Andrea Franchett, M.D.
Dr. Andrea Franchett has been in private practice in the East Bay since 2004. In October of 2009, she and Dr. Michael Zimmerman opened Temescal Creek Medicine, a small private practice on a quiet residential street in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland. Drs. Franchett and Zimmerman designed their practice from the ground up based on their collective experience and interest in providing highly personalized, thoughtful medical care in a comfortable, unrushed environment.
Dr. Franchett strives to understand her patients’ health issues in the larger context of their lives so that she can develop the best possible plan to help each individual thrive. Within the broad field of Family Medicine, she is especially interested in women’s health, mental health issues and end of life care. She enjoys helping patients make positive changes in order to live healthier, happier lives.
Dr. Franchett was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her B.A. in History and Sociology from Columbia University in New York City. She did her pre-med studies at Mills College and attended the University of California San Diego for medical school. She completed her Family Medicine residency at the UCSF-Sutter Santa Rosa program. She is board certified in Family Medicine.
When not practicing medicine Dr. Franchett enjoys practicing yoga, knitting, traveling and spending time with friends and family. She is married and has three children.
Providers and Care Coordinators
Michael A. Zimmerman, M.D.
Michael Zimmerman is a family physician who refuses to perpetuate a healthcare system that undermines the hard work of good people. He serves as expert faculty and consultant for the California Academy of Family Physicians and the California Medical Association Foundation chronic care and quality improvement collaborative. He is an alumnus of the UCSF/California Health Care Foundation Health Care Leadership Program and speaks nationally on performance improvement and practice redesign in the small office setting. Dr. Zimmerman is the former Chief Medical Officer at Affinity Medical Group, a Northern California IPA that includes over 600 physicians and cares for nearly 30,000 patients. In his position, Dr. Zimmerman is involved in defining, articulating and leading the quality care imperative for medical group leadership and for community physicians. Dr. Zimmerman was born and raised in the Bay Area and completed his undergraduate work at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his M.D. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, where he was part of the inaugural class of the Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Initiative funded Primary Care Track. He completed training at Ventura County Medical Center Family Practice Residency. He is board certified in Family Medicine. He lives in Oakland with his wife, two children. Beyond medicine he enjoys cycling, baseball and traveling with his family.
Shannon was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. She moved to the Bay Area for college where she received a bachelor's degree in Astrophysics from the University of California, Berkeley. She has worked in the medical field for over a decade. The majority of time has been spent in medical offices helping with everything from referrals to medical records. She also spent some time at Affinity Medical Group working on clinical quality with Dr. Zimmerman. In her free time Shannon enjoys crafts, video games and spending time with her husband and daughter.
The excitement of city life drew Kellan from Humboldt County to the Bay Area for college. She attended the University of San Francisco and majored in Spanish. Her love of travel took her to Sevilla, Spain for a year abroad. She continued her studies at San Francisco State University earning a Masters degree in Counseling, with an emphasis in Gerontology. Her previous work includes activities coordinator for older adults and case manager in low-income supportive family housing. Kellan enjoys cooking, running, and spending time with her husband and two children.
Julia Stevens, PA-C
Julia Stevens, PA-C, joins Temescal Creek Medicine with over 10 years of clinical experience. She is passionate about providing primary care and is excited to join this team. Her clinical interests include chronic disease management, women’s health, preventive medicine, and urgent care.
She received her undergraduate degree in Biology at University of San Francisco in 2000, and her Master Physician Assistant degree at Samuel Merritt University in 2010. She passed the PA National Certification exam in 2011 and again in 2017.
In 2011 she joined Diabetes & Endocrine Institute, and spent 5 years managing complex patients with various endocrine disorders. In 2015 she made the transition to primary care and worked with one MD in a busy practice until 2020. She has been a principal faculty member of the PA Program at Samuel Merritt University since 2012. She enjoys both aspects of her professional career- the privilege of educating and training future Physician Assistants, and also being clinically active to provide top quality patient care with current standards of practice.
She is a Bay Area native and currently resides in Alameda with her husband, 2 children and 2 dogs. When not at work she enjoys spending her time with family, outdoors as much as possible, and watching her favorite Bay Area sports teams.