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Dr. Ben Littlejohn, MD

Family Physician

Emeryville, CA

About Dr. Ben Littlejohn

As a board-certified family medicine physician Dr. Littlejohn has well over a decade of outpatient clinical medicine and has enjoyed every bit of it. After his graduation from Drew-UCLA School of Medicine and the Harbor-UCLA family medicine residency program, where he worked in the underserved community of Los Angeles, he moved back to Northern California. Here up North he spent many year gaining valuable experience working as a Family Doctor in Oakland while volunteering doing medicine in the underserved areas of the East Bay as well as in Haiti, Mexico, and Samoa.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Family Physician

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of California, Los Angeles
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Residency in Family Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1467469924

Dr. Ben Littlejohn's office location

Ben Littlejohn

5915 Hollis Street, Suite B

Emeryville, CA 94608

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This is my third time visiting Dr. Littlejohn, and every time the wait has been so long! My first two times, I came in the afternoon so I figured the delay was due to rollover from throughout the day. But today,I came in in the morning, and I still waited way too long. Every time, I have gotten to the office early to check in. I usually am brought to my exam room about 10-15 minutes after my appointment time. Then, I wait for 45 minutes to an hour until Dr. Littlejohn finally comes into the exam room. For today's visit, there was only one other person in front of me in line, and the waiting room was empty when I was brought to my exam room, so I have no idea what could have been holding him up. His bedside manor is very casual, which would give me a sense of ease if I wasn't already put off by his constant tardiness.
Less than 1 month ago
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Went in the first time to be seen and had to wait over an hour which obviously I have other plans to attend to so I rescheduled. My second appointment time was also another wait over 50 minutes that lead meto leave. This office needs to be more mindful of people’s time. You are not the only ones who are busy.
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The nurses were wonderful and sweet. Doctor himself was really nice and made it a point to connect and get to know me. We had issues with my insurance but they helped me to get things resolved and were very understanding.
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Great informative doctor. Genuine and friendly.
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Dr. Littlejohn is always friendly, but also likes to chat (sometimes to excess). In general, I find him to be a very suitable physician.
Less than 3 months ago
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Would not recommend for female patients.
Less than 6 months ago
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Like him, so keep coming back.
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Dr Ben and the staff are absolutely brilliant. Dr Ben listens to your concerns, gives you the right treatment and also the best advice. One of the best Doctors I have ever had.
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Professional office, good bedside manner, and a friendly Doctor!
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Loved seeing little John, great doctor!
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Great listener and even better talker!
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Very good at explaining. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly to its patients. Thank you, Doc :D
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As a physician, I have a high bar of excellence for my caregivers. I was incredibly impressed by Dr. Littlejohn and his office. I was very surprised by the amount of time he gave me for my first visit. He wasnot only learning about my medical history, but also getting to know me as a person. This has become incredibly rare in medicine these days. His care is backed up by excellent nurses and a great front office. I highly recommend this physician.
Less than 1 year ago
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I enjoyed my first visit. The wait time was longer than I'd bargained for, but I felt like he took time to hear my concerns and really make sure I left feeling taken care of.
Less than 1 year ago
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Amazing... he acts like a doctor should and cares deeply about his patients. I have been searching for months to find the right doctor and he is it!
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Great facility and staff. Comfortable environment and friendly approach from all staff. The actual discussion with the NP and MD was thorough and informative, and most importantly, they allocated ample time for the office visit. No sign ofrushing patients out before lunch. Highly recommended for any new and old patients.
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Helped with everything as always. I've started sending members of my family to Dr. Littlejohn. He really gets to know each of his patients, and provides personalized, as-it-should-be, General Praticioner service and treatment to a degree of excellence.
Less than 1 year ago
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Excellent doctor..entire staff was caring and helpful. The doctor spent a lot of time going g over my information. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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He was amazing, he took some time to get to know me and that made me feel so much more comfortable. He's really professional and explain everything that was going on.
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Good visit discussed several medical issues.
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Very a tentative to my concerns and needs. Great doctor!!!
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Very friendly and addressed all topics. I needed a tonsillectomy and he advised against it, and suggested antibiotics... as I have made it clear I need a solution and not a harmful bandaid. I went to another doctor to finally get one done and I haven't felt better since.
