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I am looking for recommendations for bilingual (Eng/Spanish) pediatricians in the Oakland/Berkeley area. My baby is due in a couple of months and will most likely be on MediCal or Healthy Families. Any suggestions? New Momma
I have a private PPO and still opted to go through the San Antonio Neighborhood Clinic (which is part of La Clinica) because I found their system of doctors, OB/GYNs/Midwives to be really great and their pediatricians are equally good, IMO.
My daughter is now 17 months old and always gets walk-ins if she's sick without any problems, they have a whole team of people to field triage calls after hours for emergency and non-emergency questions (which I had a lot of after she was first born ''she's got gunk in her eye! is that normal?!'')
Our regular pediatrician there is Dr. Amy Feldmann and we've also seen Dr. Katzenberger on those urgent walk-in days and both have been great. I think Dr. Katz is on leave since she recently had twins. They work with Alta Bates Berkeley and Children's Hospital in Oakland, depending upon the situation. Haven't had a problem yet!
Oh yeah, and we're a bilingual household -- husband and nanny speak exclusively Spanish to our daughter and I speak English/Spanglish so it's nice to go to the doctor's and be able to have things discussed in either/both languages and they also have lots of freebie board books they give at most visits in both languages too. Bonus! Love my Spanglish peds
Dear BPN parents, Due to a recent change in our medical insurance, we had to switch pediatricians and are still on the look out for a great pediatrician for my two sons: 5 and 1. Our ideal pediatrician would be in the county of Contra Costa (we are in Richmond), would be one of those pediatricians that parents would say is ''fantastic,'' ''caring,'' ''available to us at all times,'' ''treats our kids like they were his/her own.'' If there is anyone that you can recommend, I would be very grateful! A benefit to being all of the above is if they were bilingual (Spanish) and took Medi-Cal. Thank you. Claudia
My 4 year old boy is Hispanic and it would be great to find a pediatrican who is Hispanic or other minority. Mostly I'm looking for a very competent, thoughtful doctor, who is sensitive to questions about medications, and with whom I can talk comfortably when I have a concern. We live in Oakland. Many pedicatricians do not take Blue Cross PPO, but I'm hoping there is a one for us out there who will be a good fit.
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