Month: September 2015

Partnership with Kaiser Permanente to Develop Physician Leaders – Richard Isaacs MD

Drexel’s College of Medicine has partnered with Kaiser Permanente in California to help ensure a strong physician workforce for the future and to further develop emerging health care leaders for the Sacramento region.

This summer, as many as 16 third-year medical students from the College of Medicine will begin a year of clinical rotations at Kaiser Permanente medical centers in Sacramento, South Sacramento, Roseville and Vallejo.

The medical students will do rotations in pediatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, surgery, outpatient psychiatry, family medicine and adult medicine.

“Drexel University College of Medicine represents a longstanding commitment to excellence in medical education and Kaiser Permanente embraces this opportunity to partner with their faculty in bringing top-notch emerging physicians to the Sacramento region. We know that many of these students will choose to live and practice right here in our own community,” said Dr. Richard Isaacs, physician-in-chief, South Sacramento.

“We’re delighted to have our students participate in this partnership program and have the opportunity to learn about the unique model of care at Kaiser Permanente,” said Dr. Barbara Schindler, professor and vice dean for educational and academic affairs for the College of Medicine.

Premed students attending the Drexel campus in Sacramento have already had opportunities to observe Kaiser Permanente’s model of care through a unique 10-week physician shadowing program that was started in March 2011. Drexel’s Interdepartmental Medical Science program is one of very few such programs in the country. This is the first time the program was taught outside of Philadelphia.

“Our physicians are really excited about welcoming and training this first group of medical students who are expected to arrive in late June and begin their clinical rotations on July 1st,” said Dr. Lisa Liu, South Sacramento’s assistant physician-in-chief of health promotion who is spearheading the training program. “It’s a great opportunity to expose medical students to the power and integration of Kaiser Permanente and to showcase how we truly are the model for health care in this country.”

Kaiser Permanente and Drexel are also proud to co-sponsor the Sacramento Metro Chamber’s 2013 study mission, taking place this September in Philadelphia.

 

Dr. Richard S. Isaacs, MD

Specializes in Head & Neck Surgical Oncology • Male • Age 52

About Dr. Richard Isaacs
“I joined Kaiser Permanente in 1995 and have Advanced Certification in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery. My specialties include: orbital, nasal, and maxillofacial surgery, as well as thyroid and parathyroid surgery. I function as a regional resource for the management of advanced tumors of the head and neck and provide the otolaryngologic approach for tumors at the skull base. Additionally, I am trained in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and perform rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, otoplasty, and rhytidectomy. I have an interest in post-tumor facial reconstruction and facial reanimation surgery. I am a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

I received my Bachelor of Science degree, with Distinction, from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and my Doctor of Medicine degree, with Honors, from Wayne State University in Detroit. Then, I completed my Otolaryngology training in New York at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital / New York Hospital-Cornell Medical College. Subsequently, I received additional Head and Neck Oncologic and Skull Base Surgical training from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and The University of California, Davis. I am also a 2004 graduate of the Kenan-Flagler School of Business Advanced Leadership Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the University of California, San Francisco, CHCF Advanced Leadership Program.

Roles and ResponsibilitiesIn April of 2005, I was appointed to the Physician-In-Chief and Chief-of-Staff positions for the South Sacramento and Elk Grove Medical Facilities. I am very fortunate to be able to continue my head and neck surgical practice and I greatly enjoy my administrative position as well. I provide leadership to our 450 physicians/providers and more than 2000 nurses and staff who care for the 200,000 Kaiser Permanente members in the South Sacramento/Elk Grove area. I am confident that we will ensure your well-being and maintain your health. Your experience will demonstrate that the physician-led integrated medical delivery system of Kaiser Permanente, where physicians partner with a hospital and health plan organization, allows for superior quality, exceptional outcomes, and personalized service. When combined with the power of our advanced medical information technology systems, Kaiser Permanente has become a model for health care in our nation.

CredentialsMedical Education Wayne State University, Detroit, MIResidency Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital, New York, NYResidency Cornell University School of Medicine, New York, NYFellowship UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CAFellowship UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CABoard certification Otolaryngology, american board of otolaryngologyAwardsAmerican Academy of Otolaryngology Presidential Award for scientific work on Skull Base Surgical Approaches to Distal Carotid Artery AneurismsChosen as one of the top Otolaryngologists in Northern California by Sacramento MagazineTop Doctor by the American Consumer Reports survey of American PhysiciansA national top physician selected by Key Professionals Organization (Super Doctors)Affiliations.”

