Vanessa R. Erickson , M.D., originally hails from Spokane, Washington, but spent her childhood growing up in Germany. She fell in love with the San Francisco Bay Area when she attended college at Stanford University. She moved on to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for medical school and then returned to Stanford University Medical Center to complete her internship and specialty training in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Erickson enjoys the many facets of Otolaryngology, but has a particular interest in pediatric otolaryngology, endoscopic sinus surgery and sleep surgery. She enjoys participating in humanitarian missions in the field of Otolaryngology, most recently in Quito, Ecuador at Hospital de Ninos Baca Ortiz. She is volunteer physician for Operation Access where she provides medical care free of charge to uninsured patient populations. She is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, the American Medical Association and the AOA Medical Honor Society.
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 Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Internship: General Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California
Fellowship: Otolaryngology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California