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Thomas J. Imperato, MD

Education:
1959 - 1963    Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
1964 - 1970    University of Padua Medical School, Padua, Italy
Degree: Doctor in Medicine

Graduate Training:
1970 - 1971    Internship, Straight Medical, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, New York
1971 - 1973    Resident, Internal Medicine, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, New York
1973 - 1975    Fellowship in Gastroenterology, University in California, Davis School of Medicine

Licensure:
1971    Flex exam with licensure in New Rok and California
1975    American Board of Internal Medicine
1977    Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Academics and Hospital Appointments:
1974 - 1975    Instructor in Medicine, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Davis, CA
1975 - 1977    Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Davis, CA
1976 - 1977    Acting Chief, Gastroenterology Department, University of California, Davis School of Medicine, Davis, CA

Professional Organizations:
1972    Associate of the American College of Physician
1975    Crippled Children's Society
1975    California Medical Society
1975    American Board of Internal Medicine
1976    American Medical Association
1976    Sacramento County Medical Society
1976    American Gastroenterological Association
1976    American College of Physicians
1976    American Federation for Clinical Research

Helpful information:
Dr. Imperato is a board certified Physician.
Dr. Imperato specializes in Barrx™ for Barretts esophagus
Dr. Imperato has completed residency training and fellowship in a solo specialty, and passed a qualifying exam given by a medical specialty board.
Dr. Imperato is a medical practioner whose practice is limited to a particular class of patients, diseases or techniques with advanced training and certification.


Rekha Cheruvattath, MD

Education:
2006 - 2009    Gastroenterology Fellowship - Geinsinger Medical Center, Danville, PA
2005 - 2006    Heptatology and Transplantation Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Arizona
2003 - 2004    Chief Resident, St. Luke's Hospital, St. Luis, Missouri
2000 - 2003    Internal Medicine Residency, St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, MC
July - Sept 2000    Clinical research, Department of Gastroenterology, University of Alabama, Birmingham
1998 - 1999    Relocated to the United States and completed the USMLE examinations
1989 - 1995    Medical College Calcutta, India
(Medical School)    Awarded Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Board Certification:
Internal Medicine (2004)

Licensure:
Pennsylvania State (License #MT187784) - Current
Arizona State (License #33777)
Missouri State (License #2004019673)

Memberships:
- Associate member of the AGA
- Associate member of the ASGE
- Associate member of the ACG


John Hata, MD

Education:
1965 - 1969    Loma Linda University, Riverside, California - BA Chemistry
1969 - 1973    Loma Linda University Medical School, Loma Linda, California - M.D.

Postgraduate Training:
1973 - 1974    Intern, Straight Medical, UCD/Sacramento Medical Center, Sacramento, California
1974 - 1976    Resident, Internal Medicine, UCD/Sacramento Medical Center, Sacramento, California
1976 - 1977    Resident, Internal Medicine, Emphasis Gastroenterolog, UCD/Sacramento Medical Center, Sacramento, California

Licensure:
1974    State of California
1977    American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic and Hospital Appointments:
1978    Chairman, Medical Education Committee, Methodist Hospital
1978    Vice Chairman, Medicine Committee, Methodist Hospital
1980 - 1981    Chairman, Medicine Committee, Methodist Hospital
1986 - 1987    Member, Professional Liability Committee, Sac-El Dorado County Medical Society
1987 - 1988    Chairman, Medical Records Committee, Methodist Hospital
1988 - 1990    Corporate President, Sacramento Valley Health Services, Inc., Methodist Hospital IPA
1990 - Present    Member, Utilization Review Committee, Sutter Hospitals

Professional Orginizations:
1977    California Medical Association
1977    American Board of Internal Medicine
1977    Sacramento County Medical Society
1978    American College of Physicians


C. Cooper, FNP., MSN.

C. Cooper is a family nurse practitioner specializing in the newest treatments available for Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B. Scientific breakthroughs in medicine are giving patients new alternatives.

Licenses:
RN 343771
NP 14964
Public Health 62953
Certification # F0705231
DEA/UPIN on request

Education:
2001 - 2004    Sonoma State University, Master Degree in Nursing/FNP
1998 - 2000    Stanislaus State University, Bachelor Degree in Nursing
BSN Practicum in Pain Management at San Joaquin County Hospital
1980 - 1982    San Joaquin Delta College, Associate Degree in Nursing
1976 - 1978    San Joaquin Delta College, Licensed Vocational Degree in Nursing

Honors:
Graduated Magna cum Laude Stanislaus State University
Stanislaus Honor Society
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society 

Membership:
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Experience:
2006 - 2008    Delta College - changed position for full-time employment
                       Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA
                       RN Instructor for Behavioral Health/PsychTech Instructor
                       Instruct students in clinical areas
2005 - 2006 (retired)    Dr. D. Kobrin
                                     845 Fairmont Street #2, Lodi, CA
                                     FNP
                                     Assessing and treatment of neurological and pain management patients
2002 - 2005    Ambulatory Surgery Center of Stockton
                       California Street, Stockton, CA
                       RN
                       Preoperative and postoperative teaching, screening, admission and care of 
                       surgical patients. Teaching ACLS to nursing staff.
                       Chart review/continuous quality management.
1986 - 2002    Lodi Memorial Hospital
                       975 Fairmont Steet, Lodi, CA
                       RN, Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (MICN) Charge Nurse and Preceptor
                       All aspects of Emergency Nursing including direction of paramedics via radio
                       Assisted with implementing Quality Assesment Protocols
                       Conducted Skills Day for ICU and Emergency Staff
                       Established new protocols for preceptors and staff orientation
                       Monitored diversion RN/client
1977 - 1990    Lodi Community Hospital (No longer an acute hospital)
                       800 Lower Sacramento Road, Lodi, CA
                       LVN - RN
                       Emergency Medical System Liaison, Paramedic Preceptor, Shift Supervisor
                       Occupational and Employee Health Nurse, Data collection/review trauma patients

Community Services:
Facilitator/leader of Crossroads - 12 Step Drug and Alcohol Program
Participant Health Fair Day screening patients
Medical Assistant First Aide Station at Asparagus Festival
Instructor for Safe Baby Sitters classes for 10 - 14 year olds
Leader of Homebuilders class Century Assembly Church