Turnipseed
UC Davis Medical Center
(916) 734-3790

Leah Tzimenatos
UC Davis Children’s Hospital
(800) 282-3284

Sarah Zwehl-Burke
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2106

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Adeela N. Ansari
Adeela N. Ansari, MD
(855) 539-5966

Shazia Faiz
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Chu Kwan Lau
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Joyce Leary
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-4644

Lara Levin
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-4644

Ginger R. McMullen
Sutter Health
(916) 455-3700

Mark M. Moriwaki
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2737

Patricia Ostrander
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-3346

Deborah Kathleen Plante
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2737

Chaithra Prasad
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4004

Pamela T. Prescott
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2737

Patrick Richards
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-3346

Saima Sajid-Crockett
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4004

Dana M. Sheely
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2737

Craig Smith
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-4644

You Sher Tay
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Railyard Medical Center
(916) 497-3040

Manish Upadhyay
Roseville Endocrinology
(916) 786-6727

Daniel Wong
Sutter Health
(916) 455-3700

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Dr. Darshan Dhingani

DARSHAN DHINGANI, M.D.
Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease, Dignity Health/Mercy Medical Group

Sacramento air has sucked (pun intended) in recent years, thanks largely to wildfires. That’s not news, but this is: Recent studies show that people exposed to high levels of air pollution are more likely to catch COVID-19β€”and are also more likely to have a severe case or die.

This finding comes as no surprise to scientists, says Darshan Dhingani, M.D., a pulmonary disease specialist (aka lung doctor) at Dignity Health/Mercy Medical Group in Carmichael and Folsom.

β€œBecause COVID-19 is predominantly a respiratory disease, scientists expected that air pollution, by altering immune activity and changing the expression of genes involved in inflammation, would make people more susceptible to catching the disease, and then worsen its outcomes,” explains Dhingani.

Sacramento-Roseville is the fifth most ozone-polluted area in the country, according to the American Lung Association’s 2020 β€œState of the Air” report. Short of relocating, what can we do to protect ourselves? Dhingani offers these tips:

  • Limit the time you spend outdoors, especially when air quality is rated poor.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Recycle the air in your car, and keep windows closed while driving.
  • Change clothes after returning home.
  • Take a shower before bed to remove air particulates that may have collected on you during the day.

When outdoors, Dhingani adds, it is advisable to use a wellfitted respirator (not a surgical mask) that filters out pollutants larger than 2.5 microns.

And though you’ve been hearing it for the past nine months or so, it bears repeating: Don’t forget to wear a mask. Dhingani emphasizes that even a simple cloth face covering will help to lower your chances of coronavirus infection by reducing viral load, which is associated with transmission risk and disease severity.


Family Medicine

Alicia Lauren Agnoli
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-3630

Megan M. Ash
Sutter Health
(916) 451-4400

Thomas Balsbaugh
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Railyard Medical Center
(866) 454-8855

Shaunye Belcher
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 667-0600

Gabriel J. Belsky
Sutter Health
(916) 731-7770

Christine Braid
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 536-2420

Kelly E. Burke
Sutter Health
(916) 285-8100

Allison Byrne
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Railyard Medical Center
(866) 454-8855

Pin-Chieh Chiang
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Biljinder Chima
Rocklin Family Practice and Sports Medicine
(916) 624-0300

Rino Dizon
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Railyard Medical Center
(866) 454-8855

Michael Emerzian
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Riverside Medical Offices,
(916) 784-4050

Kristin Gates
Kaiser Permanente – Elk Grove Big Horn Medical Offices,
(916) 688-2106

John F. Gisla
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 351-4800

Micaela (Mika) Godzich
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-3630

Dineen J. Greer
Sutter Health
(916) 451-4400

Anthony F. Jerant
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-3630

Sarah Anne Marshall
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-3630

Christopher Olson
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 939-8400

Paul C. Riggle
UC Davis Medical Group
(800) 482-3284

Joan Bianca Roberts
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 691-8500

Tracy Sazima
Kaiser Permanente – Folsom Medical Offices
(916) 817-5200

Olivier Seban
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Parul W. Singh
Sutter Health
(916) 781-9885

Biju Varughese
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-3440

Jojet Zara
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 536-3540

Dawei Zheng
Dawei Zheng, MD, ABFM
(916) 896-1682

Gastroenterology

Yasser Al-Antably
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2028

Latifat Alli-Akintade
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2028

Ali Azarm
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5380

Sreepriya Balasubramanian
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-6221

Christopher L. Bowlus
UC Davis Health – Midtown Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-0779

Kathlynn Caguiat
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5380

Albert Chang
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2028

Renee DeBose
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-3370

Rahul S. Dhillon
Sutter Health
(916) 262-9370

Serag Dredar
Sutter Health
(916) 262-9370

Theodor Feinstat
Sutter Health
(916) 465-7029

Jason Guardino
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2028

Chhaya Hasyagar
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5380

Ronald K. Hsu
Capitol Gastroenterology Consultants Medical Group
(916) 773-6200

Abdul M. Khaleq
Sutter Health
(916) 262-9370

Rana Khan
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-3370

Linda Lee
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5380

Robert Levy
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2028

Anand Madan
Capitol Gastroenterology Consultants Medical Group
(916) 773-6200

Palaniappan Manickam
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 536-2596

