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Dr. Thomas Yatteau is a board-certified family physician with private offices in Santa Rosa and Forestville, seeing patients throughout the week in both locations. He has privileges at Santa Rosa Memorial, Sutter and PalmDrive Hospitals. Dr. Yatteau graduated from Georgetown University's School of Medicine, interned at the University of Minnesota, and completed his residency at Stanford's Affiliated Family Medicine Program. He later served on the voluntary clinical faculty at Stanford while maintaining private offices in San Mateo. Dr. Yatteau has been fortunate as well for the outstanding partners he has had over the years in private practice.
Throughout his career Dr. Yatteau has been known for clinical innovation, courage and excellence. He was the first physician in his area to re-introduce obstetrics to family practice. He was a pioneer in establishing the first free-standing MRI facility, Urgent Care Facility and Hospitalist program for the communities he served.
His excellence in clinical matters and leadership within the physician community led to such appointments as Director of Quality Assurance for Mills Hospital, President and Chairman of BayCare Medical Group (the only completely independent physician group spanning San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, 500 physicians in all), and Associate Medical Director for PacifiCare, all the while practicing full time family medicine.
In 2001 he relocated his practice to Sonoma County to be closer to family. Dr. Yatteau is devoted to innovations patients can appreciate at once. Creating Sonoma County's first and most experienced concierge practice is yet another example of his singular commitment to clinical excellence.
- Keep striving to be better.
- Commit to clinical excellence.
- Be there for your patients when they really need you.
- Listen attentively every time, with one's whole professional being and heart, because listening carefully, then acting wisely, is the most important thing - the first, last and best thing - a doctor does in practicing good medicine.
- Be genuine, love life and love people.