Key things you need to know about Dr. Isaacs:

Dr. Isaacs’ Experience
Specialties
* Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
* Ear, Nose, and Throat
* Neurological Skull Base Surgery

Board Certifications
* Otolaryngology

Procedures Dr. Isaacs Performs
* Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction

Conditions Dr. Isaacs Treats
* Cancer of Floor of Mouth
* Cancer Treatment Complications
* Cancer-Related Conditions
* Facial Skin Cancer
* Jaw Tumor
* Laryngeal Cancer
* Paranasal Sinus Cancer
* Pharyngeal Cancer
* Skin Cancer
* Thyroid Cancer
* Tongue Cancer
* Tonsil Cancer

Ear, Nose, Throat Doctor: Richard Isaacs, MD

Richard Isaacs MD

Dr. Richard Isaacs joined Kaiser Permanente in 1995 and have Advanced Certification in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery. His specialties include: orbital, nasal, and maxillofacial surgery, as well as thyroid and parathyroid surgery. Dr. Isaacs function as a regional resource for the management of advanced tumors of the head and neck and provide the otolaryngologic approach for tumors at the skull base. Additionally, he is trained in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and perform rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, otoplasty, and rhytidectomy. He have an interest in post-tumor facial reconstruction and facial reanimation surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

7300 Wyndham Dr
Sacramento, CA 95823

CREDENTIALS:
* 24 years in practice
* Wayne State University School Of Medicine (MD, 1988)

DR. RICHARD ISAACS: CELEBRATING KAISER PERMANENTE AS REGIONAL MEDICAL CAMPUS

Kaiser Permanente and Drexel University College of Medicine are celebrating the success of their unique partnership by designating Kaiser Permanente in Greater Sacramento as a regional medical campus for Drexel.

The relationship between the two organizations began in 2008 with a pre-med program and went to the next level in the summer of 2013 when the first group of medical students from Drexel’s Philadelphia-based medical school began a year of clinical rotations at Kaiser Permanente medical centers in greater Sacramento and the surrounding region. Since that time, the program has grown, with new groups of Drexel students getting the opportunity to train alongside Kaiser Permanente physicians and learn about KP’s unique model of integrated care.

Under the new regional medical campus designation, Drexel medical students have the option to select Kaiser Permanente as their primary clinical campus and complete all of their required clinical rotations during their third and fourth years. Kaiser Permanente will provide the full complement of training in core clinical areas. This year, 16 Drexel College of Medicine students are completing rotations at four medical centers: Sacramento, South Sacramento, Roseville and Vacaville. The regional campus designation covers several Kaiser Permanente facilities.

“This partnership has proven to be a wonderful opportunity for our students to get exposure to Kaiser Permanente’s unique model of health care delivery while also receiving an outstanding clinical education,” said Valerie Weber, MD, vice dean for educational affairs at Drexel University College of Medicine. “The students who have already participated in the program have had a fantastic experience at Kaiser Permanente and we’re excited that more of our students will have that opportunity.”

As regional medical campus, Kaiser Permanente expects to attract more emerging physicians to the Greater Sacramento region who will want to live and practice in the area after receiving their medical degree.

Richard Isaacs, MD, physician-in chief for Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento, said, “Kaiser Permanente is transforming care delivery. We know exposure to our model of care, expertise, technology and facilities is showing Drexel’s medical students the best the medical community has to offer and we are excited to expand our partnership with Drexel University.”

Drexel has appointed Lisa Liu, MD, who is a South Sacramento assistant physician-in-chief, as associate dean of the regional medical campus.

Profile: Dr. Richard Isaacs

Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)
Sacramento, CA

Male. 25 Years of Experience. 3 Insurance Plans
Languages supported at his practice: Russian, Tagalog, English, Spanish

DR. ISAACS’ BACKGROUND

BIO
Richard Scott. Isaacs, MD is a practicing Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT Specialist) in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Isaacs graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1989 and has been in practice for 25 years. Dr. Isaacs accepts multiple insurance plans including Kaiser Permanente, Medicare and Medicaid. In addition to English, Dr. Isaacs’s practice supports these languages: Russian, Tagalog and Spanish.

