“I live a few minutes from work…I see my patients at the grocery store, at the parks and the farmer’s market,” she says. “My children will probably go to the same schools.”
Find out why she enjoys being a part of the lives of her patients during “some of the most joyous times” in this video, which is part of a series highlighting the diverse voices of PAMF physicians.
Soccer practice, ice skating lessons, piano recitals, birthday parties, a full homework load and several school projects on the horizon – our kids’ lives can make the busiest Silicon Valley exec’s schedule look manageable. In today’s competitive environment, where kids feel they need to excel at so many different things, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Although stress is part of our daily lives, parents shouldn’t feel powerless. One of the most important things you can do is to help your child learn to manage stress effectively, so that he or she can live a healthy, balanced life – and as a parent of a child with activities, you can, too.
Longtime PAMF patient Jim Black, 73, takes good care of himself. He leads an active life and his health was always something he could rely on, until one Friday when his health took a dramatic turn for the worse.
“My first symptom was a tremendous fainting spell, and I literally collapsed on the floor,” says Jim. “I was able to reach a telephone and call 911. That triggered the entire response from the paramedics to El Camino Hospital in Mountain View and to PAMF vascular surgeon Robert Mitchell, M.D., to whom I owe my life.”
One in eight women in the Bay Area is diagnosed with breast cancer. Runi Chattopadhyay, M.D., knows how overwhelming the news of a new diagnosis can be.
A PAMF surgical oncologist at the Palo Alto Center with special training in breast cancer surgery and a regular volunteer at Breast Cancer Connections, Dr. Chattopadhyay says she feels very fortunate to be able to guide women through a difficult time and provide support and counsel.
“There are different choices the patient has to make but we can make those decisions together.” she says in this video, which is part of a series highlighting the diverse voices of PAMF physicians.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging consumers to carefully read the labels of liquid acetaminophen marketed for infants to avoid giving the wrong dose to their children.
A less concentrated form of the popular medication is being sold in some stores. Giving the wrong dose of acetaminophen can cause the medication to be ineffective if too little is given or cause serious side effects and, possibly, death if too much is given.