John McCracken
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5380

Roger E. Mendis
Sutter Health
(916) 262-9370

Kuldip Sandhu
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 536-2596

Gurpreet Singh
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Bhavneet Singh
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-6221

Jesse Stondell
UC Davis Health – Midtown Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-0779

Sooraj Tejaswi
UC Davis Health – Midtown Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-0779

Loc Ton
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2028

Cara Torruellas
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2028

Jason Umphress
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Randell P. Vallero
Sutter Health
(916) 773-9655

Anastasia C. (Ana) Waechter
UC Davis Medical Group – Elk Grove,
(916) 683-3955

Ying Wu
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2028

General Surgery

Mohamed R. Ali
UC Davis Medical Center – Cypress Building
(800) 282-3284

John T. Anderson
UC Davis Medical Center
(800) 282-3284

Michael Beneke
Sutter Health
(916) 262-9404

Natasha Bir
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Christopher Chiu
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4144

Jana Chtchetinin
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center,
(916) 688-2014

Andres Crowley
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center,
(916) 688-2014

Thomas Dugoni
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4144

Sepideh Gholami
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(916) 734-5959

Hung Sy Ho
UC Davis Health – Cypress Building,
(800) 282-3284

Joelle Jakobsen
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 351-4800

Amanda Robinson Kirane
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(916) 734-5959

David Leshikar
UC Davis Medical Center – Cypress Building
(916) 734-2858

Eric T. London
Sutter Health
(916) 262-9404

Wen Long
Capital Advanced Surgery
(888) 497-0230

Richard Parent
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4144

Kristen Rathbun
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center,
(916) 688-2014

Michael Schlieman
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center,
(916) 688-2014

Hazem Shamseddeen
UC Davis Medical Center – Cypress Building
(800) 282-3284

Sharon Shiraga
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5235

Christian Swanson
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 351-4800

Glenn Tse
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4144

Brooke Vuong
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2014

Karen Win-Vroom
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600


Dr. Bayne

CHRISTOPHER O. BAYNE, M.D.
Hand Surgery, UC Davis Health

Calling Christopher Bayne, M.D., a hand surgeon may be a little misleading.

An orthopedic surgeon, Bayne specializes in β€œall the anatomic structures that make the hand work,” as he puts it. That means not just hands and wrists but elbows, arms and shouldersβ€”in medical lingo, the β€œupper extremities.” Microvascular surgery is also among his specialties at UC Davis’ Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center.

Yes, it’s way more than carpal tunnel surgeryβ€”though that’s one of the more common things he does. Also on the hit list: Shoulder replacements, peripheral nerve surgery and microvascular reconstructive free tissue transfer, to name a few.

Why would a surgeon choose to specialize in hands, easily one of the most complex structures in the human body?

For Bayne, that is precisely the allure.

β€œIt’s kind of a nerdy academic interest,” he admits. β€œThe hand has an incredible amount of anatomy in a very small area. On top of that, as a hand surgeon you need to be familiar with every kind of tissue. It’s very intricate and offers unique challenges.”

According to Bayne, hand surgery also offers an appealing β€œinstant gratification” aspect that he didn’t find in cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and other surgical disciplines he rotated through in med school. β€œI really like the ability to give people immediate results that make significant contributions to their health and well-being,” he says. β€œI see it as a journey we take together.”


Genetics

Kristin Curtis Herman
UC Davis Health – MIND Institute,
(916) 703-0300

Mark Lipson
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 614-4075

Madelena Martin
UC Davis Health – MIND Institute,
(916) 703-0300

Billur Moghaddam
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 614-4075

Katherine A. Rauen
UC Davis Health – MIND Institute,
(916) 703-0204

Suma P. Shankar
UC Davis Health – MIND Institute,
(916) 703-0300

Kamer Tezcan
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center,
(916) 614-4075

Geriatric Medicine

Calvin H. Hirsch
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2737

Ashkan Javaheri
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-3460

Huey Chi-Yu Lin
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-3630

Vanessa Mandal
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-3460

Jeffrey Yee
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Gynecologic Oncology

Rebecca Ann Brooks
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(916) 734-5959

Priyal Dholakiya
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 556-3164

Kevin Elliott
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 556-3164

Wiley Fowler
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 556-3200

Vanessa A. Kennedy
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(916) 734-5959

Gary Scott Leiserowitz
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(916) 734-5959

Vikas Mahavni
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 614-4055

Rachel Ruskin
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(916) 734-5959

Neha Shah
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 614-4055

Jeffrey Skilling
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 614-4055

Nell Suby
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 614-4055

Hand Surgery

Robert H. Allen
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2700

Christopher O. Bayne
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2700

Benjamin Bluth
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 536-2584

Jonathan A. Gant
Sutter Health
(916) 797-4725

Kevin Gramyk
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4045

Stephen Hankins
Sutter Health
(916) 797-4725

Chetan Shawn Irwin
UC Davis Medical Center – Cypress Building
(800) 482-3284

Elspeth Kinnucan
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4045

Claire Manske
Shriners Hospital for Children
(916) 453-2191

Clifford Thomas Pereira
UC Davis Health – Cypress Building,
(800) 282-3284

Sean Rocha
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2030

Dora Storelli
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2030

Daniel N. Switlick
Sutter Health
(916) 797-4725

Robert Morris Szabo
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2700

Nathan Taylor
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4045

Hoang Tran
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Michael Vance
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center,
(916) 973-5275

