Dr. Khonsari is a board-certified family physician. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine in June of 1984 and completed his residency at Jamaica Hospital in New York in 1988. Dr. Khonsari was chief resident during his last year of residency. After completing his residency, Dr. Khonsari worked as an attending family practice physician at Jamaica Hospital and also served as acting director of the Family Practice Program. From 1989 to 1998, Dr. Khonsari worked as a family practice physician for Humana in Tampa, Florida and also as a clinical preceptor for the University of South Florida’s medical school in Tampa.
In 1998, Dr. Khonsari started his private practice in Antioch, California and in 2005 incorporated his private practice. From 1999 to 2010, Dr. Khonsari was also the director of employee health at Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch. Dr. Khonsari provides health care services for men, women, and children of all ages.
Dr. Khonsari is a certified advanced wound care management and hyperbaric oxygen specialist and treats complex wounds at Sutter Delta Hospital on a weekly basis. In 2014, Dr. Khonsari was recognized as primary care physician of the year among 5000+ physicians in the Sutter Network.
Andrea Hidalgo is a master’s prepared Nurse Practitioner with a special interest in Family Medicine and Primary Care. She graduated from San Francisco State University in 2005 attaining advanced practice licensure as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Nurse Practitioner. She has been an Intensive Care Nursery RN for 18 years and an Advanced Practice RN for 14 years. As a nurse practitioner, her background spans family care specializing in women’s health, pediatric and newborn care. She is inspired by her two boys and human kindness. Nursing is a platform that allows her to connect with people in a meaningful way while providing care to her patients competently and respectfully.
Dr. Michele Bergman, MD has been practicing medicine for 19 years. She graduated from Mayo Medical School in 2000 completed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology. She is a long-time resident of Contra Costa County and gets great satisfaction in helping the underserved residents in her community.
Dr. Debra Stewart received her medical degree from College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years.
Robyn graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2016 with a BA in Psychology and Medicine Health and Society. With her heart set on being in the medical field, she went on to complete the Medical Administrative Assistant, Clinical Medical Assistant, and Certified Phlebotomy Technician programs at Contra Costa Medical Career College. Robyn completed her medical assisting externship at BASS Medical Groups and her CPT externship at Kaiser Permanente where she gained valuable patient care experience. Shortly after, she began working at CCMCC as a Lab Assistant just four months after completing her last program. Robyn has always strived to help those in need and is continuing her education to become a nurse.
"Health is not valued till sickness comes."
- Thomas Fuller
Operation Access, founded in 1993, grew out of the recognition that many San Francisco residents did not have access to elective surgical or specialty care because they had no insurance and limited financial means. Using foreign medical volunteer programs as a model, Bill Schecter, MD, Doug Grey, MD, and Paul Hofmann, DrPH, set out to build OA as a domestic volunteer alternative. From its beginning in San Francisco with a handful of volunteers working in a single hospital, Operation Access has grown to serve all nine Bay Area counties.
Over the years, our partnership with health care providers has grown to include more than 1500 volunteer medical professionals, 40 hospitals and ambulatory care centers, and 20 medical groups that provide outpatient surgical procedures and diagnostic screenings to patients referred from more than 80 community clinics.
Brighter Beginnings strengthens families by helping parents become self-sufficient so they can raise happy, healthy children. We believe every family matters and every child deserves to have a happy, healthy future.
We focus our efforts in East Bay communities where parents and children have limited resources. Our Family Strengthening Centers are located in Oakland, Richmond and Antioch.
MedShare is a 501c(3) humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities and our planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world.