Our Healthcare Providers
is a list of our physicians and physician assistants, as well as
pictures, biographies and additional information to help you choose the
Each physician at Alameda Family Physicians is Board Certified in
the specialty of Family Practice. This certification requires three
years of training specialty beyond medical school in Adult Medicine,
Pediatrics, Surgery, and Obstetrics.
For Prospective Patients:
Once you select a physician, you can electronically register as a
new patient, start filling out new patient forms, and request your first
For Current Patients:
Find your physician and make a request for your next appointment. You can also do this under the Email Your Doctor section of the web site.
John Carper, MD
John Carper, MD,
FAAFP received his undergraduate degree from Stanford and went to
medical school at UC San Francisco. He did his Family Practice residency
training at San Pedro Peninsula Hospital and Mercy Medical Center in
Redding, California. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family
Physicians. Special medical interests include Obstetrics and Newborn
Care. He and his lovely wife and children enjoy being a part of the
Edward Chan, MD
Edward Chan, MD,
was born and raised in Oakland and obtained his undergraduate degree at
UC Berkeley. He then attended the Chicago Medical School and completed
his Family Practice Residency through the Stanislaus Family Medicine
Residency in Modesto. After Residency, Edward practiced in Modesto for 7
years, working for a nonprofit organization providing medical care to
underserved areas. During that time, Edward developed his
Spanish-speaking skills. Edward is excited to be returning to the Bay
Area and continuing to practice Family Medicine, especially Obstetrics.
He enjoys spending time with his amazing wife and two wonderful
children. Go Bears!
Mary Fisher, MD
Fisher, MD did her undergraduate work at UC Berkeley and then lived in
Alameda for several years doing research with Roche Molecular Systems.
She then attended University of Southern California School of Medicine
and completed her Family Medicine Residency training at Sutter Medical
Center in Santa Rosa. She is delighted to return to Alameda to practice
Family Medicine, including Obstetrics. She speaks Spanish and also
enjoys travel, folk dancing, and knitting.
Bhoomika Kamath, MD
Kamath , MD is thrilled to join Alameda Family Physicians. She attended
the Patil Medical College in Mumbai. She then commenced her internship
at the USC/ California Hospital Program in Los Angeles, and completed
her Residency training at the Stanislaus Residency Program in Modesto.
Dr Kamath enjoys the broad spectrum of medicine that family medicine
offers, and the ability to take care of not just individual patients but
families. In addition, she has a special interest in women’s health and
geriatrics. When she isn’t working, she loves cooking, making jewelry,
and spending time with her husband and son.
Vijay Mirmira, MD MPH
Mirmira, MD, MPH will be joining Alameda Family on Wednesday May 1, 2013. Dr. Mirmira attended Bangalore Medical College in Bangalore,
India. He then completed his Master of Public Health at University of
Illinois in Springfield. He completed his Family Medicine residency at
North Oakland Medical Center in Pontiac, Michigan where he was also the
administrative Chief Resident. After practicing in Lodi, CA for 4 years,
Dr. Mirmira is thrilled to be moving to the Bay area with his wife and
two children. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Tamil and Kannada and has
working knowledge of Urdu and Telugu. Apart from enjoying practicing the
full scope of family medicine, Dr. Mirmira's special interests include
diabetes and thyroid disorders, and pediatric illnesses. He likes to
travel and read fiction in his free time.
William Sellman, MD
Sellman, MD graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of
Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio and received his Family Medicine training at
University Hospital of Cleveland and Ventura County Medical Center in
Ventura, California. He practiced in California and New Zealand before
joining Alameda Family Physicians. Dr. Sellman speaks Spanish and enjoys
practicing a broad spectrum of family medicine. Dr. Sellman is married
and lives in the East Bay.
Lilian Tsao, MD
Tsao, MD is originally from Maryland and received her undergraduate
degree at University of Virginia. After attending medical school at
Tufts University in Boston, she moved to Southern California and
completed her Family Medicine Residency training at Long Beach Memorial
Medical Center. Her family resides in the Bay Area and she looks forward
to establishing herself in Alameda. She speaks Mandarin Chinese and her
medical interests include adolescent and women's health as well as the
full breadth of Family Medicine.
Our Physician Assistants
Physician Assistants (PAs) are healthcare professionals
licensed to practice medicine with physician supervision. As part of
their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams,
diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on
preventive healthcare, assist in surgery, and write prescriptions.
Within the physician-PA relationship, Physician Assistants exercise
autonomy in medical decision-making and provide a broad range of
diagnostic and therapeutic services. Our Physician Assistants have
extensive training and clinical experience, and maintain a close
consultative relationship with our physicians.
Erica Chong, PAC
Chong, PAC received her undergraduate degree from UC San Diego. She
then received her graduate degree from Baylor College of Medicine
Physician Assistant program. Areas of interest include women's health
and diabetes. In her free time she enjoys foreign travel, outdoor
activities and spending time with family and friends.
Catherine Egelhoff, PAC
Egelhoff, PAC received her undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College
in Pennsylvania, and then graduated from the George Washington
University Physician Assistant program in Washington, D.C. She enjoys
the full range of Family Practice Medicine. Personal interests include family, friends, and outdoor activities, including gardening.
Karen Kline, PAC
Kline, PAC graduated from the St. Francis College Physician Assistant
program in Loretta, PA. She has worked in Family Practice and Internal
Medicine. Areas of medical interest include Women's Health,
Ophthalmology and Pulmonary disease. Besides medicine, she enjoys
photography and spending time with her family.
Nancy Shaw, PAC
Shaw, PAC grew up in Chicago and did her undergraduate work at Rice
University and then graduated from the Baylor College of Medicine
Physician Assistant program. She has worked in family practice, woman's
health, urgent care and geriatrics. She is interested in care for
chronic diseases such as diabetes and asthma. She has two grown children
and four cats.
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