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    Northern California

    New (03/02) The IC Support Group of the Peninsula (SF Bay Area)
    Group Leader: Lisa Looijenga, Regional Mgt, Medical Affairs
    Athena Women's Medical Group
    50 S. San Mateo Dr., Suite 370
    Phone: 1-650-348-6753, E-mail: [email protected]
    This new group will begin meeting in late Spring 2002 and is being sponsored by the Athena Women's Medical Group of San Mateo. They have a large population of IC patients. Please email to be placed on their list.

    The IC Support Group of Northern California
    (Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, Napa, Solano & Lake Counties)
    Group Leader: Adrienne Aavenel
    IC-Redwood Empire provides support to patients in the greater Northern California and Northern San Francisco Bay Area. They meet quarterly at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Lower Level Hospital Rooms. Please contact for additional information: Adrienne Avenel ([email protected]).

    Southern California

    The Urology Health Partnership (Dr. Edward Davis)
    Group Leaders: Dr. Edward & Josephine Davis & Laurie Novak, M.A.
    Phone: 626-914-3921
    Has three different meetings each month, 2nd (Intercommunity Hospital, Covina) & 4th Tuesday (Foothill Presbyterian Hospital) of the Month, 6:30PM and occasional saturdays (Foothill). Call for info.

    The IC Support Group of Los Angeles and Ventura County
    Founders: Alyson Gregory and Caroline Shrednick E-mail: IC Support Group

    (1) Encino - Meets at Encino Hospital class room the first Thursday of each month, 7:15-9:15pm. Contact Kathy Buchan, R.N. @ 818-597-0061 Email: Kathy Buchan

    The IC Support Group of Orange County
    Lisa Kanouse: 562-694-4601
    Bev Laumann: (714)544-7176 (daytime)
    Sue Hutchings: (714)777-1273
    Orange County IC Support Group meets the third Sundays of each month at 2:00 pm at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, 24451 Health Center Dr, Laguna Hills (except the month of June). They usually meet in conference room 7 or 8 (basement). For more information on the meeting, guest speakers, or special events, contact anyone listed above. Visit their web site at:

    The IC Support Group of San Diego
    Group Contacts: Jane Caldwell
    Phone: 858-487-1076     E-mail: [email protected]
    Location is at Scripps Well-Being Clinic (in the west parking lot across from Robinson-May & Family Fitness Center).

    The IC Support Group of Torrance
    Group Contact: Sharon Cartwright
    phone: (310)645-7466  e-mail: [email protected]
    Meets 4th Sunday of the month, every two months. Torrance Memorial Medical Center - Health Conference Rooms!
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