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.
First Primary Care Office in Contra Costa County for PAMF
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), part of the Sutter Health network of care, will open a new medical office in Danville, California, in March 2015 – PAMF’s first location in Contra Costa County. This expansion in the East Bay will help 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.
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.
“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.
Patients with Chronic Illness Benefit
Sutter 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.
Sutter Health has launched My Health Online for Teens, an innovative electronic health service. More than2,500 teenage patients have already signed up for the service, which provides teens secure, online access to their health records and their doctors. My Health Online for Teens also provides an easy way for parents to stay connected with the doctor of their teens, as their children learn how to manage their own health care.
My Health Online for Teens lets kids ages 12 to 17 email their doctors, review test results, renew prescriptions, track immunizations and schedule appointments—all from a cell phone or laptop.
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s (PAMF) new San Carlos Center opened for patient care on Monday, November 17, 2014. At opening, the San Carlos Center is home to 75 physicians and 220 medical support staff. It is anticipated that the light-filled, four story, 192,000 square foot building will serve 140,000 patient visits in the first year. PAMF’s Redwood City and Redwood Shores clinics have moved to the new location. The new outpatient medical center has the capacity to grow to 120 physicians.
The outpatient medical center is the first phase of a two-part expansion plan at the San Carlos site. The first phase, now complete, includes the outpatient building and a four-level parking structure with 1,115 parking stalls. The second phase, an inpatient hospital, remains part of PAMF’s future growth plans for the location, although a specific date for beginning construction is not yet set.