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Meet a couple who got the same diagnosis and beat cancer together.

Specialty care the way it should be

We specialize in treating illness. And we’re known for catching problems before they become serious — and discovering new and better ways to treat them if they do.


When skill, experience, and passion matter most, we bring our best teams together to help turn your health around.

As one of the nation’s largest multispecialty medical groups, we have thousands of specialists who all work together in one connected system. This coordinated approach enables our teams to think and work as one — to deliver better care and achieve healthier outcomes for our members.

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The power of Permanente Medicine — physician-led, patient-centered care

At Kaiser Permanente, your doctors and care teams make decisions with your best interests in mind. We work together, using evidence-based medicine and innovative technology, to deliver better outcomes every time. Our unique integrated model and deep commitment to coordinated care helps remove administrative obstacles, which allows your doctors to focus solely on the care that’s right for you.

Teams of doctors who truly care

Meet some of our specialists. These physicians are some of the brightest minds in medicine — and they’re passionate about delivering excellent care.

“My philosophy of care is that the best way to take care of a patient is to care about the patient, which is why I joined the Kaiser Permanente family.”

PATRICK PEZESHKIAN, MD

Neurosurgery

Redwood City Medical Center

Redwood City, CA

“I truly believe it is a privilege to practice medicine, and it is an honor to be part of my patients’ lives. I strive to treat each of my patients as I would treat my own family and friends. I absolutely love what I do, and I know this is my path in life — and my way of doing good in this world.”

DIANA R. SHIBA, MD

Ophthalmology

Los Angeles Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

“I chose pediatrics as a specialty because I get to interact with kids all day — what could be better than that? I feel very fortunate to be here at Kaiser Permanente because I can practice prevention-focused, patient-centered care, while also conducting relevant research.”

MATTHEW DALEY, MD

Pediatrics

Skyline Medical Offices

Denver, CO

“I love taking care of babies and helping families who have an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit. I have a special interest in the long-term care and follow up of neonatal intensive care unit graduates. My research in fellowship was on language development in preterm infants.”

MELINDA A. CASKEY, MD

Neonatology

Westside Medical Center

Hillsboro, OR

“I have been interested in women’s health since I was a teenager and saw the challenges many of my peers faced surrounding teen pregnancies. I decided to pursue a career in health care to help promote the value of positive role models, personal support and acceptance, and access to accurate information, all of which can affect a woman’s health.”

LINDA S. CHONG TIM, CNM

Chief of Midwifery

Koolau Medical Office

Kaneohe, HI

“Evidence-based medicine and providing quality of care have always been at the center of my daily practice. I believe in providing every patient with safe and compassionate care. A patient story is personal and requires an understanding of the individual as a whole. Empowering the patient with knowledge and walking them through their journey with compassion and respect leads to shared decision-making and a healthier and happier patient.”

GUNJAN L. TYKODI, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Capitol Hill Campus

Seattle, WA

“I enjoy working with the families, alleviating some of their fears and putting them at ease.”

DAKARA WRIGHT, MD

Pediatric Dermatologist

South Baltimore County Medical Center

Halethorpe, MD

“I chose to pursue medicine a long time ago, likely stemming from my passion for teaching and the potential to make a real difference in people’s lives. Cardiology has been a perfect fit for me, allowing me to focus on preventive strategies and further exposing me to sophisticated diagnostic tests to help people feel better.”

ANDREW N. KOBYLIVKER, MD

Cardiologist

Glenlake Medical Center

Atlanta, GA

Specialty care spotlight

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Maternity care

With highly trained doctors and midwives, family birth rooms, and breastfeeding and bonding support, you’ll have what you need for a healthy beginning. And we’ll help you and your family feel supported, empowered, and prepared.

Learn about our
maternity care >
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Mental health and wellness

We strive to provide a broad range of care options for members with mental health or addiction challenges. If you need treatment, we’ll work together to help create a care plan based on your unique needs and goals.

Learn about our
mental health care >
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Cancer care

Our approach to cancer treatment starts with proactive screenings — and includes access to innovative clinical trials and talented oncology teams.

Learn about our
cancer care >
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Cardiac care

How do you get to the forefront of reducing heart disease and stroke? With proactive screenings and innovative treatment techniques — and a lot of heart.

Learn about our
cardiac care >

Specialty care spotlight

nurse helping pregnant woman

Maternity care

With highly trained doctors and midwives, family birth rooms, and breastfeeding and bonding support, you’ll have what you need for a healthy beginning. And we’ll help you and your family feel supported, empowered, and prepared.

Learn about our
maternity care >
two people talking to each other

Mental health and wellness

We strive to provide a broad range of care options for members with mental health or addiction challenges. If you need treatment, we’ll work together to help create a care plan based on your unique needs and goals.

Learn about our
mental health care >
nurse helping cancer patient

Cancer care

Our approach to cancer treatment starts with proactive screenings — and includes access to innovative clinical trials and talented oncology teams.

Learn about our
cancer care >
doctors looking at computer screen

Cardiac care

How do you get to the forefront of reducing heart disease and stroke? With proactive screenings and innovative treatment techniques — and a lot of heart.

Learn about our
cardiac care >