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Spotlight on Our Medical Staff

Get to know the doctors who trust Rideout Health Group.

Meet Our Featured Doctors

(check back often more bio's will be made available in the coming months)

Muhammad Alghannam, M.D.
Anesthesiologist, Pain Management Specialist

Dr. Alghannam started pain management procedures at Feather River Surgery Center in 2001. His vision was to grow a comprehensive program that would treat and improve the quality of life of those patients in pain. Dr. Alghannam did his fellowship training in Chicago and is the Medical Director of the pain management program.

Call 751-4902 for more information.

Dennis Bechini, D.O. MS
Family Medicine

Dr. Dennis Bechini has been practicing medicine in Yuba City since 1991, and is now part of the Rideout Primary Care Clinic at Plumas St., (in partnership with UC Davis Health System).

Dr. Bechini earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Lebanon Valley College, a Masters degree in education from Shippensburg State College and an MS from the American University, where he also was a University Fellow and a teaching assistant. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1980, returning there in 1987 for a year as a clinical instructor in the Department of Family Medicine.

Prior to moving to Yuba City, Dr. Bechini was a family medicine physician Phoenix and Tempe, AZ, and Harrisburg, PA; and a General Medicine Officer for the United States Public Health Service in Williamstown, PA. He served his medical internship in Springfield PA at the community's Tri-County Hospital.

Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice, Dr. Bechini also is a member of the National Biological Honor Society, the American Osteopathic Medical Society, the Osteopathic General Practitioner Society and the American College of General Practitioners in Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery. His other memberships include the American Institute of Biological Science, New York Histotechnical Society, the American Institute for the Advancement of Science and the American Underwater Diving club.

Brandon Bentz, MD
Rideout Ear Nose Throat Clinic

Dr. Bentz is the Medical Director of the Otolaryngology service at Rideout Medical Group, and serves on a number of committees in various organizations related to Ear, Nose and Throat and cancers. He is a reviewer for seven different medical journals.

Dr. Bentz specializes in pediatric and adult Otolaryngology services, including ear tubes; tonsil and adenoid surgery; head and neck surgery; skin cancer excision and reconstruction of the face; endoscopic sinus surgery and more. His focus is on providing the most up to date medical information and treatment of ear, nose and throat conditions.

Dr. Bentz attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, graduating in 1993. He completed an Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Residency at Northwestern University School of Medicine, in Chicago, Illinois, and then did a Head and Neck Surgical Oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Prior to joining the Rideout Ear Nose and Throat Clinic, Dr. Bentz was Chief of the Otolaryngology service at the Salt Lake City Veterans Administration Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as achieving an Associate Professorship at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Dr. Bentz has been the principal investigator on a number of grants examining the use of lasers to diagnose and treat cancers. He was also a member of a familial paraganglioma study group examining several large families that harbor a genetic mutation that predisposes these family members to specific types of tumors. Furthermore, he studied a particular type of mutation that is prominent in thyroid cancers. He has lectured throughout the country and overseas on clinical and research aspects of Head and Neck Cancer.

In his free time, Dr. Bentz enjoys skiing, running, camping and fly fishing. He has three wonderful boys, including twins, who are his entire life.

Rideout Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic is located at 370 Del Norte Ave., Yuba City, CA, 95991. He is currently accepting patients. Please call, (530) 751-4015 to schedule an appointment.

Daniel J. Brink, MD

Daniel J. Brink, MD, now part of the Rideout Primary Care Clinic at Plumas St., in partnership with UC Davis Health System, has been practicing family medicine in Yuba City since 1994. A native of South Africa, Dr. Brink received his medical education at the University of Pretoria there. After completing his internship in Kroonstad, he served in the South African Defense Force, volunteering to provide medical care to civilians in a rural community.

Following his National Service, he was a general practice anesthetist and surgeon at Goldfield's Hospital in Carletonville, a small gold mining town near Johannesburg. Moving to Canada, he continued his service to rural communities as an anesthetist/surgeon at United Church/Baie Verte Hospital in Baie Verte, Newfoundland (population 1,300) and in his private family practice in Barriere, British Columbia, a logging town, (pop. 1,770).

