Dr. Sarin (Kaiser Pinole) or Dr. Oparin (Kaiser Berkeley)
Hi there. My young-adult son's Kaiser doctor is leaving his practice, and we are looking for recommendations for a replacement. My son has been going to Kaiser Pinole (where Dr. Sarin looks like a great option), but we are actually much closer to Berkeley (where the only male M.D. choice seems to be Dr. Oparin, about whom I can't find much information). We are hoping to find a personable-but-straightforward, knowledgeable, male family-medicine doctor (or internist) who doesn't mind giving reasonable amounts of advice by e-mail, can work with a shy teen who's not eager to talk about medical issues, and is willing to refer things to specialists when necessary. Also open to other male-M.D. suggestions at Kaiser Berkeley, or to anyone who wants to insist that Dr. Sarin is worth the longish drive. Thanks!