Dr. Ilana Seidel, MD

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431 Jessie St, San Francisco, CA, 94103

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Dr. Seidel graduated from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine, Forbes Family Medicine Residency Program and the Washington D.C. Veteran Affairs Integrative Medicine Fellowship. In addition to her formal training in conventional Western medicine, Dr. Seidel has actively pursued a number of other healing arts and practices that have shaped her understanding of, and approach to, patient care. Her approach with her patients includes focusing on their whole health, while incorporating her background in functional medicine, Osteopathy, Reiki, nutrition, health coaching, and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Seidel is also board certified in Integrative Medicine.

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Dr. Seidel clearly explained exactly what we would be doing today, as well as what - if anything - was needed for a followup. She was very concise and approachable, and she explained her steps logically. She is great!

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First off, an appointment on a Saturday was great and allowed me to skip out on an urgent care wait. The office is rather modern and actually refreshing as compared to the more traditional offices. Dr. Seidel was very kind and helpful during my appointment. She was open to all my questions and concerns. Overall the appointment and staff was great.

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The office is very different from a typical doctors office, it really did feel more like a tech start up. It was nice that they had water for us while we waited. The circle medical app made it easy for me to check in. Dr. Seidel was kind and friendly, but she wasn't able to help me with my concerns. She sent me to an ER in the city that was so crowded I ended up having to wait there for hours with a fever. In hindsight it would have been nice if she had provided a list of places I could go because where she sent me was terrible and I ended up going home after hours and hours of waiting. Then googling an urgent care myself and going there the next day instead.

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I get nervous going to the doctor, but Dr. Seidel was incredibly kind, had a sense of humor and quickly put me at ease. I was impressed with the amount of time she spent with me and the genuine care she showed for my well-being and wanting to help me achieve my health goals. Oh, and the Circle Medical Office looks like a tech start-up, not a traditional doctor's office. That immediately helped settle my nerves. They're also paperless, which is wonderful. Someone will check you in quickly with an iPad and offer you water. Any questions/follow-up are easily answered over the Circle Medical App. I had a question for Dr. Seidel today and she wrote back within the hour. This was the most positive experience I've had with a doctor. I left feeling comfortable - and empowered. I will definitely recommend Dr. Seidel to my friends.

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Love Dr. Seidel's sense of humor, warmth, and integrative medicine approach. She was thorough, thoughtful, and delightful to work with. I will definitely be returning to her.

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Very caring and nurturing doctor.

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Dr. Ilana is friendly and cheerful. She listened carefully to my problems and made me feel comfortable. She patiently explained things I did not understand.

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She was very nice and friendly and took time to explain everything nicely.

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She's efficient, has a sense of humor, was knowledgeable about my health needs, and made initial plans for me to follow until my follow-up appt. It shows that she cares about her patients. I recommend her and her friendly staff! They have a lab for blood work too.

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All I can say is, very strange experience. The lobby is full of people on their computers and it does not feel like a doctor's office at all. Went in for some serious concerns and was rushed out and felt uncertain I was getting the care I needed. Dr. Siedel was condescending and she literally looked up my questions on google as we spoke. She prescribed something unecessary and unrelated to the issue. She barely examined me and made me feel uncomfortable. The only plus is the app and the fact that you can see your medical records and results. Won't be back!

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Truly the most thorough doctors I have ever seen.

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For my established new patient appointment, I found Dr. Seidel to be caring and comprehensive in her care. However, most recently the visit was rushed. She explained that she had another patient, which is understandable but I have no control over the the length of time allotted to appointments when scheduling. Additionally, she spent the about a1/3 of the appointment attending to paperwork that needed to be completed for my school and 2/3 of the appointment creating a questionnaire asking about symptoms I had already described in detail in the initial appointment. She admitted she had not had the chance to review the labs that she ordered initially nor the follow up medical records sent to Circle Medical from a specialist I had seen. In the end, the visit was not productive for either of us as nothing was accomplished--the paperwork--the referral--follow up labs needed for the completed paperwork were not ordered, the paperwork itself was not updated to reflect the immunization I received that day. The nurse attempted that was in that day appeared to try to address these things but actually never answered any of my questions, nor followed up with the referral or paperwork I came in for. My time spent at Circle Medical at least for this last appointment was not productive.

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What a modern state of the art practice should be.

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very professional!

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My visit with Ilana Seidel is very quick and normal. She was very courteous and polite, if not a little awkward though. The service was very friendly and professional, but I'm not going to lie the office is so weird because it seems like they share an open space with another company. I know San Francisco doesn't have much space but this was a little odd and not as comfortable for me. When you go to the doctor you're usually uncomfortable so having to walk through an office space with strangers is just odd to me. When I did get into Dr. Seidel's office it was comfortable and she did all the normal process protocol, but it turns out that I didn't really have much she could help me on because I was already on the mend from my ailments. I just wanted to check in with a doctor to make sure it wasn't anything serious. Overall, because of the location I'm honestly not sure that I like this set up. I prefer a regular normal doctor's office set up to feel more comfortable and take the service more seriously.

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Dr Seidel was wonderful! Very thorough, open, and understanding. I really felt like she listened and took her time with me. Also there was no wait time which is always great!

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Great! Was able to see me day of and gave plenty of good info. App was super easy to use and everyone was super friendly.

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Really felt like she listened and knew what she was talking about - which is more than I can say for just about any other doctor I’ve seen!

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Very nice and sincere and was thorough with everything.

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Did not get what I wanted. I had been having very severe sore throat pain and all she suggested was to have lozenges.

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Dr. Seidel spent an entire hour with me going through my health history and setting attainable health goals.

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The staff is really nice and efficient. Doctor is professional and nice.

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Great experience, asked lots of questions which I loved. Felt very comfortable.

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Dr.Seidel was very engaging and thorough. She asked a lot of questions and took time to answer all my questions. I was seen right on time and the app they gave makes it super easy to book and appointment and communicate with staff.

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very professional and helpful

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Loved her and her approach to everything. I felt very comfortable around her and could tell she was knowledgeable and genuinely passionate about her work.

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Definitely the most thorough initial appointment I've had which was awesome. I've been looking for a doctor that I can stick with over time who has a more holistic approach and she was great!

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Great doctor, VERY thorough.

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Awesome! At first it was a little surprising that it was part of a medical startup where people are coding an app in the lobby, but Dr. Seidel is great and I have all of the things we talked about at our appointment available in my app so I can refer to them whenever I want.

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She really showed interest in helping with my medical issues, and talked through my treatment process very throughly and clearly.

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Professional, flexible, caring and knowledgeable.

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Dr. Seidel is professional, very nice, caring and patient. Highly recommended!

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Highly recommended! Dr. Seidel took the time to thoroughly examine me and take a comprehensive medical history inventory. Great bedside manner. Excellent listener and communicator.

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Dr. Seidel was absolutely fantastic! I'm new to San Francisco and needed a new GP, so this was my first appointment with her. She took incredible care in asking about my history, learning about my lifestyle, and overall assessing my general health. I hope that she becomes permanent at Circle Medical because I'd love to have her as my permanent provider.

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Dr. Seidel was kind and professional. She listened and was helpful. Perfect. Thank you.

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