California (Northern)


Welcome to the Northern California page, we are happy you are here!  Check out our news, events, photo galleries, medical professional guide and support groups in your area.  If you have additions that you would like to make, please e-mail them to BECCA@TCAPP.ORG.

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California (Northern) Outreach

Medical Professionals

Thomas Ahern M.D.
Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines
Familiar with Dysautonomia and POTS, treats age 14 and up
phone: 858-554-5039

Aaron Banks, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist, Pediatric Heart Center
Familiar with POTS and Dysautonomia
phone: 661-664-0808

Julie Bergman, PT
Familiar with EDS and RSD
Southern California Aquatic and Land therapy  phone: (714) 375-1755

Anthony Chang, MD., MBA, MPH
Division Chief of CHOC Children’s Specialists Cardiology
Familiar with POTS and Dysautonomia
phone: (714) 509-3939 fax: (714) 509-3949

Julie Griffith, M.D.
Pediatric Neurologist

phone: (415) 925-1616

Dennis Hart, M.D.
Pediatric and Adult Pain Management Specialist

1625 Stockton Blvd, Suite 104
Sacramento, California 95816
Familiar with many conditions of the spine, nerves and GI tract.
phone:  (916) 454-6667

Thomas Hofstra, MD
Familiar with EDS and rare bleeding/clotting disorders
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, phone: 323-361-5507 fax: 323-361-7128

Deborah Krakow, MD
Physician and research scientist /International Skeletal Dysplasia Registry

Elliot J. Krane, MD
Dept. of Anesthesia & Pain Management
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
phone: (650) 723-5728

Inderpal Randhawa MD
Board certified in adult and pediatrics, and certifications in Clinical Immunology, Allergy and Pulmonary Medicine
phone: (562) 933-8567

Dr. Nicholas Riegels 
Kaiser Permanente
Knowledgeable about RSD/CRPS
Oakland. CA, 94611
phone: 510-655-4000

Stanford Pediatric Pain Program
Mary L. Johnson Pediatric Ambulatory Care Center
Pediatric Pain Management Clinic, Inpatient and Outpatient
phone: (650) 497-8977 fax: (650) 724-5344

Neda Zadeh M.D. 
Medical geneticist in the Division of Medical Genetics at CHOC Childrens’ Hospital, and the Associate Director of the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at Genetics Center.
phone: (714) 288-3500 fax: (714) 288-3510

TCAPP does not endorse these doctors, their names are provided by at least one client suffering from a pediatric pain condition that has had a positive experience; this does not mean that eveyone’s experience with that particular doctor has been positive. Keep in mind, choosing doctors is much like trying on shoes… each perfect fit may be different for each individual.

We rely on recommendations from patients, if you have had a positive experience with a physician and feel like they should be on this list, please submit the doctor’s name, specialty, internet link or office telephone number and what they have helped you with.

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