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Pediatricians who take Medi-Cal
I got laid off two months ago and have been approved for
medi-cal. does anyone have a pediatrician (that you can
recommend) in the berkeley/oakland area that takes medi-cal?
I have a one year old and would like to get him in for his
one year old check up.
We would highly recommend Dr. Robert Nicholson. When our
children's pediatrician (who had been my pediatrician as a child)
finally retired, he recommended Dr. Nicholson to all of his
patients. I know Dr. Nicholson takes Medi-Cal. Plus, he has a
wonderful staff, is very responsive to parent concerns (no matter
how crazy), has a 24-hour nurse advice line, and you can get
appointments when you need to! His address is 400 - 29th Street,
Suite 204, Oakland. His phone number is 510-893-8426.
My son has Medi-Cal. We go to Kiwi Pediatrics.
They have an office
in Berkeley and one in Albany. Medi-Cal mom
Try Bayside Pediatrics. http://www.baysidemedical.com/
My son's pediatrician is Dr. Perlman, but because it is a
clinic, we've seen several of the doctors there, all really
nice. We are on Alameda Alliance for Health through no-cost
MediCal, which might be the plan you need to sign up for to
be accepted there. I go to the office in Berkeley, but they
also have an office in Oakland. happy with my pediatrician
Our doctor takes Medi-Cal:
Kiwi Pediatrics (652-1720). We
particularly love Dr. Liz Salsburg and Dr. Benjamin Jarrahi, but
really like the other two as well. Everyone there really takes the
time to listen, they are good about calling/emailing back to
answer questions, they will give me and my husband various shots
(e.g. flu) to save us a trip to our doctor. They really focus on
treating the whole child and whole family.
One of the things we particularly like about them is that they DO
take Medi-Cal. They recognize the importance of health care for
all and don't just limit their practice to people with good
Hello! I was wondering if anyone could give me a recommendation for a
good pediatrician in the Berkeley/Albany area that accepts Medi-Cal. I
am hoping to find a woman doctor for my daughter. Thank you so much for
your time .
The primary care clinic associated with Children's Hospital
Oakland take Med-Cal. There are many female pediatricians there.
Myself, Dr. Mandel, others: Dr. Marbin, Dr. Shrestha, Dr. Noor,
Dr.Lewis, Dr. Meade, Dr. Simms-Mackey, Dr. Chase, Dr. Halberg, and
others. I think we do good work at the clinic and we would love to
see you there. I take my daughter there too! Amy Mandel-Burington
Try Kiwi Pediatrics (652-1720) in Berkeley. They used to take
MediCal, not sure if they still do. We've gone to them for years
and adore them. There are two female doctors, Dr. Salsberg and
Dr. Winokur, both of whom are great. They call us back, give sane
advice, and are great with our kids. (We also like the two male
doctors in the practice.)
I am expecting a baby on March 4th and looking for a kind, patient,
intelligent pediatrician in Alameda or the Fruitvale District who
accepts Medi-Cal. Even better if the doc is bilingual, because my
husband's English is not so good. Does anyone have a recommendation?
Anyone had any experiences with the pediatricians at La Clinica de la
Any advise is highly appreciated!
Saw your post looking for pediatricians who take MediCal -- I can highly
recommend La Clinica de la Raza.
[Caveat: I worked for them for 10
years and may be slightly biased. On the other hand, I know the
day-to-day inner workings of the organization and am still positively
biased, which says a lot!]
All La Clinica sites gladly accept MediCal -- ''straight'' or managed
MediCal, such as Alameda Alliance or Blue Cross. The pediatricians at
all the Oakland sites are just excellent, as are the nurse practitioners,
physician assistants and family practitioners, all of whom see children.
All the providers speak at least medical Spanish, and many of them are
bilingual and/or bicultural.
I would recommend going to the San Antonio Neighborhood Health Center
site, at 1030 International Blvd, which is part of La Clinica. They are
currently expanding and will have lots more room for pediatric patients.
