Sutter Delta Medical Center
Phillip Polido received his undergraduate degree with honors at the University of California, Berkeley in zoology and received his medical degree at the University of California, Davis (planning to become a family physician). He realized his passion for surgery during his third year medical school and interned in surgery at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles county. He served in the U.S. Public Health Service – National Health Service Corps for four years as a family physician and assisted the renowned trans-gender surgeon, Dr. Stanley Biber in Trinidad, Colorado. Dr. Polido returned to Harbor-UCLA Los Angeles County Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center to complete his general surgical residency. Dr. Polido received his advanced laparoscopic training at the University of Utah, Salt Lake and was certified for the Da Vinci Robot in 2001. He formed the East Bay Surgical Associates with Drs Rassai, Glickman and Cardoza in 2000 and his group joined BASS in 2010. Cancer surgery (breast, intestinal, soft tissue), endocrine surgery, gallbladder disease and hernias are his interests. He enjoys teaching and has held several clinical instructor positions. He has taught medical students and surgical residents at Harbor-UCLA, at Kaiser Medical Center, Harbor City, and was a resident lecturer at UCLA Medical Center. He currently teaches third year medical students and physician assistant students from Touro University Osteopathic School of Medicine as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor.
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: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center University of California Los Angeles in Torrance
Residency: Harbor-UCLA Medical Center University of California Los Angeles in Torrance