In 1984, gas was $1.10 a gallon, a movie ticket was $2.50, “Ghostbusters” was the hit movie and the Summer Olympic Games were underway in Los Angeles. That same year, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) opened its first clinic outside of Palo Alto – in Fremont – with four physicians and seven staff members serving a few hundred patients.
In July, the PAMF Fremont Center, now with 115 physicians and 429 employees serving more than 70,000 Tri-City area patients, celebrates its 25th anniversary.
As the population of Fremont and Alameda County has grown, PAMF has grown along with it. After opening its first office at 39500 Liberty Street, PAMF’s medical campus at 3200 Kearney Street now includes two buildings totaling more than 130,000 square feet.
“Although the PAMF Fremont Center has seen incredible growth and many changes over the last 25 years, our focus is still very much on family-centered care,” said Sue Knox M.D., medical director of the PAMF Fremont Center and one of the four original PAMF physicians in Fremont. “We pride ourselves on our comfortable, patient-friendly atmosphere. Our physicians and staff enjoy working here and they are dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients.”
The PAMF Fremont Center originally offered mostly primary care services – internal medicine, family medicine and pediatrics, as well as obstetrics and gynecology – with patients traveling to Palo Alto to receive specialty care. Today, the PAMF Fremont Center offers primary care services, access to more than 30 specialty services, Urgent Care services, as well as laboratory, X-ray and other diagnostic tools on site.
“We love being a part of this community and look forward to providing health care to Tri-City residents for many years to come,” said Dr. Knox.