Diane Barnes public appearances

Request for Information

North Valley female retired physicians

Upcoming Luncheons

Donation of unwanted computers and parts

Library Access via Loansome Doc

KP Web Links  

Diane Barnes public appearances (posted 5/11/18):

The Pacific Stroke Association will sponsor two performances of Diane's one-woman show, My Stroke of Luck, as part of their 20th anniversary celebration, September 22nd and 29th at 5 PM, at the Dragon Theater in downtown Redwood City. 650-565-8485 for tickets. Diane will also likely reprise her show at The Marsh in Berkeley in January.

Request for Information (posted 9/14/18):

Rich Aptaker DO is a recent retiree who was appointed chief of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the KP San Francico facility in 1993, where he served for the next seven years. He wonders whether he was the first osteopathic physician to be appointed chief of PM&R at TPMG, or any PMG for that matter? And might he have been the first DO chief of ANY department at TPMG back in 1993?

Rich notes that there was strong political and medical discrimination against osteopathic physicians in CA in the 1960s/70s, which “ended” with a CA State Supreme Court ruling in 1974. But the discrimination lingered into the 80s/early 90s which is why his appointment potentially is of significance.

If you can provide information on this, please contact <> .

North Valley female retired physicians (posted 10/10/17):

A group in the Sacramento area gets together quarterly to enjoy lunch and other activities (museums, art galleries, cooking class, potlucks, etc). For more info contact

Upcoming Luncheons:

Saturday 11/3/2018 - Paul Drexler, Bay Area crime historian

Saturday 2/2/2019 - Dr. Rich Isaacs, TPMG CEO and executive director;

Saturday 5/4/2019 - Dr. Jessica Zitter, author of Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life

(Usually first Saturdays in Feb., Aug., Nov.; formerly second Sat. in May but this is in flux). Full details and ordering info on the Luncheon Meetings page, when available.

Donation of unwanted computers and parts:

Tech Exchange (formerly Oakland Technology Exchange or OTX), an Oakland non-profit organization in operation for 20 years, takes donated computer equipment, refurbishes it, and then makes it available to local residents at little or no cost. Donors are entitled to tax credits, and OTX promises to scrub hard drives of all data. They seek:                                                                                                 * Desktop and laptop computers (PC and Apple) - working or not                                                           * LCD monitors                                                                                                                                                 * Keyboards and mice                                                                                                                                       * Hard drives, cables, etc.                                                                                                                            

You can check out their website <> and/or read the recent write-up about them in the SF Chronicle <>.

Library Access via Loansome Doc:
Sign up for an account at Loansome Doc, a service of the National Library of Medicine. Loansome Doc establishes a relationship between an individual and a library. Then you can order articles from a list of citations retrieved in PubMed. It's free to register, but local fees and delivery methods can vary. To register go to: – Skip Step 2 of searching for a library; click on “enter your Library Identifier”; for LIBID enter “CAUZSD” (=Kaiser Woodland Hills); select “I am a health professional, but have no affiliation with this institution”; accept the terms, and enter your demographics. As of 7/2014, the librarian there is David Keddle 818-719-2810; He says that if the item is in their collection, and the volume of requests is not excessive, he will email items for free; otherwise fees could be $10/article or up. (This is as far as I got; I haven't confirmed the instructions that follow below– Ed.)

After you register for Loansome Doc, log in at and click on “Go to PubMed” at the bottom. Free copies of articles sometimes may be available -

• From the Publisher

On the left side of the search results screen, look

for the Free full text available option. Click on the phrase to activate the filter. OR

• From PubMed Central

Use the drop-down menu near the top to search PubMed Central (PMC), a free digital archive of full-text journal articles maintained by the US Nat'l. Institutes of Health; National Library of Medicine.

Otherwise, use the PubMed Order option under the Send to menu after conducting a search to Order articles.

1. Click the check box next to each citation you want to order; you can move to other pages within your results to select additional citations

2. From the Send to drop-down menu (located on the right and above the search results), selectOrder articles

3. After being transferred to Loansome Doc, enter e-mail and password

4. Click Proceed to Delivery Options button

5. Review Delivery Options and check the Copyright Compliance box

6. Click the Continue button

7. Review order; then click Send Order

8. Your order will be sent to the library you selected, which will fill your request and send the article once it is available

For more information visit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at:

Contact the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), at 800-338-7657 or visit

Other Library Access: At least one of our members subscribes to DeepDyve and finds it very useful. He has an annual subscription for $180.

Check out KP's website:

This is the public relations website for Kaiser Permanente. It also links to medical news, and Community Benefit and grant instructions, in case you're connected to a nonprofit that seeks funding. Another site worth checking is: for more heart-warming news about the organization.