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Primary Care

Complex Chronic Pain & Opioids: Cases from the Field

2017-06-06T09:19:22+00:00 June 6th, 2017|

Dr. Soraya Azari addresses how to develop empathic and sensitive ways of communicating with patients suffering from chronic pain. She covers ways to improve recognition and diagnosis of opioid use disorder, and skills to be able to explain the risks associated with long-term opioid therapy with patients. CHN_meeting_Pain_2017_Final_SA

San Francisco Health Network Dental Services – Updates

2017-11-16T12:16:37+00:00 March 8th, 2017|

San Francisco Health Network Dental Services What Services Are Provided? Basic dental services like cleaning, fillings, and simple tooth removal Who Is Eligible? COVERED SERVICES PROVIDED FOR SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENTS ONLY: SAN FRANCISCO HEALTH NETWORK MEMBERS WITH MEDI-CAL -- Basic scope of dental services covered HEALTHY SAN FRANCISCO PARTICIPANTS -- Emergency dental care only [...]

Strokes (1/17)

2017-02-09T14:35:10+00:00 February 9th, 2017|

Dr Kristy Yuan provides an overview on workup, treatment, and sequelae of ischemic strokes. She reviews common presentations of stroke, and discusses when urgent evaluation is necessary. Medications used for secondary prevention are reviewed.

Headaches 1/17

2017-02-09T14:34:38+00:00 February 9th, 2017|

Dr Alexandra Brown reviews common presentations of headaches in primary care. She reviews red flags, when to get imaging, and cases where imaging is not necessary. A list of medications used to prevent and treat headaches are provided.

A Seat at the Table: Patient Advisers and Hypertension

2017-11-16T12:16:37+00:00 December 6th, 2016|

Our Patient Advisors have been deeply involved in the development of the Hypertension Equity Workgroup being led by LaKisha Garduño, M.D., who is a physician at Potrero Hill Health Center. Some of the main goals of this Workgroup have been to empower hypertensive African-American patients who receive care in the SFHN by [...]

Free Flu Shot

2016-10-04T09:20:53+00:00 October 4th, 2016|

Get your flu shot! It's good for your health and for your family's health. Your SFHN primary care clinic has flu shots. Call your primary care clinic or visit to schedule your flu shot. Why should I get a flu shot? Influenza (the flu) is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes [...]

The Patient Voice Improving Communication Tools

2017-11-16T12:16:37+00:00 July 20th, 2016|

The Patient Advisory Council (PAC) at Potrero Hill Health Center meets the first Friday of every month. The council consists of diverse patients who work in collaboration with staff on quality improvement projects to impact the quality of care patients receive at Potrero Hill Health Center, and impact every patient in the San Francisco Health [...]

Family Health Center PAC: Partners in Improving Mammogram Referrals

2017-11-16T12:16:37+00:00 July 1st, 2016|

Patient Advisory Councils (PACs) are groups of patients that meet once a month at the Family Health Center to provide feedback on various initiatives happening at the clinic and partner with clinic staff to work on making improvements. The purpose of the PAC is to help the FHC move towards patient-centered care by acknowledging and [...]

Food as Medicine

2017-11-16T12:16:40+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|

Maxine Hall Health Center: Therapeutic Food Pantry Maxine Hall Health Center is proud to support a new pilot program called the Therapeutic Food Pantry. This is a model for providers to write a prescription for free healthy food to be picked up at the clinic. The patient advisers have been instrumental in providing feedback, volunteering their time during food distribution [...]