My Office Hours
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I grew up in state of Illinois, in a small town called Normal. Ever since I can remember, I had set my goal to become a doctor. I went to the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where I graduated with a bachelorís degree in biology. Then I came to California and worked for a year at the University of California, San Francisco, as a laboratory assistant doing research on lipid metabolism. I attended the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and in 1990 finished a residency in family practice at Northridge Hospital in Los Angeles. Following this, I worked for several years in emergency rooms in Los Angeles and in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In 1995 I joined the Kaiser Permanente Medicine Department at Park Shadelands - one of my best decisions. I feel very fortunate to practice medicine in the beautiful Bay Area and to share my life with my partner James and our daughter Camille. James is an architect and Camille is attending middle school and is growing very fast.
Because I came to the United States from Taiwan when I was young, I have retained some language ability from my country of origin. I am able to speak limited Mandarin and Fukienese.
Throughout my life I have been interested in the visual arts. I enjoy painting and have been painting landscapes using oil and watercolors for many years. I also enjoy gardening, reading, hiking, yoga, swimming, and dancing.
Working At Kaiser Permanente
I like working at a place where I can focus on providing health care and not have to be distracted by the business side of medicine. The goals of Kaiser Permanente are compatible with my goals as a doctor - that of preventing illnesses, personalizing health care, and establishing good communication between the doctor and the patient. I enjoy getting to know each one of my patients and derive a lot of satisfaction working with each individual, whether it is to overcome illnesses, improve health and well-being, or to learn to cope better with difficulties. Being a doctor is a great profession for me in that I never cease to learn something new and to grow.
How The Appointments Work
If you have multiple problems or concerns that you would like to address during your visit, consider writing down a list and begin with the most important items on your list. Because all appointments slots in the Department of Medicine are 15 minutes long, sometimes it is necessary to arrange another visit in order to adequately address all the problems or concerns.
Please bring a list of your current medications and their doses, or bring the actual pill bottles themselves.
You will be informed by mail or through a telephone call about the results of the tests that I have ordered for you, i.e. labs, radiological studies, etc. If you have not received the results after several weeks, please call the Call Center at (925) 906-2040 and leave a message for me to send you the results or to call you. If there is a result that requires urgent attention, you will be called.
Please note that I work on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. For urgent appointments please call one day prior for a next day appointment or early in the morning for a same day appointment. If you need to be seen urgently or have an urgent concern on days when I am not available, please call the Call Center at (925) 906-2040 and we will arrange an appointment for you to see a covering doctor or have the covering doctor call you. The covering doctor is usually one of my colleagues who works with me at my work station in Park Shadelands. My colleague will pass on to me any important information regarding your care.
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|University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL|
|Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NY|
|Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Northridge, CA|
|Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine|
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