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Gwendolyn Stanhope, MS, MPA, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Gwendolyn is a dedicated healthcare professional with a passion for holistic wellness. She embarked on her journey in 2001, graduating from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA, with a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. With a solid educational foundation, Gwen began her career by delving into various healthcare settings, including private practices and prestigious academic institutions such as the University of California, San Francisco.  

Throughout her career, Gwen has honed her expertise in diverse fields, including cardiovascular health, neurosurgery, emergency medicine, and addiction medicine. During her tenure in these fields, Gwen developed her belief in the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to mental health and addiction disorders. She firmly advocates for a path to recovery that integrates psychology, medicine, and spiritual avenues, recognizing the complex nature of these conditions.

In 2020, Gwen joined the esteemed team at Bayside, where she continues to champion compassionate care and holistic healing. Her philosophy revolves around treating each client with empathy, kindness, and respect, recognizing that genuine connection and support are crucial elements in achieving successful outcomes.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Gwen finds solace and joy in various activities. She enjoys spending her free time hiking amidst nature’s beauty, expressing her creativity through painting, and nurturing her bond with canine companions through dog training. These pursuits not only enrich her life but also contribute to her holistic approach to well-being, reflecting her commitment to balance and harmony in all aspects of life.

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