Christopher J. Wilson
Hand Surgery Associates
(916) 457-4263

Hematology and Oncology

Alborz Alali
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Deepti Behl
Sutter Health
(916) 453-3300

Kristie A. Bobolis
Sutter Health
(916) 782-5106

Helen K. Chew
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(916) 734-5959

Scott D. Christensen
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(916) 734-5959

I-Yeh Gong
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2086

Richard Guy
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-5626

Lai Hui
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Railyard Medical Center
(916) 497-3100

Brian A. Jonas
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(916) 734-5959

John Kailath
Sierra Hematology & Oncology Medical Center
(916) 962-1544

Elias Nicolas Kiwan
Sutter Health
(916) 733-4400

Ram Lalchandani
Sierra Hematology & Oncology Medical Center
(916) 962-1544

Primo Nery (β€œLucky”) Lara Jr.
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(916) 734-5959

Lisa Law
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-5626

Tianhong Li
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(916) 734-5959

Delphine Ong
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 691-8500

Sivakumar Reddy
Sutter Health
(916) 782-5106

Sonia Reichert
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Ana Rodriguez Fahrni
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2086

Philip Sardar
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-5626

Gurvinder Shaheed
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-5300

Samer Shihabi
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 691-8500

Shahzad Siddique
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 556-3200

Ryan Stevenson
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2086

David Sun
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2086

Joseph M. Tuscano
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(916) 734-5959

Stephen Wang
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2086

Theodore Wun
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(916) 734-5959

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Nathan Paul Fairman
UC Davis Health – Behavioral Health Center
(916) 734-3574

Shelly Garone
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-6590

Howard J. Homler
Howard J. Holmer MD
(916) 962-2035

Margaret Leung
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-6590

John F. Macmillan Jr.
UC Davis Medical Center
(800) 282-3284

Janelle Minter
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2106

Greg Naughton
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 648-6920

Jennifer Osborn
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 537-5079

Sameera Sandhu
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-3460

John Scharf
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 648-6920

Jeffrey Yee
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Hospital Medicine/Hospitalist

Michael Abate
Sutter Health
(916) 733-3777

Jonathan Aron
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2106

Nelson Chiang
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2106

Gary Chu
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2106

Heather McKnight
UC Davis Children’s Hospital,
(800) 282-3284

Mithu Molla
UC Davis Medical Center
(800) 282-3284

Reza Sianati
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2106

Voltaire R. (Volt) Sinigayan
UC Davis Medical Center
(800) 282-3284

Jeffrey Stenger
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 784-4050

Infectious Disease

Sanaz Abderrahmane
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-5995

Stuart H. Cohen
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2737

Matthew Eldridge
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-6166

Jose-Mario Fontanilla
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 973-5230

Mohammad Jaber Kabbesh
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-5995

Ranjani Kalyan
Pulmonary Medicine Associates,
(916) 786-7498

Brett R. Laurence
Pulmonary Medicine Associates,
(916) 325-1040

Lenora Lee
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5230

Andrew McNeil
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-6166

Bilal Naseer
Pulmonary Medicine Associates,
(916) 786-7498

Meryl Perez
Pulmonary Medicine Associates,
(916) 786-7498

Sriharsha Rao
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 784-4050

Sudershan Singh
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

George Thompson
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2737

Angelique Tjen-A-Looi
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5230

Vinod Trivedi
Pulmonary Medicine Associates,
(916) 679-3590

Robert Zimmerman
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-5995

Β 


Dr. Greg Naughton

GREG NAUGHTON, M.D.
Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Kaiser Permanente

Confused about the difference between hospice and palliative care? You are not alone.

β€œI think there are some general misunderstandings out there,” says Greg Naughton, M.D., a hospice and palliative care specialist for Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento. While the two disciplines share a common goal of providing patients comfort and improving quality of life, there is one major distinction: Hospice is for patients with a terminal diagnosis and, generally, a prognosis of six months or less. But palliative care, which is not solely based on prognosis, can be used for patients β€œof any age and with any kind of illness,” explains Naughton. β€œIt’s important for people to understand it can be used at any time in the course of an illness, and not just when patients are failing or at the end of life.”

Patients requiring palliative care are typically those with chronic disease, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and dementia.

Naughton emphasizes that both palliative and hospice care take a holistic approach. β€œIt’s not just symptom management for physical symptoms such as pain or nausea, but we also address issues that may come up outside of the physicalβ€”psychological, mental, spiritual,” he says.

That’s why it takes a village, from social workers to physical therapists, dieticians and pharmacists, nurses and chaplains and, yes, family members and loved ones.

β€œIt takes an interdisciplinary approach, a team, and that’s one of the things I really love about my field,” says Naughton.


