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Epic Care’s Culture of CARE Clinical Experiential Excellence Award Winner! – Ashley Healy
  • May 5, 2022

Congratulations Ashley, on winning our Culture of CARE Clinical Experiential Excellence Award! Yo...

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Epic Care’s Culture of CARE Clinical Experiential Excellence Award Winner! – Kristine Evans
  • May 5, 2022

Congratulations Kristine, on winning our Culture of CARE Clinical Experiential Excellence Award! ...

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Epic Care’s Culture of CARE Clinical Experiential Excellence Award Winner! – Cassie Venegas
  • May 5, 2022

Congratulations Cassie, on winning our Culture of CARE Clinical Experiential Excellence Award! Yo...

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Advanced Care Planning: Make Your Health Decisions Easier
  • April 15, 2022

Planning for medical treatment for yourself or a loved one can be a taxing emotional task. While ...

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CARE Corner: Employee Spotlight, Lisa Alvarez
  • April 12, 2022

Each day, our employees help turn compassion into action and support our shared mission to provid...

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8 Ways Caring For a Pet Improves Physical and Mental Health
  • April 11, 2022

Helping patients maintain and restore their health is vital for Epic Care’s mission. Our do...

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Epic Care’s Allyship in Cancer Prevention
  • April 7, 2022

A cancer diagnosis can alter the trajectory of a person’s life, but Epic Care stands ready ...

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Dr. Krushangi Patel Puts Her Healing Touch in Oncology
  • April 4, 2022

Dr. Krushangi Patel strives to be the most nurturing physician she possibly can be. Luckily for t...

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Epic Care Patient Recognition: How You Matter Most to Us
  • March 25, 2022

In honor of all of you, our patients, Epic Care is shining the spotlight on the men and women who...

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Epic Care’s Great Women in Medicine: Women’s History Month
  • March 17, 2022

Women’s History Month allows the world to celebrate women of all ages, backgrounds and abilities,...

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CARE Corner: Employee Spotlight, Lisa Silva
  • March 15, 2022

Each day, our employees help turn compassion into action and support our shared mission to provid...

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Epic Care Doctors: The Best Community/Team-Based Healthcare
  • March 11, 2022

Putting together community/team-based care teams supports healthcare providers best but also, ult...

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How to Prepare For an Oncology Appointment at Epic Care
  • February 22, 2022

Attending an oncology appointment, especially your first, can be a daunting prospect, but Epic Ca...

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CARE Corner: Employee Spotlight, Serena Da Costa
  • February 15, 2022

Each day, our employees help turn compassion into action and support our shared mission to provid...

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Top 5 Reasons Why Team-Based Care is Best for Patients
  • February 11, 2022

Multi-specialty team-based healthcare has become the staple for patient care across the United St...

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Dr. Salimah Valliani: Epic Care’s Scout of Compassion
  • February 8, 2022

Epic Care’s new physician specializing in hematology and oncology, Dr. Salimah Valliani, st...

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Take Your Life Back! Epic Care’s Robotic Bariatric Surgery
  • January 20, 2022

Patients battling obesity and related conditions who hope to find relief through surgery can get ...

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DR. DANIEL KAPLAN’S LOVE FOR SCIENCE DRIVES HIS CAREER
  • January 13, 2022

After completing his residency at LAC + USC Medical Center, Dr. Daniel Kaplan sought more of a te...

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CARE Corner: Employee Spotlight, Naomi N.
  • January 11, 2022

Each day, our employees help turn compassion into action and support our shared missionto provide...

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Celebrating Cancer Patients is a ‘Ringing’ Tradition
  • January 6, 2022

Epic Care’s dedicated staff members know how to provide the cancer patients in their care w...

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New Location – Pinole
  • January 4, 2022

We are open in Pinole!  This new location in West County offers convenience and allows ...

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Welcome Back Dr. Vivian Le-Tran
  • December 27, 2021

Please join us in welcoming Epic Care Breast Surgeon Dr. Vivian Le-Tran back from maternity leave...

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How to Stay Flexible, Kind & In Contact During the Holidays
  • December 17, 2021

Even in the best of times, navigating the holidays can be challenging. You have that one cousin w...

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CARE Corner: Employee Spotlight, Cassie V.
  • December 13, 2021

Our mission is a simple one — to provide our community with compassionate, high-quality care.Each...

