Meet the Team
We're pleased to meet you!
Frances Dalton, MD | Your Doctor
Dr. Dalton has enjoyed being an "indie" doctor since 2001 after working for big box medical establishments. She provides the highest quality and most personalized care tailored to your needs and preferences. She enjoys engaging patients in fully understanding their health concerns and treatment options.
She attended UC Berkeley where she majored in biochemistry before attending Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. She soon returned to the Bay Area where she completed her internship in Internal Medicine and started her career as a General Practitioner at a community clinic in Berkeley.
Besides keeping up with the changing landscape of and the newest information in healthcare, she's an avid cyclist, having completed six 100 mile centuries and putting thousands of more miles on her tires. She hates to cook, but likes to eat, and enjoys urban hiking.
Arta Gharib Parsa | Your Medical Assistant
Arta is our office’s medical assistant, community theater actor, and all-around swell guy. In addition to his work with us, Arta is a free-clinic medic and hip tea barista in downtown Berkeley. He attended UC Berkeley, where he was a director for the undergraduate-run homeless clinic before graduating with a major in Molecular Environmental Biology and a minor in Theater. He is striving towards his dream of becoming a primary care physician.
When Arta isn’t at the office or advocating for the underserved, he’s hanging out with friends, trying new teas, and wasting too much time on video games.
Zach Schwab | Your Admin Assistant
Zach mans the front desk as our practice’s Administrative Assistant. He grew up out East in Massachusetts and attended college in Chicago, graduating with a degree in Anthropology. After graduating college, Zach worked for a few years as a Quality Assurance manager at a healthcare IT company in Madison, Wisconsin before moving to the Bay Area and joining our practice. In addition to working as our admin assistant, Zach is studying to attain a certificate in writing from the UC Berkeley Extension program, and also drives for Sidecar in his spare time.
Outside of work and school, Zach loves traveling. His most recent international excursion was out to Taiwan, where he got to brush up on his Mandarin skills, and Japan, where he had the opportunity to meet long-lost members of his family tree.
Marcus Dalton | Your Billing Manager
Marcus works behind the scenes to process our medical billing "paperwork" with myriad payer entities. He has supported Dr. Dalton's mission for many years to remain focused on providing quality medical care.
When not working the back office, he works at Dolby Laboratories and enjoys skiing, leading local urban walks, and dark roasted coffees.