Internal Medicine

Joi Barrett
Sutter Health
(916) 733-8713

Kevin James Burnham
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2737

Bayard W. Chang
Bayard W. Chang, MD
(916) 929-2526

Jason K. Chang
UC Davis Health – Midtown Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-7777

Meghan E. Hayes
Sutter Health
(916) 733-8713

Zachary Holt
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2737

Thao Huynh
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2106

Dheeraj Kamra
Capitol Internal Medicine Associates,
(916) 984-7880

Craig Raymond Keenan
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2737

Andrew Lee
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 614-4040

Lisa Liu
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2106

Earnest George Manjooran
Roseville Internal Medicine
(916) 781-9885

Kathryn Diane Newell
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2737

Jon Oide
Kaiser Permanente – Elk Grove Big Horn Medical Offices,
(916) 688-2106

Milin Ratanasen
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2106

Ramesh Sinaee
Sutter Health
(916) 733-8713

Jane Tsai
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-3400

Morgan Waters
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2106

Scott M. Wigginton
Scott M. Wigginton, MD
(916) 570-2850

Yunli Zheng
UC Davis Medical Group
(916) 783-7109

Maternal and Fetal Medicine

Nina M. Boe
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-6900

Nancy Terrell Field
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-6900

Matthew Garabedian
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4148

William Gilbert
Perinatal Associates of Sacramento,
(916) 862-9900

Herman Locsin Hedriana
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-6900

Colleen Hendershott
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4148

Sherrie Mcelvy
Perinatal Associates of Sacramento,
(916) 862-9900

Amelia S. McLennan
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-6900

Edward Mentakis
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4148

Kristina E. Milan
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4148

Carey Moreno-Hunt
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4148

Sima Parmar
Perinatal Associates of Sacramento,
(916) 862-9900

Veronique Tache
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-6900

Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine

Amardeep S. Ahluwalia
Sutter Health
(916) 887-0780

Carolyn Getman
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 537-5135

Kristin Robbin
UC Davis Children’s Hospital
(800) 282-3284

Cindy Korte
Sutter Health
(916) 887-0780

Satyan Lakshminrusimha
UC Davis Children’s Hospital
(800) 282-3284

Francis R. Poulain
UC Davis Children’s Hospital
(800) 282-3284

Catherine Anne-Marie Rottkamp
UC Davis Children’s Hospital
(916) 734-0491

Gustavo Sosa
Sutter Health
(916) 887-0780

Mark A. Underwood
UC Davis Children’s Hospital
(800) 282-3248

Nephrology

Shubha Ananthakrishnan
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-3761

Adarsh Bhat
Summit Nephrology
(916) 789-1505

Janeline Daubert
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-6988

Joseph De Leon
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-6988

Burl R. Don
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-3761

Lana Gafter
Summit Nephrology
(916) 789-1505

Elena V. Gelfand
Capital Nephrology Medical Group,
(916) 929-8564

Hiba Hamdan
Summit Nephrology
(916) 789-1505

Kai-Ting Hu
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-6988

Niti Madan
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-3761

Jasminder Momi
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-5336

Ushir Patel
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-5336

Jignesh Patel
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 973-5230

Roopinder Poonia
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 536-2466

Vijay Rathore
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-6988

Brian Thornton
Summit Nephrology
(916) 789-1505

Nick Youssefi
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-6988

Annie Yu
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 973-5230

Franklin Yuan
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 973-5230

Neurology

Ryan Armour
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-3372

Jason Chang
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2050

David P. Chesak
Sutter Health
(916) 454-6850

Halima Karim
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Shawn J. Kile
Sutter Health
(916) 454-6850

Suzanne Koopmans
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2050

Neuzil Lai
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2050

Marc Eugene Lenaerts
UC Davis Health – Midtown Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-3588

Peter Skaff
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 536-3670

Nicklesh Thakur
Sutter Health
(916) 454-6850

Lin Zhang
UC Davis Health – Midtown Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-3588

Neurosurgery

Amit Banerjee
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5490

Samuel F. Ciricillo
Sutter Health
(916) 454-6850

Huy Duong
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5490

Griffith R. Harsh IV
UC Davis Health – Midtown Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-4300

Mark Hawk
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5490

Brian Jian
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5490

Kee D. Kim
UC Davis Health – Cannery Building,
(916) 734-7463

Joshua Lucas
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 536-3670

David Moller
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5490

Kavian Shahi
Spine & Neurosurgery Associates,
(916) 771-3300

Kiarash Shahlaie
UC Davis Health – Midtown Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-3588

James Silverthorn
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5490

Marike Zwienenberg
UC Davis Health – Midtown Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-3588

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Robert Azevedo
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Railyard Medical Center
(866) 454-8855

Jennifer Baumbach
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4148

Rachel Dong
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2055

Amy George
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-6900

Jocylen Glassberg
UC Davis Medical Group
(530) 747-3000

Laurie Gregg
Sacramento Women’s Health,
(916) 927-3178

Jacqueline Ho
Associates In Women’s Health Care,
(916) 782-2229

Christine Jang
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2055

Kim Kopecky
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4148

See Lo
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4148

Judy Mikacich
Sacramento Women’s Health,
(916) 927-3178

Bahareh M. (Behy) Nejad
UC Davis Medical Group
(800) 482-3284

Jennifer Overbey
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 681-6102

Clara Paik
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-6900

Kathleen Rooney
Sacramento Women’s Health,
(916) 927-3178

Michael Trifiro
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-6900

Nichole Tyson
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4148

Carrie C. Yiakis
Sutter Health
(916) 262-9414

Amira Zaid
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600


Dr. Peter Skaff

PETER SKAFF, M.D.
Neurology, Dignity Health/Mercy Medical Group

β€œTime is brain,” says neurologist Peter Skaff, M.D., of Mercy Medical Group in Carmichael and Folsom. It’s a quirky little saying we should all learn and repeat, because the message is so critical: Brain tissue is rapidly lost as stroke progressesβ€”so the faster you get help, the better the odds of a good outcome.

