Dr. Stephen Hart, MD

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2999 Regent Street, Suite 622, Berkeley, CA, 94705

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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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Very caring and engaged.

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Couldn't believe how fast I got in to see the doctor. Very good experience.

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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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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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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 my experience. 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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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 talked at, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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Stephen Hart is such a well-rounded, comical, "cynical", calm, pleasant and overall, intelligent and helpful. He tells awesome stories, suggests multiple solutions (highlighting diet and exercise) and is real with you. Definitely recommend.

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I had to wait a little while but Dr. Hart was very personable and made me feel at ease. Very competent.

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Dr. Hart is a fine Dr. I would highly recommend him to my friends and family. He was very helpful and made me feel at ease. Dr. Hart was knowledgeable and was more that just an M.D. Praises to a great find. :-)

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I felt very comfortable and was able to discuss my health record. Dr. Hart provided some important information and was a good listener.

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Dr. Hart is very much focused on science-based medicine, so he won't ask for a test just "to be doubly safe". He is well versed in the trade-offs involved, e.g. tests have false positives which can leave you in quite a limbo for months. And he is trying to keep you healthy through better nutrition etc. Exactly the kind of doctor I was looking for.

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Like getting excellent medical care from an erudite Jeff Goldblum. Awesome.

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I'm new to the area and I've found my doctor.

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I felt very comfortable. He was kind, funny, and very professional. Totally recommended

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I went in for a consultation with Dr. Hart and had a great experience. He was friendly, made me feel comfortable (it was my first trip to the doctor in over a decade), and we had a nice discussion. No wait time, either. I recently moved to California from the east coast and am happy to have found a doctor whom I like and trust.

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Highly intelligent, vast reservoirs of knowledge and information, and cross-disciplinary approaches to healing. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and feel confident that I can take charge of my long-term wellness as a practice and lifestyle, versus just a treatment.

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Shares lots of knowledge with his patients. I really appreciated that.

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The appointment was fine - not great, not bad. I got what I needed out of it, but I will not be returning as a regular patient. Lots of talking about things that weren't particularly relevant or of interest to me, and just assumed the appointment was over before allowing me to ask questions about the specific things I had come in to ask about. He did a fine job of checking those things out and letting me know what I needed to know, but having to stop him from leaving to ask didn't feel great. It felt less like a conversation and more like a lecture.

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Doctor started late and rushed me out toward the end. While that alone would've been ok, he failed to realize that throat swabs needed to be done in the office rather than through the lab- so when I went to the lab later, for the primary purpose of getting a throat swab, they told me I should have already had it done in his office. That's pretty mediocre, especially considering my chief concern for the appointment was my throat concern.

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In my experience, I've found that doctors can be roughly divided into one of two general camps: those who bandage the problem, and those who try and solve the root cause. Dr. Hart belongs to the latter group. He's an excellent doctor.

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I am a first timer with the Dr. When I arrived I received a very friendly welcome. I did not have to wait long to see the doctor. He was quite pleasant. I will see him again and hope that everything turns out well.

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I thought he was great. He is, as some other reviewers have mentioned, talkative -- he likes to explain stuff and occasionally runs off on a tangent -- but if you like getting a little extra knowledge (as I do) and enjoy having what feels like a REAL discussion and relationship with your physician, I'm not sure you could do much better.

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very funny and caring

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Professional, very kind.

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Very informative. Didn't rush me out the door. Good guy

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