Dr. Brink completed his residency in family practice at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, and has been Board Certified in this field since 1994.

Dr. Brink's comprehensive family practice provides healthcare for patients of all ages from newborns to the elderly, including minor office surgeries, psychiatric care and health maintenance.

In 2000-2001, Dr. Brink was assistant clinical professor at UC Davis medical school in the Department of family practice, and was program director for the Yuba City satellite campus. In 2002 served as chief of the medical staff for Rideout Health.

Dr. Brink is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Yuba-Sutter Medical Society. From 1999 to 2004, he was president of the Yuba Sutter Independent Practice Association.

George Broder, MD, FACC, FAHA

Dr. Broder is a specialist in cardiovascular medicine brings 25 years of non-invasive and interventional cardiology to the Rideout Specialty Care Center in Penn Valley. His expertise includes a full range of consultative cardiology and the management of cardiac diseases and implantation of single and dual chamber pacemakers.

Cardiac physician visits as well as diagnostic services:

- Full consultation and followup by board certified cardiologist. Nurse Practioners or Physician Assistants do not see the patients.


- Stress testing with treadmill exercise and echocardiography

- Stress testing with dobutamine and echocardiography (no exercise and no radiation)

- Holter monitor evaluation for rhythm disturbances (24 hr. EKG)

- Pacemaker analysis and readjustment as needed

- Coumadin anticoagulation clinic (finger stick method with immediate doctor response and adjustment)

  • Advanced testing at The Heart Center at Rideout

Also at the Specialty Care Center:

• Pacemaker Surveillance Clinic

• Every Friday, Andrew Macbeth, MD, FACS, a vascular surgeon trained in new, less invasive procedures, provides consultation, evaluation, testing and treatment for aneurysms, carotid artery disease, venous disease, and more.

We are available for appointments by referral. Call for a free consultation and facility tour 205-9850.

Floyd Burton, MD
Rideout Gastroenterology


  • Gastroenterology – Board Certified
  • Internal Medicine – Board Certified


  • Graduated Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
  • Residency Hospital: Letterman Army Med Center

GI Procedures

  • Antireflux Surgery
  • Aspiration
  • Barium Enema
  • Bowl Obstruction Repair
  • Cholescystectomy
  • Colon Resection
  • Colonoscopy
  • Electrogastrogram
  • Endoscopic Therapy
  • Endoscopy
  • Enema
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Gastrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Cholescystectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Splenectomy

Awards and Recognitions:Dr. Burton is a Healthgrades Recognized Doctor.
Languages: English/Spanish

Royce F. Calhoun, M.D.

Cardiothoracic surgeon Royce F. Calhoun II, M.D., has brought his extensive expertise and multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of lung cancer and thoracic aortic disease to Rideout Memorial Hospital and the Fremont-Rideout Cancer Center.

"Royce Calhoun is a dynamic, pioneering surgeon who will be a wonderful addition to the multi-disciplinary team of physicians at Fremont-Rideout who are breaking ground in a variety of specialty medicine services. We couldn't be more pleased to have him join us," said Fremont-Rideout CEO Theresa Hamilton.

Dr. Calhoun has spent the last eight years at the University of California, Davis, where he was as an Associate Professor of Surgery and Surgical Director of the UCD Medical Center's Thoracic Oncology Program. The Fremont-Rideout Cancer Center is a member of the University of California Davis' Cancer Care Network. Dr. Calhoun will continue his many clinical trials and lung cancer research at Rideout.

Certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Calhoun performed the first minimally invasive lobectomy for lung cancer in Northern California in 2006 and is the most experienced thoracic surgeon in this technique in Northern California, having performed more than 300 of these cutting edge procedures. These minimally invasive procedures, known as Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS), enables a surgeon to access the chest cavity via several small incisions without spreading or cutting ribs and with minimal cutting of muscle. Many different operations of the chest can be done this way, including the removal of lung cancer, the proven method of cure. Dr. Calhoun was an early adopter of this technique and calls it "a paradigm shift in the treatment of lung cancer." It allows the patient a much faster, less painful recovery from surgery and a significantly quicker return to normal function, as compared to the traditional "open" thoracotomy that requires a much larger incision, rib spreading/cutting, and significant cutting of muscle.

In 2008, Dr. Calhoun was a guest surgeon at an international conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he performed a VATS lobectomy before a large audience of Russian thoracic surgeons. Dr. Calhoun has published and spoken extensively on the topic of the treatment of early stage lung cancer, the number one cancer killer of men and women in the US and a disease with high rates of incidence in Yuba, Sutter and surrounding counties.

Dr. Calhoun was also an early adopter of another minimally invasive procedure, the stent-based minimally invasive approach to the treatment of thoracic aortic diseases such as traumatic tears, dissections and aneurysms, and led the way in establishing UC Davis as a nationally recognized program for Thoracic EndoVascular Aortic Repair (TEVAR). TEVAR is done through simple catheter access of the groin vessels with a stent then navigated to the area of the aorta in need of repair. The concept is very similar to a heart catheterization and the stent based treatment of diseased coronary arteries that feed the heart muscle. In many instances, TEVAR can replace the classic large chest incision and cardiopulmonary bypass that is traditionally required. Dr. Calhoun has published and presented on this topic nationally and internationally, and has performed more than 100 of these procedures, making him one of the most experienced TEVAR surgeons in Northern California.

Dr. Calhoun earned his medical degree from Emory University, received his general surgical training at Washington University and completed his cardiothoracic surgical residency at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation. His professional memberships include the American College of Surgeons, Association for Academic Surgeons, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the International Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgical Society, the European Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the General Thoracic Surgery Club.

Peter Callaham, MD

Dr. Callaham brings more than 30 years of non invasive and interventional cardiology experience to Rideout Specialty Care. His expertise includes a full range of consultative cardiology and the management of cardiac diseases; electrocardiography; transthoracic and stress echocardiography.

He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine for Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine in 1982. His Residency hospital was University of Kentucky Hospital.

"I am pleased to be part of the cardiology team at Rideout Specialty Care and look forward to providing more coverage and being able to expand the services to our patients"

Dr. Callaham will provide cardiac physician visits as well as diag-nostic services, including but not limited to:

  • ECG
  • Treadmill
  • Echocardiography
  • Holter Monitor Testing
  • Vascular Ultrasound
  • Event Recorder
  • Stress Echo

Dr. Callaham is accepting appointments now. To learn more about him or to make an appointment call: 205-9850

Cully Cobb, MD, Neurosurgeon
Rideout Neurosurgery

Cully Cobb, MD, is a board certified Neurosurgeon who specializes in intracranial Neurosurgery. He completed medical school at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee where he was a Borden Scholar studying lipid metabolism. After serving in general surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles Dr. Cobb completed his Neurosurgical residency in Houston, Texas. While completing his residency he spent six months in Neurology at Queen's Square in London and received microneurosurgery training with Dr. Gazi Yasargil in Zurich, Switzerland. After completing Neurosurgical training Dr. Cobb joined the faculty at University of California, Davis Department of Neurological Surgery where he was Director of the Neurosurgical intensive care unit. He left the university to enter private practice at Sutter General Hospital. Dr. Cobb has authored 28 papers and five book chapters. He is a founding member of the Sacramento Comprehensive Epilepsy Program and the Sutter Deep Brain Stimulation Program, and is the Medical Director for the Sutter Gamma Knife Center, Chief of the Sutter Neurosurgery Section, and is one of two neurosurgeons affiliated with the University of California, Davis Epilepsy Program. He is also a partner in Cobb, French and Prasad Neurosurgical Associates.

Call 749-6610 for more information.

