Pediatrician in Berkeley

Hello- I would like to hear your favorite pediatricians! I have 4 year old and 6 month old boys and they are pretty healthy. I have Aetna and prefer in Berkeley area. Thank you!

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We take our daughter to Berkeley Pediatrics. It's a really great practice with lots of capable Drs.

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I recommend whomever is taking new patients at Berkeley Pediatrics on Walnut and Virginia. Our family have been patients there since birth, almost 17 years!

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We love our pediatrician Karin Schiffman. She is in a solo practice, which we really like. I never feel rushed in my appointments, there is never a long wait, she responds quickly to emails via their online system and phone calls, the front staff is great and I've never had issues with billing. 

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We also have Aetna and see Dr. So at Berkeley pediatrics and really like her.

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We love our pediatrician - Myles Abbott at East Bay Pediatrics. They have offices in Berkeley (Regent Street near Alta Bates) and Orinda. We have seen many pediatricians in the practice and we like them all. They have convenient drop in hours for vaccines, and they always find a way to fit us in for a sudden illness or ear infection. We used to have Aetna and they accepted it. 

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I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Katya Gerwein!  

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We love Dr. Karin Schiffman.  She is a solo practitioner and really knows our family.  My kids love her.  She answers all after hours calls herself, which I appreciate so much.

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Hello- we have a 6 year old and 4 month old (both girls), have aetna insurance and have been going to East Bay Pediatrics for about 2 years now. They are great! Jennifer Miller is our primary doctor and she is fantastic...warm, caring, thoughtful and thorough.  They also have a great scheduling for sick appointments and offer urgent care hours in off times (which we have, unfortunately, had to use twice) and are located just adjacent to Alta Bates. We found them through a recommendation from our previous neighbors (who were both doctors) and who had 3 boys who saw another doctor in the group who they also highly recommended. Best of Luck.

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We love Kiwi Pediatrics. They are very responsive to our concerns and have been great about answering questions that we call in or email to them. Twice we have been travelling and have sent a picture of something that happened to one of the kids and they emailed us back with advice about what to do. We have gone in after hours to get stitches. The doctors are up-to-date on the latest research and can answer obscure questions. And they are really nice.

But the thing that I love the most is that they work hard to prevent kids getting sick or hurt. They do stuff like give out bike helmets to low-income kids and pass out glow sticks at Halloween so kids will be visible to cars. They give out books to kids and have a "Take a Book/Leave a Book" shelf in their Berkeley office.

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We love Dr. Lisa Kalar at Berkeley Pediatrics.  We have been seeing doctors at this practice for 21 years and have been very happy with the care we've received there.  One of my children has multiple serious chronic health issues, and Dr. Kalar has been extremely supportive and helpful, acting as both advisor and sounding board as I navigate the world of specialists and difficult decisions.  I should actually remember to tell her directly how grateful I am.