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2024 Physician Wellness Leadership awards announced

Nominations and award recipients were announced at the Physician Wellness EXPO and Dinner on April 26, 2024, in Petaluma. Awards were presented to physicians in six categories of wellness leadership achievement. Click here or the icon below for the full dinner program, which includes photographs and statements from each of the nominees. Additional details and list of awardees may be viewed in May 2024 News Briefs.

2024 Physician Wellness Expo & Dinner



January 2018

From the Desk of: Wendy Young, Executive Director

Providing member value is a top priority to the SCMA Team! If you have suggestions or want to be more engaged in the local physician community: 

Please call or email me directly at:
707-525-4141 |


Happy New Year 2018

Recovery Resources Event for Physicians and Medical Staff - Dinner

Question? Comments? Concerns?Mark Your Calendar!

Fire Recovery Resources for the Medical Community 

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Time:  6:00-9:00 PM

Location: Exchange Bank
Andrew J. Shepard Building
444 Aviation Blvd. | Santa Rosa, CA 

Cost:  No Charge - dinner included.

SCMA is pulling all the resources together into one evening just for you.  We have lots of questions and concerns related to rebuilding after the Firestorm of October 2017.  This way when the insurance guy says, "Well, you need to ask the builder or speak to the City of Santa Rosa." The panel can answer questions on the spot, and we can all move forward more efficiently.  Attendees will leave with valuable information and numerous resources for making the most of their 2018 plans for recovery and rebuilding. 

Panelists include: 
Financial: Exchange Bank
Legal: Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery
Engineering: Debris clean up and erosion control
Building Contractor
Insurance: Bruce Okrepkie
Structural Engineer: MKM & Associates
Architect: Jaime Stich
City of Santa Rosa City Council Member
City of Santa Rosa Permit Department: Gabe Osborn
County of Sonoma: Tennis Wick, Permit Department

Preparing for the workshop: Please send your questions in advance to by Jan. 10, if possible. I will share all advance questions with the panelists so they can be prepared to answer questions that are relevant to your concerns.  This is not meant to be just a panel of talking heads. This is a panel of experts designed to get our medical community moving forward and allaying recovery concerns.  

Note: Please share this program with anyone in our community whom you believe may benefit from this information. All are welcome to attend.  

RSVP to or by calling (707) 525-4375.


Sonoma MedicineSonoma Medicine Wants to Hear Your Story! 

The Winter 2018 issue if Sonoma Medicine is currently in process. The topic is the 2017 Firestorms in Sonoma County, the challenges and successes of our medical facilities and the recovery process in 2018 for many in our medical community. If you have stories or photos that you would like to share with our community, please email me at or call the SCMA office at (707) 525-4375. 

Advertising space is still available in this extended issue.  Call us for details and pricing.

Interested in serving on the Sonoma Medicine Editorial Board? This is the year to get involved!  Please call me at (707) 525-4375 for details.  

Click here to view the Fall 2017 Sonoma Medicine Online

Links to Firestorm videos/articles I thought you might be interested in:
Focal Point: How hard was California hit by the wildfires?
Sutter Santa Rosa Staff Helping to Save the Day | 2017 Wildfires
FIRESTORM: The First Hours - Sutter Hospital
Santa Rosa firestorm tests local health care services
Santa Rosa obstetrician saved newborns as his home burned during Santa Rosa fire
Oakland hills fire survivors' advice for Wine Country: 'You can't rush it'
Hospital shoulders the load as two others in Santa Rosa close
Nurse turned Petaluma fairgrounds into medical clinic during Sonoma County fires
Nurse turned Santa Rosa nurses who lost their home to fire welcomes new arrival of Hope
I Believe - Christina Perri
9-Year-Old Amputee Who Survived California Wildfires Joins Ellen DeGeneres

Sharing is Caring!

Dr. Bailey donated a collection of her custom 100% Natural household and personal care productsDr. Cynthia Bailey  - Thank you! 

Dr. Bailey donated a collection of her custom 100% Natural household and personal care products to SCMA to distribute to physicians who lost their homes in the Firestorms.  To see her full line of products, click on the product photo to the right. 


See 2017 Holiday Gala photos



William Chernoff, MD, Otolaryngology*, Cosmetic Surgery, 1701 Fourth St. #100, Santa Rosa, Univ Saskatchewan

RRGI, Redwood Radiology Group, Inc., 121 Sotoyome St., Santa Rosa
Vivek Sahani, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Univ New Jersey

SJHMG, St. Joseph Health Medical Group
Benjamin Dickey, MD, Family Medicine, 2323 Bethards Dr., Santa Rosa, Med Coll Wisconsin
Chad Krilich, MD, Family Medicine*, 1165 Montgomery Dr., Santa Rosa Tufts Univ 2001

TPMG, 3900 Lakeville Hwy., Petaluma      
Thienly Huynh, DO, Family Medicine*, Touro Univ
Jaclyn Klekman, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Med Coll Wisconsin
Tamar Segev, DO, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Midwestern Univ Coll Osteo Med

TPMG, 401 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa                             
Lakshmi Aggarwal, MD, Internal Medicine*, Drexel Univ
Benakar Batista, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology*, Univ Connecticut
Melinda Carol, MD, Occupational Medicine, Drexel Univ
Radha Chirumamilla, MD, Internal Medicine*, Virginia Univ
Miriam Davis, MD, Emergency Medicine*, Jefferson Med Coll 
Colin Iberti, MD, Internal Medicine, Mt. Sinai Sch Med 
William Kerridge, MD, Diagnostic Radiology, Wayne State Univ
Audra Lehman, MD, Family Medicine, Univ Tel Aviv 
Maayan Lieberman, MD, Psychiatry*, Saba Univ                                                
Jaime Martinez MD, Family Medicine*, Univ Caribbean                             
Matthew Olsen, DO, Internal Medicine, Kirksville Coll Osteo Med
Robert O'Malley, MD, Internal Medicine, Drexel Univ
Tejas Patel, MD, Diagnostic Radiology, Univ Illinois           
Aurora Selpides, MD, Family Medicine, UC San Francisco 
Pocholo Selpides, MD, Family Medicine, UC San Francisco 
Olga Sokolova, MD, Psychiatry*, Ural State Med Univ
Dane Stevenson, MD, Emergency Medicine
Duc Tien, MD, Otolaryngology, UC Los Angeles    
Bridgit Travinsky, MD, Internal Medicine, Tulane Univ
Anshu Vashishtha, MD, Rajasthan Univ
Victor Wong, MD, Plastic Surgery, Boston Univ

* = Board Certified | Italics = Medical Interest


Multiple Houses for Rent to Physicians: SCMA is maintaining a list of homes from people whom are willing to rent their homes only to our community. Please contact SCMA at (707) 525-4375 if you are looking still looking for a place to call home. Our list includes large homes, small homes, rooms for rent, cottages for rent, etc. located in Healdsburg, Windsor, Santa Rosa, Petaluma and Bodega Bay.

Office Space for Rent: Beautiful office for lease in medical complex: Prime location in Santa Rosa with easy parking; prix fixe lease includes full amenities (wi-fi, PG&E, janitorial, maintenance). Ready-made practice opportunity via neighboring referrals. Contact Kendy Fallentine at 707-544-0141.


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