Dr. Ramesh Veeragandham, MD

Dr. Ramesh Veeragandham, MD

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Dr. Ramesh Veeragandham, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Danville, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery.

1320 El Capitan Dr Ste 120

Danville, CA 94526

Contact Information

(925) 676-2600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
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  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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  • Kaiser Permanente
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(925) 676-2600

Dr. Veeragandham accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid
Medicare
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MultiPlan
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Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
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Dr. Veeragandham's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Veeragandham performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Veeragandham performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Aortic Dissection
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Veeragandham treats Aortic Dissection more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Veeragandham treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Aortic Valve Disease
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Veeragandham treats Aortic Valve Disease more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Veeragandham treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Veeragandham's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Embolism
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • False Aneurysm
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphedema
  • Maze Procedure
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Popliteal Aneurysm
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Spider Veins
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Visceral Aneurysm

About Me

Care Philosophy

"Treat patient as you treat a family member"

Biography

Dr. Ramesh Veeragandham, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Danville, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

1997
Rush University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1995
University of California, San Diego
Residency Hospital
1992
University of California, San Diego
Internship Hospital
1991
University of Chicago
Residency Hospital
,

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Telugu

Awards

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What are Dr. Ramesh Veeragandham, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Veeragandham frequently treats Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs), Aortic Dissection, and Aortic Valve Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Veeragandham treats.

Where is Dr. Ramesh Veeragandham, MD's office located?

Dr. Veeragandham's office is located at 1320 El Capitan Dr Ste 120, Danville, CA 94526. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Ramesh Veeragandham, MD speak?

Dr. Veeragandham speaks Telugu, Hindi, and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Veeragandham's Reviews

