National Doctors’ Day

Posted on Mar 25, 2014

stethoscopeSunday, March 30, is National Doctors’ Day. It is a day to celebrate and honor the many contributions of physicians who serve our community by caring for its citizens.

Thank You to Our Doctors

At Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, it is our mission to improve the health and well-being of people in the communities we serve. Physicians play a vital role as we work towards fulfilling this mission. On Doctors’ Day, we invite you to join us in expressing appreciation to the physicians that serve on our medical staff at Alta Bates Summit. Read More

Managing Female Continence With Urogynecologist Anna Frick, M.D.

Posted on Feb 17, 2014

three women laughing on a beach; no more urinary incontinenceReclaim the Right to Laugh Yourself Silly

It’s no fun to swallow a laugh, stifle a sneeze or suppress a cough just because you’re afraid of a little leakage. More than 13 million people in the U.S. struggle with urinary incontinence, including one out of every four women.

Come hear urogynecologist Anna Frick, M.D., discuss options for managing female continence. Then get back to having all the fun you deserve.

What: Managing female continence discussion with Dr. Frick, an Alta Bates Summit affiliated doctor who practices with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEMBF).

When: Thursday, March 6, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Where: Lafayette Library and Learning Center. 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549

Call 510-869-6737 to save your seat.

Reclaim the Right to Laugh Yourself Silly

Posted on Feb 17, 2014

Anna Frick, M.D.

Come hear Dr. Frick discuss managing female continence on Thursday, March 6, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Learn more: Managing Female Continence

“Mary” had been an active and vibrant woman, but slowly lost interest in the activities she loved. Then she saw urogynecologist Anna Frick, M.D., MPH, who helped her regain the life she had lost.

“When Mary came to me, she was suffering from severe urge urinary incontinence,” recounts Dr. Frick, an Alta Bates Summit affiliated doctor who practices with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEMBF). “She was on medical leave from work, did not want to leave the house and had stopped exercising. She was incredibly frustrated and embarrassed by her frequent, unpredictable leakage of urine.”

Dr. Frick is one of only a few board-certified, fellowship-trained urogynecologists in the East Bay. She was among the first in the nation to become certified as a subspecialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (urogynecology). So, when Mary came to her for treatment, Dr. Frick could give her a number of treatment options. Read More

Congratulations to Drs. Jeff Burack and Olivia Lang, Sutter Medical Network Award Winners

Posted on Dec 10, 2013

Drs. Jeff Burack (l) and Olivia Lang (r)

Drs. Jeff Burack (l) and Olivia Lang (r)

Internal medicine physician Jeff Burack, M.D., (East Bay AIDS Center) and pediatrician Olivia Lang, M.D., are Sutter Medical Network (SMN) Quality Care Award winners! Drs. Burack and Lang received this honor for earning the highest overall Quality Pay for Performance mean scores compared to all other eligible clinicians in their region.

They were two of three East Bay primary care physicians presented with an SMN award for working diligently to ensure their patients receive the preventive care and screenings that they need—an important factor for health care consumers choosing where they seek care. Family medicine physician Samantha Malm, M.D., from Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation, was also an award recipient.

All SMN affiliated medical foundations and IPAs that reported quality data to Sutter Health in 2012 were eligible to participate. As the SMN expands its measurement set in 2014 to non-primary care areas, sub-specialists will also be eligible for the award.

Alta Bates Summit and Eden Medical Centers Earn ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®’ Recognition From The Joint Commission

Posted on Nov 7, 2013

Eden (l) and Alta Bates Summit (r) medical centers

Eden (l) and Alta Bates Summit (r) medical centers have been named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® for exemplary performance in improving care for patients who experience heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia and surgery.

The award was made by The Joint Commission, the U.S. leader in accrediting health care organizations.

“Alta Bates Summit and Eden medical centers, along with all the Top Performer hospitals, have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and chief executive officer, The Joint Commission. Read More

Milestone of 100 Reached by IORT Team

Posted on Oct 21, 2013

(l-r): Lisa Bailey, M.D., and Valery Uhl, M.D.

(l-r): Lisa Bailey, M.D., and Valery Uhl, M.D.

Oct. 18 marked an important milestone in caring for the 100th patient in our IORT (IntraOperative Radiation Therapy) Program. In less than two years, this important therapy in the treatment of breast cancer has helped to put Sutter Health’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center at the forefront of breast cancer treatment.

Congratulations to Drs. Valery Uhl, Lisa Bailey and their outstanding team of experts for leading the way in making this milestone possible. Read More