Specialty Services Abound

NorthBay Healthcare offers a rich slate of specialty care physicians with offices in Fairfield, Vacaville, Green Valley and Napa. In addition to those highlighted throughout this magazine, you’ll also find:

Infectious Disease 

NorthBay Healthcare’s infectious disease expert, Gregory Warner, D.O., has been in high demand since the outbreak of COVID-19 in February 2020, and has spoken to service clubs, business organizations and other community groups, sharing his vast knowledge of infectious disease control. He oversees a team of Infection Prevention specialists who work in NorthBay Healthcare’s two hospitals to prevent transmission of COVID-19, as well as other viruses, including all current strains of influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. He also focuses on non-healing wounds, skin tissue and bone infections.

Infectious Disease

Anticoagulation services

NorthBay Anticoagulation services operates walk-in clinics from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at NorthBay VacaValley Hospital in Vacaville. A drive-through clinic for patients with special needs is available on Tuesdays at the hospital receiving dock entrance on the east side of the hospital. Participants in the clinic meet at least once every four weeks with a specially trained clinical pharmacist who evaluates the medication dosage and appropriately adjusts the level if necessary. Dosage adjustments are made right away, minimizing the possibility of complications and side effects. Admission requires a physician referral, so ask your provider. 

Wound Care

Specialists at NorthBay Wound Care, on the first floor of the VacaValley Health Plaza in Vacaville, offer a variety of treatments and therapies. Patients with non-healing wounds can be treated with compression therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, ostomy care and wound debridement. 

Pulmonary Medicine

Pulmonologists at NorthBay Healthcare specialize in treating patients with lung conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma, shortness of breath, chronic cough and pulmonary hypertension. A sleep specialist helps patients suffering from sleep apnea or conditions such as insomnia, sleepwalking and restless leg syndrome. NorthBay pulmonologists provide patient care and pulmonary function testing in both Fairfield and Vacaville locations.

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) is an advanced form of hands-on care that focuses on treating the whole person, rather than the symptoms, with a goal of helping the body to heal itself. Osteopathic physicians have received specialized training in nerves, muscles, and bones to diagnose, treat and prevent illness and injury through this form of care. OMM can benefit issues including asthma, pneumonia, carpal tunnel syndrome, menstrual pain, migraines and headaches, sinus disorders, myofascial imbalance, neck and shoulder pain, foot pain and knee pain. 

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Rheumatology

Patients with complex arthritis, joint pain and issues affecting muscles and connective tissues such as gout, fibromyalgia, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis need special treatment and care to maintain a quality of life. Many patients have various forms of arthritis, from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis to psoriatic arthritis. Other conditions treated include lupus, gout, fibromyalgia and ankylosing spondylitis.

Occupational Health

NorthBay Occupational Health provides cost-effective and comprehensive occupational health care to businesses and industries in Solano County.

With almost 30 years of experience, NorthBay Occupational Health is the longest-serving provider of occupational medicine in upper Solano County. Offices are open weekdays with accommodations for injury care walk-in treatment as well as scheduled appointments.

NorthBay Occupational Health clients have instant access to the information they need, and can see real-time results of office visits, work restrictions, next steps for the employee, number of visits missed and more through iSystoc. 

Pain Management

Our care team for Pain Management focuses on everything from back and neck pain to runner’s knee, headaches, chest wall pain and more. The team’s hallmark is interdisciplinary care, which includes collaborating with nutritionists, neurology, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) and physical therapy.

Ear, Nose and Throat 

NorthBay Ear, Nose and Throat evaluates and treats patients of all ages with conditions affecting the ears, nose, throat, sinuses and voice. Board-certified otolaryngologists, speech therapists and an audiologist provide comprehensive evaluation and then employ a variety of treatments including medication, advanced diagnostic procedures and surgery to ensure personalized care.

NorthBay Ear, Nose, Throat and Voice

Hospice & Bereavement

NorthBay Hospice offers a team-oriented approach providing expert pain and symptom management and compassionate care for patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses. Hospice focuses on caring, not curing, and in most cases care is provided in the patient’s home. Hospice care also is provided in board-and-care homes, skilled nursing facilities and other long-term care facilities. Services are available to everyone in our community, regardless of their ability to pay.

Hospice & Bereavement

Rehabilitation Services

NorthBay Rehabilitation Services understands how crucial it is to get patients back on the right track after undergoing surgery, injury or illness. Using a team approach to rehabilitation that supports restoring function, reducing pain, promoting independence and preventing disability, the team provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, hand therapy, speech therapy, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation and pelvic floor rehabilitation.

The therapists work closely with patients to design treatment plans tailored to their specific needs in order to get them on the road to recovery and back to an independent and productive life.

General Surgery

NorthBay’s general surgeons offer procedures such as hernia repairs, gallbladder removal, colon cancer surgery, and hemorrhoid removal. Surgical procedures occur at NorthBay Medical Center, NorthBay VacaValley Hospital and the Ambulatory Surgery Center at NorthBay VacaValley Hospital.

Trauma and Emergency Services

No one plans for disaster to happen, but it’s good to know a full team of emergency medicine experts are available 24/7/365 at both NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield and NorthBay VacaValley Hospital in Vacaville.

NorthBay Medical Center was verified as a Level II trauma center in 2014, 2017 and again in 2021, by the American College Board of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. NorthBay Medical Center’s verification as an accredited Chest Pain Center, Certified Stroke Center and Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) may also help explain why so many seriously ill or injured patients are transported to NorthBay facilities. NorthBay VacaValley Hospital is also a Certified Stroke Center and EDAP. Both facilities have helipads to receive and transport critically ill and injured patients.

Trauma and Emergency Services

Urology

No one likes to talk about problems with their urologic system, but there is no reason to suffer in silence, say NorthBay Healthcare urologists Herkanwal Khaira, M.D. and Benjamin Dudley, M.D.

NorthBay Healthcare schedules regular office hours and some procedures in Vacaville, Fairfield and Napa, as well as some procedures and surgeries at NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield. Dr. Khaira is not only medical director for Urology, but also for the NorthBay Robotic Program, and performs some surgeries using the da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgical System.

NorthBay Urology has been designated a Center of Excellence for innovative UroLift procedures and the treatment of enlarged prostate or BPH.

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