Announcements

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:04
Berkeley Pediatrics turns “75” & Dr. Cuthbertson is Retiring!!!Save the date Sunday, Sept 10. Details coming soon…If you would like to make a contribution in the spirt of this double celebration, please followthe link below and indicate that you would like to make this gift in honor of eitherDr. Cuthbertson or Berkeley Pediatrics.https://makeagift.ucsf.edu/childrensIf you have a picture that you would like to share as part of a keepsake for Dr. Cuthbertson,please drop it off or mail it to BPMG 1650 Walnut Street, Berkeley 94709.We look forward to celebrating with everyone!! 
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 07:44
Berkeley Pediatrics welcomes Dr. Samuel Woods to the practice. Dr. Woods is taking new patients.Read Dr.  Samuel Woods' biography.
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 08:31
Berkeley Pediatrics welcomes Dr. Nicole Learned to the practice. She started this summer and is taking new patients. Read Dr. Nicole L. Learned's biography.
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 08:49
Dear patients and families,Berkeley Pediatrics is pleased and excited to announce that, as of August 31, 2015, we have partnered with UCSF Benioff Children's Physicians (UBCP). UBCP is a group of pediatric practices in the Bay Area affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland. Our commitment is to high quality pediatric care and the secure future of private, office-based pediatric practice in the Bay Area.We want to assure that you should notice little impact from this partnership.  While your medical billing will come from UBCP, your pediatric care will continue to come from the providers and staff at Berkeley Pediatrics. Our promise is to continue providing the family-centered, high quality care that we have all become accustomed to and do so in our unique office on Walnut Street.Should you have any questions, feel free to ask your provider or our office staff.With all the best,Berkeley Pediatric Medical Group, Inc.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 08:59
You may be aware of the recent devastating cases of meningococcus B on college campuses including Princeton, U.C. Santa Barbara and University of Oregon.  Meningococcus B is a strain of this bacteria which is not covered by the current Menactra meningococcal vaccine (which covers types A, C, Y and W-135) already given as part of routine immunizations for our teens.  Recently, the meningococcal B vaccine, which has been used in Europe and Canada, was approved for people aged 10-25 years of age.  The vaccine is a 2 dose series, with the doses at least 1 month apart.   Meningococcal disease is caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis, also called meningococcus.  About 10% of people have this type of bacteria in the back of their nose and throat with no signs of symptoms of disease.  But sometimes Neisseria meningitidis bacteria can invade the body causing a very serious bacterial disease in the meninges and/or blood.  Meningococcal disease can be a rapidly acting devastating disease and can lead to organ failure, loss of limbs and even death.   Currently, we anticipate that most insurance companies will not cover this vaccine unless you are in an outbreak situation.   However given the efficacy of this vaccine and the recent cases at various college campuses, we are recommending this vaccine--particularly for young people in college or crowded living environments.   Our office will administer the vaccine to families who want it for their teens/young adults.   Payment will be required at the time of vaccine administration. Please call the office with questions or to schedule an appointment  510 848 2566 x160 Please see the CDC link and manufacturer website link below for more information regarding meningococcal B disease and vaccine.http://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/outbreaks/vaccine-serogroupB.htmlhttp://www.bexsero.com/index.shtml