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About Dr. Frances A Herb
Dr. Frances A Herb, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Berkeley, CA. Her specialties include Internal Medicine. Dr. Herb is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Herb has received 3 awards. She speaks English.
Dr. Frances A Herb has the following 1 specialty
- 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.
Dr. Frances A Herb has the following 7 expertise
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
Dr. Frances A Herb has 0 board certified specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
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I often have to wait a long time to see her but that is because of the system, not her. My former doc at Stanford was also only allowed 20 minutes per patient which is not enough time to really treat someone. Dr. Herb keeps you waiting cause she spends time with patients and most of her patients gladly wait know that when it is their turn, she will also give them the time needed for their needs.We all need to remember that the health care system is greatly stressed. And, after all, Herb practices at a clinic with primarily low income patients, which tend to be higher need and the clinic has poor administrative support because of economics, not because of a lack of caring.It's not Dr. Herb's fault most insurance will only pay for 20 minute appointments. It's not her fault that documenting her patient care takes more time than the system gives her. She has to annotate the consultation by law -- and by medical necessity-- but there is no time budgeted into her day for such paperwork.It can be difficult to get appointments with her but that is the system, not the doc. And, as far as I am concerned, she is always worth waiting for.
Dr. Herb is contemplative and exacting about her work as time does permit. An error did prevail over a letter that she wrote, however. She did correct her evaluation when I did see her again, but that was too late. Her perspective is commendable although she does not detect the true reason for which I have a right to protect myself from those who have threatened harm. Analytical thinking and insight should be valued, and I do not doubt that she exhibits such qualities. Dichotomous evidence indicates general disregard for poor financial conditions--that recipients of state aid will probably remain indigent. Such a self-fulfilling prophesy must be challenged effectively. Erroneous evaluations should rightfully be challenged. Our Justice system is failing; the toxicity of amalgam-fillings is at last exposed. Our Social and Medical system is also failing. I don't doubt that Dr. Herb is well-motivated.
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office
Dr. Herb is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Dr. Frances A Herb accepts the following insurance providers.
Blue Cross California
- BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
- Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
- Blue Cross CA Select HMO
- Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield California
- Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
- Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
- Health Net CA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO Kaiser
- UHC West SignatureValue Alliance
- UHC West SignatureValue HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsLifelong Ashby Health Center, 3075 Adeline St Ste 280, Berkeley, CA
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