Luncheon Meetings 

General information

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General information

RPA luncheons usually occur on the first Saturday of February, August, and November, and the first or second Saturday of May, at rotating locations. Exact upcoming dates usually appear on the Notices page. Online reservations become available approximately one month prior to the event. If you have questions or comments about the luncheons, please direct them to Ron Bachman - <>.

Upcoming meetings are -

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 - Dr. Rich Isaacs, TPMG Executive Director and CEO

Saturday, May 4th, 2019 (probable) - Dr. Jessica Zitter, “Finding a Better Path to the End of Life”

Next meeting

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019  

Location: Sequoyah Country Club, 4550 Heafey Rd, Oakland, CA 94605             

Social hour:  11:30 AM       
Lunch: 12:15 PM
Speaker: 1:00 PM    

Topic: Permanente Medicine:  delivering on the promise 70 years strong.


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Dr. Rich Isaacs

TPMG Executive Director and CEO

Richard S. Isaacs, M.D., FACS, is CEO and executive director of The Permanente Medical Group and president and CEO of the Mid‐Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, two of the largest and most distinguished medical groups in the nation. Together, TPMG and MAPMG have more than 10,000 Permanente physicians and more than 40,000 nurses and staff delivering high‐quality health care to more than 5 million Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Dr. Isaacs, who was named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders in 2018, also serves as co‐CEO of The Permanente Federation, LLC. The Federation is a consortium of all the Permanente Medical Groups in the nation, and it supports the work of more than 22,000 Permanente physicians and 80,000 employees. In this role, Dr. Isaacs and co‐CEO Ed Ellison, M.D., provide strategic leadership and direction to all the Permanente Medical Groups, and to the national Kaiser Permanente Program. Kaiser Permanente is comprised of the Permanente Medical Groups, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals.

Previously, Dr. Isaacs served as physician in chief for the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center, where he was responsible for all clinical operations throughout the inpatient and outpatient arenas. While physician in chief, Dr. Isaacs played a critical leadership role in helping his medical staff pioneer several innovative initiatives that were ultimately adopted by Kaiser Permanente nationwide.

Born and raised in Detroit, Dr. Isaacs received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He completed his otolaryngology‐head and neck surgery training in New York at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital/New York Hospital‐Cornell Medical College/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Subsequently, he received his head and neck oncologic and skull base surgical training from the University of California, Davis. He joined The Permanente Medical Group following the completion of his surgical training in 1995. He is board certified in otolaryngology with advanced certification in head and neck oncologic surgery, is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology‐Head and Neck Surgery, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Isaacs, who has published several articles in national publications, is actively involved in medical education and has served as a clinical professor of Otolaryngology at the UC Davis School of Medicine, Drexel University School of Medicine, and California Northstate University School of Medicine.

Seasonal Bass with Roasted Tomato Sauce
Vegetable Wellington with Roasted Tomato Sauce
Roast Chicken Breast with Sundried Tomato Stuffing and Pesto Cream

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Retired Physicians’ Association of TPMG      

4247 Piedmont Ave., Oakland 94611

But if it's just a few days before the luncheon, don't use postal mail - we may not get it in time. Instead, contact Ron Bachman directly regarding availability by email: <> or phone: 510-350-7349.

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Last meeting - November 4th, 2018

Speaker info:  Paul Drexler is the director and creator of Crooks Tour and has written extensively on San Francisco crime history. He designed the Crooks Tour Chinatown and Crooks Tour Waterfront and Barbary Coast walking tours . He also designed and co-produced the award winning “SFPD Homicide” True Crime CD-ROM game; a game that has been used to teach police procedures. He has appeared on the Investigation Discovery Network show “Deadly Women” as an expert on San Francisco murderesses. In 2017 he received the Oscar Lewis award from the San Francisco History Association for his writing on San Francisco.

Great Lawmen of Alameda County

The East Bay has contributed more than its share of lawmen, including:

·      Sheriff Harry Morse, pioneer sheriff who captured Black Bart

·      Professor Edward Heinrich, known as “The American Sherlock Holmes”

·      August Vollmer, Berkeley's first police chief and a pioneer criminologist

·      Dr. Paul Kirk, legendary criminologist and the pioneer of blood splatter analysis.

 Paul will discuss the lives of these men and present some of their most famous cases.  

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Pictures here by Art Levit and Ken Berniker