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About Dr. Jeffrey L Stern
Dr. Jeffrey L Stern, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Berkeley, CA. He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology and Surgery. Dr. Stern is affiliated with Chinese Hospital and California Pacific Medical Center - California Campus. Dr. Stern has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Jeffrey L Stern has the following 4 specialties
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Gynecologic Oncology
Gynecologic oncologists specialize in cancers that occur in the female reproductive system. This includes ovarian cancer, cervical cancer and endometrial cancer, as well as the less commonly talked about female reproductive cancers like vulvar cancer, vaginal cancer and fallopian tube cancer.
In addition to diagnosing the stage of your cancer and recommending treatment options, they’ll provide care throughout your treatment and help you manage your symptoms. They’ll often work closely with a pathologist and a radiologist to properly diagnose you and determine if your cancer is shrinking or spreading throughout treatment. They’re even trained to administer chemotherapy and to perform surgery to remove cancer when necessary.
- Surgical Oncology
Surgical oncologists play various roles in treating cancer. They can perform biopsies to determine if a tumor is cancerous or not. If it is, they’re trained to remove the tumor, tissue, and in some cases, all or part of an organ or bodily structure where the cancer has spread. In addition to removing cancer, they can perform any reconstructive surgeries that may be necessary.
Many surgical oncologists specialize in certain types of cancer, such as liver, lung or breast. Don’t be afraid to ask them what they have the most experience treating. When looking for a doctor, it’s important to know that general surgeons are also qualified to perform many of the same surgeries. However, surgical oncologists have specific training in recognizing and treating cancer, which some patients prefer.
- Vulvar Cancer
- Laproscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
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Adding to this story. (Walk, no RUN away from this guy!!!!) I was diagnosed with 4th stage cancer via a CT/Pet scan. I was told I had 6 months to live unless "surgery was next week." THANK GOODNESS I LISTENED TO MY INSTINCTS!!! I went to an other oncologist who stated "I just don't feel you have cancer. Have you had any biopsies?" And the answer was "NO." I had not. This is the problem. When you are told by two "conjoined" MDs that you have cancer and you WILL die unless major surgery is completed, what are you to do? Do you trust "experts" or your own instincts? Do you trust a man who can't even look you in the eye when he is telling you "It all has to go..." with a cavalier swoop of his hand. WOULD HE SAY THE SAME THING TO A MAN? I thank my lucky stars! I listened and went straight to UCSF for a second opinion. They asked... "Were you on your period when you had the CT/PET scan? YUP, I was. Well then, you should know that hormonal changes CAN give you false positives. "Oh, OK. No one told me that... a month ago when I had that CT/PET scan... that I REQUESTED after the 4th stage diagnosis from an ultrasound." Then they asked "Have you had any biopsies?" "Nope." I could feel my UCSF oncologists blood pressure rise. But, being a professional, she said "We'll need biopsies before progressing." But, I exclaimed. "Dr. Stern stated I was dying and needed all my female organs removed ASAP." She looked at me, and paused. "I've interned with Dr Stern." Silence. I looked her in the eye and asked. "Do you do laparoscopic surgeries for fibroids? or do I need to be cut rib cage to pubic bone like he planned?" She looked at me and said "No. I can do the fibroid surgery vaginally, so you'll have no scars. But Dr. Stern doesn't do laparoscopic surgeries, which is why he told you what he did. And recovery from laparoscopic surgery will be a couple of days, versus months. That sealed the deal that I had the right MD and I should walk away from the misogyny of Dr. Stern's care. He really shouldn't be treating women as his hatred of them is palpable.
I was recommended to Dr. Stern and am so glad I was. He is highly regarded by his peers, those in the hospital and patients nationwide. He accurately diagnosed my cervical cancer and caught it before it spread. He has saved my life. His association with UCSF means he keeps up with recent techniques. I give him my highest recommendation.
America's Top Doctors for Cancer (2017)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® For Cancer are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals as being the best in preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer and its related ramifications. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2017)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.
Dr. Stern is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
42 Years Experience
State University Of New York Upstate Medical University
Graduated in 1976
Lac Usc Medical Center
Dr. Jeffrey L Stern accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Basic HMO
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
- Aetna Vitalidad Plus CA con Aetna
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
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 Bronze Full PPO 4500
- Blue Shield CA PPO
- Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
- Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
- Health Net CA PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PHCS PPO Kaiser
- UHC SignatureValue Focus
- UHC West SignatureValue HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsHerrick Medical Center, 2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA
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