Be in the driver’s seat with diabetes
While type 1 diabetes is largely hereditary, there are specific things you can do to help prevent type 2 diabetes. The most important thing is to manage your weight. Extra pounds affect how insulin works in the body, and that’s what leads to diabetes. Regular exercise and a balanced diet are the goal; Get tips and learn more.
Neurology Team Uses High Precision, High Tech Deep Brain Stimulation
It started as a little tremor in her left little finger, until Darcy Blake experienced full-blown Parkinson’s disease, helped innovate a world-wide support system for women with Parkinson’s, and went through a high-tech, high-precision medical procedure at Kaiser Permanente in Redwood City that changed her life.
“I’m thrilled,” said Blake, Communications Director at Menlo College. “The medical team at Redwood City has given me a new life.”
Blake, in her sun-drenched office at the college, is tremor-free after undergoing a relatively new surgical procedure called “Deep Brain Stimulation” (DBS), which involves delicately placing tiny electrodes directly into the brain, and connecting them to an implanted device similar to a pacemaker. See the photos and read the fully story here.
Health Talks Online
Health Talks podcasts, the next evolution of Health Talks Online, are 12- to 15-minute audio programs featuring a moderated (host/guest expert) discussion intended to inspire health living and adoption of healthy lifestyle habits by applying the principles of behavior change science. These TPMG podcasts are in addition to some of the more popular video-based web chats that were previously recorded. See them all at kp.org/healthtalks.
New Redwood City Hospital opens December 16, 2014
Our new Redwood City Hospital has been under construction since the Fall of 2011. The walls of reinforced concrete siding have been installed on the outside of the building. The innovative exterior requires no paint and has a clean, finished look. The hospital now looks complete from the outside, however, construction on the interior walls, and installation of state-of-the-art technology will continue until the hospital is scheduled to open in late 2014.
Visit the new hospital webpage to view a simulated video tour of our new facility and learn about the amenities and services that will be offered.
Welcome to Redwood City Medical Center
Kaiser Permanente has been providing health care in Redwood City and its surrounding areas since 1952. Our medical center includes our hospital and several outpatient facilities. We hope you find this website informative and helpful in learning about the health care services we provide.
In our accredited hospital, we provide a wide range of specialized services including cardiology, chronic conditions management, and neuro-interventional radiology. Members from Northern California travel to our Neuroscience Center because we specialize in the treatment of stroke and neurological disorders. Our outpatient medical offices, laboratory, and pharmacies are in one location around our medical center campus to make it easy for you to receive all the services you need.
We are continuously updating our facilities and services to better serve our members with our new hospital scheduled to open in late 2014.
Our San Mateo medical offices, which opened in 2011, are conveniently located just off Highway 101 at Hillsdale Boulevard. In this facility, we provide family-centered care -- choosing one doctor for your entire family, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, sports medicine, pharmacy, lab, x-ray, mammography, optometry and optical center. Visit our San Mateo Medical Offices website for the latest information on this newer facility.
Frank T. Beirne, FACHE
Maureen O’Brien, RN
James O’Donnell, MD
Tony Borba, MBA