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I'm due in a few weeks and was wondering if anyone has a Kaiser pediatrician in Walnut Creek that they love? I had picked my primary and ob just randomly based on who had the first available appointment, but would like to be more thoughtful when it comes to my baby. Roz
Does anyone have any experience with Dr. Peter Levine, Dr. Rahul Parikh, or Dr. Chandran Shanmugam? These seem to be the only 3 pediatricians accepting new patients at Kaiser walnut creek. Alternatively, Dr. Maria Borquez and Dr. Charles Hearey at Park Shadelands are also accepting new patients. Anyone with experiences with these doctors? We are vaccinating on an alternative schedule, don't like to routinely use antibiotics or any medicine really. I'm just looking for someone who's opinion I can trust and doesn't just hand me a ''handout'' when I have a question. Thanks! Tired of driving an hour to the pedi
One thing you should know about Kaiser, especially for pedi, is that it has very good coverage and you will not have to wait to be seen right away if needed. So if your doctor is not immediately available, you'll get an appt with another MD in the office. In that way, you can see what other docs are like, and can change toanother MD at any time. Also the panels open up from time to time, and you can switch to another MD without any problem. Plus Kaiser has readily accessible phone advice from both RNs and MD phone appts. Kaiser also has an accessibility through the internet and you can e-mail your doc with questions and concerns that you don't necessarily feel you need an appt for.
I've been pleased with the ease, expertise and accessibility at Kaiser for my family. happy with Kaiser
My husband just got a new job that has Kaiser health insurance and I enrolled at the Walnut Creek location because I heard it was better than the Oakland location (we live in Oakland). We had our first pediatrician appt for our 7 month old daughter yesterday and really didn't like the doctor. She was extremely curt and borderline rude, and seemed very rushed and disengaged. I'm disheartened that this is our first experience w/ a Kaiser doctor. I really loved my daughter's previous doctor at East Bay Pediatrics (Tracy Evans-Ramsey) and would love to find someone like her. I guess I just appreciate a good bedside manner, and would like someone who is a good listener and seems like they really like children. Can anyone recommend a pediatrician at Kaiser Walnut Creek or Oakland? Mary
We take our 10 month old son to Dr. Jennifer Tenney at Kaiser Oakland and she is WONDERFUL. She's extremely patient and calm, has a great bedside manner, and explains things clearly. She's also very prompt about responding to emails, which I appreciate. The only negative thing I can say is that she is frequently behind schedule, which I tolerate because I know it's a direct result of her being very patient with her clients. I wholeheartedly recommend her. Maia
Editor note: reviews were also received for Kaiser Oakland pediatricians
Hi, I was wondering if anyone has any reccomendations/advice regarding pediatricians at Kaiser Walnut Creek. I am due in May and would like a pediatrician who can be open minded about the whole vaccination issue as well. Thanks in advance! jenni
Overall, we've really been happy with Dr. Hahn. He's got a very calm demeanor, is down to earth and a good listener. I've never felt rushed. Also, he responds almost immediately to email, which has been great. I was advised to find a young pediatrician so we could have a continuous relationship with him - and Dr. Hahn fits that bill.
Enjoy your new baby! You'll love the First Steps Clinic at Walnut Creek,too. Happy Kaiser Walnut Creek Mom
Re: Kaiser Doc Recommendations?
Hi - We go to Kaiser Walnut Creek and have been very happy with our pediatrician, Dr. Kimberley Klein. She is very approachable and friendly, and has been great with my infant son. Happy to answer any specific questions. jaia
Re: Pediatrician needed in Orinda area
Dr. Kirk Hahn is a fabulous pediatrician with Kaiser Walnut Creek. Kaiser is great because everything you need is under one roof and you never need to worry about an office accepting your insurance. Best in your search
My husband recently changed jobs and we now have Kaiser health insurance. I'm looking for recommendations for a pediatrician, pediatric allergist, pediatric dermotologist, gynocologist and internist/primary care in Walnut Creek. (My youngest has eczema, serious food allergies and asthma.) Thanks! Jennifer
I would appreciate any feedback and recommendations members have about pediatricians at Kiaser Walnut Creek. In particular, if you have had any experiences with the doctors there who treat asthma. The most recent recommendations date back to 2005. Thank you, Andrea
I've checked the web site, and the latest recs for Walnut Creek Kaiser pediatricians were in 2001. Can anyone recommend a pediatrician there for our 9-month daughter? The qualities important to me are: good listener, answers questions patiently and thoughtfully, not dogmatic about sleeping arrangements (we cosleep). If you have negative reviews of particular pediatricians in Walnut Creek, please send them to me individually. Thanks! Deborah
Hi, Does anyone have any experience with the Kaiser location in Walnut Creek? Specifically any recommendations for pediatritians? I've heard that the waits could be really long, has anyone had that experience there? Thanx, Richa
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