Careen Whitley, MD

Editors' Notes: 

(Nov 2020) This practice was previously known as Family Practice Medical Group. See also  Lori Beltran (now at Kaiser Mission Bay) and Kathryn Malone (now with John Muir Berkeley)

3300 Webster Street
Suite 1000
Oakland, CA 94609

Archived Q&A and Reviews

May 2011

Re: In search of great family physician
My partner and I are with Blue Cross and we both see (and adore) Dr. Lori Beltran, D.O. with Family Practice Medical Group of Oakland (near Summit Hospital). Honestly, I've been looking for an excuse to get her name on the BPN boards! Ayurvedic medicine is my primary medicine, allopathy is where I go if I want diagnostics, and she is completely comfortable with this.

She has respect for and refers to other disciplines, from acupuncture to physical therapy, and is available by email, a great listener, and I feel wholly supported by her as well as the office staff. (Bonus: She's also a family medicine doc, so when our baby is born next month, she'll see her, too!) Kate S.

Jan 2006

Re: African-American Family doctors
It's been almost 2 years since we moved to Sonoma County and we tried to keep Dr. Careen Whitley as our family doc...but it was just too much of a haul over the Richmond Bridge etc...but we still miss her so much. She was my primary doctor for 5 years before I got pregnant with my son. She delivered him 2.5 years ago and was his doctor for his first year and a half. Even my husband misses her and he usually isn't a fan of female docs. for himself! HIGHLY recommend her and miss her. Very calm, knowledgable, sweet, practical and open minded to YOUR ideas and preferences. Good Luck! moniz

I see Dr. Careen Whitley at the Hill Physicians Medical Group on Telegraph Ave in Oakland, 510 419-0230. The practice has other African Americans, including a man who is a nurse practioner (I think that's his title). I've been seen by an Asian doctor once or twice when Dr. Whitley wasn't available, but I don't know if she is still there. I've been very satisfied with the care, though I've occasionally had to wait longer than I'd like. satisfied

Re: African-American Family doctors (Dec 2002)
Our whole family has been going to Dr. Kareen Whitley of Family Practice Medical Group of Oakland (near Summit hospital) and she and the practice in general has been great. -Mike

Re: African-American Family doctors (Dec 2002)
Two good recommendations: Kareen Whitley, MD 3100 Telegraph Ave 510-419-0230 (Tolbert Small also was recommended)