Rajpreet S. Dhesi, M.D.

Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with a subspecialty of pain.

Dr. Dhesi specializes in the medical management of chronic pain, and does require a physician referral. Patient contracts with random drug testing are required. Evaluation of potential abuse is done on a regular basis. Dr. Dhesi's patients will be seen at the Urgent Care Center located at 1531 Plumas Court in Yuba City.

Dr. Dhesi is also the attending physician at the Urgent Care Center in Yuba City.

Call 751-4800 for more information.

Lionel Foster, MD, Urologist

Dr. Foster completed his medical school and residency training at the University of
California, San Francisco. He is Board Certified in Adult and Pediatric Urology and he is a member of the American Urologic Association. He heads-up the Urologic team at Feather River Urology Center in Yuba City - managed by the Rideout Health Group.

"For over 19 years, I have challenged myself to be the best doctor, the best surgeon and the best urologist I can be. Today, I am proud to offer my skills, knowledge and experience to help get patients back to living a normal, healthy and happy life," said Lionel Foster, MD

He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of impotence, urologic cancer, male and female incontinence, and urologic stone disease.

Dr. Foster is married and has 2 children. His interests include sports of all types. He is a weekend fun runner.

Barry French, MD, Neurosurgeon
Rideout Neurosurgery

Barry French, MD, is a board certified Neurosurgeon who specializes in spinal surgery, both reconstructive and minimally invasive. He completed medical school, graduated with honors, and completed Neurosurgical residency at the University of Toronto. During this period he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, received the K.G. McKenzie award from the Canadian Neurosurgical Society, and later the Medal in Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. French then joined the faculty of the University of California, Davis Department of Neurological Surgery where he published 28 peer reviewed papers in scientific journals, authored seven textbook chapters, and presented 33 papers at national and international scientific meetings. After attaining Associate Professorship and being appointed as Acting Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery, he entered private practice at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento. Dr. French has served as Chief of the Department of Surgery, Chair of the Sections of Spine Surgery and of Neurosurgery and was Co-Director of the Sutter Neuroscience Center during its formative years. He is a member of the Sutter Neuroscience Center and a partner in Cobb, French and Prasad Neurosurgical Associates.

Call 749-6610 for more information.

Patrick Griffith, MD, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
The Heart Center at Rideout

Dr. Griffith has combined extensive experience and skill with the most advanced technologies and procedures to provide complete surgical care for complex diseases of the heart, chest and lungs. He has over 20 years of cardiac and thoracic surgery experience.

As a thoracic surgeon, he has performed over 1000 lung procedures, including general thoracic surgery and video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS).

Dr. Griffith is Board Certified by The American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and by the American Board of Thoracic Surgeons in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.

His board certification qualifies him to perform transplants, coronary bypass and valve operations, including complex mitral valve repairs, pediatric heart operations, thoracic and vascular surgery. Also, Electrophysiologic Surgery – including the Cox-Maze procedure and pain control operations with Transmyocardial Revascularization. He has also established a minimally invasive valve program at the Heart Center at Rideout. Dr. Griffith accepts patient appointments by calling, 743-5125.

Vincent Hamilton, MD

Years in Practice: 42 Years

Medical School: University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Memphis

Graduation Date: 1971

Specialties: General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Hospital Affiliations: Fremont Medical Center, Rideout Memorial Hospital

Dr. Hamilton accepts patient appointments by calling, 674-8031

Baron D. Harper, MD, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
The Heart Center at Rideout

Dr. Harper has been in practice for more than 19 years and is Board Certified by The American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and by the American Board of Thoracic Surgeons in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.

Dr Harper has had 19 years thoracic surgery experience and 19 years in Video Assisted Thorascopic (VATS) surgery for lung cancer and other lung diseases. He has done research in lung transplantation, and has coauthored several lung research articles.

His board certification qualifies him to perform coronary bypass and complex valve repairs and replacement, vascular surgery and carotid endarterectomies. Also Electrophysiologic Surgery – including the Cox-Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation and pain control operations with Transmyocardial Revascularization. He also performs resection of lung tumors and minimally invasive lung surgery. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians.

