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CEO Bernard J. Tyson Welcomes All to the Care Stories Blog

Posted by in Get To Know Us on 30. Jun, 2014 | 1 Comment

Members are describing what it’s like to experience care at Kaiser Permanente: great care by great people. … more

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Kaiser Permanente Dermatologist Amy Reisenauer, MD, Explains the Risk of Melanoma

Posted by in Excellent Care, Get To Know Us, Prevention on 30. Jun, 2014 | 0 Comments

Amy Reisenauer, MD, is a dermatologist at Kaiser Permanente’s Kihei Medical Office in Hawaii. As a doctor, she sees first-hand the exploding rates of skin cancer, especially in young people. According to Dr. Reisenauer, melanoma is the third most common type of skin cancer, and it is also the most deadly. Nearly 9,000 men and women die every year from … more

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Adamma Ajufoh, RN: Going Beyond Her Role to Care for Patients

Posted by in Compassion, Excellent Care, Get To Know Us on 30. Jun, 2014 | 0 Comments

As a manager, Adamma is not expected to perform patient care, but she gladly rolls up her shirt sleeves to make sure our patients are taken care of. … more

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Sean Hashmi, MD explains “The Ladies’ Guide to Men’s Health”

Posted by in Get To Know Us on 11. Jun, 2014 | 0 Comments

It seems as if some men take every step they can to avoid going to the doctor. The statistics bear that out: 57 percent of men visit the physician each year compared with 74 percent of women. African-American and Hispanic men are even less likely than white men to have routine check-ups. So this show is for the ladies out … more

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Laurie Peterson, RN: Helping Members Travel Safely

Posted by in Excellent Care, Get To Know Us on 11. Jun, 2014 | 0 Comments

Are you getting ready to travel this summer? Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa’s Laurie Peterson, RN is on call to help members with their travel needs. Whether you’re thinking of jet-setting to an exotic island getaway or taking a trip cross-country to visit the family, Kaiser Permanente travel nurses like Laurie help educate patients about travel safety. Laurie was awarded the … more

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Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist Leah Battista, MD, Talks About High-Risk Pregnancy

Posted by in Get To Know Us on 05. May, 2014 | 0 Comments

Pregnancy is an anxiety-producing time for women, especially if their pregnancy is deemed “high-risk.”  High-risk pregnancy happens when a baby has an increased chance of a health problem, or when an expectant mother is at risk of complications due to pregnancy. Leah Battista, MD, is a maternal fetal medicine specialist at Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center. For many of the … more

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Laura Holladay, RN: Helping Moms Thrive in the Maternity Ward

Posted by in Compassion, Excellent Care, Get To Know Us on 04. May, 2014 | 0 Comments

For the past 19 years, Laura Holladay, RN, has dedicated her life to caring for expectant families and their children. “My family says it’s a calling,” Laura says. “I just woke up one morning in college and decided I wanted to be a nurse.” She was studying pre-law at the time. Since joining Kaiser Permanente in 2004, Laura has led … more

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Organ Donation: A Q&A With Juan Alvergue, MD

Posted by in Excellent Care, Get To Know Us on 16. Apr, 2014 | 0 Comments

Organ donation is the process of giving an organ or part of an organ for the purpose of transplantation into another person.* While some view organ donation as a controversial process, a single organ donor can save up to eight lives, and enhance the lives of up to 100 more. The Care Stories team sat down with Juan Alvergue, MD, … more

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Joanne Schottinger,MD Discusses Colon Cancer Prevention

Posted by in Excellent Care, Get To Know Us, Prevention on 12. Mar, 2014 | 2 Comments

Colon cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer … more

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Southern California Flu Coordinators: Keeping Members Safe

Posted by in Excellent Care, Get To Know Us, Prevention on 12. Mar, 2014 | 0 Comments

The importance of the flu vaccine cannot be underestimated, and preparing for flu season is a year-round job for Kaiser Permanente’s Southern California flu coordinators. Being a flu coordinator is a big job, but each year these staff members take on additional responsibilities to keep Kaiser Permanente members safe from the influenza virus. In addition to their normal daytime responsibilities … more