Seeking a Pediatrician Who is African American

Parent Q&A

  • Hello--We are having to switch health insurance and are looking for recommendations for an African American or other person of color (preferably female) pediatrician in Oakland or Berkeley. We of course want someone who is great with children and who is a good communicator and also preferably open to more holistic ways of looking at healthcare. Anyone have this magical doctor in their kids' life? Please send recommendations!

    [Moderator Note] Here are some past reviews: ]

    We have only seen her once since we recently moved here.  But we had a good experience our first time with Dr. Tracy Evans-Ramsey at East Bay Pediatrics.

    I have been taking my son to Dr. Tracey Evans-Ramsey (Easy Bay Pediatrics) for the last 13 years.  I have been very please with her.  She has an office in Berkeley and Orinda.

    My daughter has been seeing Dr. Andria Johnson at John Muir (3100 san pablo) in Berkeley since she was born (5 years old now) and we love her! She’s also a family doctor so my wife and I see her as well.

Archived Q&A and Reviews

African American female pediatrician?

May 2013

We are looking for an African American female pediatrician, ideally in Berkeley, N. Berkeley, Albany or El Cerrito. We'd appreciate any recommendations! Mary

I know you did not list Alameda but Dr Bennet is amazing - meticulous, smart, funny and an excellent diagnostician. She caught whopping cough in my vaccinated child - early enough that we got treatment that shortened its duration. She also made a home visit once on a weekend. Can't say enough great things about her. Great practice in general - Dr Harris and Parker are very good. And yes, she is definitely African American. Good luck

We just went to East Bay Pediatrics for an annual well-child check-up with Dr. Miles Abbot; he had his partner, Dr. Tracy Evans-Ramsey come in for a 2nd opinion on something, and she was GREAT with both my son and me. I'd highly recommend her. I know they have another pediatrician there who is also African American and female, although I've never met her, Dr. Jennifer Miller - her bio says she specializes in adolescent health. Best of luck, Ellen

Seeking an African American Female pediatrician

Feb 2013

I would like to select a female African American pediatrician for our family. Can anybody provide a recommendation for us in the Berkeley area? Berkeley parent

Dr. Jen Miller at East Bay Pediatrics . You will be very happy. happy patient

Hi! We see Dr Jennifer Miller at East Bay Pediatrics and love her! She was recommended to us by a friend who loves her and then we recommended her to our neighbors who are also very happy with her. She's very warm and friendly. They have offices in Berkeley (Regent St) and Orinda.

Dr. Tracy Evans-Ramsey of East Bay Pediatrics group is a female african-American dr. She is not our pediatrician but we have seen her while our dr was on vacation. She is very good!! Their Berkeley office is on Regent St behind Alta Bates. Phone # 925-254-9203. Lan Drs. miller and Ramsey are also super qualified, nice, responsive. It's a great practice to which we moved from another when our kids were 4 and 7. There's collegiality amongst the doctors, they work together and regularly consult regarding trickier situations. Two offices- one in Orinda, one across from Alta Bates. Chris

My name is Jennifer Miller and I am an African-American female pediatrician at East Bay Pediatrics in Berkeley, Ca. Myself, and my colleague Dr. Tracy Evans-Ramsey are 2 black female pediatricians in the practice. We have an office in Berkeley behind Alta Bates Medical Center and another office in Orinda through the tunnel. We are both accepting patients. Check us out at Thanks! Jennifer Miller

Jan 2011

Hi, Looking for hearty recommendations for either or all of the following, preferably in Oakland/Alameda/San Leandro area:
- African-American FEMALE pediatrician for my 2yo. Seeking someone who is a traditional western physician but is open to alternative medicine and is totally cool with the family bed. Looking for a lifetime relationship with a loving person who can be a positive African-American female role model for my biracial daughter
- African-American Male or Female pediatric/adult dentist
- African-American FEMALE general practitioner Kim

[Editor note] see this page for African-American dentists and doctors.

I've seen Dr. Andria Johnson at North Oakland Family Practice, and I've had positive experiences with her. My family (including two young children) are regular patients of Dr. Yep at the same practice.

Dr Bennet at Alameda Pediatrics is amazing. Great with kids, sympathetic with parents, great clinical skills. And yes, African American. My kids both love her. Good luck

I've seen Dr. Andria Johnson at North Oakland Family Practice , and I've had positive experiences with her. My family (including two young children) are regular patients of Dr. Yep at the same practice.

For a female pediatrician, we recommend Dr. Jennifer Miller at East Bay Pediatrics .

Dr. Tracey Evans-Ramsey at East Bay Pediatrics (Berkeley and Orinda) has been our daughters' pediatrician for the past eight years and we think she's fabulous. Bright, great bedside manner, and yes, African American. Dr. Tracey fan

We love our pediatrician Dr. Bennett at Alameda Pediatrics . She's young, African American, female, but most importantly she's super smart and great with kids. Michelle

April 2009

Jennifer Miller, M.D. at East Bay Pediatrics is African-American and joined that practice in 2007 .

Feb 2006

Greetings, does anyone know of a black pediatrician in the east bay? if so, please email me. thanks in advance, erika erika

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