Kaiser Oakland Gyn

Hi,

I'm looking for advice on Kaiser Oakland gynecologists, because I don't really connect with my current one and have had some recent test results indicating a "pre-cancerous" condition. I'd really like to be with someone I can talk to easily. Rightly or wrongly I'm assuming clinical competence so am looking for docs with good people skills. Please share if you like yours. Thanking you in advance.

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I see there are quite a few recommendations already for Kaiser Oakland gyns on BPN including the one I am going to recommend but I'll just go ahead and say I like my MD Lisa Sherman. What I like about her might not be what you would like. She is over 40, has a dry sense of humor, and is direct and informative.  Every question I have asked her, she has a variety of options at the ready. There is nothing this woman does not know. I am not sure how you would like her if you are looking for a sensitive hand-holder but for me she is perfect.

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Laura Minikel has been my OB/Gyn for, wow, 24 years now. For me, it has only been general care and one pregnancy (and delivery, since by chance she was on rotation when I had my daughter), but she is terrific. I have no idea if she has openings for new patients--at Kaiser that often has to be your starting point. What I've found works well for screening the list of docs with openings is to talk to the nurses. They will speak effusively about the docs they love, give a measured evaluation of the ones they like, and say nothing at all (which speaks volumes) about the ones they don't like.

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I see Dr Karen Jessica Sumner! (Oakland Kaiser)

she is AWESOME!!! Great bedside manner and very compassionate. I had suffered a miscarriage and I was very touched by her kindness and support during that time.

I wish you all the best for your healing journey!

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I've loved both Caryn Rybczynski and Eve Zaritsky, though I checked and Eve is not currently accepting new patients. Caryn is and she's terrific, an excellent listener and extremely competent practitioner. Both at Kaiser Oakland. Best of luck to you. 

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I really enjoyed Dr. Simone Katz. She delivered our baby and is my regular ob/gun as well! I know she is popular but if you can get in, it’s worth it!

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Vanessa Kaleb is AMAZING! She is extremely personable, knowledgeable, and I always feel like I have her full attention. I ran into her outside of Kaiser once and she remembered my name, gave me a hug, and asked about my son. She’s the best...I’ve probably seen 10 different gyns at Kaiser over the years.

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I really like Dr Lisa Sherman. Very friendly and easy to talk to!

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I was treated for cervical cancer at Kaiser last year. My regular gynecologist, Erica Breneman, was great through the process. I also had one appointment with Rosanne Botha and liked her very much. The test results that showed I had cancer happened to arrive when my regular doctor was away, so Dr. Botha had to give me that news having never met me before. I felt very comfortable talking to her at that very difficult time.

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I love Cooksey!  

Another poster recommended Vanessa Kaleb. After three appts. and really wanting to like her her (I was pregnant after a miscarriage and seeking someone great after my previous doc retired ), I realized I wasn’t being overly sensitive to her rude remarks. I found her to be super condescending and dismissive of my concerns.  I can give specific examples if interested.  The interactions are burned into my brain, unfortunately.  :(

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Just want to thank everyone for the very generous, thoughtful replies!