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Coastal Healthcare is a multi-specialty medical group serving Santa Cruz County and its surrounding communities. We’re committed to providing comprehensive healthcare in a healing environment. Our services are frequently selected for the value of our care, respected for our integrity and admired for the commitment of our physicians and helpful medical staff.

To request an appointment time,  call

1-844-8COASTAL (1-844-826-2782).


Although heart disease is a major concern, the good news is that in most cases, heart disease can be preventable if you seek and follow the right advice.

Cardiac care at Coastal Healthcare focuses on the functions and disorders of the heart and circulatory system. According to the American Heart Association, 84 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease, which affects blood flow throughout the body. Cardiovascular disease can lead to heart attacks, strokes or other serious complications.


The heart care specialists at Coastal Healthcare provide routine and preventive cardiac services, as well as help manage chronic conditions. We are dedicated to helping you maintain a healthy heart.

Meet our Cardiologist:
Hwang, Stanley, M.D.


Nephrologists specialize in kidney care, including the treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD), end stage renal disease (ESRD), acute kidney injury (AKI) and kidney transplantation.

At Coastal Healthcare, we are dedicated to providing compassionate, personalized nephrology care through collaboration with other health care professionals in our community. Early referral of chronic kidney disease patients may offer many advantages. In addition to beginning the process of education and preparation for renal replacement therapy, benefits may include:

  • Diagnostic testing to determine potentially reversible causes of renal failure

  • Treatments to preserve remaining renal function, including good control of blood pressure, glucose control in diabetic patients, nutritional guidance and avoidance of nephrotoxic medications

  • Potential preservation of upper extremity vessels for placement of a vascular access for hemodialysis

  • Treatment of anemia with red blood cell producing medication, or erythropoietin, may improve your quality of life

  • Treatment of hyperparathyroidism with phosphate binders and calcium medication (calcitriol)

  • A partnership with a multidisciplinary team consisting of a nephrologist, renal dietitian, dialysis nurse, social worker and financial counselor to establish treatment plans and develop financial support


Meet our Nephrologist:
Bakhtar, Omid, D.O.



Our Orthopaedic Surgeons provide a wide range of services to help diagnose and treat conditions of the muscoskeletal system for both men and women.

Meet our Orthopaedists:
Mirza, Faisal M., MD, FRCSC

Okumu, Kris, MD


Our Urologists provide a wide range of services to help diagnose and treat conditions of the urinary tract for both men and women, as well as the male reproductive system, including the following:

  • Cancers of urinary tract (prostate, bladder, kidney)

  • Complicated/recurrent urinary infections

  • Diagnosis, treatment & prevention of kidney/bladder stones

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Kidney and urinary system disorders

  • Laser and shockwave lithotripsy

  • Low testosterone

  • Male/female incontinence evaluation and treatment

  • Office cystoscopy, ultrasound, biopsy, bladder cancer therapy

  • Overactive bladder

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

  • Prostate & voiding disorders

  • Vasectomy, including no-scalpel vasectomy


Meet our Urologists:
Bretan, Peter N., Jr., M.D., FACS
Knorr, Andrew P., M.D.


Our Gastroenterologist provide a wide range of services to help diagnose and treat conditions of the GI for both men and women. A few conditions treated include the following:


Abdominal pain, GERD, pancreatis, viral hepatitis, liver disease, gallstone and biliary diseases, colon cancer screening and prevention, diverticulitis, GI bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and


Meet our Gastroenterologist:
Luke Bi, M.D.


Our Podiatrist provides a wide range of services to help diagnose and treat conditions of the foot and ankle. A few conditions treated included the following:


  • Plantar Fasciitis

  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)

  • Heel Spurs

  • Ingrown Toenails

  • Fungal Nail Infections

  • Athlete's Foot

  • Achilles Tendonitis

  • Hammer Toes

  • Morton's Neuroma

  • Corns and Calluses

  • Foot and Ankle Fractures

  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers

  • Plantar Warts

  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle

  • Sports-Related Injuries

  • Flat Feet (Pes Planus)

  • High Arches (Pes Cavus)


Procedures treated:


  • Bunionectomy

  • Hammertoe surgery

  • Neuroma excision

  • Plantar fascia release

  • Achilles tendon repair

  • Ingrown toenail surgery

  • Tendon repairs

  • Bone spur removal

  • Cyst removal

  • Fracture fixation

  • Joint fusion (arthrodesis)

  • Wound debridement

  • Amputation

  • Tarsal tunnel release

  • Ankle arthroscopy

  • Flatfoot reconstruction

Meet our Podiatry DPM:

Yuxi Guan, DPM

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