Quick Facts

  • Accepted Insurance

  • BCBS Blue Card
  • Health Net
  • Blue Cross California
  • Cigna
  • Multiplan

Specialties

3 specialties

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Geriatric Medicine

    A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
    Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
    In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

Ratings & Comments

48 ratings with 18 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Berkeley Primary Care when asked is good. Berkeley Primary Care has been reviewed by 48 patients. The rating is 3.2 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Berkeley Primary Care as provided by patient reviews is 20 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Berkeley Primary Care is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Herrick Campus Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Alta Bates Campus Berkeley, CA 94705
  • Children's Hospital Oakland Main Hospital Oakland, CA 94609
  • Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital Santa Rosa, CA 95403
  • Alta Bates Medical Summit Center - Herrick Campus Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus Berkeley, CA 94705
  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center- Summit Campus Oakland, CA 94609
  • John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus Walnut Creek, CA 94598
  • Kaiser Permanente Hospital - Oakland Oakland, CA 94611
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine
  • University Of California Irvine School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Berkeley Primary Care is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Berkeley, CA.

  • Berkeley Orthopaedic Medical

    Group Practice

    Berkeley, CA

  • Klebanoff & O'Melvney Inc

    Group Practice

    Berkeley, CA

  • East Bay Neurology

    Group Practice

    Berkeley, CA

Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.