Heather West, NP has been a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Ob-Gyn Specialists since 2001 and has over 30 years of nursing experience in women’s health. She says the best part of her job is helping women of all ages be as healthy as possible, and she is proud to be part of such a collaborative practice that offers a full range of services. Her specialties include well-woman care, family planning and birth control options, prenatal care, care of the menopausal woman and management of gynecologic problems. Heather got her master’s degree in Adult Advance Practice Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco and a post-master’s education in Women’s Health through The Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She holds national certifications as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She is certified in the use of Botox Cosmetic and the MonaLisa Touch laser. Heather is a Clinical Assistant Adjunct Professor at UCSF. In her spare time, Heather enjoys visiting her adult children, exploring the world with her husband and staying home and snuggling with her two cats. Certificate as Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from Drexel University and Planned Parenthood Federation of America Family Planning Council, Pennsylvania. National Certifications as Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner through National Certification Corporation and Adult Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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!
Bachelor of Science: Nursing
San Diego State University in California
Master’s of Science: Nursing
University of California San Francisco