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MEDICAL CLINIC

Women's Health Services

Our team of dedicated primary care providers and women's health specialists are committed to supporting our patients of all ages in acheiving exceptional health. We offer women-centered primary care, family planning, and prenatal care. Our women's health services include:

  • Routine gynecological exams
  • Family planning services
  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases
  • HIV testing
  • Breast and cervical cancer screening
  • Menopause care
  • Mammogram referrals

Patients are seen by appointment only.

  • Our staff is available to help with enrollment in Medi-Cal or other programs than can cover services.
  • We offer translation services upon your request.

Meet Our Providers


Elizabeth Valjalo, MSN, NP

Education: Samuel Merritt University
Board Certification: Nurse Practitioner
Area of Practice at Axis:
  Women's Health
Working at Axis Since: 2018
Languages: English

 

 

Taking care of others is second nature to Elizabeth, who has helped with her mother’s care since she was young. Spending time around doctors and nurses as a child inspired her to pursue her own career as a nurse practitioner. She strives to provide her patients with the information they need to be empowered, active participants in their care helping them make informed decisions about their health. Elizabeth has years of community health center experience, and is excited to be working with patients in her own community. 


Suzanne Silva, MSN, FNP

Education: University of Utah
Board Certification: Nurse Practitioner
Area of Practice at Axis:
  Women's Health
Working at Axis Since: 2014
Languages: English & Spanish

 

 

Suzanne seeks to build trusting partnerships with her patients through conversation - both in English or Spanish. This helps her tailer treatment plans and connect patients with other Axis programs. Before joining Axis, Suzanne volunteered with medical programs in many different countries, where she gain special experience working with people with diabetes, dietary problems, and cardiac issues.


Judith Tinkelenberg, MSN, Nurse Midwife

Education: Samuel Merritt University
Board Certification: Nurse Practitioner
Area of Practice at Axis:
  Women's Health
Working at Axis Since: 2019
Languages: English

 

 

Judith wanted to be a nurse for as long as she can remember. Childhood recollections of being cared for by kind, caring nurses led her into the medical field where she found her calling in maternal/child health. She explains, “My goal for my patients is to provide clinically competent and compassionate care to women seeking midwifery care during pregnancy or for women’s health.” Judith loves working at Axis because she is able to provide compassionate and evidence-based care to a diverse community. She loves the women and families she cares for.

 


Tara Eriksen, MSN, NP

Education: Georgetown University
Board Certification: Nurse Practitioner
Area of Practice at Axis:
  Women's Health
Working at Axis Since: 2019
Languages: English

 

 

“I became a Nurse Practitioner because I love helping people take agency over their health and I find medicine fascinating,” explains Tara. She has worked in numerous hospital units over the years and has found her niche practicing trauma-informed care. Tara has a passion for helping her patients overcome challenges like pelvic pain and infertility. She chooses to ease her patients’ health concerns by empowering and educating them. Tara takes pride in working at Axis, where she feels like she can make a big impact on her patients’ lives and health outcomes.

 

 

LOCATIONS

5925 West Las Positas Blvd, Suite 100, Pleasanton
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4361 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton
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3311 Pacific Avenue, Livermore
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APPOINTMENTS

Medical services are by appointment only.
Call 925-462-1755. Day, evening and Saturday appointments are available.

FEES

We accept Medicare, Medi-Cal and many public insurance plans. Some services are available on a sliding scale based on income and family size.

If you do not have insurance or the resources to pay for your services, we will work with you to make sure you get the care you need. No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay. Call 925-462-1755 to schedule an enrollment appointment.