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St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake Expands Surgical Access

Urgent Care St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake Expands Surgical Access

Clearlake, Calif.—St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake has expanded surgical access to better serve Lake County residents. The hospital has contracted with Access Surgical Care Group to provide additional high quality, board certified physicians to complement Arthur W. Bikangaga, MD, MPH, FACS, in the delivery of elective surgical care five days per week and emergency surgical coverage at St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake. 

Dr. Bikangaga and Access Surgical Care Group physicians are available for consultations on a wide variety of surgical conditions and welcome new patients. General surgeons will see patients at the St. Helena Medical Specialties clinic in the Hilltop Professional Building and at the St. Helena Family Health Center – Clearlake.

“We are very pleased that Dr. Bikangaga is offering his excellent surgical skills to serve our community,” said Marc Shapiro, MD, Chief Medical Officer at St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake. “In addition, the team from Access Surgical Care Group provides expanded availability so patients can receive the quality surgical services they need, whether scheduled or in an emergency.”

Bikangaga first began serving at St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake in 1986 and served as Chief of Surgery and Chief of Staff. He received the hospital’s Physician of the Year award in 2011. He has over forty years of experience as a general surgeon, is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. During his three decades of service in Lake County, Bikangaga has distinguished himself for providing high standards of care and for his leadership among the medical staff.

Access Surgical Care Group, based in Roseville, Calif., is led by surgeons Scott C. Braley, MD, FACS, and Alan G. McNabb, MD, FACS, both Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and Fellows of the American College of Surgeons. They have a familiarity with Lake County through previous work in the region. Joining them at St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake are David Skeehan, DO, and Joshua Jones, DO, also both Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery. 

The St. Helena Medical Specialties clinic is located at 15322 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 101, in Clearlake. Surgeons will see patients at the St. Helena Family Health Center – Clearlake at 15230 Lakeshore Drive in Clearlake. For referrals or consultations, please call 707.995.5034.
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St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 32,700 includes more than 23,400 employees; nearly 5,000 medical staff physicians; and 4,300 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 260 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 15 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. In addition, the Adventist Health Plan serves patients in Kings County. Adventist Health ranked #10 in Becker's list of the largest nonprofit hospital systems in the U.S. for 2015. Visit www.sthelenahospitalclearlake.org for more information.