Phone Numbers

My nurse is Mary Jo, and the social worker is Siabhan ("ShaVON")
M-F 8-5  (415) 833-3655
Weekends/eves  (877) 833-8613

Oncology Nurses' Station 833-2866

833-3692 - for appointments, etc.

Dr Amy Nelson (medical oncologist) 
8th floor, 2238 Geary Blvd @ Divis.
Anna Downing, RN 833-2860

Dr Jahan Tavakoli (medical oncologist
8th floor, 2238 Geary Blvd @ Divis.
833-3692 -
Jean Peralta, RN  833-8734

Misha Cohen 861-1101, 965 Mission Street @ 5th/6th, Suite 405

Kaiser Clinical Social Workers
Susan Chen, MSW 833-4939
Renee Dahlke Zaloumis, LCSW (SSF) 650-827-6512
Carol Gerstein, LCSW Palliative Care (Geary), 833-8872

  • American Cancer Society - 1-800-227-2345  
  • Kaiser (Blood) Lab 833-3580
  • Dr Ramey Littell (gynecological oncology); Susan or Sheridan 833-4199 M-F 9-5; 2350 Geary, 1st floor
  • Dr Ofer Oibschutz 674-7012 complementary medicine TH 10, 11AM
  • Kaiser Medical Correspondence Services - 2nd floor  833-3778
Second Opinion
Dr. Rebecca Brooks at UCSF (bio)

Dr. Pamela Munster at UCSF
Karla V Sarantopulos
New Patient Coordinator
Investigational Therapeutics
1600 Divisadero Street Suite A635
San Francisco, CA 94115
415-885-7796 Direct Line
415-885-7672 Fax Line

Dr. Keith Block at The Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment

Dee Zrnich
Patient Advocate
Block Medical Center
5230 Old Orchard Rd.
Skokie, IL 60077
847-512-8896-Direct Line
847-492-3040-Main line
847-807-4925-Fax for Medical Records


  • Kaiser Cancer Support Group 3rd Fridays 1:30-3:00; 1st Fridays presentation same time; Geary St.
  • General Cancer Support Group weekly Wednesdays 5:20-6:50pm CRC Mt Zion; Patty Moran 353-9745
  • Art for Recovery - Wednesdays 1-4pm 885-7221 free; CRC Mt Zion
  • Feldenkrais Restorative Movement for people with cancer - Wednesdays 10-11:30, 885.3693; Osher Center 5th floor
  • Core & More - Pilates, Fridays, 10:00-11:30 am; Jane Clark 415.722.5314
  • Chi Gong for People with Cancer Meets for 10 Wednesdays, 11am-12pm, Call for dates. To register, call the CRC at 415.885.3693.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, computer glitch just chomped up my longer message, so will simply say that I want to caution you about Ambien. I know you have many health professionals, Western & otherwise who have much more experience than I, but I have heard many firsthand accounts of awful side effects (lots of doing weird things in one's sleep with zero memory the next day, also some stroke-like symptoms) -- have also read that it decreases one's REM sleep.
    bless your open heart and your earthy writing with its beauty of a rough stone in water, Irene