Gwen Lesh, RN, MSN, MPH

Contact Information & Service Area

Phone: 415-302-2521

CA RN License # 625755

Serving Adult clients in Marin, Sonoma and San Francisco Counties

Practice Focus, Interests

My primary focus is assisting older adults in navigating the complexities of the healthcare system. I am very familiar with the types of chronic and acute health problems that an older adult may face. I will help you to determine your healthcare goals and help you understand the risks and benefits of the choices available to you.

Professional History

For nearly a decade I worked in several transitional Intensive Care Units at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. Primarily I worked with Oncology patients, but patients with a variety of acute problems from stroke to cirrhosis would also be under my care. After leaving hospital work I spent several years in home care and hospice.

Academic Background

I have a Nursing License from California and a Master of Science in Nursing specializing in Gerontology from University of California San Francisco. I also completed a Master in Public Health degree from San Jose State University.

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