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NCMA Cardiology — Sonoma Valley welcomes Sheryl A. Garrett, MD

More doctors. Better heart health in Sonoma.

Welcome, Dr. Sheryl Garrett, to Sonoma Cardiology

NCMA Cardiology — Sonoma Valley in Sonoma, Calif., is pleased to announce Dr. Sheryl A. Garrett has joined our practice. Dr. Garrett, who already practices at Petaluma Cardiology, now joins NCMA’s Dr. Thomas E. Dunlap at our 377 Perkins Street offices.

Dr. Garrett was delighted to join NCMA Cardiology in Petaluma and now in Sonoma Valley. As a cardiologist with years of experience at Georgetown University, Stanford University and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, she believes in treating the whole person and looks forward to partnering with patients for their cardiac health throughout Sonoma County.

As part of NCMA Cardiology, Dr. Garrett and Dr. Dunlap are part of the North Bay’s leading team to offer comprehensive cardiovascular services, including:

  • nuclear cardiology,
  • electrophysiology,
  • prevention services,
  • interventional cardiovascular services,
  • thoracic surgery,
  • cardiac/peripheral vascular evaluations,
  • EKGs,
  • treadmill stress testing
  • echocardiography and
  • nuclear medicine studies.

Visit our cardiology services page to learn more about our expert physicians and heart health services. For scheduling at NCMA Cardiology — Sonoma Valley please call 707-573-6199.

NCMA ENT Dr. Stephanie Su Huang invites donations to support rural Zimbabwe project

Dr. Stephanie Su Huang, Northern California Medical Associates Otolaryngologist (ENT) was originally part of a volunteer medical team led by Dr. Jim Palleschi to work at Chidamoyo hospital in June of 2017. Chidamoyo Christian Hospital is a remote hospital serving a rural poor population in northwest Zimbabwe. Despite many challenges and with the help of international volunteers, it has become a full-service hospital that serves approximately 70,000 patients a year through its in-patient and out-patient services.

Dr. Huang says she served patients at the Chidamoyo hospital for just two weeks, and the experience was life changing. “I watched firsthand countless patients walking in the dark from remote villages (some 200km away), and with no complaint, these patients waited patiently for hours to days to be seen. The resilience they exhibited left me speechless. Something magical happened on that trip, and from that moment, I knew that I had to return.  In April of this year my sons, Lucas and Julian, joined me on a second trip to help those less privileged.” Dr. Huang and her two sons have since set up a fundraiser with the goal of reaching $40,000 in donations with funds going toward the purchase of a new ambulance for the beleaguered community.

“The Chidamoyo Hospital is desperately in need of a new ambulance,” explains Dr. Huang. “The current ambulance is 12 years old and has traveled 273,570 miles on unpaved dirt rocky roads full of potholes that only continue to get worse every year.  And the only paved portion of the road has not been serviced or maintained in over 37 years. The ambulance is utilized about eight times per week and covers a range up to 200 miles per trip. On its most recent journey, two windows fell off, one on the poor patient (who fortunately was not harmed), and the other on the dirt road.“

*Photos courtesy of Kathy McCarty FNP

Zimbabwe is a country of around 13 million with over 90 percent unemployment leaving most people to live a life of poverty and struggle. Chidamoyo Christian Hospital has been in operation for more than 50 year and receives no funding or support from the Zimbabwe government. The hospital, clinic, outreach programs, and HIV research projects rely heavily on the lifelong dedication and support of Kathy McCarty. Kathy a Nurse Practitioner who has been working at the rural mission hospital for 38 years. She serves as chief medical officer and won the Pediatric Nursing Association’s Humanitarian of the Year Award in 2008 for her work with the rural poor children of Zimbabwe. Prior award winners include Paul Newman and former First Lady, Roslyn Carter.

“Please join us to help these poor and needy patients and give them a chance to receive the medical care that could save their lives by making a donation to the Chidamoyo hospital.” To make a donation visit the Help Chidamoyo Christian Hospital Purchase a New Ambulance page on the YouCaring network (or follow the Donate Now button below). Donations have so far exceeded $9,000 of the $40,000 goal. All donations are tax-deductible.