Most people likely already know this. But when the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier this year, Skaff and his colleagues noticed a disturbing trend: People weren’t coming for help. β€œQuite the opposite of our ERs being overwhelmed with COVID cases, they were empty because patients were not coming in with their usual acute illnessesβ€”strokes, heart attacks,” says Skaff. β€œIt appeared people were staying home out of fear of contracting COVID.”

That’s the last thing a person should do, says Skaff. β€œNo one should delay care of an acute medical problem for fear of contracting COVID,” he says. β€œOur ERs are equipped to care for patients with infectious diseases. Patients will be protected.”

Although stroke is still a major cause of death (in the United States it ranks fifth, according to the CDC) and disability, patient outcomes are improving thanks to modern medicine. Two of today’s most exciting advances, says Skaff, are telemedicine and endovascular treatment, in which an arterial catheter is guided up to the brain, where the blood clot can be removed and blood flow restored. This treatment is either paired with the clot-busting medicine tPA (which must be administered within 4.5 hours after onset of stroke) or used independently.

Telemedicine is a godsend for stroke patients, says Skaff, especially those admitted to a small hospital without a neurologist on staff. β€œWe (neurologists) are the acute care physicians who can be beamed in from a remote location to assist the ER with a critical decision that needs to be made within minutes,” he says. β€œI think that’s the most exciting, revolutionary thing that’s happened in stroke care since the approval of tPA.”


Occupational Medicine

Enass Arahman
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 691-8505

Wanda Blaylark
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

David Caretto
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-3390

Michael W. Cohen
Sutter Health
(916) 797-4700

Stella Dao
Kaiser Permanente – Folsom Medical Offices
(916) 817-5667

Evelyn Fainsztein
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 351-4800

John Forsyth
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Wesley Hashimoto
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2005

Ophthalmology

Robert Bellinoff
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-3311

James David Brandt
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-6602

Carmine Cammarosano
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Mark Drabkin
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 525-6400

Nandini G. Gandhi
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-6602

Alexander Grand
Medical Vision Technology
(916) 731-8040

Sukhjit Johl
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 614-4015

Richard A. Jones
Eye Site Sacramento
(916) 452-8105

Louis Klieger
Kaiser Permanente – Rancho Cordova Medical Offices
(916) 784-4185

Samuel H. Lee
Sacramento Eye Consultants,
(916) 915-0300

Michele C. Lim
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-6602

Mark J. Mannis
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-6602

Filbert Nguyen
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Sang-Rog Oh
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 614-4015

Robert R. Peabody Jr.
Medical Vision Technology
(916) 731-8040

Joel A. Pearlman
Retinal Consultants
(916) 339-3655

Patricia B. Sierra
Sacramento Eye Consultants,
(916) 915-0300

Aaron Skelton
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 536-3550

Christianna Stuber
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 351-4800

George Watson
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Riverside Medical Offices,
(916) 784-4185

Robert T. Wendel
Retinal Consultants
(916) 339-3655

Peter Wu
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 614-4015

Orthopedic Surgery

Amy Black
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2030

William Bragg
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-5700

Christian Bromfield
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2030

Jonathan G. Eastman
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2700

Eric Giza
UC Davis Health – Cannery Building,
(916) 734-6805

Holly Haight
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5275

Domingo Hallare
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2030

Brian Michael Haus
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2700

Samuel Hu
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-5700

Ron E. James
Northern California Orthopaedic Associates
(916) 512-6262

William Junglas
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 536-2584

Eric Otto Klineberg
UC Davis Health – Cannery Building,
(916) 734-7463

Raphael Klug
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4045

Michael P. Leathers
Michael P. Leathers, MD
(916) 252-9702

Dahlia Lee
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2030

Mark A. Lee
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2700

Holly Bee Leshikar
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2700

Richard A. Marder
UC Davis Health – Cannery Building,
(916) 734-6805

Dennis Meredith
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Gavin C. T. Pereira
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2700

R. Lor Randall
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2700

Marty Reed
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5275

Rolando F. Roberto
UC Davis Health – Cannery Building,
(916) 734-7463

David W. Tai
Sutter Independent Physicians,
(916) 732-3340

Matthew L. Tweet
Sutter Health
(916) 262-9440

James Voigtlander
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4045

Jason Zemanovic
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4045

Pain Medicine

David J. Copenhaver
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-7246

Heather R. Davids
Sutter Health
(916) 454-6850

Scott Fishman
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-7246

Brian C. Joves
Spine & Nerve Diagnostic Center,
(916) 772-5325

Nicolas Karvelas
Spine & Nerve Diagnostic Center,
(916) 772-5325

Brian Kim
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 536-2442

Sharon Leano
Roger B. Stephens MD
(916) 564-3377

Andrew Linn
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-5844

Gagan Mahajan
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-7246

Vinay M. Reddy
Spine and Nerve Diagnostic Center,
(916) 419-9900

Michael C. Yang
El Dorado Pain Management
(530) 672-1311

Rod Youssefi
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-6353

Pediatric Cardiology

Jonathan Dayan
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3456

James Hill
Capital Pediatric Cardiology
(916) 750-2328

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Frank F. Ing
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3456

Oleg Kovalenko
Capital Pediatric Cardiology
(916) 750-2328

Naveen Manohar
Capital Pediatric Cardiology
(916) 750-2328

Luz Natal-Hernandez
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2250

Jeanny K. Park
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3456

Andrew Nicholas Pelech
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3456

Ernesto Rivera
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center,
(916) 474-2250