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Dr. Veeragandham performed my terrifically successful triple bypass surgery and it was nothing short of miraculous. Starting with his warm and calming demeanor at our initial consultation he quickly gained my and my wife's trust and admiration. His magnificent bedside manner, coupled with his extensive knowledge and skill extended to every member of his hospital and office staff. If you think you are unlucky for having heart issues, you can turn your luck around if you have Dr. Veeragandham on your team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Benjamin Spater – Jan 06, 2021
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I found Dr. Veeragandham to be an excellent surgeon and physician. He is very sincere and focused on the well-being of his patients. Informative and positive in his manner – he was a great doctor. In my case – he ended up performing an 8 hour surgery – 3 hours longer than expected – in order to correct additional medical issues he identified during surgery. I would definitely recommend Dr. Veeragandham to anyone with serious cardiovascular medical problems.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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John Hatfield – Aug 05, 2020
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Dr Veeragandham, is very informative and knowledgeable about the Cardiac event my body was experiencing. Although, we originally wanted to perform a TAVR procedure to replace my Aortic Valve, we ended up with open heart surgery. This is because the aorta turned out to be damaged and needed repair/replacement. The doctor is very good at what he does. I highly recommend him for any heart valve condition requiring surgery.
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Bill Schramer – Jun 04, 2020
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Dr. Veeragandham gives top notch care. I had 5 bypasses, and a couple weeks later I was walking an hour per day. So far, I have had no complications and progress has been steady. His entire team and John Muir Cardiac is exceptional. All nurses, technicians, and medical professionals were outstanding. ICU nurse, Susan, was terrific and crucial to post-op recovery. They also took care of all insurance issues. I highly recommend Dr. Veeragandham and his team at John Muir.
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Tim – Apr 24, 2020
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Dr. Veeragandham replaced my leaky aortic valve and my thin and enlarged ascending aorta on a Monday. The procedure went smoothly with no complications. I was walking on Tuesday and went home on Friday of that week. My recovery was quick and I began some gentle swimming at 5 weeks post surgery. I will begin supervised cardiac rehab beginning on week 7. I was at increased risk of stroke going into surgery because I had a pituitary tumor in addition to a leaky aortic valve. Dr. Veeragandham took the lead in getting 2 groups of specialists from an outside institutions to agree on a timely treatment plan. Not all of the tumor could be safely removed. But after the tumor reduced, Dr. Veeragandham was able to operate safely. I am very happy with the outcome and very grateful to Dr. Veeragandham.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Harry in Lafayette – Dec 05, 2019
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Had aortic valve replacement surgery by Dr. Ramesh Veeragandham. He is a skilled surgeon, as well as person. I am glad he was my surgeon, as every doctor I talked to about Dr. V all said he is the one of the best surgeons around. He has a great, gentle personality and was absolutely wonderful to talk to and be in contact with. I wouldn't let anyone else do my surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Dec 01, 2019
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Dr. Veeragandham replaced my aortic valve and part of my ascending aorta. I am incredibly grateful for my new lease on life. Even from my first day after surgery, I could feel the difference in the unstrained beating of my heart. I am now 17 days post surgery and well on my way to recovery. The superb coordination of doctors, nurses and hospital made my 5 day stay much easier than I had imagined possible. This doctor and his team are simply great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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hml48 – Nov 02, 2019
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Heart bypass
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Aug 24, 2019
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In his engaging manner, Dr. Veeragandham ordered a number of tests and was extremely thorough before deciding on a plan which included a contingency plan to repair the mitral valve. Personable, responsive and admired by the hospital and skilled nursing facility staff and other doctors. He explained all options, precautions and made sure medications were up to date prior to, during and after surgery. The number of pills involved were mind boggling to someone who was not used to so many medications! We are blessed to have such a doctor in our community.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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J Thibault – Aug 24, 2019
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I have just been released from Dr. Veeragandhams care after having an Aortic Valve replacement . From our first meeting Dr Veeragandham was caring, informative,patient with all of our questions and so reassuring that everything would go well .He explained very clearly what would happen from the beginning to the healing stages and it has been exactly as he explained . We were all very confident about him being my surgeon!! The recovery has been much easier and less painful than I expected . Dr Veeragandham was very attentive to my family throughout this process !! The staff at the office have been great ! Always pleasant and helpful having questions answered promptly . I am very close to getting back to my regular exercise schedule 8 weeks after surgery ! Couldn’t be happier !! I am so very grateful I was referred to Dr. Veeragandham !
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May 16, 2019
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In my opinion this the best Surgeon I have ever met. Dr V saved my life. I had 5 bypass CABG. My recovery was exactly as Dr V described it. He was very personable, concerned and on top of the situation even on his days off. Thank you Dr. Veeragandham.
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Apr 04, 2019
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As far as I am concerned Dr. Veeragandham is the best. From my first appointment through surgery (repair mitral valve) to post op appointment he was with me all the way. He prepared me for my surgery by explaining in detail what I should expect through the entire process. In addition to being an outstanding surgeon, he is caring & compassionate w/ a sense of humor. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michael Howard in Walnut Creek, CA – Aug 23, 2018
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My 80 year old mother was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, her cardiologist worked for over a month to fix her with meds. After they did a Cardiac Cath of her heart it showed she urgently needed valve replacement & repair. Within a week of diagnosis Dr. Veeragandham had her on the book for surgery. He explained everything to us and communicated with Mom's other doctors to ensure everything went smoothly before, during & after surgery. Dr. V and his staff are wonderful! Thank you Dr. V.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Shawn in Clayton – Aug 07, 2018
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I am a physician myself and I will say he is the best Cardiothoracic surgeon that I have met. He did an open heart surgery for my mom and I was very confident that my mom will be ok. He is very responsive to questions and concerns and has been in constant communication with me throughout.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Alfort Santos, M.D. – Jul 07, 2018
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I've met Dr. V once prior to my vascular surgery & I can actually say meeting him was like I've known him for years. He was extremely friendly & trustworthy in his explanation of the impending surgery. He quickly recognized my health issues & proceeded accordingly. He is a marvelous person & surgeon. His entire staff is wonderful & courteous, beginning with the receptionist to his medical assistants. Thank you Dr. Veeragandham for hopefully extending my life. My family also thanks you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Fred Martin in Pleasanton – Jun 22, 2018
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Dr. Veeragandham is not only an exceptional surgeon, he is compassionate, professional and takes the time to address your concerns. Because of my list of preexisting ailments, above and beyond my unusual heart condition, I was a challenging and unusual patient. He willing worked with my rheumatologist, pain management specialist, and cardiologist to sort out the overlapping considerations before bypass surgery. I received exceptional care, daily visits during recovery and a great outcome!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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James Mills in Walnut Creek, CA – Jun 22, 2018
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After insur denied a stent procedure, we turned to Dr Veeragandham for open bypass surgery for my father. You can’t imagine the giant weight lifted off our shoulders after hearing that the procedure was promptly authorized. We felt even greater elation when the nurse contacted us from the OR and Dr V also personally explained that the surgery had gone well. We are so grateful. This surgeon is very skilled, and excellent bedside manner. Office staff are A+. Thanks for restoring health to Dad!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ambrocio Family in CA – Jun 01, 2018
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Dr Veeragandham was recommended to us by Dr Haque after a procedure did not go the way we had hoped & Bypass surgery was required. We had no knowledge of him or his reputation, however having him do my husbands Bypass and Valve repair was like a gift from above. Kind, patient, detail oriented, personal, professional and skilled beyond belief. When the people who work for you want to give their very best you know you are getting the best. Everyone speaks very highly of him and it is deserved
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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The LoDucas in Brentwood, CA – May 30, 2018
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Dr. Veeragandham is an outstanding surgeon. He conducted a long open heart surgery for my mother, replacing the mitral and aortic valve. Words cannot describe how amazing this surgeon is. He pays attention to every detail is by far the best heart surgeon in this area. In addition, he is caring, passionate and an extremely hard worker. As everyone at John Muir shared with me "He is the doctor that everyone wish their loved one had" . Impressed by his knowledge, skills and professionalism.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mote Bajrami in CA – May 18, 2018
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Dr. Veeragandham answered every one of my many questions regarding aortic valve replacement. At no point did I ever feel like I was being rushed. He took as much time as I needed and provided diagrams and bullet point lists of what the next steps were. There were no complications after surgery and very little discomfort. He is very accessible and will get back to you with answers to any question and will quickly squeeze you in after surgery should anything come up. The best of the best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Paul in Walnut Creek – May 18, 2018
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Locations

East Bay Cardiovascular & Thoracic Associates

East Bay Cardiovascular & Thoracic Associates1320 El Capitan Dr Ste 120 Danville, CA 94526
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John Muir Health, Concord Medical Center

Concord, CA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center

Walnut Creek, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

San Ramon Regional Medical Center

San Ramon, CA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare Pleasonton

Pleasanton, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

1 Award Received