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Welcome, Dr. Salimah Valliani To The Epic Care Team!
  • December 3, 2021

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Salimah Valliani to the Epic Care Team! Dr. Valliani specializes ...

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Dr. Swati Andhavarapu Guides Patients with a Caring Hand
  • November 24, 2021

Dr. Swati Andhavarapu watched her beloved grandmother fall ill, lose weight and succumb to an ill...

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Welcome Dr. Krushangi Patel to the Epic Care Team!
  • November 22, 2021

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Krushangi Patel to the Epic Care Team! Dr. Patel specializes...

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Dr. Shelly Gupta Feels at ‘Home’ at Epic Care
  • November 16, 2021

Shelly Gupta, M.D., grew up watching her parents try to navigate the unfamiliar world of health c...

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Dedicated Nurse Practitioners are Vital to the Epic Care Team
  • November 10, 2021

Nurse practitioners (NPs) do whatever they can to support patients throughout their journey, from...

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Drs. Elaine Lee & Irene Lo Discuss the Importance of a Mammo on FOX KTVU
  • October 21, 2021

Epic Care’s breast surgeon Dr. Elaine Lee and general surgeon Dr. Irene Lo are featured on FOX KT...

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How Multi-Specialty Care Is Best For Patients
  • September 22, 2021

How many times have you gone to a doctor’s appointment and endured a nerve-wracking medical exami...

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Welcome Dr. Shelly Gupta To The Epic Care Team!
  • September 19, 2021

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Shelly Gupta to the Epic Care Team! Dr. Gupta specializes in Medi...

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Increasing Our Patients’ Accessibility With A New Payment Portal Resource
  • September 16, 2021

Since our inception, Epic Care has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to our patients in North...

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Caring For Families Is At The Forefront For Dr. LeAnn Blankenship
  • September 9, 2021

LeAnn Blankenship’s life course was altered when she was 15. It was then that her mother was diag...

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Fall Charity Events Feature Something For Everyone
  • September 1, 2021

When it comes to dedicating your time and money to charities, your efforts follow your heart. You...

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Welcome Dr. Swati Andhavarapu To The Epic Care Team!
  • September 1, 2021

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Swati Andhavarapu to the Epic Care Team! Dr. Andhavarapu speciali...

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Compassion In The Face Of Cancer: Epic Care Oncology Nurse Teaches Hope From A Patient’s Perspective
  • August 18, 2021

As both a caregiver and a patient, Diana Longacre saw firsthand the positive impact oncology nurs...

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The Case For Cancer Screenings Event – Saturday, October 23
  • August 12, 2021

Join Epic Care Drs. Elaine Lee, Irene Lo, and Michael Min Yan in partnership with Oakland Asian C...

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Sign In, Sit Back And Relax: Your Telehealth Visit Will Begin Soon
  • August 5, 2021

For many patients, access and availability have long been two of the biggest challenges with the ...

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Welcome Drs. LeAnn Blankenship & Daniel Kaplan To The Epic Care Team!
  • August 1, 2021

Please join us in welcoming two new expert physicians to Epic Care! Dr. LeAnn Blankenship special...

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Our Surgeons Are Going Farther, So You Don’t Have To!
  • July 21, 2021

With a growing network of highly qualified multi-specialty providers, Epic Care brings Fellowship...

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CyberKnife: Cutting-Edge Cancer Treatment Without The Cutting
  • June 23, 2021

From its non-invasive approach to its use of robotic technology and artificial intelligence, Cybe...

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Epic Treatment: The Value Of A Community Care Center
  • June 17, 2021

There is nothing more troubling than getting a diagnosis and not knowing what comes next. The wai...

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COVID-19 FAQ For Epic Care Patients
  • June 11, 2021

Dear Epic Care Patients, Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have shared and consist...

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How One Breast Cancer Survivor Is Helping Others Heal Through Adventure
  • June 9, 2021

Like so many others, Lauren Huffmaster was devastated when she heard that she’d been diagnosed wi...

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Breast Cancer And The Importance Of Breast Care Specialists
  • May 17, 2021

In the United States, approximately 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the cou...