Lance Shirai
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2250

Sherzana Sunderji
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3456

Luca Trento
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2250

Stanley Wright
Capital Pediatric Cardiology
(916) 750-2328

Jay Yeh
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3456

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Sara Aghamohammadi
UC Davis Children’s Hospital,
(916) 734-2994

Robert Alisharan
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4190

Anne Camerlengo
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4190

Constantine Dimitriades
UC Davis Children’s Hospital,
(916) 734-2994

Daniel A. Falco
Sutter Health
(916) 887-0360

Kevin Haug
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4190

John Holcroft
UC Davis Children’s Hospital,
(916) 734-2994

James P. Marcin
UC Davis Children’s Hospital,
(916) 734-2994

Stephanie Nicole Mateev
UC Davis Children’s Hospital,
(916) 734-2994

Michael Myette
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4190

JoAnne E. Natale
UC Davis Children’s Hospital,
(916) 734-2994

Jennifer L. Plant
UC Davis Children’s Hospital,
(916) 734-2994

Jessica Kim Signoff
UC Davis Children’s Hospital,
(916) 734-2994

Craig Swanson
Sutter Health
(916) 887-0360

Thy T. Tran
Sutter Health – Anderson Lucchetti Women’s & Children’s Center
(916) 887-0104

Pediatric Endocrinology

Christina Chao
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2250

Stephanie Crossen
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3112

Mirna Escalante
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2250

Nicole S. Glaser
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3112

Francis Hoe
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2250

Lindsey Loomba-Albrecht
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3112

Ulhas Nadgir
Center of Excellence in Diabetes and Endocrinology
(916) 426-1902

Gnanagurudasan Prakasam
Center of Excellence in Diabetes and Endocrinology
(916) 426-1902

Sudha Reddy
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2250

Niyati Skaria
Center of Excellence in Diabetes and Endocrinology
(916) 426-1902

Dennis M. Styne
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3112

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Jonathan A. Africa
Sutter Health
(916) 887-4780

Yinka Davies
Sacramento Pediatric Gastroenterology
(916) 332-1244

Arthur J. de Lorimier
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3112

Kelly Beth Haas
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3112

Sunpreet Kaur
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3112

Pratima Kodali
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2250

Sravan Matta
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2250

Johann M. Peterson
Sutter Health
(916) 887-4780

Daphne Sy Say
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3112

Edward Talya
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2250

Trinh Thi Nhat Truong
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3112

Danielle Usatin
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2250

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Scott Adams
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2250

Elysia Alvarez
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(916) 734-5959

Reuben Antony
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(916) 734-5959

Jong Hee Chung
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(916) 734-5959

Saunders C. Hsu
Sutter Health
(916) 469-9337

Kent Jolly
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2250

Sonali Lakshminarayanan
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2250

Christina Lettieri
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2250

Marcio H. Malogolowkin
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(916) 734-5959

Anjali Pawar
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(916) 734-5959

Aarati Rao
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2250

Yung S. Yim
Sutter Health
(916) 469-9337

Pediatric Infectious Disease

John Belko
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2250

Dean A. Blumberg
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3112

Natasha A. Nakra
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3112

Elizabeth Partridge
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3112

Jean A. Wiedeman
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3112

Pediatric Nephrology

Ari Auron
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2250

Lavjay Butani
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3112

Maha Haddad
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3112

Arundhati Kale
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-2011

Stephanie Tram-Anh Nguyen
UC Davis Health – Ticon II Building,
(916) 734-5177


Dr. Alison Newman

ALISON NEWMAN, M.D.
Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente

Are more people seeking mental-health help in the year of COVID? The not-too-surprising answer is yes, says Alison Newman, M.D., a psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente in South Sacramento.

While numbers aren’t available (yet), Newman says it seems clear there’s been an increase in cases at Kaiser, and also an increase in symptoms for people who were experiencing mental-health issues prior to the pandemic. β€œWe know that people are dealing with a lot more anxiety, stress and depression since the pandemic started,” she says.

But if anyone hopes to lie on the psychiatrist’s couch any time soon, they’ll probably be doing it in the privacy of their own home.

β€œWe’ve transitioned to telehealth,” says Newman. β€œProbably the majority of our services are now being done by video or phone.”

To be clear, telehealth hasn’t completely replaced the old-fashioned office visit. β€œWe’re still seeing people in person,” Newman says. β€œThere are times video or phone appointments just aren’t appropriate.” But generally, she says, telehealth works very wellβ€”and in order to prevent the spread of COVID, she believes it’s the right thing to do.

β€œIt’s very important for us to keep everyone safe during the pandemic,” she says. β€œAnd there’s also a convenience factor for people who are home with kids and would have a hard time coming to an in-person appointment.”

There’s been at least one big upside to this newfangled way of providing services, Newman notes: fewer cancellations and noshows. β€œIt’s just easier to get a hold of people right now,” she says.

What will this mean for psychiatric patients, post-COVID? The future is uncertain. But Newman believes the move to telehealth β€œwill definitely have some impact on how we deliver care in the long term.”