Andrew Macbeth, MD, FACS

Leading Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon Joins the Heart Center at Rideout; New Less Invasive Procedures

Andrew Macbeth, MD, FACS, a vascular and Endovascular surgeon trained in new, less invasive procedures, has joined the surgery team at the Heart Center at Rideout.

Dr. Macbeth comes to us from Sutter Gould Medical Foundation, Stockton, California. He provides treatment using leading-edge technology to deliver the highest quality vascular care to patients at the Heart Center at Rideout.

Vascular and Endovascular surgery is a specialty of surgery in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries and veins, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures and surgical reconstruction.

Dr. Macbeth received his medical degree, residency in general surgery and his vascular fellowship from the University of Arizona. He served as a Major in the USAF Medical Corp., and as Chief of Vascular Surgery at David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB in California. He is board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery, but specializes in vascular procedures.

Dr. Macbeth is accepting patients now, to learn more, call his office at 749-6650. His office is located at 414 G Street, Suite 221 in Marysville, near the Heart Center at Rideout Memorial Hospital.

Gretchen V. Marsh, DO

Dr. Marsh has been a resident of the Yuba-Sutter area for over 20 years. A graduate of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, she is board certified in Family Medicine. She took time from practicing medicine to spend time at home with her sons. She is thrilled at the opportunity to serve and educate the families in our community. She has special interest in diabetes and NaPro Technology.

R. Keith McAfee, MD
Family Medicine

R. Keith McAfee, MD, brings to the Rideout Primary Care Clinic at Plumas St., (in partnership with UC Davis Health System), a wealth of experience in primary care medicine both in California and abroad.

Dr. McAfee has been in family practice in Yuba City since 1993, prior to this he was a private physician at the US Army CHAMPUS clinic in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, providing medical care to family members of active-duty soldiers stationed there. Before his stay in Germany, he spent a year at Yolo County Hospital as an Emergency Room physician.

Dr. McAfee received his BA in biology from UCLA, where his studies included a year abroad at George August University in Goettingen, Germany where he studied zoology and developed his German language fluency. He received a Masters degree at the New College for Advanced Christian Studies in Berkeley and his MD from the University of California at Davis. During medical school he took off one year to work to pay for medical school. He completed his internship and residency in family practice at Merrithew Memorial Hospital in Martinez. Between his internship and residency, he stayed home for a year with their daughter and foster children, working part-time at a family practice clinic, while his wife completed her pediatrics residency.

He has a particular interest in the fields of diabetes care and autism, authoring the chapter "Medication Management in Autism" in the book, The Official Autism 101 Manual, published in 2006 by Autism Today. Dr. McAfee's oldest daughter is autistic.

Dr. McAfee's comprehensive family practice provides healthcare for patients of all ages from newborns to the elderly, including minor office surgeries, psychiatric care and health maintenance. He continues to follow and coordinates care for his patients in the Hospital.

Dr. McAfee is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

J. David Miller, III, DO

Dr. Miller is a board certified family physician and graduate from the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, TX. As a family physician, he provides care for the entire family, from newborns to geriatrics. He follows his patients in the hospital and provides care at some nursing homes. He provides FAA physicals for class II and III pilots. Dr. Miller places an emphasis on preventive medical care along with providing the full spectrum of family medical care. Dr. Miller accepts patient visits by calling, 671-2020

Daryl Munzer, MD
Family Medicine

Daryl Munzer, MD, FAAFP, has been practicing medicine in the Yuba Sutter community since 1990. Board Certified in family medicine, Dr. Munzer is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice.

On staff at the Rideout Primary Care Clinic at Plumas St., (in partnership with UC Davis Health System), he currently serves on the ethics committee at Rideout Memorial Hospital, and has previously served as Chief of Family Practice and a member of the hospital's Bylaws, Infectious Disease and ICU Committees.

