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350 30th Street, Suite 320 Oakland, California 94609
Re: Dr. in Alta Bates Med Grp who takes Health Net
I have the same insurance and see Mia Hightower on 30th near Telegraph. She is really amazing and actually spends time with you and listens! She is part of a fairly large group that includes internists & endocrinologists. I think you will be really happy with her. Happy Patient : ) Kim
Re: Doctor for 21-year-old young female
I'd like to recommend my internist, Dr. Monica Eisele-Flint, who's at Associated Internal Medical Group in Oakland. She's young, smart, and has a good bedside manner. I imagine she would be understanding about the texting/pain issue your daughter is having. happy patient
Re: Internist that's a smart diagnostician and
concerned with the whole person
I just completed a major search for an internist in the East Bay who's in HealthNet PPO, highly recommended, and taking new patients. I just began seeing Dr. Maia Hightower, 350 30th Street, Suite 320, Oakland, CA 94609, (510) 465-6700 and am really pleased. I was ill and she made the time to see me the next day even though I was a new patient. She listened carefully, was respectful, laughed with me about how our small children are like petri dishes cooking up diseases that make their parents ill. Very humane. Good luck! One pleased momma!
Re: Primary Care Doc covered by Health Net HMO
I really like my primary care, Dr. Katy Young-Lee. She's on 30th street in Oakland, near Summit Hospital. I've has HealthNet HMO for years -- I believe she is part of both Alta Bates and Hill Physicians Medical Group. Phone is 510.465.6700 anon
I'm looking for a good primary care doc in Blue Cross Plus's system. Does anyone have any experience with Marci Gottlieb in Oakland (Associated Internal Medicine Medical Group). This is my first foray outside Kaiser, and I'm looking for all the usual things plus an understanding of the mildly doctor-phobic. Thanks for any information, positive or not. Carol
Re: Female MD that takes Blue Cross PPO?
Dr. Jean Rhow is a female PCP who takes Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO and is based in Oakland; 350 30th St.; 510 465 6700. Having recently moved here and wishing to initiate a relationship with a general practitioner, I went to her for a complete physical and general consultation. Very pleased with her thus far. She moved with her family to the East Bay from San Francisco so joined the practice only recently and is re-building her practice. Karen
Re: Woman Doctor in Berkeley
Try Dr. Katy Young-Lee in Oakland near Summit Medical Center. (510) 465-6700. She's great, and I'm pretty sure she's accepting new patients. I was in a very similar situation as you the first time I made an appointment with her (admittedly, quite a few years ago) with a really bad earache, and the office fit me in the next day. There's also a Physician's Assistant there who can almost always see you on very short notice if Dr. Young-Lee isn't available. I've always been really impressed with her and I'm glad she's my primary care doctor. Good luck!
Re: 38-year-old mom looking for doc in Oakland
I highly recommend Dr.Katy Young-Lee in Oakland. She's over by Summit hospital. She's about 38 as well, and is a mom to 2 young kids. She's warm, intelligent, and very easy to get a hold of. Their office lets you email your doc with your questions. The office is called Associated Internal Medicine, located at 350 30th St., suiet 320. The website for the office is www.aimmg.com. You can read the bios of the doctors. Good Luck, katie
I need to find a new primary care physician and have narrowed my search to Drs. Katy Young-Lee and Mary Miller. (I've also heard good things about Dr. Nina Birnbaum, but heard she's no longer taking new patients.) Would love to get some feedback on either. I need someone who takes the extra time to help me manage a chronic health problem as well as someone who's open to alternative treatments. Thanks!
Re: Looking for a new doctor
Dr. Susan Lu is my primary care doctor and I really like her. She always seems to know who I am (strange because I don't see her that much), and is genuinely concerned about whatever problem I bring to her. She often errs on the side of caution - she'll recommend tests or specialists if she thinks there may be something deeper at the root of a problem. and while she is as rushed as every other doctor in the world, she takes her time with you so you don't feel like you're counting down your time allotment with her.
I like that she's down to earth, and that she's willing to recommend home remedies instead of medicines for everything. I've never really brought up alt. therapies with her so I don't know how she is with such things. And she always gives me parameters for feeling better, if I don't feel better by x time, call her and we'll change things. I like that a lot because it's not like you're sent out with your perscription and left to fend for yourself.
