May Day

When Melissa was growing up one of her favorite memories of the Spring was gathering flowers and candies into May Day baskets, and spreading cheer to her friends, family and neighbors in Kansas with a surprise visit (and gift!).

We decided to bring a bit of the mid-west charm to San Francisco this afternoon, surprising a few medical practices in the city with our own version of May Basket Day. With succulents, thank you cards, chocolates and communication printouts we visited our friends at Noe Valley Pediatrics, Getz Well, Discover Health and the Hearing and Speech Center of Northern California. We are grateful to each of them for their continued support in providing exceptional speech, language and hearing care to their patients. Thanks for being a part of our May Day fun, and allowing us to drop by your offices this afternoon!

 Spreading May Day cheer to medical practices in San Francisco

Spreading May Day cheer to medical practices in San Francisco

For those unfamiliar with May Basket Day check out this NPR segment on May Basket Day


Jody Vaynshtok

Jody is a California-licensed speech language pathologist with eight years of industry and clinical experience. She has worked with both adult and pediatric populations during her time at private practice, birth-to-three, and hospital facilities. She is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a variety of communication and cognitive disorders. In addition, Jody has a passion for working with adults looking to achieve clearer communication. Jody received her BS in Speech and Hearing Sciences and MS in Medical Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington. She was a part of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford’s cleft and craniofacial clinic participating in the multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of children born with craniofacial abnormalities. She holds a staff position at UCSF and is the lead speech language pathologist for the department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery’s Hearing Loss Clinic. When she's not busy having fun with her clients Jody enjoys spending time with her husband, Anton, friends and family. And if she's not headed out somewhere fun for dinner, you might find her at Bar Method working out!