Why Choose Us
At Renaissance Healthcare for Women, we seek to provide the highest level of care through our highly skilled health care professionals and state of the art technologies. We are devoted to addressing the individual needs and demands of patients in a warm and caring environment.
With years of experience, our physician and staff demonstrate professionalism and expertise at every level. Offering a full range of gynecology services from your initial exam through menopause and beyond, our goal is to offer patient centered medical care based on mutual trust and communication.
Barbi Phelps-Sandall, MD
Barbi Phelps-Sandall, MD, grew up in the Cleveland suburbs. Visits with loving grandparents and time spent with cousins and good friends are special memories. Traveling through the United States and Europe with Up With People was the teenage highlight. Ohio State was the site of undergraduate work, earning degrees in Biology and Dental Hygiene. A Masters in Health Education was earned from the University of Cincinnati while practicing as a dental hygienist and teaching at a community college. The move to California was an exciting change from the Midwest. More graduate studies were done at California State University, Sacramento, and teaching continued at Sacramento City College, and UC San Francisco.
On to medical school at UCLA and then internship and residency in OB/GYN at Santa Clara Kaiser. Thereafter, work in obstetrics and gynecology, in the South Bay Area, has been interesting and rewarding. Enrolling and graduating from the Integrative Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Arizona under the leadership of Dr. Andrew Weil, was inspiring and life-changing. At the same time, training in Robotic Surgery and other minimally invasive techniques has added new challenges and advancement in operative skills. Recent volunteer work includes a week spent in Haiti shortly after the earthquake in 2010, participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk, in September 2011, and taking part in the Avon Breast Cancer Walk in July 2012. Memberships include the American Congress of OB/GYN, Palo Alto Alumni Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma, and P.E.O.. Personal interests: reading (history, biographies, and the classics.) Scuba diving (Hawaii, Caymen Islands, Mexico, and the Galapagos Islands.) Animals (two wonderful yellow labs: Luke and Berkeley, and a cuddly kitty, Kitsy.) Physical fitness (spinning, pilates, yoga, jogging, hiking.)
Our office is affiliated with the following hospital(s):