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New to Kaiser
Dear friends at BPN!
I made the switch to Kaiser during the last open window
period, and I am looking for recommendations for a primary
care physician at Richmond Kaiser. Oakland Kaiser might
also work for me. Also a good gynecologist recommendation
would be great. I am a woman in my mid-fifties, a mom, a
sports nut in pretty good shape -- I don't go to the doctor
that often, knock on wood! But I would like a skilled
person who respects my intelligence and listens. Those are
my only requirements.
new Kaiser person
I joined Kaiser last year and love it. I chose the Richmond site because of its
many options; my husband likes the Pinole site. Time-wise they are about the
same for us in terms of getting there from where we live in N. Berkeley. I
chose Lolly Schiffman for my primary doctor based on the recommendation of
two women I know, and I chose Tracey Flanagan as my gynecologist (she is
the head of the department there). (I am in my mid-fifties and am quite fit.)
Dr. Schiffman is smart and no-nonsense. I had been in physical therapy
through my primary care doctor for awhile with shoulder pain. When I joined
Kaiser, I went onto their symptom checker and realized I probably had
bursitis, not the tendonitis I had been diagnosed with. I told this to Dr.
Schiffman on my first appointment and she agreed with me and gave me
cortisone shot on the spot, ending months of discomfort in two days' time. I
like that she listened to me and treats me like an intelligent person. Although
I don't have a lot of issues with my health, I think that if I did, I would trust
her judgement. I like Dr. Flanagan, as well!
I can't say enough good things about Kaiser and wished I had switched earlier.
Fantastic offerings of classes, too (I took the 8-week meditation class last
spring as well as a nutrition class with my 15 year-old son). I have gone in
for lab tests and had the results within hours--and have gotten an email from
Dr. Schiffman within 24 hours explaining the results and any
recommendations to me the very next day. And I love getting my HRT
prescriptions in the mail. No more bother and fuss.
Can't say enough good stuff about Kaiser
Kaiser Richmond Primary Care Doctor for array of issues
I'm looking for a good primary care doctor for my husband and the last
recommendations for Kaiser Richmond are from a few years back. He needs
someone who can truly be a ''project manager'' for his health care needs,
since he has an array of issues and specialists he needs to see (sleep
apnea, anxiety/depression, bad back, high cholesterol, etc.) It would also
be great to find a doctor with early morning appts - like 8am or earlier.
I use Dr. Linda Dubins at Kaiser Richmond and I really like her. She
is very proactive, listens well, and presents options for treatments.
When I first started with her, she found several health problems I
had suspected and some new ones and got them under control. I feel so
much healthier after a couple years of her care! C.
Dr. Edward Smyth at Richmond Kaiser
Does anyone on this forum have experience with Dr. Edward Smyth, in
Internal Medicine at Kaiser Richmond? I am considering selecting
him as my primary care physician. Thank you!
I enjoy him as my PCP. He is maybe in his 40's, but seems to have his
practice well in hand. I also think he does a good job listening and
educating his patients. Cheers!
Recommend MD at Kaiser Richmond?
I need to pick a primary care doctor at Kaiser in Richmond.
I'd prefer someone who is very approachable, open to
holistic alternatives, and will ''let me drive'' (see
themselves as a consultant, not an authority). I have no
huge health issues, just some hormonal imbalances
(menopause, thyroid) and allergies. I'd prefer someone over
40 but that's not a must.
Thanks for any advice!
I have only seen her once or twice but I really liked Dr. Constance Noel.
I already have a Primary but I have seen her on a urgent care visit and I
really liked her manner and she did seem very open and helpful. I also
see Dr Fogleburg as my GYN and she is also more open to holistic
Re: Kaiser Richmond physicians
I have found fabulous doctors at Richmond Kaiser:
Dr Rachel Hartshorn - OB
DrSarah Horner - pediatrician
Can anyone share their experiences with Dr. Dubins at Kaiser
Richmond? I see she is taking new patients, and am considering
selecting her as my GP.
I am a current patient of Dr. Dubins and have been very happy with her. I
am in my late 40s and very healthy (so I don't see her often); however,
when I do see her, she is very personable, listens patiently, communicates
clearly, and is respectful of my questions/concerns. I would definitely
recommend her. Satisfied Patient
My doc at Kaiser Richmond retired and I need a new one. If you have a
physician you like, please let me know. I'd prefer a woman but I'll go
with a male doctor if he's really understanding. I tried one doc but he
seemed flippant and I did not feel as though I was taken seriously.
Appreciate your input!
I highly recommend my doctor: Dr. Heather Wolf. I've only seen her
a few times, but for *very* different issues. Each time, I've found
her to be thorough, extremely competent, and a good listener. She
was randomly assigned as my PCP, but I am very happy with her. But,
at KP, you can try as many doctors as you want until you find
someone you like.