Dr. Munzer received his Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University, graduating summa cum laude with a distinction in biology. While at San Diego State, he was a research assistant at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla. He earned his MD at the UCLA School of Medicine, and did his internship and residency in family practice at the San Bernardino County Medical Center, affiliated with UC Irvine, followed by two years in private practice in San Luis Obispo.

In 2008, Dr. Munzer was voted "Best Physician" in the Appeal-Democrat's annual reader's poll, "The Best of Yuba-Sutter."

Praveen Prasad, MD, Neurosurgeon
Rideout Neurosurgery

Praveen Prasad, MD, is board certified in Neurosurgery and also in internal medicine. Dr. Prasad specializes in spine surgery, including cervical disc replacement, minimally invasive techniques, failed back syndrome, neuromodulation, and other procedures related to chronic pain conditions and treatment. Dr. Prasad is on the clinical faculty at the University of California, Davis Medical Center and is a frequent and sought after speaker for physician/surgeon training courses and programs. He was educated at Stanford University and University of California, Davis, where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, the National Honor Medical Society. Before returning to California in 2000, Dr. Prasad was Chief of Neurosurgery at Western Neurological Institute in Salt Lake City. He is also a partner in Cobb, French and Prasad Neurosurgical Associates. Born in India, Dr. Prasad spent much of his early childhood in Canada before attending Stanford. He is married and has three children in college.

Call 749-6610 for more information.

Dwain W. Rickertsen, MD

Dr. Rickertsen is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and American Board of Geriatrics. He graduated from Brigham Young University and completed his training in Dearborn, MI. He and his wife Linda have 14 children and are active in their church and community. Dr. Rickertsen provides complete family care. His special interests include preventive health care and relieving back pain using IDD therapy. Dr. Rickertsen accepts patient visits by calling, 671-2020

Sukhdeep S. Sagoo, DO

Dr. Sukhdeep Sagoo is a native of the Southern California region. He received his BS degree from the University of California, Irvine; where he was on the Dean's list. He earned his medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in 2005; where he graduated in the top ten percent of his class.

Dr. Sagoo completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011. During his residency, he trained under a diverse group of Orthopaedic surgeons, covering a wide spectrum of procedures, and defining his clinical and surgical skills amongst some of the top, field-defining surgeons in Orthopaedics.

During his residency, he had the opportunity in taking care of athletes from the Philadelphia Eagles, 76ers, and Flyers. Dr. Sagoo also pursued subspecialty training in Sports Medicine at the University of Massachusetts, earning his fellowship degree in 2012.

He worked as an assistant team physician with the Boston Red Sox organization, covering their baseball games, as well as, assessing and treating their athletes. Dr. Sagoo was also an assistant team physician to a lot of the local university athletic programs; including covering their football and ice hockey games, and helping treat their athletes.

Dr. Sagoo is the only attending providing hip arthroscopy for labral tears, cartilage defects, and femoroacetabular impingement pathologies in the Yuba City/Marysville area. In his practice, Dr. Sagoo covers general Orthopaedic cases including, but not limited to, fracture care and joint reconstruction. He also specializes in providing subspecialty care in sports-related injuries, whether it's an athlete, or someone who has developed shoulder, elbow, hip, knee or ankle pain.

He is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics and the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Sagoo is also a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Besides a very strong interest in medicine and Orthopaedics, Dr. Sagoo enjoys playing sports such as soccer, tennis, hockey, basketball, and likes running regularly. He also has a strong interest in being involved with his Sikh and Panjabi cultural community, and believes in doing seva (community service). Dr. Sagoo accepts patient appointments by calling, 751-7201

Babak Sanei-Fard, MD
Board Certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical and Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Babak Sanei Fard an Interventional Cardiologist, brings a commitment to provide the highest level of clinical excellence in cardiovascular health care to our community and further expands interventional cardiology services to patients and referring physicians across the region.