Pediatric Neurology

Shailesh Asaikar
Child and Adolescent Neurology Consultants
(916) 649-9800

William Steven Benko
UC Davis Health – Midtown Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-3588

Celia H. Chang
UC Davis Health – Midtown Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-3588

Shubhangi C. Chitnis
Sutter Health
(916) 454-6667

Katie Friederich
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4190

Richard Friederich
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4190

Shannon N. Liang
UC Davis Health – Midtown Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-3588

Brian Masselink
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4190

Gregg Nelson
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4190

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Samuel F. Ciricillo
Sutter Health
(916) 454-6850

Sean McNatt
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2600

Marike Zwienenberg
UC Davis Health – Midtown Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-3588

Pediatric Psychiatry

Srihari Bangalore
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 973-5300

Andrew Bregman
Kaiser Permanente – Elk Grove Big Horn Medical Offices
(916) 525-6100

Anne McBride
UC Davis Health – Behavioral Health Center
(916) 734-3574

Murat Pakyurek
UC Davis Health – Behavioral Health Center
(916) 734-3574

Pediatric Pulmonology

Diana Go
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2250

Sanjay Jhawar
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building
(916) 734-3112

Rory J. Kamerman-Kretzmer
UC Davis Children’s Hospital,
(916) 734-3112

Kiran Nandalike
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3112

Myrza Perez
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2250

Wan Tsai
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2250

Pediatric Sleep Medicine

Sanjay Jhawar
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building
(916) 734-3112

Kiran Nandalike
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building
(916) 734-3112

Pediatric Surgery

Lisa P. Abramson
Sutter Health
(916) 887-4220

Erin Brown
UC Davis Children’s Hospital,
(800) 282-3284

Jerry Chen
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2600

Diana L. Farmer
UC Davis Health – Cannery Building,
(916) 734-7844

Joy L. Graf
Sutter Health
(916) 887-4220

Shinjiro Hirose
Shriners Hospital for Children
(916) 453-2191

Jennifer Keller
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2600

Douglas Miniati
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2600

Payam Saadai
Shriners Hospital for Children,
(916) 453-2191

Pediatric Urology

Andrew Huang
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4160

Eric A. Kurzrock
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-2222

Jennifer H. Yang
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-2222

Pediatrics (General)

Victoria Akins
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 614-4060

Sheila Asare-Bediako
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 667-0600

Robert S. Byrd
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3112

Diane Chan
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4190

Sean Cooke
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-6800

Eric J. Crossen
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3112

Erik O. Fernandez Y Garcia
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3112

Albina S. Gogo
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-3112

Danton Kono
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 536-3520

Jonathan E. Thygeson
Jonathan E. Thygeson MD, Inc,
(916) 924-8754

Lenore Reeva C. Youssefi
Sutter Health
(916) 817-3700

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Shawna Arsenault
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-7041

Ryan Carver
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 771-6611

Steven Chan
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-7481

Loren Thomas Davidson
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-7041

Satinderpal Dhah
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center,
(916) 688-2036

John Andrew Dorsett
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-7041

Maya Capoor Evans
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-7041

Lawrence Manhart
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 474-2250

Craig M. McDonald
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-7041

Vinay M. Reddy
Spine and Nerve Diagnostic Center,
(916) 419-9900

Joel Schaffer
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center,
(916) 688-2036

Akshat Shah
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center,
(916) 688-2036

Jeremy Wren
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-3373

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Carrie Black
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 536-2400

Christa Clark
Christa Clark. MD, FACS
(916) 246-2662

Jesus Garcia
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5515

Lynne A. Hackert
Sutter Health
(916) 878-4948

Chetan Shawn Irwin
UC Davis Medical Center – Cypress Building
(800) 482-3284

Karly Kaplan
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5515

David Kaufman
Kaufman & Davis Plastic Surgery,
(916) 983-9895

Gerald Khachi
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2045

Liza Kim
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-3331

James Kim
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2045

Tom S. Liu
Liu Plastic Surgery
(916) 333-0246

Pirko MaguiΓ±a
Shriners Hospital for Children
(916) 453-2191

Minh-Bao Mundschenk
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5515

Clifford Thomas Pereira
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2700

Kenneth Phillips
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5515

Lee L.Q. Pu
UC Davis Health – Cannery Building,
(916) 734-7844

Jeffrey Sweat
J. Sweat Plastic Surgery
(916) 400-0822

Travis T. Tollefson
UC Davis Health – Glassrock Building,
(916) 734-2347

Granger Wong
Centre for Plastic Surgery
(916) 791-7088

Michael S. Wong
UC Davis Health – Cannery Building,
(916) 734-7844


Podiatry

Timothy Bernard
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Amy Duckworth
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4045

Matthew Garrison
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-3359

Namjong Lee
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4045

Daniel Lee
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2030

Roya Mirmiran
Sutter Health
(916) 262-9464

Damon Namvar
Sutter Health
(916) 262-9464

Hienvu Nguyen
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2030

Beth Noe
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4045

Kene Ofili IV
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Lindsay Russell
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2030

Michael Scatena
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5275

Tanya Singleton
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2030

Michael Starkweather
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Kirsten Van Voris-Scatena
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5275

Preventive Medicine

Cheree Dunbar
Northern California Wellness, Inc.
(916) 790-5352

Psychiatry

Vladislav Afanasevich
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5300

Brian Fitch
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center,
(916) 525-6100

Helen Kales
UC Davis Health – Behavioral Health Center
(916) 734-3574

Maria Koshy
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center,
(916) 525-6100

