ValleyCare Clinic

UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco collaborate with ValleyCare Health System in Pleasanton to provide specialty health care services for women and children in the East Bay and Tri-Valley. Patients and their families can benefit from the best of what UCSF and ValleyCare offer — high quality, specialty health care that's conveniently located.

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Hospital services offered through the UCSF and ValleyCare collaboration include:

  • Hospitalists — Pediatric hospitalists, who are doctors from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital specializing in the care of hospitalized children, are on the staff at ValleyCare Medical Center 24 hours daily. UCSF hospitalists work closely with ValleyCare doctors and other health care providers to care for babies and children.

  • Neonatologists for Intensive Care — Two UCSF neonatologists oversee the expanded 10-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at ValleyCare Medical Center. Working with ValleyCare staff, they provide around-the-clock attention to newborns who have complex conditions and require a higher level of care.

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Please call the number below for information about making an appointment.

Getting Here

ValleyCare Specialty Clinic
5565 West Las Positas Blvd.
Pleasanton, CA 94588-4000
Phone: (925) 598-3500
Fax: (925) 598-3520

Hours: Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What to Bring

    • Health insurance information including authorizations and referrals
    • List of prescription medications and dosages
    • List of medication allergies
    • List of questions you may have
    • Recent test results
    • Paper and pencil to take notes

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Pediatric Specialty Clinic

The Pediatric Specialty Clinic — one of the first of its kind in the Tri-Valley — provides a caring and compassionate environment where children are diagnosed and treated by UCSF pediatric specialists in eating disorders, gastroenterology, neurology, pulmonology and urology. These services require a referral from your pediatrician.

To schedule appointments, call (925) 598-3500 or the following pediatric clinics:

Eating Disorders (415) 353-2002
Gastroenterology (925) 598-3500
Neurology (415) 353-4637
Pulmonology (925) 598-3500
Urology (415) 353-2200

UCSF Prenatal Diagnostic Center

UCSF specialists in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Services offer the most advanced prenatal screening and testing available, including a first trimester test for birth defects such as Down syndrome. For some of the tests, we provide same-day results. If you'd like information about your baby's risk for birth defects or fetal disorders, our experienced genetic counselors can guide you through the options.

To schedule appointments, call:
Prenatal Diagnosis (415) 476-4080

See map of ValleyCare facilities

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Clinic Team

Sara Buckelew
Dr. Sara Buckelew,
adolescent medicine specialist
Diana Dawson
Diana Dawson,
pediatric nurse practitioner
Michael DiSandro
Dr. Michael DiSandro,
pediatric urologist
Melvin Heyman
Dr. Melvin Heyman,
pediatric gastroenterologist
Kensho Iwanaga
Dr. Kensho Iwanaga,
pediatric pulmonologist
Sheila Jenkins
Dr. Sheila Jenkins,
pediatric neurologist
Ngoc Ly
Dr. Ngoc Ly,
pediatric pulmonologist
Dennis Nielson
Dr. Dennis Nielson,
pediatric pulmonologist
Sue Rhee
Dr. Sue Rhee,
pediatric gastroenterologist and liver specialist
Martha Richards
Martha Richards,
pediatric nurse practitioner
Patrika Tsai
Dr. Patrika Tsai,
pediatric gastroenterologist