They are a great group of people. If you have any concerns or problems,
the on-site coordinator, Lupe Elizondo, is just excellent, and she is a
bilingual Latina. The main phone number there is 510-238-5400.
Please feel free to e-mail me with any further questions.
I LOVE Dr. Carol Glann or Dr. Julian Davis at East Oakland Pediatrics.
They are located at 5461 Foothill Blvd. I have regular insurance but I
know they take Medi-Cal. Dr. Glann is EXCELLENT but Dr. Davis has been
good too when I've seen him. Their number is 510 532-0918
Pediatrician that accepts Medi-Cal
Congratulations on your baby! I never went to La Clinica de la Raza, but
I went to their other branch, San Antonio Clinic (on International Blvd
near 10th ave)for over 10 years, and my husband and kids went there too
for several years. We all saw Dr. Kelly - she was wonderful with all of
us! She saw me through my teenage years, then through two pregnancies
and deliveries, and she got my kids through positive TB tests, elevated
blood lead levels, heart murmers, and any number of earaches.
Unfortunately I no longer have Medi-Cal, and am instead forced to deal
with Kaiser. I sincerely miss my days at San Antonio clinic, where there
is no nonsense to deal with, just easily accessible, very good medical
care. They even have a pharmacy right inside the clinic so if your
doctor prescribes anything, you can just get it right there without
having to make another trip to Walgreens or whatever. Trust me, that is a
sanity saver when your baby is sick. Also, they have a ton of t!
ranslators on staff - most of the doctors and nurses speak spanish in
addition to english, but they also have translators for many Asian
languages that are there all the time too. Other things I LOVED about San
Antonio clinic: they have a counselor on staff in case you get PPD or
anything, there is a 24 phone number you can call to talk to a nurse
about anything, they automatically give you the little paper you need in
order to get WIC (their office is right down the street too), and they
handle ALL of the medi-cal paperwork for you. If La Clinica de la Raza
is anything like San Antonio clinic you and your baby will be very well
cared for there.
I work at La Clinica de La Raza,
so I might be a bit biased, but I'm also
a parent of two young children. I know most of the pediatricians very
well. They are all wonderful providers, and fully bilingual in Spanish,
which will make your husband very comfortable. I ask the pediatricians
questions regarding my kids' health all the time, and I feel 100%
confident in their abilities to manage a wide variety of patients. It's
hard to know who to recommend specifically, without knowing if you're
looking for someone older or younger, what your philosophy is, what your
child's specific health concerns may be, etc. but I think that you can
not make a bad choice. There are always urgent care appointments
available if something comes up, along with triage services and emergency
phone service at night and on weekends. If your child is in the hospital,
s/he will be lovingly cared for by La Clinica pediatricians.
When you call, you won't be able to make an appointment right away,
you'll need to go through registration first. This is definitely worth
Good luck with your search. I can't imagine that there is a better place
for a child with MediCal and a Spanish speaking parent to get health care
in the Fruitvale area. I often wish my kids could be seen at La Clinica!
love La Clinica de La Raza
Ok, so we're about to have our first, and we're scrambling looking for a pediatrician.
My wife is on Medi-Cal but it looks like all we can find is Blue Shield Medi-cal
Alliance stuff... Maybe this is a huge can of worms, but I feel like I'm in a barrel
of worms now. Should we go through a hospital, or are there any pediatricians out
there who just take medi-cal and are open to non-vaccinating?
Dr. Nadoolman is a great pediatrician and I believe he takes your
insurance. You will need to check. His phone number is 1888-254-3950
and his office is across from Whole Foods in Berkeley.
anon Mom MD
Bayside Medical Group takes Blue Cross Medi-Cal and Alameda Alliance
Medi-Cal as well as other insurances. Pediatricians Janet Perlman,
Katya Gerwein, and Jenna Seiff in Berkeley (and JP and KG in Oakland)
are open to all families regardless of vaccination schedule. Our phone
numbers are 510-843-4544 (Berkeley) and 510-452-5231 (Oakland). We
welcome you and your child.
Katya Gerwein, MD
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