General Surgery, Advanced Laparoscopic
Dr. Rhodes completed his undergraduate degree with honors in zoology and history at the University of California, Berkeley. He then attended the University of California, Davis, where he completed his medical degree. Pursuing his passion for surgery, he joined the general surgery residency program at the University of California, San Diego. There, he became the chief resident of his program and completed extensive vascular research under Eugene Bernstein, MD. The research led him to obtain a fellowship at Scripps Clinical Medical Group, in vascular and thoracic surgery. After finishing his fellowship, he returned to Northern California to pursue a practice of general, vascular, and thoracic surgery. More recently he has restricted his practice to general and vascular problems.
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!
Medical School: University of California Davis
Internship: University of California San Diego
Residency: University of California San Diego
Fellowship: Scripps Clinical Medical Group in La Jolla, California