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Problem-Solving Optician Finds Glasses for Three-Month Old Kara Roman

Posted by in Compassion, Excellent Care, Featured on 15. Sep, 2014 | 1 Comment

No parent is prepared to find out that a new baby will have special needs from birth. But when Liliana and Zack Roman’s second daughter, Kara, was born with Stickler’s Syndrome, they found the support they needed with their Kaiser Permanente care team. Stickler’s Syndrome, a rare genetic condition, affects the eyes, nose, joints, and hearing. At just under three … more

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Kaiser Permanente Helps 12-Year-Old Austin Stanfill to Change His Diet and Avoid Diabetes

Posted by in Excellent Care, Featured, Prevention on 09. Sep, 2014 | 0 Comments

At age 12, Austin Stanfill was overweight when he went to see Sara Bell, MD, at Kaiser Permanente’s Orchards Medical Office in Vancouver, Wash. to be treated for pneumonia. During a conversation about Austin’s family history, Dr. Bell learned that Austin’s mother had been diagnosed with pre-diabetes while she was pregnant with Austin. Suspecting Austin might suffer from pre-diabetes as … more

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Jesse Campos Gets Healthy With Help From His Kaiser Permanente Physician

Posted by in Compassion, Excellent Care, Featured, Prevention on 09. Sep, 2014 | 9 Comments

Jesse Campos says he startled himself, when at the age of nine, he weighed in at 220 pounds.  Unable to bend over and tie his shoes or run around like the other kids at recess, both he and his mom knew his weight was impacting his health and quality of life, but it was pediatrician, Dr. Sharon Peng at Kaiser … more

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Sofia Douglass’s Parents Learn How to Manage her Asthma

Posted by in Compassion, Excellent Care, Featured on 25. Aug, 2014 | 0 Comments

In 2010 Mike and Joy Douglass rushed their daughter Sofia to the hospital when the five year old gasped for breath and her lips turned blue. The couple didn’t know what was happening. An allergist at Kaiser Permanente Colorado diagnosed Sofia with asthma. Cynthia Lamb, RN, AE-C, asthma care coordinator, helped to educate the family about the condition. “The situation … more

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Kaiser Permanente Helps Marcy Pires Stay Connected to Her Premature Baby

Posted by in Compassion, Excellent Care, Featured on 18. Aug, 2014 | 3 Comments

NI When Kaiser Permanente employee Marcy Pires of Corona, California was not quite 23 weeks pregnant, her obstetrician had to induce labor. Marcy delivered her daughter, Ella, via Caesarean-section, at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. Ella weighed just 1 lb., 5 oz. and was whisked off to neonatal intensive care. Before her baby’s premature birth, Marcy had planned to breastfeed. … more

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At-Home Screening Test Allowed Sherry Jansma’s Doctors to Find Colon Cancer Before it Spread

Posted by in Ease and Convenience, Excellent Care, Featured, Prevention on 11. Aug, 2014 | 0 Comments

At first, San Diego native Sherry Jansma paid no mind to the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) that Kaiser Permanente mailed to her house to screen for colon cancer. After all, her previous screening tests had come back clear, and she had no family history of cancer. After a few days, Sherry reminded herself that Kaiser Permanente recommends adults age 50 … more

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Valerie Silva and Her Mom Are Grateful to Kaiser Permanente for Relief From Chronic Headaches

Posted by in Compassion, Excellent Care, Featured on 04. Aug, 2014 | 0 Comments

To say high school senior Valerie Silva juggled a busy schedule would be an understatement. Between volleyball practice, school, work, and homework, she was running on empty and relied heavily on caffeinated drinks to get her through her long days. Valerie soon began experiencing debilitating headaches that wouldn’t go away. They disrupted her sleep, forced her to miss volleyball practice, … more

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Ricardo Charles, CRNA, Dedicates His Time to Those in Need Across the Globe

Posted by in Compassion, Excellent Care, Get To Know Us on 01. Aug, 2014 | 0 Comments

After a service trip to Guatemala opened his eyes to the need for trained medical staff abroad, Oakland Medical Center, certified registered nurse anesthetist Ricardo Charles dedicated his life to the helping underserved populations by providing them with culturally competent healthcare. Ricardo’s community service endeavors have taken him across the globe, from assisting in orthopedic surgery alongside Operation Rainbow in Latin … more

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With Kaiser Permanente’s Help, Ann and Dan Dow Set Sail for New Horizons

Posted by in Compassion, Ease and Convenience, Excellent Care, Featured on 28. Jul, 2014 | 0 Comments

For many years, Ann Dow dreamt of sailing the world with her husband, Dan, on deck the Morning Star, their 25-ft. Coronado wooden sailboat. In 2006, they were forced to put that dream on hold when her safety line failed and she fell 55 feet, straight down to the deck, breaking her ribs, shoulders, back, hips, and fingers. After several … more

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More than 20 Years After His First Brush with Melanoma, Ron Verhoff Beats Skin Cancer a Second Time

Posted by in Excellent Care, Featured, Prevention on 21. Jul, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ron Verhoff, 71, first heard of melanoma when doctors found an irregularly shaped mole on the back of his ear in 1991. At the time, Ron’s melanoma didn’t seem to be cause for much alarm. “They cut it out, did a skin graft, and sent me out the door,” remembered Ron. “I basically forgot about it after that.” It wasn’t … more