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About Dr. Francis Y Yao
Dr. Francis Y Yao, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Francisco, CA. He has 31 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Yao is affiliated with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and California Pacific Medical Center - California Campus. Dr. Yao has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Francis Y Yao has the following 2 specialties
A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.
- 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. Francis Y Yao has the following 13 expertise
- Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatocellular Carcinoma
- Hepatitis C
- Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
- Celiac Disease
- Liver Cancer
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Abdominal Pain
- Ulcerative Colitis
Dr. Francis Y Yao is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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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A premier liver specialist (especially in the transplant arena) who I was sent to specifically to determine a rare autoimmune issue which no one in Sonoma County was able to concretely diagnosis. Dr. Yao was able to do so and in the process may very well have saved my life and this being said sans hyperbole. In contrast to a previous reviewer, or two, I found not a single negative issue. An extremely knowledgeable and pleasant man
I agree with this previous review: "Although part of an illustrious gastro team at UCSF and seemingly qualified, Dr. Yao's office is dirty, his staff either overwhelmed or just disinterested (review your records carefully--they make BIG mistakes during transcription). Yao is (albeit politely) dismissive when concerns are voiced, and is quick to perscribe or recommend invasive procedures without the necessary explanation of the cost/benefits (why is he recomending and based on what?). His bedside manner is ok, but again, he does not follow up with test results, does not ask about other symptoms, and does not explain his terminology other than in general terms all tinged with a somewhat veiled condescending manner. He may have made his money, secured his reputation, and is no longer (if ever he was) interested in the less sexy, chronic gastro issues."As for my comments, I got the distinct impression that this guy is very impressed with himself. His assistant (PA) looked very nervous when he was with the Dr. He spent little time answering my questions and made way too many assumptions about me...I AM PROCEEDING WITH CAUTION! I might need a liver sooner rather than later. I hope my opinion doesn't blacklist me.
I have been seeing Dr. Yao for many years after being referred to UCSF for an unusual blood syndrome which has affected my liver. He has always been kind, patient, and caring. He gave me his email address in case I needed to contact him. He has always returned my calls even if he had to call in the evening. I have never felt rushed. His staff always seems very busy, but they function very efficiently and are very pleasant.
Although part of an illustrious gastro team at UCSF and seemingly qualified, Dr. Yao's office is dirty, his staff either overwhelmed or just disinterested (review your records carefully--they make BIG mistakes during transcription). Yao is (albeit politely) dismissive when concerns are voiced, and is quick to perscribe or recommend invasive procedures without the necessary explanation of the cost/benefits (why is he recomending and based on what?). His bedside manner is ok, but again, he does not follow up with test results, does not ask about other symptoms, and does not explain his terminology other than in general terms all tinged with a somewhat veiled condescending manner. He may have made his money, secured his reputation, and is no longer (if ever he was) interested in the less sexy, chronic gastro issues.
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Dr. Yao is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
31 Years Experience
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1987
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Locations & DirectionsUcsf Medical Center, 505 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA
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