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Michelle Takase-Sanchez, MD

  • Health Center Clinician


Dr. Takase-Sanchez attained her medical doctorate (MD) from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas with Phi Beta Kappa Honors. She completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) in San Jose, California in 2007. She achieved board-certification from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) in 2008. After residency, she joined the faculty at SCVMC and Stanford University as a Clinical Instructor where she continued to enjoy teaching and caring for women. There, Dr. Takase-Sanchez developed a special interest in female Pelvic Floor Disorders (PFD) and Urogynecology and was among the first generation of fellows to complete a fully-accredited fellowship program in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery as recognized by ACOG, the American Board of Urology (ABU), and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

During her fellowship training at Indiana University School of Medicine, she attained a Master of Science degree in Clinical Research with a focus on analyzing factors that impact women's quality of life and how minimally-invasive approaches to surgery can provide significant improvement with low risk. Dr. Takase-Sanchez is well-published in peer-review journals such as Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, which is the official journal of the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and the International Urogynecology Journal, which is the official journal for the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA). She is an active member of both AUGS and IUGA. Dr. Takase-Sanchez's love for California weather and the great outdoors attracted her back to the West Coast where there is a growing need for her sub-specialty. Currently, she provides outpatient care at San Buenaventura Urology and Urogynecology (Ventura) and Centers for Family Health Santa Rosa (Camarillo), and holds hospital privileges at Community Memorial Hospital System and Ventura County Medical Center.

Age Groups Seen

  • Adult 21-65
  • Older Adult >65
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • ChoiceCare
  • First Health/Coventry
  • Gold Coast Health Plan
  • Health Net
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Prime Healthcare (PHCS)
  • Seaview
  • TriCare- Health Net Federal Services
  • UMR- EE Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Medical School
  • Medical Doctorate University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas
  • Board Certification
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)