Napa, Calif., November 14, 2016 – St. Joseph Health Medical Group,
formerly known to patients as Queen of the Valley Medical Associates,
has welcomed four new physicians and a nurse practitioner to the medical
group in recent months: Robert Dunham, MD; Michael Novak, MD; Mark Villalon,
MD; Abhijit Adhye, MD; and Miriam Tapia, NP. This increases the total
number of providers practicing with the group to 26. Below is a brief
introduction to the newest St. Joseph Health Medical Group team members:
Robert Dunham, MD
Dr. Dunham is a surgeon who enables his patients to live life to the fullest
by applying advanced minimally invasive surgical techniques to diseases
that require operative care. Dr. Dunham is a member of the California
Medical Association and the Napa County Medical Society as well as the
American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBS) and the Society of American
Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic surgeons (SAGES).
Michael Novak, MD
Dr. Novak has dedicated his life to providing compassionate care to his
community. As a family medicine physician, he cares for individuals at
all stages of life, focusing on preventative health and overall well-being.
Dr. Novak earned his medical degree at St. Louis University in Missouri
and completed his residency at the University of California at Irvine.
He is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Mark Villalon, MD
Dr. Villalon is an interventional cardiologist who believes that the best
way to achieve optimal cardiovascular health is through preventive measures
like diet and exercise, as well as managing cholesterol and blood pressure.
He specializes in the management of complex coronary artery disease and
valvular heart disease, in addition to general cardiology, such as heart
failure and atrial fibrillation. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha
Honor Medical Society.
Dr. Abhijit Adhye, MD, FSHM, FACP
Dr. Abhijit Adhye is a board-certified internist who has provided hospital-based
care to Napa residents for years. He enjoys caring for individuals at
all stages of life and is dedicated to helping his patients achieve healthy,
fulfilling lives. Dr. Adhye earned his medical degree at Mahatma Gandhi
Mission’s Medical College and completed residency at St. John’s
Episcopal Hospital, Dr. B Nanavati Hospital, and Sir J.J. Hospital.
Miriam Tapia, NP
Miriam Tapia is a nurse practitioner with more than 27 years of experience
providing primary care to patients. She cares for patients in the family
and internal medicine offices at St. Joseph Health Medical Group in Napa.
She enjoys collaborating with other healthcare providers to help patients
reach their optimum health. Miriam is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Miriam earned a Master’s of Science in Nursing from University of
Phoenix and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Excelsior College.
“We are very pleased to welcome these high quality providers to our
medical group,” said Susan Gonzalez, President of St. Joseph Health
Medical Group in Napa County. “The expansion of our team demonstrates
our commitment to the residents of Napa by ensuring that top-notch primary
care, cardiology, and surgical services will continue to be available
close to home. We look forward to continued growth and development in
response to the needs of our community and hospital partner.”
The above care providers are all accepting new patients. To make an appointment,
please visit our website at StJosephHealthMedicalGroup.org.
About St Joseph Health Medical Group
St. Joseph Health Medical Group is committed to improving local access
to care in Sonoma, Napa, Humboldt, and surrounding communities. Since
2008, our medical group partners have grown to more than 225 providers
representing 35 specialties across the region. We are a team of like-minded
providers that offer high quality, patient-centered care and a more satisfying
experience for patients and families. For details, visit stjosephhealthmedicalgroup.com.