Pam Thornberry, a Physician's Assistant with Dr. Lee Horwitz, has a smile that immediately puts patients at ease, whether she's discussing something serious or simply exchanging information about one's medical history. Thornberry, who received her medical training at UC Davis, has been a PA for 18 years and in the current Oakdale office for the past 12. For the special Healthy Living feature, this 'Q and A' is designed to help the community get to know a bit more about their friendly neighborhood medical professional, beyond the charts and prescriptions.
Dr. Chet Mahida and Dr. Upinder Basi are an internal medicine practice team. If you aren't sure what an Internal Medical Doctor is, the best way to explain is it they have the ability to do everything that a family or general practice doctor does, but they only treat adults age 18 and older. They are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of adults from regular health matters to complex illness. They may also be known as internists, need to be certified in internal medicine and must recertify every 10 years.
Husband and wife dentists, Drs. Rafael Cardenas and Mary Richmond opened Whole Health Dental at the corner of F Street and Lee Avenue in 2009. Dr. Richmond reported that they had a practice in Manteca for 25 years that was "too busy, too hectic" and they opened their practice in Oakdale to provide more one-on-one patient care.
The halls of Magnolia Elementary School in Oakdale seem to be eerily closing in on 10-year-old student Brayden Abel, but it's just Abel's growing shoulders creating the illusion.
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