Margaret Mentakis, MD

Margaret Mentakis, MD, became the first physician in her family in the early 1980s, before it was common for women to enter the field of medicine. In the early 2000s, she blazed another trail by becoming one of the few…

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Steve Offerman, MD, FACMT

When Steve Offerman, MD, joined The Permanente Medical Group in 2005, he quickly became familiar with its motto: “Provide the right care, at the right time, in the right way.” With this in mind, he soon saw an opportunity. He…

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Jason Guardino, DO, MS Ed.

Dr. Guardino has transformed his department and influenced regional practice. There is no question that his model of care is saving lives. — Richard Isaacs, MD, Physician-in-Chief
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David Manske, MD

“Dr. Manske is the main reason UC Davis residents call their time at Kaiser South Sacramento as the best rotation in their entire residency.”
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Karen Murrell, MD

"I feel proud of the legacy that we have created. When I work my shift in the ED, I help one patient at a time, but with this enhanced model of care, we have been able to improve care for thousands of patients."
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Lisa Liu, MD

"Working with the kids on their community health projects helps me remember why I went into medicine in the first place."
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Robert Broadhurst, MD

"Dr. Broadhurst’s work will truly make a difference in the lives of countless children — now and as they grow into more independent, productive adults."
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Gordon Isakson, MD

He built a department that provides the highest quality, most effective care and created an environment where everyone truly enjoys working together toward that goal.
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Edward Lee, MD

"Seeing all the clinicians who have benefited from the KP HealthConnect Toolbar has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career."
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Michael Carl, MD

"I treasure an eagle feather given to me by a Native American patient. It reminds me that it’s all about the lives that we touch in a special way."
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Evan Bloom, MD

"I spend more wakeful hours with the people I work with than I do with my family. So, if I can do something that makes life better for my colleagues, that’s very satisfying."
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William Durston, MD

William Durston, MD, is an activist. He’s an activist for his Emergency Department patients and clinicians, for affordable healthcare for all Americans, and for the environment. A decorated Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam war, he became the assistant chief…

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Wendy Huber, MD

In 1995, Dr. Huber met with a small group of Kaiser Permanente health care professionals who, like her, were becoming concerned about latex allergies among health care providers and patients. With Dr. Huber’s involvement, the group developed and promoted a…

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