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PAMF Expands Gastroenterology Sevices to San Jose

Expanding specialty medical services available in the South Bay, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) has added further gastroenterology services in the San Jose/Los Gatos area.

As part of this expansion in services, Gastroenterologists David Stein, M.D., and Geoffrey Spencer, M.D., have joined PAMF. Their South Bay practice is located at 2440 Samaritan Drive in San Jose. With this expansion, PAMF gastroenterology services are now available in Burlingame, Dublin, Fremont, Los Gatos/San Jose, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Carlos and Santa Cruz.

“Adding this well-respected practice expands our existing digestive health services in Los Gatos and extends our ability to provide coordinated primary and specialty care to our patients in the South Bay,” said Elizabeth Vilardo, M.D., PAMF regional president.

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PAMF Danville Primary Care Is Now Open

First Primary Care Office in Contra Costa County for PAMF

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), part of the Sutter Health network of care, opened a new medical office in Danville, California, on March, 2, 2015 – PAMF’s first location in Contra Costa County. This expansion in the East Bay helps meet the demand for primary care for residents of Danville and the surrounding communities.

Initially, adult and pediatric care will be offered at PAMF Danville Primary Care, a 3,000-square-foot medical office located at 919 San Ramon Valley Boulevard.

By the end of 2015, the location will be expanded into a new, 18,000-square-foot PAMF Danville medical center that will be home to 17 primary care physicians and a team of medical support staff. Patients will have access to a full range of health care services, including primary outpatient care (internal medicine, family medicine and pediatrics), as well as diagnostic imaging, mammography and laboratory services – all in one location. More than 20 specialty care and advanced diagnostic services are currently available at PAMF’s Dublin Center in the East Bay. Read More

John & Marcia Goldman Foundation Donates $100K to Improve Behavioral Health in Teens

Donation Supports Adolescent Behavioral Health Services Pilot in Four Bay Area Counties.  Program Available to Patients who Receive Primary Care at PAMF. 

The John & Marcia Goldman Foundation has granted the Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation $100,000 in support of an innovative pilot program that screens adolescents for behavioral health problems and helps them get treatment. The comprehensive Adolescent Behavioral Health (ABH) program addresses the epidemic of untreated behavioral health conditions among adolescents. The program is available to patients who receive their primary care through the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), a regional partner of Mills-Peninsula Health Services. The two affiliates of the Sutter Health network are working together to expand behavioral health care services for adolescents in primary care settings. ABH is a five-year demonstration project, officially launched in January 2014, to address issues of a severely fragmented behavioral health system in a proactive, systematic way. Read More

Silicon Valley Cardiology Joins PAMF

Silicon Valley Cardiology (SVC) recently joined the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) in November 2014. This move brings together two renowned Bay Area medical practices offering services in state-of-the-art cardiac care.

“By combining our organizations, we can use our expertise and resources to bring the best of cardiac medicine to a greater number of patients in our communities,” said SVC founder Roger Winkle, M.D.

Conrad Vial, M.D.

Conrad Vial, M.D., Medical Director, Cardiovascular Service Line at PAMF

“Coming together to form an expanded and integrated cardiovascular medicine practice is great news for patients in the Bay Area,” added Conrad Vial, M.D., medical director of the cardiovascular service line at PAMF. “The community will have even greater access to high-quality, seamless and coordinated cardiac care in multiple Bay Area locations.”  Together, SVC and PAMF will create and execute a unified vision for cardiovascular services at PAMF.

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Advanced Illness Management Program Launched in Santa Clara County

Patients with Chronic Illness Benefit

AIMSutter Health’s Advanced Illness Management (AIM)® program, which already operates in 15 counties in Northern California, has been launched in areas of Santa Clara County, including Los Altos, Mountain View and Palo Alto, and is now offered to patients at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF).

The AIM program is a service of Sutter Care at Home and provides nurse-led care management, palliative care and advance care planning for patients with late-stage or advancing chronic illness.

AIM employs an interdisciplinary team to bridge the gaps between a hospital, physician’s office and home for the frailest, sickest patients. AIM improves care coordination and communication between primary care physicians and specialists, and among inpatient, ambulatory and home-based services. Trained AIM teams support PAMF’s most seriously ill patients in the safety and comfort of their own homes or residential care facilities.

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