Dana C. Adams, MSN, NP-C, IBCLC is from Northern California and holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is board certified in Family Practice by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, yet specializes in Women’s Health. She has worked in a variety of settings encompassing high-risk maternity centers and teaching hospitals, to private practice as a nurse practitioner. Her diverse perinatal nursing background has allowed her to provide care for the childbearing family for over 15 years. She worked as an Assistant Clinical Manager of Maternal Child Services for Kaiser Permanente supervising nursing staff in Labor & Delivery, Postpartum, Pediatrics and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for over 7 years. As an IBCLC, Dana also enjoys counseling nursing mothers to help them meet their breastfeeding goals. Most recently, Dana has begun teaching nursing full-time for California State University, Stanislaus in their Accelerated BSN Program. When Dana is not seeing patients, she can be found leading nursing students in both lectures and clinical rotations throughout the Central Valley.
Dr. Audrey "Lisa" Arzamendi is double board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology. Since 2012, she has specialized in diabetes, obesity and metabolism, thyroid disease (including Hashimoto's and Graves'), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and sex hormone disorders, adrenal and pituitary dysfunction, osteoporosis, parathyroid/calcium disorders, and thyroid and parathyroid nodules and cancers. She is highly trained in ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy of the thyroid (99% diagnostic rate).
Dr. Arzamendi is committed to safe and established medical treatments, and prides herself on staying informed about emerging therapies and research-supported non-prescription options. She is experienced working with all forms of brand-name and generic thyroid medications, and as a type 1 diabetic herself, has first-hand knowledge of nearly all available prescription and technological diabetic treatments, to best support patients in selecting their optimal diabetes treatment regimens.
Dr. Arzamendi graduated with honors from Stanford University, with a BA in Human Biology and a concentration in Health & Human Performance. She attended UC San Diego School of Medicine (receiving a federal NIH National Cancer Institute fellowship), and completed her internal medicine residency at Kaiser Pemanente’s Santa Clara Medical Center. Her endocrinology training was completed at UC Davis Medical Center. She previously practiced in California's South Bay before relocating to open her practice in Walnut Creek in 2020. Dr. Arzamendi was a Stanford varsity athlete and still enjoys running, hiking, tennis, rowing, and other outdoor activities. She loves spending time with her husband and many pets, and looks forward to being your doctor!
Masters Degree: Nursing
Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California