Learn more about SEBMF’s journey and our focus on delivering patient-centered care.Read More about SEBMF Celebrates 10 Years of Family Centered Care
The test of a good idea is how long it lasts. It has been 10 years since a small group of East Bay health care pioneers created a network that allows physicians to focus on building strong relationships with their patients.
Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and East Bay Physicians Medical Group (EBPMG) are celebrating the anniversary of a 10-year partnership. On Oct. 1, 2005, with approximately 100 employees, 49 physicians and four allied health professionals on board, SEBMF started providing hospitalist services for Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and opened its doors at three care centers in Berkeley. Read More about SEBMF Celebrates 10 Years of Family Centered Care
Strong partnerships and working relationships among physicians are a vital part of great health care, but Clare Rudolph, M.D., has unique and enduring connections to her current medical partners Risa Kagan, M.D. and Marilyn Honegger, M.D.
“It’s not so much ‘getting back to normal’ as it is finding out what’s normal for you now,” says Risa Kagan, M.D., FACOG; Sutter Health gynecologist. “Your new normal may include making changes in the way you eat, the things you do and your sources of support.”
These tips from the National Cancer Institute can help with the most common challenges for breast cancer survivors: Read More about Help in Managing Lingering Effects of Breast Cancer Treatment
Fall-related injuries are a serious health threat to older adults, who are five times more likely to be hospitalized after a fall than for any other accident.
At least 20 to 30 percent of falls in older adults lead to serious injuries, such as hip fractures and head injuries.
What can you do to prevent a fall? Safeguard your independence by reducing your risks at home and in your daily activities. Read More about Take Action to Prevent Fall-Related Injuries
As he talks about his current situation, Ed Stump quickly mentions he is thankful for the blessings he’s received. While he was recuperating from a heart attack at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, social workers discovered that Stump, 57, didn’t have a safe place to go when he was discharged.
“I was new to the area and I didn’t have a place to live,” he recalls. “I was dealing with a number of health problems and I was afraid of being on the street.”
In the past, when a person in Ed’s situation was released from a hospital stay they would recuperate on the streets, out in the elements. Their health would have improved more quickly if they had rested in a bed in a safe place. Often their conditions worsened and they were soon re-admitted into the hospital. Read More about Caring for Our Community: Safe Housing for Homeless Hospital Patients
To get the school year off to a safe and healthy start, Lisa A. Hills, M.D., Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation pediatrician, recommends:
Q: I’ve heard urinary tract infections (UTIs) are getting harder to treat. Why is this and who’s at risk of developing one?
Jonathan Lynne, M.D., MPH, answered:
UTIs are one of the most common infections doctors treat: More than half of women living in the United States will get a UTI. Urinary tract infections are caused by microorganisms—usually bacteria—that enter the urethra and bladder, causing inflammation and infection. UTIs are more common in women because women have a shorter urethra than men do. That means bacteria travel a shorter distance to a woman’s bladder. Read More about Ask the Expert: Are You at Risk for a Urinary Tract Infection?