American Podiatric Medical Association
California Podiatric Medical Association
American Professional Wound Care Association
Dr. Nelson is the newest addition to our staff of highly trained and professional Podiatrists now serving the Central Valley. Raised by a single mother in Colorado Springs, CO, part of his passion is helping those who have less, as he grew up with little himself. He enjoys helping people heal, and loves the challenge of medicine. Whether the problem is diabetic wounds, bunions, trauma, or sports medicine, Dr. Nelson tackles it all! Motion is life, and Dr. Nelson is dedicated to getting you back on your feet! He lives in Bakersfield along with his family of four; 2 adorable little girls and his beautiful wife. In addition to Bakersfield, he loves getting to know the patients in Porterville, Delano, and Lindsey. With a sense of humor as polished as his diagnostic skills, Dr. Nelson has an unrivaled human touch and connects with patients of all ages.
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 Education: Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Residency: Eastern Colorado Health System in Denver