Advice about Kaiser Richmond

Parent Q&A

  • ISO Kaiser Richmond Doctors

    (2 replies)


    I am going to working at KP starting Jan 2017! This also means I will be getting Kaiser insurance!!

    I need recommendations on a PCP and OB and a pediatrician for my 18mo old son!

    Any Recs??

    thanks in advance!

    RE: ISO Kaiser Richmond Doctors ()

    I really like our son's (10 mos) doctor Dr. Phu. He's nice, straight forward and informative. My current OB is Dr. Zayas, I saw her through my pregnancy and she listens well, is gentle and is very caring. Probably the best OB I've had at Kaiser.
    Congrats on the job. Kaiser has improved by leaps and bounds the past few years!

    RE: ISO Kaiser Richmond Doctors ()

    Congratulations on the new job! 

    We love Dr. Desler in Richmond Pediatrics. If she has room on her patient list, I would meet with her. My daughter loves to see her, even when sick, even when shots are coming. She listens, she follows up, she truly cares. 

    Dr. Wang in Family Medicine is great for adults, but we don't have any experience with her for kids.

    Good luck!

    New replies are no longer being accepted.

Parent Reviews

I go to Kaiser Richmond and I find it much easier to deal with than Oakland - there are usually no waits, it's clean and calm.

I love my primary doctor - Melinda Glines.

I've seen two OBs, Rachel Hartshorn and Lester Refigee and both are kind and wonderful. Don't know about their experience with over 40 and cancer, but I recommend them as thoughtful doctors who are good at listening.

Our pediatrician is a man, so I can't help you there. Good luck!

Archived Q&A and Reviews

Nov 2004

re: Kaiser in Richmond

We go to Kaiser Richmond and I have to say we've been very satisfied there.

They have a great pediatric dept. Our regular ped. is Dr. Berman but we've seen other Drs. there on various occasions and have been happy with all of them. OB-GYN, same thing... They also have a Women's Health Care dept which is separate (I think) from OB-GYN, and a women's breast clinic. A lot of really nice, caring Drs. Nurses, Aids are in Richmond.

I'm not as familiar with everyone in the medical dept, but I see a nurse practitioner, Marianna Phillipek who is more wholistic minded than many other Drs. and nurses there.

The few times we've had emergencies we've been taken care of immediately and with care that made me feel confident. I'm the type of patient who asks a lot of questions and I do a lot of my own research if I have a specific issue. I've almost always been treated with patience and respect (have seen a few drs. over the years that were a bit too arrogant for my taste, but that's the exception, not the rule). I like Richmond also because it's small, so usually my appointments are on time. Can't say anything about therapists there, haven't had experience with them, but Medical, OB and Pediatrics I think are great. Good luck. anon