Join Us in the Fight to Knock Out Diabetes

Posted on Jun 1, 2015

Together, we can prevent – and knock out – diabetes!

Join us for this free event:

  • Boxing workshops
  • Healthy Filipino food demonstrations
  • Health screenings and community resources

For additional information, call 510-869-8223.

Knock out diabetes eventWhere & When

Date June 27, 2015
Time 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cost Free
Venue The Kennel Boxing Gym
Address 3051 Teagarden St.
San Leandro, CA 94577

Class Registration

Register online by June 22.

Register Online

Learn About Alternatives for Coping with Chronic Pain

Posted on Jun 1, 2015

Young East Bay woman with shoulder painLearn how alternative treatments can combine with or replace pain medications — without side effects. Join Shefali Patel, Ph.D., Alta Bates Summit neuropsychologist, for a presentation on alternatives for coping with chronic pain, such as relaxation exercises and guided imagery.

Where & When

Date June 9, 2015
Shefali Patel, Ph.D.
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Maffly Auditorium, Herrick Campus
2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley
Time 1-2:30 p.m.
Cost Free

Class Registration

Call 510-204-4503.

Ask An Expert About Endoscopic Ultrasound

Posted on May 26, 2015

Vinod K. Kurupath, M.D.

Vinod K. Kurupath, M.D.

Vinod K. Kurupath, M.D.


Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation

I have been diagnosed with a digestive disorder and I may be a candidate for an endoscopic ultrasound. What are the benefits of this procedure?

 In conventional endoscopy, the gastroenterologist can only view the innermost lining of the digestive tract. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) allows a doctor to get very close to the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, liver and gallbladder and look beyond the inner layers. Read More

Attend Our Monthly Stroke Education and Support Group

Posted on May 25, 2015

newrehab Greba on treadmillOn June 2, learn about rehabilitation, coping techniques, stroke prevention and other resources at this education and support group for stroke survivors, their families and friends.

The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 4-5 p.m. at the Summit campus, at 350 Hawthorne Ave. in Oakland.

Learn about Regional Rehabilitation Services at Alta Bates Summit.


Join Our Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery Introductory Seminar

Posted on May 18, 2015

This free weight loss surgery seminar is offered in multiple locations in the East Bay Area and reviews the anatomy of bariatric surgery, the diet plan and lifestyle changes to expect after surgery.

The seminar also provides a pre-appointment checklist to guide you through the process and is a forum for you to ask questions of the nurse coordinator and other staff members.

Patients who are considering surgery are required to attend an introductory seminar prior to their appointment with the surgeon.

Learn about Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s Bariatric Surgery Program.

Where & When

Date June 9, 2015
Time 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Cost Free
Venue Health Education Center (HEC), Room 102
Address 400 Hawthorne Ave 
Oakland, CA 94609
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Class Registration

Register online or call 510-869-8972.


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Free Summer Academic Enrichment Program: Apply Now

Posted on May 14, 2015

Youth in MedicineApplications are available for Youth in Medicine, Alta Bates Summit’s free summer academic enrichment program for middle school students.

From June 29 to July 30, students will be on campus at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, learning about healthy lifestyles and health care careers.

Students will be introduced to:


  • Basic science
  • Nursing skills
  • Anatomy
  • Podiatry
  • Sports medicine
  • Histology
  • Operating room situations

The program, Monday through Thursday, 8:30a.m. to 3 p.m., also includes physical fitness activities and the opportunity to make rounds with physicians at the medical center.

For more information and an application, email or call Gary Owens, program coordinator, 510-869-8225.


Cancer Survivorship Symposium June 2: Your Path to Wellness

Posted on May 13, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015Survivorship small
5:30 – 8 p.m.
Samuel Merritt University
Health Education Center
Bechtel Hall
400 Hawthorne Ave., Oakland


Please join us at this special event celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day. Our expert panel will present  techniques you can use to build physical well-being, stress management and balance in your life.
Please RSVP to 510-204-5656 to reserve your space at this special event.

5:30 p.m. – Registration and Refreshments
6:00 p.m. – Presentations

  • Survivorship Empowerment
    Beverly Hart-Inkster, RN, BSN, OCN
    Oncology Nurse Educator
  • Mindful Well-Being
    Shell Portner, RN, BSN
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher
    Physical & Emotional Strength:
    Bidyut K. Bose, PhD.
    Executive Director, Niroga Institute
  • Nutrition Tips for Cancer Survivors
    Bernadette Festa, RDC, CSO
    Oncology Dietician
  • Making Change: Practical Tips
    Kathleen Colloton, RNC, WHNP
    Certified Holistic Health Coach
  • Closing Remarks
    Milana Dolezal, MD
    Medical Oncologist