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.
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.
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 [...]
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 http://18.104.22.168/primary-care-3/ 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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
SFHN Providers Kelly Eagan and Coleen Lynch review the impact of Hepatitis C on our patients. They review HCV diagnosis, but focus the presentation on treatment. Providers are guided through screening and treatment guidelines, how to identify appropriate patients and how to navigate the logistics of HCV treatment. In a detailed afternoon session, they empower [...]
Dr Anne Kinderman of our Palliative Care team reviews end-of-life planning. Using a culturally-sensitive approach, she guides providers as they practice using exercises, games and hand outs to facilitate difficult conversations. She reviews how California's laws impact our practice--including updates to POLST and assisted suicide.
Dr Toby Maurer goes over common skin problems seen in the primary care setting. Using patient images, she reviews diagnostic criteria, how to treat common conditions and when to refer.