Palo Alto Medical Foundation Opens Primary Care Clinics in South Bay
After many months of planning, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) is opening three medical clinics in the Los Gatos area. The medical foundation has leased the sites to house a team of primary care physicians while seeking to acquire land to build a new PAMF Los Gatos Center. Eventually, PAMF’s Los Gatos Center will house all of the PAMF Los Gatos area physicians and allow room to add specialty medical services.
According to Elizabeth Vilardo, M.D., PAMF’s regional president who will oversee medical operations in the South Bay, the not-for-profit medical organization is welcoming 11 area physicians into the organization and relocating several established PAMF physicians to Los Gatos.
“Offering our health care services at these new sites in Los Gatos is a terrific occasion,” Dr. Vilardo said. “At present, neither PAMF nor Sutter Health has affiliates in the Los Gatos or West San Jose area, so we look forward to caring for this community.”
Two established Los Gatos group practices and three individual practices are joining PAMF, for a total of five pediatricians, four bstetricians/gynecologists (OB/Gyns), and two family medicine physicians. The physicians are coming onboard on different dates this spring and in the coming months. A profile page for each doctor will be available on the PAMF website so prospective patients can learn about the physicians’ backgrounds, specialties and philosophies of care.
Additionally, five current PAMF physicians are relocating their practices to Los Gatos, including two pediatricians, two family medicine doctors, one internal medicine physician and two OB/Gyns.
On April 30, 2012, PAMF is opening its family medicine clinic at 2400 Samaritan Drive in Suite 203. This will be medical home to Becky Wallin, M.D., and Thanh Uyen Le, M.D., who will be joined by current PAMF physicians Stuart Menaker, M.D., and Denise Massey, M.D., all of whom are accepting new patients.
A team of pediatricians and OB/Gyns will also offer care at 2577 Samaritan Drive, adjacent to the Good Samaritan Hospital campus. Additional contractual arrangements are in process, after which all of the physicians and addresses will be announced.
PAMF is part of the Sutter Health network of care, which includes many of California’s top-performing, highest quality physician organizations as measured annually by the Integrated Healthcare Association. PAMF’s 1,000+ affiliated physicians and 4,900 employees serve nearly 730,000 patients at its medical centers and clinics in Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.
Contact: Cynthia Greaves, PAMF Public Affairs; firstname.lastname@example.org; 650-934-8614
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