Welcome New Physician

Darshan Patel, M.D., an internal medicine physician, has joined the team at the NorthBay Center for Primary Care in Green Valley, 4520 Business Center Drive, in Fairfield. Dr. Patel earned his medical degree at Smt. B.K., Shaw Medical Institute & Research Center, Gujarat University in India and completed his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in…
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Help for Warriors Burdened by Grief

“Man up!” That command may stiffen the spines of soldiers hauling heavy packs on grueling training hikes, but it’s not so helpful for veterans hauling the heavy weight of grief. “The military trains you to keep moving, to just deal with it,” said Mike Goodwin, a U.S. Air Force veteran and NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement…
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NorthBay Hospice’s Commitment Says ‘We Honor Veterans’

NorthBay Hospice & Bereavement joined the “We Honor Veterans” program in 2016 and is now recognized with its highest honor as a “Level Four” partner. The program is a collaboration between NorthBay, the Department of Veteran Affairs and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. The program’s mission is to help NorthBay Hospice better serve…
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Hundreds at NorthBay Honored to Serve

And They Continue Caring for Others in New Civilian Roles Nearly 200 of NorthBay Healthcare’s 2,600 employees are classified as veterans, and they can be found in every nook and corner of the organization, operating CT scanners and taking X-rays, caring for patients in Labor & Delivery, working in security and sanitizing patient rooms. They…
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Controlling Chaos: An Acquired Skill

Julian Gallegos was a fairly new nurse in the U.S. Air Force when he was sent to Germany’s Ramstein Air Base to help care for service members being flown in from the war zone in Iraq. He met incoming flights and cared for patients — whose injuries ranged from minor to critical —as they were…
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Air Force Helped Her Discover Her Specialty

Sometimes you need to create your own opportunities, and for Deborah Murray, M.D., those opportunities—through the U.S. Air Force —led to a highly satisfying medical career. She followed in her father’s and stepfather’s footsteps and joined the Air Force as a medical technician. After eight years, she wanted more, so she left the Air Force…
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Life Lessons on a C-130

There’s nothing like delivering care to wounded warriors in the back of a flying, vibrating C-130 to push a doctor out of his hospital comfort zone. But according to NorthBay Healthcare cardiac anesthesiologist Adam Tibble, M.D., his four years in the Air Force as a physician with Critical Care Air Transport resulted in some of…
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Trauma Skills Honed in the Shadow of War

Above: William Fulton, D.O., shows an image from his Army days. Surgeon William Fulton, D.O., learned many powerful lessons during Operation Iraqi Freedom, especially during a brief stint at the Army’s busiest trauma center in Landstuhl, Germany, working alongside world- renowned trauma surgeons, including Dr. E. Gene Moore, “The Godfather of Trauma Surgery.” He treated…
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Former Flight Surgeon Still Soaring

Physician Keeps Solano Work Force Grounded Above: Yolanta Petrofsky, M.D., has mastered flexibility, thanks to a world-wide range of experiences from her days in the U.S. Air Force. A quick look at the resume of Yolanta Petrofsky, M.D., and you’ll quickly confirm that there’s not much she can’t do. While in the Air Force, the…
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