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Myeloma Connections: Dinner with the Docs featuring Epic Care Medical Oncologist, Dr. Shoba Kankipati
  • March 19, 2021

Join Patient Power on Wednesday, March 24 or Friday, March 26 for a new #multiplemyeloma online e...

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Epic Care Employee Spotlight: Surgery Schedulers, Rosalee D. & Jessica M.
  • February 11, 2021

It’s safe to say we love our team! Here are two reasons why; meet surgery schedulers, Rosalee &am...

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Introducing CyberKnife S7 now available at our Walnut Creek Cancer & Surgery Center!
  • January 21, 2021

Epic Care CyberKnife is now delivering more — better and faster than ever before! Introducing Cyb...

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Dr. Carolyn Parma for Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery
  • January 11, 2021

For many, scars tell a story, but what if that story is cancer? Dr. Carolyn Parma, Fellowship Tra...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update for Epic Care Patients
  • January 11, 2021

Dear Epic Care Community, The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the liv...

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Gary’s Story
  • December 16, 2020

Not too long after Gary’s prostate removal, his PSA numbers began to increase and he made the tou...

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Welcome Dr. Elaine Lee to the Epic Care Team!
  • December 2, 2020

Epic Care is proud to welcome Dr. Elaine Lee as the latest Breast Surgeon to join our team of exp...

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CARE CORNER: Employee Spotlight, Susie F.
  • November 24, 2020

Employee Spotlight: Susie Forslin, Lab Manager. Congratulations on your 25-year milestone! The Ep...

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The Epic CARE Minute with Dr. Irene Lo – Session 4
  • September 23, 2020

General Surgeon, Dr. Irene Lo is back on The Epic CARE Minute to break down exactly what the FACS...

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Mask Wearing Tips with Dr. Murphy
  • September 9, 2020

Did you know? There are ways to make wearing a mask more comfortable without making them any less...

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CARE CORNER: Employee Spotlight, Maria L.
  • August 31, 2020

Maria is an important part of the Epic Care team in her role as a Medical Telephone Operator. Rec...

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The Epic CARE Minute with Dr. Irene Lo – Session 3
  • August 12, 2020

Let’s face it, Healthcare related myths can be dangerous. That’s why General Surgeon, Dr. Irene L...

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Meet Epic Care’s Newest Practice Managers
  • August 11, 2020

We’re excited to acknowledge and celebrate three new Practice Managers who recently joined the Ep...

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The Epic CARE Minute with Dr. Irene Lo – Session 2
  • July 30, 2020

Being open and honest is critical to managing your health. That’s why we’re answering your most f...

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The Epic CARE Minute with Dr. Irene Lo – Session 1
  • July 22, 2020

We’ve put in place many precautions to help keep you safe should you need care for any conditions...

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MD HIGHLIGHT: MEET DR. LO
  • June 30, 2020

Dr. Irene lo is a highly skilled General Surgeon at Epic Care who is as energetic as she is kind ...

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Dede’s Story
  • June 22, 2020

Diagnosis: Brain Cancer “Exactly 7 weeks and 4 days after my husband’s death, I woke up and was s...

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Welcome, General Surgeon Dr. Irene Lo to Antioch!
  • June 2, 2020

Effective June 1, Epic Care is pleased to welcome General Surgeon, Dr. Irene Lo to our Antioch si...

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To our patients,
  • June 2, 2020

We recognize the events impacting our local community and society at large. During these unpreced...

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Epic Care Joins the American Cancer Society on Giving Tuesday!
  • May 5, 2020

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations t...

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Chip’s Story: Recurring Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment
  • April 30, 2020

75-year-old Chip has fought cancer a few times before. After working as a precision machinist for...

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Gina’s Story: Confidence In Comprehensive Cancer Care
  • March 10, 2020

It was a Tuesday. I’ll never forget. After completing a series of tests, the waiting period befor...

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Dressed in Blue
  • March 9, 2020

Although we may be separated in space, our Epic Care team showed up together in spirit! Thanks to...

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Epic Care MDs Chosen for the Upcoming TARGIT Collaborative Group Conference
  • February 3, 2020

Epic Care’s Radiation Oncologist, Dr. Valery Uhl, and Fellowship Trained Breast Surgeon, Dr. Lisa...

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Juneteenth
  • June 19, 2019

Today, June 19, celebrates Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day. It was on this day in 1865, new...

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