More about Chidamoyo hospital:
Excerpts from New York Times Article 12/19/2010 By CELIA W. DUGGER
https://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/19/world/africa/19zimbabwe.html

Here in this rustic outpost with no phone service and often no electricity, the Chidamoyo hospital and the people who rely on it have entered an unwritten pact to resist the tide of death that has carried away so many. Life expectancy in Zimbabwe, plagued by AIDS and poverty, has fallen to 47 years from 61 years over the past quarter century.

Patients provide the crops they grow and the animals they raise — food that feeds the thousands of patients who use the hospital — and the hospital tends to their wounds, treats their illnesses and delivers their babies. Its two doctors and 15 nurses see about 6,000 patients a month and have put 2,000 people with AIDS on life-saving antiretroviral medicines.

Short of cash like the people it serves, the hospital practices a level of thrift unheard of in the United States. Workers and volunteers steam latex gloves to sterilize them for reuse, filling the fingers with water to ensure against leaks. They remove the cotton balls from thousands of pill bottles to swab patients’ arms before injections. And they collect the tissue-thin pages of instructions from the same bottles for use as toilet paper.

Additional resources:

Friends of Chidamoyo Facebook Page

Chidamoyo Hospital in Zimbabwe

NCMA Welcomes John D. Hollander DPM and the new Foot and Ankle Center

Dr. Hollander and Dr. Korves

John D. Hollander DPM along with his well-established practice of more than 25 years joins Northern California Medical Associates to create the new NCMA Foot and Ankle Center.

Dr. John D. Hollander graduated from California College of Podiatric Medicine and specializes in podiatry, orthotics, diabetic wound care and limb salvage, biomechanics and sports medicine, and shockwave therapy. He is a board-certified foot surgeon and fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is the director of the foot and ankle clinic at Sonoma County Indian Health and a consultant to the medical board for the State of California. Dr. Hollander is also a Qualified Medical Evaluator for the State of California to perform QME and AME exams.

Joining Dr. Hollander and the NCMA Foot and Ankle Program is Ashleigh Korves, DPM. Dr. Korves is originally from Annapolis, Maryland where she practiced for 7 years after completing a comprehensive foot and ankle surgical residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut. She completed her doctorate of podiatric medicine at Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Korves also has a BA in mathematics with a minor in chemistry from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Dr. Korves specialties include conservative and surgical treatment of common foot and ankle problems such as bunions, hammertoes, and flat feet, foot and ankle trauma and sports injuries, wound care and limb salvage, and pediatric conditions.

About the NCMA Foot and Ankle Center

NCMA’s Foot and Ankle program emphasizes the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the lower limb and focuses on the use of scientific principles for the treatment of adults, children, diabetics and sports enthusiasts. NCMA’s Foot and Ankle provides conservative and surgical treatment of the foot and ankle as well as preventative diabetic foot care. Services offered include custom foot orthotics, wound care and other treatments for common food problems and conditions including;

  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Nail Fungal Infection
  • Foot Odor & Sweating
  • Warts
  • Bunions
  • Calluses and Corns
  • Hammer Toe
  • Neuromas
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Foot Ulcers
  • Charcot Foot
  • Gout
  • Heel Pain

Dr. Hollander’s practice is recognized in Northern California as specialists in Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, which is used to end heel pain. They also incorporate the latest technology available with laser treatments to treat tough fungal nail infections and warts. And, while diagnosis and treatment are only the first steps toward feet that feel great the NCMA Foot and Ankle Program offers Wine Country Foot Spa which is available for routine pedicures and relaxing spa treatments.

About NCMA Healthcare

At Northern California Medical Associates (NCMA), innovative medicine and patient care is more than just a profession; it’s a calling. As one of the leading medical associations in the North Bay, NCMA takes pride in offering a highly diversified, professional staff and comprehensive health services to patients. No matter the level of medical expertise a patient may require, the professionals at NCMA will deliver expert care with respect and compassion.

The NCMA Foot and Ankle Center, Dr. Hollander and Dr. Korves are available by appointment. The practice is located in Santa Rosa at 990 Sonoma Ave., STE 18. To learn more, visit the NCMA website or www.johnhollanderdpm.com, and call 707-578-1222 to schedule an appointment.

NCMA dermatologist Dr. Jeffrey Sugarman reveals the true risks of melanoma

Pediatric melanoma has increased on average 2% per year since 1973, although its incidence seems to have decreased over the last few years. The biggest increase in recent decades has been in girls ages 15-19, possibly because girls are more likely than boys to sunbathe and use tanning beds.

Dr. Jeffrey Sugarman of Northern California Medical Associates (NCMA) and Redwood Family Dermatology discusses the myths associated with sunscreens and tanning in a newly released video presentation.

According to the latest statistics more than 178,000 Americans are expected to be diagnosed with melanoma this year. A new video featuring Northern California Medical Associates (NCMA) dermatologist Dr. Jeffrey Sugarman sheds light on melanoma, sunscreen and tanning beds. For this presentation, Dr. Sugarman of Redwood Family Dermatology discusses how indoor tanning is a major contributor to the rising number of melanoma cases among young women.

Tragically, melanoma is the leading cause of cancer deaths in young women ages 25-30 and the second leading cause of cancer death in women ages 30-35. Some people have been led to believe that it is safer to get a tan using a commercial tanning bed. Dr. Sugarman says this is clearly not the case. “Indoor tanning beds are definitely not safer than tanning outdoors. Tanning beds emit UVA which is linked to melanoma. This is a huge risk factor for women under the age of 25 who are frequent tanning bed users.” Research suggests that exposure to tanning beds prior to the age of 30 can increase a person’s risk of developing melanoma by as much as 75 percent. “People who use tanning beds have a significantly higher risk of developing melanoma.”

Understanding Sunscreens

“While using sunscreen is important, sunscreens themselves can give people a false sense of security against melanoma,” explains Dr. Sugarman. “Many products that claim an SPF protection on the package do not always reflect the actual degree of sunscreen a person can expect to achieve.”

There are two basic types of sunscreen on the market today. Some contain chemicals to absorb ultraviolet radiation while others rely on particles of titanium dioxide or zinc oxide to block or scatter sunlight. Both products in fact contain inert chemicals. The SPF rating of sunscreens measures the ability of a product to reduce the amount of UVB radiation penetrating the skin. A sun protection factor of 10 reduces UVB penetration by 90 percent, SPF 20 by 95 percent, and SPF 30 by 97 percent.

“The truth about the SPF rating is that it is determined in a laboratory setting where sunscreen is applied in a precise and controlled manner and thickness. People normally only apply about one quarter to one half the recommended amount,” he says. “This significantly reduces the protection of sunscreen products.” Dr. Sugarman recommends that sunscreen be applied as directed 10-20 minutes prior to sun exposure, and it must be reapplied every 3-4 hours to maintain a protective quality.

“The best prevention against melanoma is to be smart about how much time you spend in the sun. For prolonged periods of sun activities covering exposed skin with clothing and wearing a hat is by far the best form of prevention.”

Dr. Sugarman’s presentation is available for viewing online at the Northern California Medical Associates’ YouTube Channel. It can be accessed by following this link: youtu.be/3iyNSNTDQg0

About Dr. Sugarman

Dr. Sugarman is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Departments of Dermatology and Family and Community Medicine at U.C. San Francisco. Board certified in both pediatrics and dermatology, Dr. Sugarman has published many articles on topics ranging from cancer research to childhood eczema. His practice is evenly divided between pediatric dermatology and adult dermatology. To learn more visit the Redwood Family Dermatology website or call 707-545-4537 to schedule an appointment.

NCMA Shares Symposium Wrap-up Video

Northern California Medical Associates (NCMA) wrapped up the Physician Regional Spring Symposium and will begin offering a full library of new healthcare lectures for viewing on YouTube beginning this month.

Northern California Medical Associates (NCMA) along with St. Joseph Health held the much anticipated annual Regional Primary Care Spring Symposium on March 24, 2018 in Santa Rosa. This well-attended conference plays a vital role in the local medical community, offering physicians and healthcare providers an opportunity to learn about cutting edge treatments, to collaborate, share research and gain fresh perspectives.

Complete episodes of these timely lectures are available online beginning in April via NCMA’s YouTube Channel where viewings are free and completely open to the public. The NCMA’s YouTube channel can be found at youtube.com/NCMAhealth. This educational program is provided by Northern California Medical Associates and St. Joseph Health –Santa Rosa Memorial.

FountainGrove Cardiology Supports Go Red For Women

FountainGrove Cardiology Celebrated Go Red For Women

FountainGrove Cardiology Celebrates Go Red For Women

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Go Red For Women

In 2004, the American Heart Association (AHA) faced a challenge. Cardiovascular disease claimed the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year, yet women were not paying attention. In fact, many even dismissed it as an older man’s disease. To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease & stroke as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women, a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.

What is the goal of Go Red For Women?

Go Red For Women encourages awareness of the issue of women and heart disease, and also action to save more lives. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power women have to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them the tools they need to lead a heart healthy life.

In 2010, the AHA set a strategic goal of reducing death and disability from cardiovascular disease and strokes by 20 percent while improving the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent by the year 2020.

Learn more at Go Red For Women … 

Facts About Women and Cardiovascular Disease from AHA

Cardiovascular diseases, which includes stroke, claim the life of a woman about every 80 seconds. But about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be prevented.
As the No. 1 killer of women — claiming the lives of one in three women — cardiovascular diseases force us to consider that a woman we know and love may be affected at any age. In fact, today heart disease claims more lives than all forms of cancer combined.
There is good news: heart disease and stroke may be prevented by understanding your family health history, knowing your numbers and making simple lifestyle changes.

Learn Your Family History.

You can control some risk factors such as blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol and lack of regular physical activity. You can’t control factors such as age, gender and family history.
Know Your Numbers and Act.

The five critical health numbers all women should know are:

1. Total cholesterol
2. HDL cholesterol
3. Blood pressure
4. Blood sugar
5. Body mass index (BMI)

Now is the time for women to take control of their health by Learning their Family History and Knowing their Numbers. Beating heart disease and stroke means more time for women to be change makers, business leaders and innovators, and more time to be moms, sisters, partners and friends. Beating cardiovascular diseases means more time to be here and be you.

When you support Go Red For Women by advocating, fundraising and sharing your story, more lives are saved. Every dollar raised helps fund lifesaving research and awareness that adds more time to women’s lives.

Facts about cardiovascular diseases

FACT 1: Cardiovascular diseases kill one woman about every 80 seconds and about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be prevented.

  • Prevention starts with Knowing Your Numbers: Total Cholesterol, HDL Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Body Mass Index (BMI).
  •  Less than 20 percent of women meet the Federal Physical Activity Guidelines.
  •  More than 66 percent of women age 20 and older are overweight or obese.
    About 63 percent are non-Hispanic whites.
  • About 82 percent are non-Hispanic blacks.
  • About 77 percent are Hispanics.
  • More than 50 percent of high blood pressure-related deaths were female.
  • About 42 percent of women in America age 20 or older have total cholesterol of 200 mg/dl or higher.

FACT 2: Cardiovascular diseases kill nearly one in three women each year.

• Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, taking more lives than all forms of cancer combined.
• More than one in three women is living with some form of cardiovascular disease.
• Women account for almost half of all cardiovascular deaths.
• Mortality from peripheral artery disease, or PAD, was nearly 11 percent higher in women than men. The prevalence of PAD for adults age 40 and older is greater than 6.8 million.

FACT 3: About 4.1 million stroke survivors alive today are women.

• Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 people a year. That’s roughly one in every 20 deaths.
• Each year about 55,000 more females than males have a stroke.

FACT 4: Heart disease and stroke affect women of all ethnicities.

• Among women age 20 and older:
• About one third of non-Hispanic whites have CVD.
• Nearly half of non-Hispanic blacks have CVD.
• About one third of Hispanics have CVD.
• Only 17 percent of women consider heart disease or stroke to be the greatest health problem facing Americans today.
• African-American women are the least likely among all women to consider heart disease or stroke to be the greatest health problem facing Americans today – only 13 percent consider it the greatest health problem.
• 15 percent of Hispanic women and 15 percent of Asian women consider heart disease or stroke to be the greatest health problem facing Americans today.
• 18 percent of Caucasian women consider heart disease or stroke to be the greatest health problem facing Americans today.

*Facts from Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2017 Update: A Report From the American Heart Association

About Go Red For Women

In the United States, cardiovascular diseases kill approximately 1 in 3 women each year. Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Cardiovascular diseases in the U.S. kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women’s heart health. The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and CVS Health, with additional support from our cause supporters. For more information, please visit GoRedForWomen.org or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278).


About FountainGrove Cardiology

At NCMA Cardiovascular Services, our goal has been to create one of the most comprehensive and cost-effective health care groups in the nation.

From cardiac catheterization to open-heart surgery, from electrophysiology to rehabilitation and prevention, the Northern California Medical Associates (NCMA) Cardiovascular Services team is dedicated to delivering the highest quality care and the best patient results.  Our professional staff not only maintains its commitment to our patients’ health and well-being but to maintaining a tradition of excellence and expertise in our practice of the most current, innovative treatments in cardiovascular medicine.

The Cardiovascular Services team is comprised of highly skilled physicians, specialists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to our patients’ health care needs. Since 1975, the group has focused on sub specialization within cardiovascular health to provide services by the most highly trained and experienced physicians and staff.

FountainGrove Cardiology
3536 Mendocino Ave. Suite 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

(707) 573-6166 Main Number
(707) 573-6199 Scheduling
Fax: (707) 573-6165

NCMA Family Physician James G. Trapnell, MD Honored as ‘Top Doctor’ 2017

Northern California Medical Associates’ Family Medicine Physician James G. Trapnell, MD was recently selected as among 2017 top physicians by Sonoma Magazine’s Top Doctors survey.

Sonoma Magazine’s Top Doctor survey was submitted to Sonoma County doctors who were then asked which medical specialist they would most often recommend to a loved one, and more than 300 professionals emerged as top docs in 50 categories of medicine.

About Dr. Trapnell

Northern California Medical Associates’ Family Medicine Physician James G. Trapnell, MD was recently selected as 2017 top physicians in their respective specialties by Sonoma Magazine’s Top Doctors survey.

James Trapnell, M.D., was born and raised in the bay area. A UC Berkeley undergraduate, class of 1986, Dr. Trapnell went on to attend medical school at UCLA, and then his Family Practice residency in Martinez, CA through UC Davis. Upon completing his residency, Dr. Trapnell worked in the East Bay, California, and in New Hampshire providing healthcare to the . He returned to the west coast in 1999, and has been a family physician at Spring Creek Family Practice for over 13 years.

Dr. Trapnell’s enjoys all aspects of family healthcare, especially providing a stable continuum of care for the elderly and medically complicated patients. Outside of work, Dr. Trapnell and his wife Annette are busy raising their two wonderful daughters. His hobbies include listening to music, cooking, baking, exercise, and gardening. Santa Rosa is Dr. Trapnell’s home, and he feels truly fortunate to have become a part of such a wonderful community–both personally and professionally.


Spring Creek Family Practice
1144 Sonoma Ave. # 119
Santa Rosa, CA 95409
(707) 544-3811
Fax: (707) 544-0128

NCMA Internal Medicine Physicians Recognized as Top Doctors in Sonoma County

Northern California Medical Associates’ Internal Medicine Physicians Dr. William Carroll, Parul T. Kohli, M.D., Neil A. Levin M.D., and Bruce N. Tucker M.D. were recently selected as 2017 top physicians in their respective specialties by Sonoma Magazine’s Top Doctors survey.

Sonoma Magazine’s Top Doctor survey was submitted to Sonoma County doctors who were then asked which medical specialist they would most often recommend to a loved one, and more than 300 professionals emerged as top docs in 50 categories of medicine.


About Dr. Carroll

William Carroll MDDr. William D. Carroll, M.D. is an Internist who specializes in Internal Medicine. He received his Medical Degree from Indiana University School of Medicine, served his residency in Internal Medicine, St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Carroll practices at Santa Rosa Internal Medicine. To schedule an appointment call (707) 546-2180.

 


About Parul T. Kohli M.D.

