NorthBay Healthcare recently welcomed a new obstetrician/gynecologist to the Center for Women’s Health.
Stella Huang, D.O., earned her medical degree at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo and holds a master’s degree in epidemiology from Stanford University School of Medicine. In her new role at NorthBay she is the Inpatient Women’s Health Services Medical Director.
For Dr. Huang, the work is all about helping women.
“I love the work I do. I help women navigate the important milestones of their lives,” she said.
As for her personal style of medical care, Dr. Huang said she strives to be a good listener. “Being a good doctor doesn’t just mean knowing the medical aspects, but listening and communicating to your patients and coming up with a treatment plan together. My goal is to provide patient-focused care with an emphasis on prevention and treatment of women’s health issues.”
NorthBay Healthcare recently welcomed endocrinologist John McKenna, M.D., to the NorthBay Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology.
Dr. McKenna earned his medical degree at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and is board-certified in internal medicine as well as endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.
A native of Montana, he served in the U.S. Air Force in the late 1990s and since then has worked as an endocrinologist in Utah, Montana and Roseville.
He said he has a passion for caring for his patients.
“I like talking to my patients. I find I get as much out of it as hopefully they get from me,” he said. “My style of medicine involves being an educator. Most of what I do is teach people about what their disease is and how they are going to take care of it. At the end of the day I can’t be there to help my diabetic patients choose the right food, exercise properly and take their medicines properly. I have to teach them how to do those things for themselves.”