Pachida Lo
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 525-6100

Alison Newman
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 525-6100

Lorin M. Scher
UC Davis Health – Behavioral Health Center
(916) 734-3574

AndrΓ©s Felipe Sciolla
UC Davis Health – Behavioral Health Center
(916) 734-3574

Humberto Temporini
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 525-6100

Radiation Oncology

Rachel Chou
Kaiser Permanente – Rancho Cordova Medical Offices
(916) 631-2730

Megan E. Daly
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(800) 362-5566

Ruben Fragoso
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(800) 362-5566

Christopher U. Jones
Sutter Health
(916) 781-1225

Charlotte D. Kubicky
Sutter Health
(916) 781-1225

Vincent Lee
South Sacramento Cancer Center,
(916) 683-9616

Hubert Y. Pan
Sutter Health – Anderson Lucchetti Women’s & Children’s Center
(916) 454-6600

Shyam Rao
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(800) 362-5566

Seth A. Rosenthal
Sutter Health
(916) 781-1225

Derrick Schmidt
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 771-2871

Radiology

Matthew Bobinski
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(800) 482-3284

Ghaneh Fananapazir
UC Davis Medical Center
(916) 734-0664

Farhad Farzanegan
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2029

Chia-Li Lai
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2029

Ramit Lamba
UC Davis Medical Center
(800) 282-3284

Tan Nguyen
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2029

Michael Silberstein
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 817-5250

Reproductive Endocrinology / Infertility

Laurie P. Lovely
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
(916) 773-2229

Michael J. Murray
Northern California Fertility Medical Center
(916) 773-2229

Kenneth Vu
ARC Fertility
(888) -990-2727


Rheumatology

Gurtej S. Cheema
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2737

Minzi Chen
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Mohammadomid Edrissian
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2330

Diana W. Lau
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Minhchau Nguyen
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2330

Thitinan Srikulmontree
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 844-1592

Simran K. Thiara
Sutter Health
(916) 455-3700

Kenneth B. Wiesner
Sacramento Rheumatology Consultants,
(916) 922-7021

Barton L. Wise
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2737

Sleep Medicine

Paramjeet Atwal
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-4821

Robert Dias
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 733-3372

Kimberly A. Hardin
UC Davis Health – Midtown Ambulatory Care Center
(916) 734-3588

David Tzeng
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-4821

Lydia Wytrzes
Lydia M. Wytrzes MD
(916) 564-3610

Sports Medicine

Jason Brayley
Kaiser Permanente – Elk Grove Promenade Medical Offices,
(916) 544-6160

Kevin James Burnham
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2737

Susan Joy
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Railyard Medical Center
(916) 326-8200

Scott Meier
Kaiser Permanente – Elk Grove Promenade Medical Offices,
(916) 544-6160

Jeffrey L. Tanji
UC Davis Health – Cannery Building,
(916) 734-6805

Brandee L. Waite
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-7041

Thoracic Surgery

Matthew Agnew
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2014

Lisa M. Brown
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(916) 734-5959

David Tom Cooke
UC Davis Health – Comprehensive Cancer Center,
(916) 734-5959

Costanzo Di Perna
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 536-3665

Sterling L. Humphrey
Sutter Health
(916) 878-2555

Stephen D. Maxwell
Sutter Health
(916) 878-2555

Rick Peng
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5235

Brian Rezvani
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2014

Trevor Williams
Dignity Health – Mercy Medical Group
(916) 536-3665

Transgender Health

Katherine T. Gardner
Sutter Health
(916) 731-7770

Christopher Swales
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Urology

Carolina Alvayay
Sutter Health
(916) 797-4720

Kirk M. Anderson
Sutter Health
(916) 262-9386

Noah E. Canvasser
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2222

Samuel T.H. Chan
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4160

Marc A. Dall’Era
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2222

Jonathan Eandi
Sutter Health
(916) 262-9386

Christopher P. Evans
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2222

Kirk Keene
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2081

Joyce Loeffler
Dignity Health Medical Foundation – Woodland Clinic,
(530) 668-2600

Megan Merrill
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2081

Brian N. Naftulin
Folsom Urology Surgical Associates,
(916) 540-7070

Tan Pham
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2081

Jennifer Rothschild
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-2222

Carmen Stapp
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4160

Kimberly Takahashi
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4160

Scott Troxel
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4160

Alice Tsao
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2081

Jared Whitson
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2081

Vascular / Interventional Radiology

Braden Boice
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5720

Matthew Danielson
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 817-5250

Mark M. Davidian
Sutter Health
(916) 878-3495

Brandon Doskocil
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 817-5250

Farhad Farzanegan
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2029

Robert Freed
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5720

Maud Morshedi
Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 688-2029

Rex M. Pillai
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 703-2177

Derek Vien
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 817-5250

Catherine T. Vu
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-3606

Vascular Surgery

Josefina A. Dominguez
Sutter Health
(916) 262-9400

Richard Florio
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4144

Blake Hamby
Kaiser Permanente – Sacramento Medical Center
(916) 973-5235

Misty D. Humphries
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-3800

Addison McMurtry
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4144

Matthew William Mell
UC Davis Health – Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center,
(916) 734-3800

Thomas C. Park
Sutter Health
(916) 262-9400

Samantha Stradleigh
Kaiser Permanente – Roseville Medical Center
(916) 784-4144