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Monica Gardner

FNP, MSN, RN

Cardiology & Internal Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Antioch office
Sinus Center office
925-935-1070
Walnut Creek office
Internal Medicine office
Texting appointment line: 925-395-4023
Currently Not Accepting New Patients
Currently Not Accepting New Patients
Currently Not Accepting New Patients
Currently Not Accepting New Patients

Main Office

110 Tampico Suite 220 Walnut Creek, CA 94598
2400 Balfour Road Suite 300
Brentwood, CA 94513

Affiliations

Sub-specialties

Nurse Practitioner

About

I was born right here in Walnut Creek, at John Muir Medical Center, and grew up in the Alamo/Danville area. After graduating high-school, I attended Pepperdine University in beautiful Malibu, California and received my Bachelors of Science in Sports Medicine, with a pre-med emphasis. I always knew, even as a child, I wanted a career in the medical field. However, it was not until after graduation, and a lot of research and soul-searching, that I realized I wanted to become a nurse practitioner. After reading about the profession and having wonderful experiences with nurse practitioners as a patient, I realized this was the perfect career for me. It would afford me both the opportunity to provide comprehensive, high-quality medical care, and the flexibility to live a happy and fulfilling family life. As much as I love what I do, there is nothing I love more then spending time with my husband and our wonderful little girl. With this new career path in mind, I began a nursing program at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland. It was during my RN rotations that I fell in love with Labor and Delivery. There is nothing more gratifying then being with and providing care to people during one of the most exciting, memorable, emotional and life-changing experiences they will ever have- becoming a parent. After graduating from nursing school in 2006, I was fortunate enough to receive a job offer in Labor and Delivery at John Muir. It is because of the love of what I do that I am still working there as a Labor and Delivery Nurse 3 days a week. While working in labor and delivery, I began a nurse practitioner program, and three years later received my Masters of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. With my L&D experience I chose to focus my clinical training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, which has led me to where I am today. I enjoy working in an OBGYN practice because it allows me to work with women of all ages, through many pivotal times in their lives, such as adolescence, pregnancy, menopause and beyond. It also allows me to form more lasting relationships with my patients and follow them throughout the course of their lives. I especially love when I get to see a couple throughout their pregnancy and then have the opportunity to care for them during their labor and delivery experience. I feel so fortunate to have joined this wonderful practice, which is committed to providing the highest quality patient care in a kind and compassionate manner. It is my goal that my patients will feel comfortable discussing their questions and concerns, and leave feeling confident in and satisfied with the care they received.

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!

Conditions Treated

  • Alternative and second opinions in surgical and non surgical conditions
  • Anal Abscess/Fistula
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Incontinence
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Bleeding
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Surgery
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Ostomy
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Polyps of the Colon & Rectum 
  • Pruritis - ani / anal itching 
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Conditions Treated

  • Alternative and second opinions in surgical and non surgical conditions
  • Anal Abscess/Fistula
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Incontinence
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Bleeding
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Surgery
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Ostomy
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Polyps of the Colon & Rectum 
  • Pruritis - ani / anal itching 
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Conditions Treated

  • Alternative and second opinions in surgical and non surgical conditions
  • Anal Abscess/Fistula
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Incontinence
  • Anal Warts
  • Anorectal Bleeding
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Surgery
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Ostomy
  • Pilonidal Disease
  • Polyps of the Colon & Rectum 
  • Pruritis - ani / anal itching 
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectocele
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Education

Medical School: Nursing Program
Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California
Undergraduate: Bachelors of Science in Sports Medicine
I attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, California

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