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Schiffman, Dr. Karin

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2500 Milvia St
Berkeley, CA

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I am a primary care pediatrician who has been practicing in the east bay since the fall of 2000. I decided to open my own practice in 2006 so that I can provide the type of personalized care that I think people like best. My philosophy is that you deserve to have a pediatrician who understands what is important to you and can help you sort through the most current medical information in a nurturing environment. Some families prefer a “just the facts, ma’am” approach, and others prefer more guidance and emotional discussion; my goal is to work within your values to help you to make the best decisions about your child’s health, development, and emotional well-being. I graduated from UCSF School of Medicine with honors in 1994 and completed my residency in pediatrics at UCSF in 1997. After two years of additional training in children’s cancer and blood diseases at Stanford, I realized that I really wanted to focus my career in primary care. I spent most of the next six years in a group practice, but I frequently felt limited in my ability to tailor my practice to the needs of the families I served. I spent the next year planning to create an environment where children and families come first, where expert medical guidance is easily accessible, and where you can consider your family to have a medical home. I also continue to see my patients in the emergency department at Children’s Hospital of Oakland and supervise resident physicians who help to care for children who have to spend the night in the hospital. In addition to serving on several medical advisory committees for local and regional children’s advocacy groups, I also enjoy talking with other complementary medical practitioners to coordinate care. Board Certified in Pediatrics, Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics