Northern California Medical Associates wrapped up their 2017 Regional Primary Care Symposium this month and is offering informative healthcare lectures for viewing in a library of videos on YouTube.

Northern California Medical Associates, along with St. Joseph Health, held the annual Regional Primary Care Spring Symposium on April 1, 2017 in Santa Rosa. This well-attended annual 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.

At this year’s event, physicians from a variety of backgrounds and fields of practice gave hot-topic educational lectures to an audience of healthcare providers that included; internal medicine and primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, staff RNs, and medical assistants all from the northern California region. This event gives doctors the opportunity to earn Continuing Medical Education credits (CMEs) for their attendance.

Programs highlighted during the symposium gave in-depth overviews of the state of healthcare delivery, and included advanced treatments and technologies from the experts as they continue to improve patient outcomes and provide exceptional patient experience in the process.
NCMA’s Thomas Dunlap, MD, co-emcee’d along with Tucker Bierbaum, MD, of St. Joseph Health Northern California for this year’s Symposium.

Additional NCMA physicians who spoke at the event included Patrick Coleman, MD, on TAVR, Structural Heart Disease: Innovation & Future Directions, Ashwani Bedi MD, on New Developments in Atrial Fib, Kimberly Brayton, MD, on Novel Oral Anticoagulants and Brian Stater, MD, on Partial Intracapsular Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy in Pediatrics.

Further topics of these presentations include;

  • Jack Cox MD, St. Joseph Health System CMO — Healthcare Update Through the Lens of a System CMO
  • Jarrod Holmes, MD — Update on Immunotherapy
  • Adam Kaplan, MD — Minimal Invasive Urological Surgery
  • Kurtis Birch, MD — Diagnosis & Management of Pituitary Tumors
  • Saleh Adi, MD — Type 1 Diabetes in Children

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