SPECIALTIES
Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)

EDUCATION
1989
Medical School
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI

Dr. Richard S Isaacs FACS, MD

Otolaryngologist (ear, nose, throat)

23 years of experience

Accepting new patients

Valley Hi – North Laguna

7300 Wyndham Dr

Sacramento, CA 95823

 

Outstanding care from an outstanding individual

Dr. Isaacs did a phenomenal job caring for our daughter who had a very complex skull base lesion. It was a tumor of the nerve to her tongue and the tumor had grown quickly against the bone of the nerve’s canal in the skull. We were so nervous and Dr. Isaacs caring and compassionate approach put us all at ease, especially our daughter. The results of the surgery were exceptional. We highly recommend Dr. Isaacs. Dr. Isaacs has advanced skill and training. We were very fortunate to have been referred to him.

 

Accepted Insurance

Acceptance of particular insurance plans may vary, based on different office locations. As a result, we’ve listed plans accepted at different locations. Click on any insurance company to see which specific plans are accepted by Dr. Isaacs.

 

Dr. Richard Isaacs MD – Otolaryngology in Sacramento, California

Dr. Richard Isaacs specializes in surgical oncology, plastic reconstructive surgery, otolaryngology in Sacramento, California.

Dr. Richard Isaacs has been compared 25 times. Details of Dr. Isaacs’ 27 years experience as an MD, his hospital affiliation and education at Wayne State University are available on your free doctor report.

Patient Ratings and Reviews

Dr. Richard Isaacs has an average rating of 5 stars (out of 5) with a rating of Excellent based on 1 reviews.

Board Certification, Specialty and Expertise

Dr. Richard Isaacs has been identified as specializing in Surgical Oncology, Plastic Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology.

Specialties

Otolaryngology

Surgical Oncology

Plastic Reconstructive Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

A hospital affiliation covers any doctor who has an affiliation, association or admitting privilege with a hospital. A doctor’s particular affiliation to a specific hospital can translate to the overall quality of that provider.

Dr. Isaacs is affiliated with 1 hospital:

Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center

6600 Bruceville Rd

Sacramento, California

Education

Dr. Isaacs attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and graduated in 1988 having 27 years experience.

While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one’s educational institution and the quality of one’s professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors’ level of training and experience.

While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one’s educational institution and the quality of one’s professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors’ level of training and experience.

Richard Isaacs MD

Professional Bio

Richard S. Isaacs, MD, FACS serves as the Physician-in-Chief and Chief-of-Staff for the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center and the Elk Grove Outpatient Medical Facilities. In these roles, he is responsible for all clinical operations throughout the inpatient and outpatient arenas. He provides leadership for the 350 physicians and more than 2000 nurses and staff who care for the 195,000 Kaiser Permanente members in the southern Sacramento area. In his current role, Rich is responsible for all clinical, quality, and health promotional activities. Previously, he served as the Northern California Kaiser Permanente Chair of the Regional Chiefs’ Group for Head and Neck Surgery and also Chief of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery for South Sacramento. Rich joined Kaiser Permanente following the completion of his surgical training in 1995.  He is Board Certified in Otolaryngology and has Advanced Certification in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery.

Rich received his Bachelor of Science degree, with Distinction, from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and his Doctor of Medicine degree, with Honors, from Wayne State University in Detroit.  He completed his Otolaryngology training in New York at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital / New York Hospital-Cornell Medical College.  Subsequently, he received his Head and Neck Oncologic and Skull Base Surgical training from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and The University of California, Davis.  Rich is also a 2004 graduate of the Kenan-Flagler School of Business Advanced Leadership Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

His specialties include: orbital, nasal, and maxillofacial surgery, as well as thyroid and parathyroid surgery. Rich remains very active in clinical practice and he functions as a regional resource for the management of advanced tumors of the head and neck and he provides the otolaryngologic approach for tumors at the skull base.   Additionally, he is trained in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and he has interest in post-tumor facial reconstruction and facial reanimation surgery. Rich is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

The Head and Neck Surgery Department of Kaiser Permanente, South Sacramento, is an affiliated institution of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and its Otolaryngology Residency Program.  Rich is actively involved in medical education and, for the past ten years, has served as the Director of the Otolaryngology Residency Journal Club.  He has published several articles in national publications and serves as a Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.  Rich has been a Long-Term Director of The Permanente Medical Group Board of Directors, Since April, 2005.

Honors and Awards:

1) American Academy of Otolaryngology Presidential Award for scientific work on Skull Base Surgical Approaches to Distal Carotid Artery Aneurisms, and

2) Chosen as one of the top Otolaryngologists in Northern California by Sacramento Magazine and by the American Consumer Reports survey of American Physicians.