Another scope of Dr. Sanei-Fard's practice is to provide diagnostic and minimally invasive transcutaneous treatment of peripheral arterial disease.

Dr. Sanei-Fard completed his cardiovascular disease and Interventional Cardiology Fellowship at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York. He was Chief Medical Resident (2004-2005) and completed his internal Medicine Residency at New York Medical College at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York. He is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Nuclear Cardiology and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Sanei-Fard is an expert in performing transradial catheterization and intervention. Transradial approach is proven to decrease the rate and severity of complications that are associated with coronary angiography and intervention, as well as improving patients comfort.

Dr. Sanei Fard is currently accepting patients. Call 749-6628 for more information.

Jeetinder Sohl, OB/GYN

Dr. Sohal was born and raised in Yuba City. Dr. Sohal was born and raised in Yuba City. After graduating from medical school and completing residency in New York, he has returned to practice medicine at the new Sohal Medical Group in Yuba City.

Dr. Sohal's practice is located at 470 Del Norte Ave. in Yuba City, close to Fremont Medical Center.

As an expert in women's health care - from routine check-ups to emergency procedures - he will provide exceptional medical care to women of all ages.

Dr. Sohal attended St. Georges University School of Medicine, Grenada West Indies, where he received his Doctorate of Medicine in 2003. His Post Graduate education includes General Surgery, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY (2004-2005); OB/GYN Residency, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY (2005-2007); OB/GYN Residency, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY (2007-2009).

"I was fortunate enough to have rigorous training at both Nassau Medical Center and Long Island College Hospital. Nassau is a 500 bed premier Level 1 Trauma Center in NY. It was there that I developed superior surgical skills and an introduction to OB/GYN," he said.

"Long Island Hospital is the oldest hospital in Brooklyn serving an extremely underserved population. With over 3000 deliveries a year, Maternal Fetal training, and substantial GYN-ONC patients, LICH gave me skills necessary to manage extremely simple to extremely complex patients."

In addition to maintaining a full time private practice, Dr. Sohal is also dedicated to maintaining a healthy lifestyle with formal training in fitness and nutrition. He is also a great community advocate for local Farmers, and a volunteer with SAKI, an organization which raises awareness and funds for education against domestic violence in the South Asian community. He is also fluent in Spanish, Hindi and Punjabi.

Dr. Sohal has two children, Ajeet S. Sohal and Siah K. Sohal.

Dr. Sohal is currently accepting patients. To learn more call 751-7350, or visit

Lee Patrick Tocchi, MD

Dr. Tocchi relocated to Yuba City after service with the United States Navy.

While with the Navy, Dr. Tocchi received specialized training in hyperbaric medicine for divers and submariners and trained as a Navy Diver. He resigned his commission as Commander in July, 2000.

Dr. Tocchi earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Irvine and completed his general surgical internship at the Naval Hospital in Oakland. His orthopaedic surgical residency was completed at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento in 1996.

Dr. Tocchi provides:

  • General Orthopaedics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Elective Joint Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. Tocchi is accepting patient visits by calling, 751-7201.

Douglas G. Tolley, Jr., MD

Dr. Tolley was born and raised outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Penn State University in 1968 and Jefferson Medical College in 1970. Internship and residency were performed at David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB. He was board certified in OB-GYN in 1979. He served 22-1/2 years in the Air Force, retiring at the end of 1990 with the rank of Colonel. He practiced for 2-1/2 years in Sacramento before coming to Yuba City in August 1993. He has delivered over 5000 babies here in Yuba City. He has been an active member of the medical staff at Rideout Health, serving as chairman of the OB-Gyn department numerous times, Chief of Staff, and on numerous medical staff and hospital committees. He is an active member of the Yuba Sutter Colusa Medical Society, serving as president for several terms. He is a delegate to the California Medical Association House of Delegates. He is married to the former Lois Gustafson, and both their sons, Gus and Derek, attended First Lutheran School, Barry School, and Yuba City High School. Dr. Tolley accepts patient appointments by calling 671-8718.

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