BERKELEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Muir Health and UCSF Health opened their first joint outpatient center for primary care and specialty care, the Berkeley Outpatient Center, today, providing patients in Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville and the surrounding areas with a new choice for high-quality care. The facility, located at 3100 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, includes top primary and specialty care doctors, as well as urgent care and a wide range of health care services, all under one roof.
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The Berkeley Outpatient Center will open with seven family medicine physicians, who are trained to care for patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors. A nurse practitioner will join in September. Patients can schedule primary care appointments by going online or by calling (510) 985-5100. The clinicians include:
- Audrey D’Andrea, MD
- Andria Johnson, MD
- Avis Logan, MD
- Kathryn Malone, MD
- Caroline Schreiber, MD
- Elsa Tsutaoka, MD
- Sarah White, NP (September)
- Francine Yep, MD
Urgent care is also available to patients with an array of urgent, non-life threatening medical conditions and symptoms ranging from sprains and bruises to cough and fever. Patients can reduce their urgent care wait time by scheduling same-day appointments online or by calling (510) 985-5000. Walk-in patients are also welcome at the Urgent Care Center.
In addition to primary and urgent care, some of the world’s leading experts in a wide range of specialties will be available to patients at the Berkeley Outpatient Center. Several specialties will open in June with others opening in the following months. These include:
- Audiology (September)
- Cardiology (August)
- Dermatology (July)
- Gastroenterology (June)
- General Surgery (August)
- Neurology (June)
- Neurosurgery (June)
- Obstetrics/Gynecology (August)
- Ophthalmology (July)
- Optometry (July)
- Orthopedics (June)
- Otolaryngology (Ear Nose & Throat), Head & Neck Surgery (September)
- Pulmonology (August)
- Rheumatology (July)
- Urology (June)
- Vascular Surgery (September)
“We’re excited that our opening day is here and that we can share this amazing new facility with our patients and the community,” said Caroline Schreiber, MD, a family medicine physician, medical director of the Berkeley Outpatient Center and a Berkeley native. “We are bringing together two locally and nationally recognized health systems for the benefit of patients and the community.”
“Patients have a new choice for local, expert care that emphasizes prevention and wellness, while also having onsite access to UCSF Health and John Muir Health specialists when they need it,” she said. “Having primary care and specialist physicians in one location enhances collaboration, knowledge sharing and care coordination, so patients receive the best possible care and expertise from UCSF Health and John Muir Health.”
Conveniently located at the border of Berkeley, Oakland and Emeryville, the Berkeley Outpatient Center offers plenty of free, validated parking on site for patients and excellent access via public transportation and by bicycle.
The Outpatient Center will accept most major health insurance plans. More information can be found at www.johnmuirhealth.com/berkeley.
The Berkeley Outpatient Center also represents a solid expansion of ongoing collaborations between John Muir Health and UCSF Health, which include serving as co-founders of Canopy Health, a network of more than 5,000 doctors, dozens of care centers and numerous renowned local hospitals spanning seven Bay Area counties. In addition, John Muir Health and UCSF Health formed the joint venture company, BayHealth, which is leading development of outpatient initiatives, such as the Berkeley Outpatient Center, and IT integration efforts between the organizations, and additionally supports the infrastructure needs of the Canopy Health care network.
About UCSF Health
UCSF Health includes UCSF Medical Center, which is the top-ranked medical center in California and ranks among the top five hospitals nationwide according to U. S. News & World Report, as well as UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and additional affiliates throughout the Bay Area. Recognized for innovative treatments, advanced technology, collaboration among health care professionals and scientists, and a highly compassionate patient care team, these hospitals serve as the academic medical center of the University of California, San Francisco, which is world-renowned for its biomedical research, graduate-level education and patient care. UCSF Health’s nationally preeminent programs include cancer, children's health, the brain and nervous system, organ transplantation, and women's health. It operates as a self-supporting enterprise within UCSF.
About John Muir Health
John Muir Health is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health care organization east of San Francisco serving patients in Contra Costa, Alameda and southern Solano Counties. It includes a network of more than 1,000 primary care and specialty physicians, more than 6,000 employees, medical centers in Concord and Walnut Creek, including Contra Costa County’s only trauma center, and a Behavioral Health Center. John Muir Health also has partnerships with UCSF Health, Tenet Healthcare/San Ramon Regional Medical Center and Stanford Children's Health. The health system offers a full-range of medical services, including primary care, outpatient and imaging services, and is widely recognized as a leader in many specialties – neurosciences, orthopedic, cancer, cardiovascular, trauma, emergency, pediatrics and high-risk obstetrics care.