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Albany Medical Group 1181 Solano Ave Albany, CA 525-2400Note: There is another practice with a similar name: Albany Family Practice at 500 San Pablo Ave
Re: Doctor in Berkeley Area?
My husband likes Michael Lewis at the Albany Medical Group. Office is towards the bottom of Solano. He diagnosed a minor heart defect by listening to his heart beat. Husband, 35, was born with it but no doctor ever listened carefully enough. Never feels rushed. Alison
Re: New doctor for weekend warrior
My primary care physician would fit your bill, though he's in Albany at the Albany Medical Group on Solano near San Pablo. His name is Michael Lewis, and he has not only put up with my athletic excesses into middle age but has assured me that keeping up the cardio health and weight control are very desirable outcomes of the excesses. And he has referred me to excellent sports specialists, etc. a weekend woman warrior
Re: HealthNet primary care doc you love?
I love Jo Marie Munnich, M.D. of the Albany Medical Group on Solano in Albany. So do both my grown daughter and my husband. And she takes Healthnet. Her number is 510-525-2400. (Press zero if you want to bypass the general info the second time you call.) She is a lovely, helpful and terrific primary care doctor.
Re: HealthNet primary care doc you love?
I spent a long time searching for a good doctor participating in HealthNet HMO and I can recommend the doctor - Nelson Bunin - I finally settled on. He is with Albany Medical Group at 1181 Solano Ave. I have only had one visit thus far - a new patient visit - but he spent a lot of time reviewing my medical history and discussing the concerns I had at that time. I found him to be both thorough and competent. He has since followed up with several telephone conversations to discuss various issues. Compared to my previous primary care provider, I would rate him as outstanding and would certainly recommend him to others. Dawn
Re: Peditrican who takes Blue Cross
I know a fantastic family practitioner in Albany (on Solano) who may take BlueCross. I love Dr Janet Ewing because she really listened. She paid attention to what I said not just about my symptoms but my concerns and fears as well. I saw her for 6 years before I moved to Los Angeles. I even continued going to her when I moved from Berkeley to Fremont. If you look for building a relationship with your doctor, shes the one you want. I cannot say enough good things about her knowledge, diagnostic abilities and bedside manner!! Vaiju
I was hoping to get some more recommendations/advice on Albany
Medical Group. Only Michael Lewis and Nelson Bunin are
accepting new patients right now and the BPN does not have much
info on these 2.
BlueCrossPPO patient looking for a PCP
Re: Primary Care for my (stubborn) husband
I highly recommend Dr. Michael Lewis on Solano Ave. in Albany. I recently signed on with him as my primary care physician, had a complete physical (first time in many years) and have been very pleased. I am now going to send my husband to Dr. Lewis (like your spouse, my husband hasn't seen a doctor in 10 years....) Dr. Lewis has a great bedside manner, is very thorough, straight forward --- it would be worth checking out if he takes your insurance.
Re: Alta Bates Med Group - Primary Care Doctor
I'd like to recommend Jo Marie Munnich on Solano in Albany. I was with another doctor in the practice there and one day had the fortune of seeing her, instead. She's got a very nice, reassuring manner and she assumes you're interested in your body/condition/causes/therapy and explains everything. I switched over to her as a PCP and am very happy with her as well as any referrals she has to make. Karen
Re: Woman GP
I can highly recommend Jo Marie Munnich for an MD. My husband had originally found her, and when my own doctor left HealthNet I decided to give her a try. I have never had a doctor call me so many times in follow-up to sick visits! She is young, enthusiastic and genuinely concerned for the well-being of her patients. She has no problem saying she is unfamiliar with a situation and then she immediately researches it and comes up with options. I really feel like she is working as a partner with me in my health care. I have also been pleased with the office staff and the other doctors in the practice. Last year I was quite sick and the physician on call had me come in on Saturday and then he called that evening and twice on Sunday to check on me. Feel free to contact me via email if you would like more detail. Natasha
Michelle Tam was assigned to me by Blue Cross when my doctor stopped taking insurance. I saw her once and thought she was friendly and intelligent. She is very young--was wearing jeans and tennis shoes--and shares her office with another doctor and no other staff, from what I could see. Parking is easy around her office. My husband's concern (he had to switch doctors also) was that as an immigrant she might not be sensitive to lifestyle issues which are culturally dependent. As an example, I had my 3 week old daughter with me and Dr. Tam assumed I was bottle feeding her. Recent statistics show that over 60% of new mothers in the US breastfeed so she shouldn't aotomatically assume I was bottle feeding her. Fran
I am very happy with my primary care physician, Dr. Michael Lewis. His office is on Solano Ave. in Albany. He belongs to ABMG. He is a wonderful doctor and a very pleasant person. I had been seeing him for about 5 years. Tatiana
There's at least one other doctor in the practice (Michael Lewis) whom we also like. In addition to the two MDs I've mentioned, there's another Michael (Smith), and a woman whose name I can't remember.
The office administration used to be pretty chaotic (more than once, I witnessed patients arriving for appointments that they were then told were on some other day), but has improved. (I suspect the wages paid to the employees are sufficiently low to create less-than-happy employees.) The people who take care of the front desk (including the physicians' assistants, in a job-sharing sort of scheme), are all very friendly, and really grew to love my son, who was born during the time I was getting injections and so was seen by them weekly from birth until he was 2 1/2 and began preschool. He was sort of a mascot, and he loved them, too, especially Angel, the receptionist. Alexis
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