Clinic

Health Clinics Trending on SF’s Valencia Street

Nestled among the furniture stores, boutiques and restaurants on Valencia Street, One Medical, a concierge medical practice – one of three new clinics on Valencia Street – blended in almost too well. People mistake the health clinic for a furniture store almost daily, said Jenny Montoya, the receptionist at One Medical where the façade is lined with large windows. Inside,...

UCSF Research Building at SF General Moves Ahead

A 175,000-square-foot research center to be built by UCSF on what is currently a parking lot at San Francisco General Hospital is moving closer to completing its application process, though the groundbreaking date has been somewhat delayed. The research facility would house workspace for some 800 UCSF employees who have thus far conducted their work at SF General in older,...

Earthquake-Safe St. Luke’s Hospital Expected in 2019

A brand-new, earthquake-safe, 120-bed replacement for St. Luke’s Hospital on Valencia Street will be completed in 2018, open to patients by 2019, and its older version will be demolished sometime after 2020. That’s according to Dean Fryer, a spokesperson for the hospital, and Paul Klemish, HerreroBOLDT’s Director of Business & Risk Management, who is one of many leading construction efforts...

As Families Disappear, SF Mission Health Center Consolidates

The Mission Neighborhood Health Center, the largest health clinic in the neighborhood, will close its location at Valencia Street and consolidate the services offered there to its main location on Shotwell and 16th streets and its Excelsior location. The Valencia clinic provides pediatric and teen services, while the Excelsior and Shotwell clinics provide services for people of all ages. Brenda Storey,...

Billboard Near Planned Parenthood Promises to Reverse Abortions

A billboard on Mission and Valencia streets features a picture of a woman next to a baby and message that says in capital letters, “Abortion Pill Reversal.” The 12-foot by 25-foot billboard is part of a campaign to promote what health authorities say is an unproven treatment being performed by a network of 270 doctors worldwide. Its placement – one...

Prescriptions: Dr. Carolyn Sufrin, Prison Ob/Gyn

Providing medical care for prisoners is not a popular (or well-reimbursed) endeavor. Only a handful of doctors and researchers work in this field; my colleague Dr. Carolyn Sufrin is one of them. Sufrin is an obstetrician/gynecologist at San Francisco General Hospital and is on the faculty at UCSF. I recently spoke with her about her work. Mission Loc@l: How did you...

Clinic in Critical Condition Parties Hard to Live On

Hotties, homos, drag queens and local politicians all ended up at El Rio Sunday night with hundreds of others to raise money for Lyon-Martin Health Services. The clinic announced last week that it needed $250,000 to stay alive. “There is no point in being the queerest city in the world if we can’t save Lyon-Martin,” said former supervisor Bevan Dufty....