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We found 7 urgent care providers who accept Blue Shield near Oakland, CA.

Dr. Jeffery John Leinen, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
2100 Powell Street; Suite 900
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Leinen, who practices in Emeryville, CA, Antioch, CA, and Berkeley, CA, is a medical specialist in urgent care and emergency medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Leinen is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Leinen attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He speaks Medical Spanish.

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Dr. Patricio Martin Chavez, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
2070 Clinton Avenue
Alameda, CA
 

Dr. Patricio Chavez's areas of specialization are urgent care and emergency medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Chavez accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at Merrithew Memorial Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Chavez attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Kai L Ouye, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Urgent Care
747 52nd Street; Medical Director's Office
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Kai Ouye, who practices in Oakland, CA and Fremont, CA, is a medical specialist in urgent care. She is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland's residency program. Dr. Ouye accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Urgent Care
5220 Claremont Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Lily Ngo's medical specialty is urgent care. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Ngo's training includes residency programs at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

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Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Urgent Care
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Karim Mansour is a specialist in pediatric emergency medicine and pediatric urgent care. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Mansour attended medical school at Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Mansour is affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Mansour has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Wounds, Education, Sepsis, Trauma

Dr. Wanny Tam, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Urgent Care
Summit Unit
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Wanny Tam specializes in urgent care. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tam attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland for residency. Dr. Tam (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
501 South Shore Center W, - 103c; S
Alameda, CA
 

Dr. Hon-Wai Lam practices family medicine and urgent care in Alameda, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Lam speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alameda Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lam has an open panel.

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What is Urgent Care?

Urgent care medicine is the treatment of patients who have pressing or serious medical problems, but who are not able to see their regular physician. Urgent care clinics, sometimes called walk-in clinics, do not take appointments and are often open late and on weekends and holidays. They provide access to medical care for patients whose regular doctor’s office is closed, or whose medical problem is too immediate to wait until they can get in to see their regular doctor.

Urgent care is related to emergency care, but the two are different. Emergency care is for patients who are critically ill or injured, meaning they are likely to die if they don’t receive medical treatment right away. Urgent care is for patients whose problems are not life-threatening, but they still need to be seen within 24 hours.

Some of the issues typically treated at an urgent care clinic include:
  • Sprains, strains, and minor broken bones
  • Ear infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Mild allergic reactions
  • Fever and flu
  • Minor wounds that require stitches
  • Strep throat
  • Mild asthma attacks

Some urgent care clinics even offer routine preventive care without an appointment, such as vaccines.

Urgent care physicians work in a fast-paced environment and see a variety of clients, injuries and illnesses. They must be knowledgeable about the medical care of patients of all ages, genders, and all common medical problems. Urgent care doctors do not perform surgery or care for patients in the hospital, but their work is never dull, with new and unexpected cases arriving every day. They provide an incredibly valuable health care service in the United States; they relieve the pressure on emergency rooms, while at the same time, many people rely on urgent care as their primary health care.

It’s good to know that wherever you go, at any time of day, there’s always a doctor available.