Permanente physicians in the news – July 2023


Permanente physicians provide expertise on a variety of topics in news media reports, from discussions on maternity and maternal care to how to stay safe and healthy during the summer. The following are samples of recent physician newsmakers.

Week ending July 28

  • Joyce Gottesfeld, MD, obstetrician-gynecologist, Colorado Permanente Medical Group, discussed why some women choose to get hysterectomies, often because of heavy bleeding during their periods, in a story looking at the reasons for getting a hysterectomy on Yahoo!Life.
  • Karl Kwok, MD, gastroenterologist, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, provided some tips and advice on what to look out for and how to improve your gut health in a story published in Women’s Health.

Week ending July 21

  • Linda Shiue, MD, internist, The Permanente Medical Group, and director of Culinary and Lifestyle Medicine at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco, shared ideas on food to eat to help cool down in extreme heat in a TIME article. Dr. Shiue also discussed eating patterns such as intermittent fasting that can help one’s body temperature cool.

Week ending July 7

  • Fausto Farfan, MD, emergency medicine physician, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, and chief of Emergency Services at Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center, offered tips on how to stay safe during a heat wave, including avoiding long periods of time outdoors and staying hydrated in a Los Angeles Times story.