Happy with Dr. Wolf
I HIGHLY recommend Dr Kruger in Richmond. She is fabulous - a
wealth of knowledge and interacts so sweetly with my 2 yo daughter.
She's always very responsive to my emails and phone calls. Can't
say enough great things about this doc!
happy Kaiser member
Heather Wolf is my primary care physician at Kaiser and she is
great. Also have heard good things about Dr. Valentine.
Best of luck.
I am looking for recommendations for both a primary care doctor and an
ob/gyn doctor at Kaiser Richmond. I was not able to find any recent
recommendations in the archives. I did see some positive posts for
primary care doc Bonney Steuble, but she isn't taking new patients (or at
least isn't listed on the Kaiser web site as being available). Any
recommendations for either primary care or ob/gyns at Kaiser Richmond are
I used to have Dr. Steuble at Richmond Kaiser, she has since retired. I
have found the NP who took some of her patients to be excellent. Marianne
Phillipek (sp?) is wonderful, I have had to only see her a few times, and I
was really impressed by her. She tends to have a more young and healthy
approach to my issues (minor aches and pains) than my previous doctor who
would prescribe me a medication to cure me w/o taking the time to view my
chart or understand that drugs aren't always agreeable with me. I
recommend NP Phillipek. And I can't speak highly enough of my ob/gyn and
NP in women's health department. Pam Mullins and Dr. Fogelberg are really
great women, down to earth, practical and very knowledgeable. I
appreciated having both of them available to me during my pregnancies and
for my regular check ups. All 3 of these practitioners have been great
about email & telephone follow ups to questions I pose on their website or
advice lines. I am generally very healthy a!
nd physically active but if something major ever happened to me, I am
confident that my practitioners know me well enough and I trust them to
take the best care of me.
recommend a good PCP at Richmond Kaiser? Thanks.
Dr Elizabeth Thomas has been my PCP for about 7 years. She came
highly recommended from a friend, who is a doc at Kaiser
Richmond,and a nurse prac, who treated me for many years. Jim
I have been seeing Dr. Pamela Valentine for several years and
am very happy with her. She sees me as a whole person, takes
the time to talk with me about my concerns, and makes good
referrals to specialists as needed.
Dr. Valentine's patient
My Richmond Kaiser physician (Bonnie Scott-Steuble, MD) is
retiring. Anyone have a recommendation for a good Kaiser
Richmond internist? My preference is for a middle-aged female
doctor (one just ahead of where I am developmentally :-) ), but
most important are these characteristics: experienced,
competent, thorough, a good listener, works as a partner with
I think my internist, Joanne Uomini, meets all of your criteria (because I have
pretty much the same criteria as you!). She works part-time (I think only 2 days
per week) so you are less likely to be able to see her for an urgent appointment,
but I haven't had any trouble scheduling routine and follow-up appointments with
I have checked the archives and don't see recent recommendations
for this question. I am a new member of Kaiser Richmond and need
to select a primary care physician. Please respond with any
I have seen Dr Steuble and Dr Hobart. I saw them as an urgent
care visit. I really liked them both. It would just depend on
if you are wanting to go with a female or male Dr. My regular
Dr is Dr Chan. Also very good.
For primary care at Kaiser Richmond: I've been very happy with
Naomi Torgersen as my Ob-Gyn. For general practice, I've seen
Joanne Uomini only a couple of times but thought she was great.
Both women seem very Kaiser-savvy (really important, I think, to
get someone who has a good understanding of how the system
works), personable, and willing to go the extra mile to get the
right thing done.
Can anyone recommend a primary care physician (woman)
for me at Richmond Kaiser. I want someone progressive
and who will talk and listen well.
My primary care physician is Doctor Bonnie Steuble, and
I've been really happy with her. I can't really speak
to how progressive she is, but I feel she always listens
to my concerns, takes me seriously, and is cautious and
thourough without being panicky. I have found many
doctors to be somewhat arrogant and dismissive, so I
was very happy to find her. Good luck!
happy Kaiser patient
My husband needs a new primary care physician at
Oakland Kaiser and we have been sent a list of available
doctors. Has anyone had any experience with the following
Edward Seegers, Thomas Sharpton, Anthony Ko, Lloyd Stockey, Raymond Davis, Steven Coppola
Anthony Ko is my primary physician. I've only seen him once,
for a check-up. He seemed young, friendly, open and
conscientious -- he called me a few days after my appointment to
follow-up on some test results that were very mildly abnormal.
I haven't had any real medical issues since he's been my doctor,
but from my limited experience he seems fine.
Somebody asked about several doctors at Kaiser. I just returned home from
an appointment with one of them -- Dr. Lloyd Stockey. This was my first
appointment with him and he was very pleasant, easy to deal with,
straightforward with his advice, and helpful. He is now my ''primary care
physician'' and I'm happy about it.
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