Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center
Good Samaritan Hospital
Dr. Michelle Inserra did her medical training and residency in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at Stanford University and Hospitals. She then completed a fellowship in Neurotology at the California Ear Institute. After finishing her medical training, she joined the Otolaryngology Department at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara, where she practiced subspecialty surgical and clinical care in Otology for over 10 years. Originally from New York, she went to Brown University and obtained a degree in biomedical engineering. She did medical research at the Rockefeller University in New York City, before coming out to California to start her medical career. When she is not devoting her time to care for patients with ear related medical issues, she spends her time with her husband, step-sons, and 2 dachshunds.
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: Stanford University Medical Center in California
Internship: Stanford University Medical Center in California
Residency: Stanford University Medical Center in California
Fellowship: California Ear Institute in Palo Alto