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Alison Vander Veen

Genetics

Welcome to My Doctor Online, a web site that my colleagues and I developed to make it easier for you to take care of your healthcare needs. On this site you will find answers to many of your questions about my clinical practice. Also included are several online features that will allow you to e-mail me, check your laboratory results and refill prescriptions. I hope you find its content informative and useful.

My Offices

Sacramento Medical Center
Appt/Advice: 916-614-4075

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Professional

Background

I have been practicing speech pathology for 13 years and have been with Kaiser Permanente for 12 years. I received my B.A. in Communicative Disorders in 2001 from the University of Redlands, and my M.S. in Communicative Disorders in 2003 from San Francisco State University.

When I started out after graduate school I worked at the Kaiser Sacramento Medical Center seeing inpatients before transferring over to the Genetics Department as the Craniofacial Clinic Speech Pathologist. I have found so much joy in working with children and love that in my current position I get to see them grow, develop and mature into amazing young adults.

Roles and Responsibilities

As the craniofacial speech pathologist, I see children followed by the Craniofacial Clinic who have cleft lip and palate and/or craniofacial differences. I provide ongoing evaluation and treatment planning from birth to adulthood. I work closely with the other members of the craniofacial team to provide comprehensive care to all our patients, especially the craniofacial surgeons. I also reach out to community speech pathologists involved in my patient's care to provide the most appropriate treatment for this specialty population.

Other Information

Accepting New Patients StatusAccepting new patients, referral may be required
GenderFemale
Languages SpokenEnglish
Interpreters are available upon request. Learn more at the Interpreter Services Information page
National Provider Identifier1588723092
Plan AffiliationProviders listed on the Kaiser Permanente Provider Directory are available to most members.
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Professional Affiliations

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA)
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA)

My Colleagues

I work in two locations which allows me to work with colleagues from many different areas in Kaiser Permanente. One office is located at Point West in the Genetics Department where I work alongside our genetic counselors and geneticists. My second location is in Roseville in the Pediatric Surgical Services department where I work alongside the Pediatric Surgeons, and most closely with our Pediatric Head & Neck/Plastic Surgeon.

I also collaborate with the other speech pathologists in the region including the Oakland craniofacial therapists, and the Sacramento/Roseville outpatient therapists.

Glossary

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