Livermore Medical Clinic PC

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Livermore Medical Clinic: Our Team

Our physicians maintain medical staff affiliations at ValleyCare Health Systems in Pleasanton and Livermore, and at San Ramon Regional Medical Center in San Ramon.

James Blackwell, MD
James A. Blackwell, M.D., FACP

Dr. James Blackwell (Jim) is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and has received the honor of being elected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP). He has been a resident of California since 1972. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he completed his college and medical education in New Orleans. (more…)

Dr. Richard Kilker
Richard D. Kilker Jr., Ph.D., M.D.

Dr. Richard Kilker is a Board-Certified physician who specializes in Family Practice. Dr. Kilker obtained his M.D. degree at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, NJ. His Family Practice residency was done at the JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ.


Dr. Rina Shah Garuda, Board Certified in Family Practice

Dr. Rina Shah Garuda, born in the eastern United States, is now in her eleventh year of Family Practice. She and her husband moved to the Bay Area from the midwest, seeking a more dynamic urban area in which to live and a warmer climate. Dr. Garuda is Board Certified in Family Practice.


Jeffrey K. Carmack, P.A.
Jeffrey K. Carmack, P.A.

Jeffrey Carmack (Jeff) is a highly experienced Physician Assistant. He is also one of a rare breed: born and raised in San Francisco.

Mr. Carmack began medical training when he joined the US Army Medical Service Corps, achieving the rank of Sergeant First Class in service that took him to many states, Asia, Central America, and the Middle East.  (more…)

Arlene Zamora, Practice Manager
Arlene Hazel H. Bucas, Practice Manager

Arlene has been the Livermore Medical Clinic’s practice manager since 2006.  She joined us after serving as office manager for Family Medicine of San Jose, as manager for the Family Medical Group of San Leandro, and as manager of the Alameda office of the Bayside Medical Group. (more…)