We offer early morning appointments which include COVID19 testing with rapid and PCR tests.
Patients MUST CALL the office at 8:30 a.m. at (925)939-7334 and speak with staff.
Plan on arriving between 8:45 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
Patients will be triaged for level of illness and seen on a first call, first seen basis.
As such, there may be a wait.
Park in the labeled parking spaces along the south side of our building and CALL the office at (925)939-7334 to let us know you have arrived.
Patients MUST bring the current insurance card for every visit. This helps us validate which lab to send tests to.
The only stable thing about the pandemic is change. We encourage you to call the office and listen to the overnight message to confirm our urgent care protocol.
About Lisa M. Asta, MD
Lisa M. Asta, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, for which she is also a Media Representative (she has been interviewed for “Kids Health” on Health Radio, and quoted in Parenting Magazine, USA Today, and the New York Times, among other publications). She is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco and past pediatric chair at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Asta is also a writer whose fiction has appeared in Inkwell, Philadelphia Stories, Schuylkill, and Zeniada. Her essays have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Hippocrates, the San Jose Mercury News, and The New Physician Magazine. She is an occasional contributor to KQED public radio’s Perspectives series, and has written articles for Bay Area Parent, Valley Parent, Parents’ Press, and Parents Express, as well as online at WebMD.com, Rx.com, and MyLifePath.com. She wrote a chapter in The Field Guide to the Normal Newborn, ed. Gary Emmet, M.D. BabyCenter.com currently has two how-to videos for parents in production which feature Dr. Asta.
For more on Dr. Asta’s writing, visit www.LMAsta.com