Author: Douglas Oakley

Douglas Oakley

Doug Oakley is a writer and photographer with Kaiser Permanente. He writes and shoots photos on Kaiser Permanente’s community health initiatives, its nurses and facilities. He also covers infectious diseases, health education and pediatrics. Doug brings 30 years of experience from print journalism and communications work to his current role. Contact him at


Kaiser Permanente is using solar panels to create its own green energy and ease the negative health effects of climate change.


The flu vaccine is available to Kaiser Permanente members starting Sept. 21 through the season’s end.


Kaiser Permanente is expanding its program that connects cancer survivors to comprehensive follow-up care, ensuring they stay healthy for the long haul. Pictured, Kaiser Permanente Northern California member Sam Wiley and his wife, Hazel Weiss.


A Kaiser Permanente physician is on a quest to care for kids at high-need, low-income schools.


A Northern California mental health clinic for Spanish speaking members is expanding at Kaiser Permanente. Pictured, mental health therapist Alejandra Ledezma outside her Walnut Creek office.


Kaiser Permanente sponsored the 20th annual Kahuna Kupuna surf contest in Pacifica, California, for surfers over age 40. Pictured, Emily Flannagan performs a cross step maneuver on her long board in an early heat of the contest.


In observance of National Youth Sports Week July 15-21, we spotlight skateboarding injury prevention and compare the injury rate to other popular youth sports.


Hugs, a few tears and lots of inspiration were in abundance during the Celebrate Life in Full Bloom event to honor cancer survivors at the Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center June 29.