University HealthCare Alliance

February 02, 2018

Reaching for the Stars (January 13 – January 30)

Chirag Pandya, MD, FCCP | ValleyCare Physicians Associates
January 30, 2018
He took care of me when I had a punctured lung. Great doctor.

Chirag Pandya, MD, FCCP | ValleyCare Physicians Associates
January 30, 2018
Thank you 
I was having cough for more than 2 years and have seen many doctors. Dr Pandya looked at my lung scan and perfomed endoscopy in lung. He found out that I had an uncommon infection and since treating that I am feeling much better.

Vandana Sharma, MD | Valley Medical Oncology Consultants 
January 26, 2018
Dr. Sharma is absolutely wonderful!! She is very friendly, has a terrific personality and is incredibly thorough. I noticed early on that she pays attention to health issues from all angles, not just from a hematological perspective. She even noted a serious health issue I had developed, based off of another doctor’s test/study results that the other doctor failed to even recognize, both before AND after I had seen Dr. Sharma. I later followed up with my heart specialist who had a CT scan done on me and confirmed the findings. As someone who has at least 13 different doctors, I can say that there have been more than a few times that I wish Dr. Sharma could be a single replacement for at least 9 of them. To anyone who is considering becoming her patient, I would highly recommend her. Don’t look any further. Dr. Sharma is definitely the doctor for you!

Jelena Vukicevic, MD | Menlo Medical Clinic
January 26, 2018
Very professional, knowledgeable and caring pediatrician. Dr V. has been taking care of my kids since the day they were born and my son is soon off to college. Dr V. wants the best for your children and really goes out of her way to make sure they have the best care, which includes coordinating with other specialists if needed. She is also very gentle with tiny babies and knows how to talk to teenagers. The best pediatrician I have ever met.

Valley Medical Oncology Consultants in Los Gatos 
January 24, 2018
 I am a 47 year old female and I have been diagnosed with breast cancer 4 times in seven years. I am literally still alive because of this incredible team. Doctors Elwyn Cabebe and Dr. Rakesh Patel never cease to amaze me in their expert knowledge of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, their professionalism, and most importantly their care about me and my well being. Now that I have unfortunately progressed to stage four, I am very grateful I will continue to have this team in my corner and helping extend my life for as long as I am lucky enough to be here. 

Norman Woods, MD | Samaritan Family Practice  
January 23, 2018
Great doctor! Dr. Woods has been my PC physician for many years. Always careful and thorough. Takes even the basic stuff seriously.! 

Lauren Blanchard, NP | Family Medicine Oakland
January 17, 2018
Lauren is totally awesome. I can tell her anything and feel comfortable, and she listens very, very carefully. She totally knows her stuff, and has a wonderful charm. 

Lilian Tsao, MD | Alameda Family Physicians
January 17, 2018
I have been bringing bringing my elderly mother to see Dr. Tsao as her primary physician for the past few years. My Mom and I could not be more pleased with the care that Dr. Tsao gives us. This doctor makes a point to truly listen to what my mother is saying. Dr. Tsao has a kind bed side manner, and is also up on the latest health information. As an RN, I know which doctors are good, and ones that are not good. I have the highest regard for Dr. Tsao’s expertise and compassion. 

Yong Sook Lee, MD | Arthritis and Rheumatology South Bay
January 16, 2018
Wonderful doctor! Actually takes the time and listens and respects whatever decision you make regarding your healthcare. She gives you options and then lets you decide with TOTAL respect. The wait time can be long but I bring things to do, and she is worth the wait. Scheduling appointments is easy but getting one can be a wait Everyone is super friendly.

Los Olivos Women’s Medical Group
January, 16, 2018
Great network of doctors, Dr Kunzel has delivered all 3 of my children. There is a lab on site. 

Mariam Manoukian, MD | Manoukian Medical Group
January 16, 2018
I cannot imagine finding a better Dr than Dr Miriam. She will fit me in right away when I have a concern. I mean within the hour even if it’s on her lunch break. She’s very sensitive to my concerns and will solve the problem with the appropriate test etc. She’s personable; to the point I gave her a hug, when she walked into the room, forgetting she was my Dr. ?? I wait very little in the waiting room, which is so nice. Her staff, from the front to her assistant are the best. 

Five Star Review Recipients
*The following providers have been awarded five star ratings without additional patient comments. 

Rishi Sawhney, MD

JoEllen VanZander, MD

Geeta Krishnapriyan, MD

Laurie Chiang, MD