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Dr. Stephen Hart, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor, Travel Medicine Specialist

Professional statement

Although trained across a full range of Family and Community Medicine, I no longer deliver babies; but continue to provide routine GYN care and family planning options, in addition to general primary care, both acute and on-going. As well, I practice Travel Medicine, providing vaccines, malaria prophylaxis and information to travelers heading off to the Four Corners of the globe. Always available for emergencies, I welcome the use of email for both appointments, referrals, and refills; as well as "mouse calls" for (limited) medical advice.

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Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor
  • Travel Medicine Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus

Education and training

  • Medical School - Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Doctor of Medicine
  • University of California, San Francisco, Residency in Family Medicine

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1639258692

Office locations

Stephen Hart, M.D.

2999 Regent Street, Suite 622

Berkeley, CA 94705

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Very good knowledge of Heath and pleasant bed side manner.
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This is the worst decision I have ever made. The doctor's office simply sent the same wrong information to the insurance company 5 times in a row and then billed me the whole amount after 3 years without giving me anyexplanation. Also, if you try to call the office 10 times, on average your call will only be picked up once.
Less than 3 months ago
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Very very knowledgeable and helpful. He's a live wikipedia.
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I feel comfortable talking to him about my concerns and he gives good recommendation for health care.
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Really great experience. I learn something new every time I visit Dr. Hart. Wish I could talk to him everyday!
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Very good. Cured my hearing problem that I've had for years. Emailed helpful and entertaining nutrition info. Very relatable and gave good information.
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Dr. Hart is always very kind and always willing to help me with request I have. He talks a lot and can go on tangents but he means no harm by it and I enjoy hearing all of his funny andquirky stories. They always relate back to helping me with something I am concerned about. He is very knowledgeable and caring, I would recommend him!
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Visiting Dr. Hart is always a pleasant experience. I am generally always called from the waiting room right on time which is rare in most places. Dr. Hart always takes the extra time to explain things to me, usually accompanied bya fun story to go along with it. Very personable and helpful for all of my concerns.
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Professinal c& oureous
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Dr Hart took time for the appointment and was very sympathetic.
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Dr. Hart is extremely knowledgeable and knew exactly what I needed. I did receive a couple of shots, and I actually didn't feel any discomfort whatsoever - Incredible technique! He is the most pleasant doctor I have ever encountered.
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He is cocky, rude, and completely demeaning.
More than 1 year ago
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Very friendly, smart doctor!
More than 1 year ago
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Do not go here if you actually have a health issue and want some help. You are not gonna get it. You are send home again and again with tips to change your nutrition or to see a psychiatrist. Wasted alot of valuable time, should have seen another doctor right away .
More than 1 year ago
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Charismatic doctor with wonderful advice and good energy
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Does not believe in annual physicals, so did not receive one. Just talked for 15 minutes and left.
More than 1 year ago
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Super smart and also a nice so I felt comfortable. Why aren't more docs like that?! This was my first visit and I feel like he is a good pick for a GP and I definitely will recommend him.
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Dr. Hart answered all my questions and was really knolegable, and had a great personality.
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Very knowledgeable and helpful
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He is an excellent doctor. He really takes his time to do the physical exam on me and gives very clear explanations about my health care.
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Very kind and informative. Genuinely caring about your best self interest. Was a little pushy on certain things but overall great experience.
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The doctor was more concerned about my weight than anything else (which isn't a real issue or related to why I was seeing him). He made me feel insecure about myself for no reason.
More than 1 year ago
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Just my first visit but we had a honest conversation and it didn't feel rushed (in the past I've felt like I was holding the Dr up with questions). He listened and taught me new things. I'll be going back for sure. Highly recommend Dr Hart
More than 1 year ago
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Great doctor. Very personable and easy to communicate with.
More than 1 year ago
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He's very friendly and knowledgable. A bit of a wait. Nothing fancy.
