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2022 CHANGES WITHIN THE PRACTICE:

After 20 years in solo practice, Dr. Wells is finally bringing in a partner!!! And no, Dr. Wells has no plans on retiring in the near future, although his wife tells him that he must take her on more trips away. After doing this job for nearly 30 years, she feels like he deserves a bit more time off than just a few weeks per year…

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Justin Thompson to our practice! Dr. Thompson completed medical school at Drexel University in Philadelphia and more recently finished his residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Stanford University. He has been in private practice himself for the last few years but felt called to move to the East Bay to join our practice. He has an excellent following in the Palo Alto area and is well-loved by peers, patients, and the nursing staff at Stanford. To get acquainted with him online, please check out his drjustinthompson Instagram. We look forward to having Dr. Thompson join us on April 1st, 2022. Dr. Wells feels confident you will love his approach to our specialty and will appreciate both his professionalism and especially his bedside manner. Dr. Wells and Dr. Thompson both believe in the importance of practicing medicine from a combination of both training/experience and their desire to treat all of our patients just as they would want their own family members to be treated!

2019 CHANGES WITHIN THE PRACTICE:

In light of the rapidly changing healthcare environment, the vast majority of OB/GYNs in Walnut Creek merged together in 2019 into a large fully integrated group, called Bay Area Surgical Specialists (BASS Medical Group).  Our practice’s integration into this group, however, would be invisible to you.  Functionally, we operate as an independent private practice office, and it will continue to run as it has with care provided by our physicians, midwives, and nurse practitioners that are here to provide you with the best healthcare possible.

As other health systems invaded our geographic area, the OB/GYNs practicing in our area felt compelled to join together to survive and maintain our own autonomy in providing the same quality care we have provided in the past. Concurrently, as new healthcare policies and regulations are continually mandated, we have been forced to face significant additional expenses that our predecessors never had to deal with.  As decisions for patient healthcare are progressively being made by other entities, physicians are finding that we, too, must adjust in this environment so that we can continue to be your biggest health advocate.

BASS is working with the same health plans we have previously accepted to ensure that your care will not be disturbed.  In the event that you receive information from your insurance company that our office providers are not in-network, please call our office at 925-935-5356 to discuss this so we can make sure that it will not impact your account.

Additionally, please do not hesitate to contact BASS’s billing department with any questions that you may have about your account.  They are available Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, and can be reached at 1-(925)-627-3424.