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Great doctor. Great service. Great results.
More than 1 year ago
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Visit was great. Very smooth. I made my appointment on Zocdoc and the check in process was easy. Dr. Littlejohn is understanding, frank and super chill. Will come back.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Littlejohn is awesome. He's super personable and took the time to get to know my medical and personal background in detail as a first time patient. He offered insight that was useful and easy to understand. Not only did Iget the treatment I needed, but he was a really nice, relatable guy. The receptionist was friendly and the office overall was very clean. I'll definitely be back in the future!
More than 1 year ago
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Really enjoyed my visit with Dr. Littlejohn. He was very knowledgeable and gave a detailed explanation of the questions I had. The only little hiccup i had was the long wait before being led to the patient examination room. I hadarrived on time for my 11:30 appt but was not even given the paperwork to fill out until almost 12:00 and taken to the back around 12:10.
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Very unprofessional right off the bat. The first sentence uttered out if his mouth as he entered the room was very offensive and sexist. I do not recommend I super disappointed that Zicdoc rates him so high. I should have googled for other reviews.
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It is ALWAYS a pleasure going to see Dr. Littlejohn. The entire staff is friendly, warm, and welcoming. Dr. Littlejohn is down to earth, easy to talk to, and truly cares about his patients. Oh, and he always has delicious fruitat the office for patients. Such a nice touch! DEFINITELY go see him!
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Dr. Littlejohn was great. I was not rushed at all. Excellent experience.
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The woman at the front desk and doctor both seemed disorganized and scatterbrained - both didn't know ahead of time that I was a new patient. I had rescheduled my initial appointment the week before which I guess was a confusingmove. Staff member asked me specifics about my psychiatric RXs right in the waiting room, with another patient sitting 2 seats away...personal and irrelevant? Yeap. The previous week when I confirmed the appt on the phone, I asked the representative if I needed to arrive early to fill out forms - she said no, that they had the info from zoc doc and didn't need an intake. But then I did in fact have a butt load of forms to fill out.. the woman at the front desk kept running over to me saying 'oh actually this one too.' Whatever, we all have those days, I get it. What threw me was once I finally saw the doctor, he went on tangents and had this strange sassy attitude. He answered my first question in a slow, condescending voice. He had a nervous oblivious type energy- the type of person you don't want to be poking equipment around your face. He also had a way of talking about people and conditions as if they belonged to strict categories.. i.e. everyone with this condition is always like this ... some actual quotes for you: 'adderall is methamphetamine' false... 'frats in college got banned because they kept raping people and doing stuff like that that frats do.' Um what, I wasn't in one but hey what if I was...also I didn't ask about your college experience man so I don't know why you've been talking about it for the past ten minutes. While the appt seems done & I'm waiting to pee, the rambles continue. Overall I'd say this man is incompetent, self-oriented and totally off in terms of common social sense. I for real don't know what planet he was on, but I think you don't want to go there
More than 1 year ago
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Makes going to the doctor a pleasure, which is weird. You're supposed to hate going to the doctor, right?
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Very Cool guy.
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Helpful as always!!!
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So informative, funny, and smart! Thanks Ben!
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Dr Littejohn is always the best. Friendly, fast, super down to earth.
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Amazing Doctor who is approachable and very helpful. I found my general physician for the long term!
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So glad I found Doctor Littlejohn when I moved to the East Bay last year! He is a reliable doctor who actually cares which is so hard to find these days.
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My visit was great as always
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He's a good guy, I feel comfortable with him.
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He is great! Very thorough and willing to help.
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I like the way that Dr. Littlejohn takes time to talk. He is down to earth and thorough. Great Doctor!!
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Great office, great visit, great doctor. Already looking forward to my next appointment!
More than 1 year ago
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It was great and the staff is super friendly.
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Terrific!
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Dr. Littlejohn was very pleasant to work with. He's very informative about health issues. Will definitely use his services again
More than 1 year ago
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Great visit, looking forward to having him as my new primary care - 1.5hr wait time was a little excessive, but fortunately I didnt have anything pressing afterwards...
More than 1 year ago
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Very satisfied that he will be my new PCP.
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Thorough, friendly.
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Great doctor! Very kind and patient, made sure to answer all of my questions and go do a thorough checkup.
More than 1 year ago
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Great doctor and friendly staff. Very personable and skilled doctor. Was very helpful in my diagnosis and treatment.
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