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Dr. Hart is so great. Took time with our appointment, gave me additional reading materials to review even after our appointment regarding my travel, and recommended the best pharmacies to retrieve my prescriptions from. All around, totallyawesome experience. Wait time was literally nonexistent, super friendly reception, and Dr. Hart came very quickly to my room after I was brought back. I know a lot of other reviews have already said this, but I am DEFINITELY going back to see Dr. Hart, even though his specialty is travel medicine, he welcomed me back to see him for anything down the line - found a new GP! On top of everything medical and professional I've written above, Dr. Hart is just an all-around cool guy.
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Dr. Hart is attentive but to the point. He did not rush and took the time to thoroughly discuss my medical issues. I will be going back!
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Dr. Hart is knowledge and very genuine. If you aren't looking for a fancy office, I would recommend!
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Very nice! Really informative and helpful!
More than 1 year ago
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Very caring and engaged.
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Couldn't believe how fast I got in to see the doctor. Very good experience.
More than 1 year ago
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Great doctor who is easy to talk to. I visited for a travel consultation and to get recommended vaccines. He took his time with me and answered all of my questions thoroughly. Front desk was efficient. I would not hesitate to return.
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It was different I didn't get the answers I wanted but I will give it another go October 7
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He has an amazing personality, basically a combination of Bernie Sanders and Jeff Goldblum. Also highly educated and very easy to talk to. Found my new PCP!
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Extremely positive all-around experience. Very honest, very easy-going. Knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. Didn't waste my time, I'll definitely be returning (hopefully not soon)!
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He was relaxed, humorous, Knowledgable, and professional.
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Best general doctor I've ever been to. No wait, very friendly reception. Dr. Hart is incredibly frank and knowledgeable (choice moment was him quoting a 17th century surgery manual). If you are reading this, go to Dr. Hart. You won't find a better, more knowledgeable, or more honest doctor.
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This was my first appointment with Dr. Hart and I was very impressed. He actually took the time to talk to me, get an idea of who I am, what my medical history is, etc., which is very rare from myexperience. It was also obvious that he has an extremely broad base of medical knowledge that he builds on by surveying current literature.
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I just switched insurances and needed some prescriptions renewed. I felt he did a great job listening to my needs and providing suggestions and feedback. Overall a great experience.
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Avoid at all costs. I have never had a doctor yell at me, but he did. I left the office crying, and not because of bad health news. He also disparaged specialists--in their area of expertise. In short, I felt talkedat, not listened to. And I left wondering how someone with no apparent empathy could be a GP.
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I loved him! He was easy to talk to and a good listener. I am so happy I used ZocDoc to find a doctor in the Bay Area. My visit was awesome!
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Glad to have found Dr. Hart! I went in to get some vaccinations for upcoming travel. He was candid and informative and I felt very comfortable at the appointment.
More than 1 year ago
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I would highly recommend Dr. Hart. It was my first appointment, but he took plenty of time to get to know me and answer any questions I had. He was particularly well versed and up to date on the reason for my visit: pre-travel prep.
More than 1 year ago
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Got right to my concerns. Provided possible issues, multiple courses of action, and (MOST IMPORTANTLY) asked me to write him back via e-mail within a few weeks to tell him how it's going.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Hart is a seasoned physician well versed in direct communication. Enjoyed his sense of humor as well as his clinical response to my questions. Am grateful for the sound advice on wholesome living he provided to me. Great find! Thank you Dr. Hart.
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Extremely impressed. Dr. Hart saw me right away, and took the time to address all of my concerns. He's intelligent, has a wonderful sense of humor, and I trust him. I'm thrilled to have found a competent and caring doctor!
More than 1 year ago
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Amazing doctor. They don't make physicians like this anymore, unfortunately... Caring, insightful, professional while backed by a wealth of medical knowledge. Keeps it real without any influence form big pharma BS. Can't recommend him highly enough.
More than 1 year ago
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The doc was through and friendly I felt well taken care of.
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Great guy, really took the time to make sure I understood what was going on with my body and shared practical tips that would help prevent future illness.
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Very friendly and attentive. Always professional.
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