She's pretty available, I can leave a message and she'll call me back within a day or less if it's urgent. She's even called me on a Sunday just to give me results of a test. You can usually get in to see her within a day or two, and they have a physician's assistant or two available in case she can't see you. And the office rarely runs late. I don't know how they do it, but I'm usually not kept waiting more than 5 -10 min total.
She's also given me really good referrals to my OB, ENT guy and a dermatologist, all within the group. I like her, and hope you will too. Good Luck. Claire
Does anyone have any recommendations about doctors who are part of the Associated Internal Medicine Medical Group in Oakland? I am a new mom in my late 30s. I was hoping to find a good & sensitive doctor who has also raised a child/children; I'd like to be able to ask questions about breastfeeding issues as well as other new mom concerns. I am a smart person, but I tend to stumble around words when I talk to doctors. I want to find a compassionate doctor I can easily talk with & develop a good doctor-patient relationship with.
Re: Young Woman looking for reliable Doctor
see if doctor Leslie Tim is taking new patients. I found her to be a good listener, researcher, and never ready-to-prescribe unnedded meds/tests, etc. happy with minimal poking too
Re: New Primary Care Doctor Hill Physicians Alta Bates
Try Dr.Leslie Tim. It's been a couple years since I switched from her office due to my move but I was happy with her and her staff. She's part of a larger office of 8? or so doctors, but I only ever saw her and her nurse. I never had any issues with the staff. goodluck
As my primary care MD is leaving, Associated Internal Medicine Group, I'm interested in hearing reviews of any of the remaining doctors at that group- Rachel Callaghan, Marci Gottlieb, John Jones, Michael Kim, Susan Lu, Dean Nickles, Katy Young-Lee, and Leslie Tim. I'm interested in a doctor who takes the time to focus on the whole patient, on causes (not just symptoms), and who is reasonably prompt in responding when needed. Any feedback, postive or not-so, would be greatly appreciated! Also, any raves about other PCP's who can accept Health Net (and are accepting patients) would also be appreciated! I have a mild preference for a male PCP. Many thanks! Dave
Re: Physicians who won't suggest homeopathy
You want my doc: Leslie Tim, M.D. I don't consider her warm; she is strict about things like how you're supposed to ask for a prescription refill and impatient if you can't remember your last period. BUT every time I've left a message, she calls back the same day to respond; she sees patients on time; her staff is professional; and if she says she'll do something (like fax a referral), it gets done. And no weird recommendations for secret herbs or organic body kneading. Her office is on ''Pill Hill'' in a building on 30th in Oakland with competent valet-only parking. 510-465-6700 --Sarah in Oakland
Re: Hill Physicians Primary Care Doctors
I'd highly recommend Dr Leslie Tim. She is very thorough. I have been using her for 3 years. Her bedside manner isn't the warmest, but she is worth it. A friend recommended her to me. I'd also recommend seeing the nurse practitioner, Miranda something, if Dr Tim isn't available and you need to see someone. I'm not sure if she is accepting new patients. a happy patient Oct 2004
I am looking for a new primary care physician in the Alta Bates Medical Group. My OB/GYN suggested Dr. John T. Jones whose office is in the Pill Hill area. She said there are 3 women doctors practicing with Dr. Jones and I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with any of these doctors. I would really prefer to see a woman. Thanks. Debby
Re: Female Primary Care Physican Needed
I highly recommend Dr.Katy Young-Lee in Oakland. I've found her to be thorough, intelligent, warm, and compassionate. She is at Associated Internal Medical Group 350 30th St. #320 (right by Summit) #465-6700. Katie
I've been seeing Dr. Tim for over a year and I really recommend her. She has helped me manage my asthma much better, the improvement is really terrific. She is thorough, proactive, asks a lot of questions, and has done an excellent job of identifying all the health issues I need to work on. For example, when I was switching medications around and using complementary herbs, she was always careful to stay up to date on what I was taking so she had the whole picture of what was going into my system. Other previous doctors have not been that thorough, and didn't catch potentially bad combination of drugs. She is fairly direct and speaks quickly, so be prepared for that. For me, that's an effective approach. The office is also VERY well run. I've always been seen on time.
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