Kaiser Alameda Pediatricians
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Kaiser recently opened an Alameda office with three
Pediatricians. Our son is currently seeing Dr Minger who we
like but I was curious if anyone else had previous
experience with her (good or bad). The other two
pediatricians are Dr. Cheng and Dr. Ruiz. I believe they all
were at Kaiser Oakland prior to moving to Alameda. If
anyone has seen these doctors I would appreciate any
Dr. Cheng has been our daughter's pediatrician since birth and
is now our son's too. We are even following him to Alameda
though it's not nearly as convenient. I like him -- he's always
been very good at giving us the different sides to consider in
decisions, and then making his recommendation if asked for it.
For instance, when trying to decide whether to vaccinate our
daughter against chicken pox, he shared the benefits and the
risks of both getting the vaccine (she was two) and waiting. I
then asked him ''If it were your kid, what would you do?'' He said
he would probably wait until she were five; if she hadn't
contracted the virus naturally by then, he would vaccinate her.
He's also been very responsive when needed. When our daughter's
blood test showed a slight increase in her lead level, even
though it was still in the ''safe'' zone, he called us to let us
know on a Saturday evening. But he wasn't alarmist about it all -
- again he explained the concern carefully, letting us know what
to worry about and what not to, explained the best course of
action to take.
I have to admit I was a bit nervous when I first met him because
he seemed so young, but he's a good pediatrician and does his
homework. He follows up on the things in our kids charts
written by other doctors, remembers to follow up in the office
on things we only discussed on the phone earlier. I recommend
My son & I saw Dr. Minger 3 times before she moved to Alameda.
I liked her very much and would definitely have considered the
switch to Alameda if I had the extra time in my schedule to go
down there. She was kind, empathetic, and took a balanced
approach to parenting. I also felt like we had a good
connection, even though I had only seen her a few times. She
was generous on the parent q & a that seems to be a large part
of well-child visits. For what it's worth, I found her on the
recommendation of other physicians in the Kaiser system who
suggested her among all the pediatricians in Oakland.
We saw Dr. Minger at Kaiser Oakland before she moved to Alameda.
I liked her so much that when we do a same-day appointment in
Alameda (more convenient to us, since his daycare is here), I ask
to see her. We did see Dr. Cheng recently for a same-day
appointment (I was willing to take anything they had), and
thought he seemed young but was very good.
(For our regular appointments, we still see Dr. Mukherji in
Oakland. She's fabulous.)
My son is 2.5.
More recommendations for Susan Minger are here:
Kaiser Oakland Pediatricians
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