Dr. Parul T. KohliDr. Kohli is an internal medicine physician who focuses on comprehensive “whole patient” care. She provides compassionate care continuing across the whole spectrum- from preventative health to chronic disease. Dr. Kohli enjoys spending time with her family traveling and outdoor activities like biking, skiing and kids soccer. She practices yoga and enjoys walking, running, music and dance. Read more about Dr. Kohli on her profile page. To schedule an appointment call 707-546-2180.


About Dr. Levin

Dr. Neil A. Levin, MD is an Internist specializing in Internal Medicine. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and served a residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He currently practices at Santa Rosa Internal Medicine. To schedule an appointment call 707-546-2180.


About Dr. Tucker

Dr. Bruce N. Tucker is an Internist who specializes in Internal Medicine. He received his degree in medicine at New York University School of Medicine and served a residency at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. He practices with Santa Rosa Internal Medicine and can be reached for appointment by calling 707-546-2180.

 

NCMA Welcomes Cardiologist Dr. Henry W. Huang, M.D. FACC to FountainGrove Cardiology

Dr. Henry W. Huang is the newest cardiologist to join NCMA’s Cardiovascular Services team of highly skilled physicians, specialists, nurses and other healthcare professionals dedicated to patient health care needs. Since 1975, the group has focused on sub specialization within cardiovascular health to provide services by the most highly trained and experienced physicians and staff.

About Dr. Henry Huang MD

Dr. Henry W. Huang is the newest cardiologist to join NCMA’s Cardiovascular Services team of highly skilled physicians, specialists, nurses and other healthcare professionals dedicated to patient health care needs. Henry W. Huang, M.D., FACC is board certified in both cardiovascular diseases and internal medicine and he currently holds certifications in clinical lipidology, nuclear cardiology, cardiovascular computed tomography and national board certification in adult comprehensive echocardiography. Dr. Huang has been featured for two consecutive years in Pasadena Magazine as among Top Doctors in the field of cardiology.

Dr. Huang graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2000. He continued his discipline with a chief fellowship at California Pacific Medical Center in 2006. Most recently Dr. Huang held the position of assistant professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of Nuclear Cardiology, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

In his spare time, he enjoys working out and exploring the restaurants and wineries of Sonoma County. He is also a car enthusiast and sports fan.

About NCMA

From cardiac catheterization to open-heart surgery, from electrophysiology to rehabilitation and prevention, the Northern California Medical Associates (NCMA) Cardiovascular Services team is dedicated to delivering the highest quality care and the best patient results.  This team of professional staff not only maintains its commitment to our patients’ health and well-being but to maintaining a tradition of excellence and expertise in our practice of the most current, innovative treatments in cardiovascular medicine.

For more information about FountainGrove Cardiology and the full range of services offered by Northern California Medical Associates, visit the website. To make an appointment with Dr. Huang call (707) 573-6199.

NCMA welcomes internal medicine & geriatric specialist Rachel Mayorga, MD

Dr. Rachael Mayorga NCMA Healdsburg physician Dr. Rachel Mayorga is a primary care doctor who specializes in internal medicine and geriatric medicine. Her practice focuses on individualized preventative and long-term wellness.

Dr. Mayorga’s practice philosophy is based on the principles which enable patients to enjoy greater access to and more quality time with their doctor. Her practice is particularly suited for people seeking a doctor who will spend time with them to design a personalized plan for health.

Board certified in Internal Medicine and in Geriatric Medicine, Dr. Mayorga is a specialist in “Healthy Aging,” and has lectured and participated in community outreach programs. Dr. Mayorga collaborates with her patients to customize a care plan focused on their unique health needs and life goals.

Dr. Mayorga received a Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine from Rush-Presbyterian, St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois. She completed residency in internal medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, and graduated with an MD from the University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah.

NCMA’s Internal Medicine & Geriatric Physicians diagnose, treat, and manage a full spectrum of health conditions. In addition to general internal medicine services, they also have expertise, special interest, and experience in gastroenterology, endocrinology, health screenings, diabetes management and care, immunizations, women’s health and much more. To schedule an appointment call 707.385.0222.