Catherine A. Madison, M.D.
- Offers My Health Online
This provider offers Sutter Health's electronic health record with the following online services:
- Email your doctor's office
- Prescription refills
- View test results
- Proxy access for caregivers
- Track immunizations
- Secure mobile access
- Schedule an appointment*
- Pay bills online*
* Services with an asterisk vary by doctor.
Accepting new patients
Accepted Health Plans
Below is a list of plans accepted by this doctor.
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- Hospital Affiliations
California Pacific Medical Center
- Medical Affiliations
Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
- Sutter West Bay Medical Group
Brown & Toland Physicians HMO Network
Sutter Medical Network
BOARD CERTIFIED IN:
Credentials & Notables
- Medical School:
Saint Louis University
George Washington University Medical Center
Washington Hospital Center
- Special Training:
Director, CPMC Brain Health Center
- Primary Language(s)
- Additional Language(s)
Philosophy of Care
As Medical Director of the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center, I am honored to lead a bright and compassionate multi-disciplinary team focused on the early diagnosis, treatment and support of individuals with cognitive impairment. RDBHC has pioneered a model of holistic care to address the stigma and “horizontal effects” of dementia; the challenges it poses to patients, families, communities, and by extension, the entire medical system.
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