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Dr. Francine Yep

Family Medicine
Oakland, CA
31 years experience female

Locations

Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation

Oakland, CA

Address

350 30th Street, Suite 100, Oakland, CA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Shield of California

Blue Cross of California

Cigna

Great-West Healthcare

Health Net Of California

Humana Insurance Company

United HealthCare Insurance Company

About

Bio

Franny Yep attended the UC Berkeley-UC San Francisco Joint Medical Program where she obtained a M.S. in Health and Medical Sciences from UC Berkeley and her M.D. from UC San Francisco. She trained at the UC San Francisco Family Medicine residency in Santa Rosa, worked at North Oakland Family Practice from 1993-2013 before joining Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation in Oakland. She is board certified in Family Medicine. Her interests are women's health, pediatrics, and caring for the whole family. She loves learning from people and listening to the latest episode in their life stories. Her other interests include writing, snorkeling, anything artsy-craftsy, and wherever her imagination leads. She firmly believes in serendipity.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Gynecology

Pediatrics

Doctor Q&A

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Ear hurts: Your ear hurts. Sometimes your hearing may be muffled or feel like it's stuffy. It depends if you mean an outer ear infection like swimmer's ear or mi... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Other clues: Can help you sort this out. If you have a fever or chills, then more likely to be a cold. Itchy eyes and lasting longer than 2 weeks? Sounds more like... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Good choices: I like to think of good choices instead of numbers. Try to eat whole grains. Aim for half a plate of fruit and veggies for each meal. Choose oatmeal (... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Heartburn: Acid can reflux from your stomach up into your esophagus. This is more likely to happen if you are drinking caffeine, alcohol, or eating anything spic... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Small brown spot: A freckle is a small brown spot on your skin, caused by sun exposure. Use your abcde's to tell the difference between a freckle and skin cancer. A=asy... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Add 'em up!B6: High doses of some b vitamins may be associated with problems. High doses of vitamin b-3 can cause flushing, itchiness and headaches. More than 30 mg ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Position: Posture is the position of your body, or your arms and legs.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Talk with your doc: A vaginal infection may be the problem but all your peeing symptoms could be caused by a bladder infection.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Time to test: You can get pregnant within the first month after stopping your pills. You can use a home pregnancy test now since it's been at least a week since you... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Relieve symptoms: Common colds are caused by viruses so antibiotics don't help. Relieve fever with Acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Use nasal saline drops or cool mist vapor... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Infection B Gone!: Azithromycin is an antibiotic that treats an infection. Please wait until your infection is gone before you start drinking [booze can slow down your b... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No: These are both antihistamines/allergy medicines. Pick one to take. Great question!
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): If you are taking mobic, you can also take tylenol (acetaminophen). Do not mix with ibuprofen/motrin or naproxen/naprosyn.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
2-H club: You may belong to the 2-h club. Hard to see? Things starting to get blurry or you're squinting more to see things. Headache: sometimes you don't notic... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
We don't know.: It's not a reassuring answer but we don't know if electronic cigarettes are safe or harmful. They have found some cancer-causing chemicals in the elec... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Bladder infection: A bladder infection is a common cause of painful peeing. It's important to go see a doc because a bladder infection can get worse and become a kidney ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Depends where: In california, you must be 18 years old [if you're younger, talk with your doc and your parents]. Younger age limit in the uk. So ... Depends on where... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Gas pedal & gas: Tsh is like the gas pedal. T3 (liothyronine) and T4 are the gas. The pituitary sends TSH [thyroid stimulating hormone], a chemical message to the t... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Orudis: Orudis/ketoprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (cousin of ibuprofen, Naproxen family). It can be used to relieve pain.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Chemical Crampers: Prostaglandins are chemicals that make your uterus contract. These contractions [muscle squeezing] can cause pain. Ibuprofen or other nonsteroidal ant... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Mr. Rogers: I follow mr. Rogers' advice: turning off tv, helping our kids feel secure, focusing on helpers. No matter how old we are, mr. Rogers has terrific advi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No: Bv is not a sexually transmitted illness. It's an imbalance between yeast, acidophilus & BV germs that normally live inside our vaginas like we live o... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Store or online: You can find a water irrigator/water pick at the pharmacy or online. Good luck!
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Ouch!: A bee sting can hurt and swell. Be sure to remove the stinger. Apply ice. Take an allergy pill.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes!: Birth control pills with estrogen - like Aviane - can help your acne. It shifts the balance away from acne-causing androgen hormones. Progesterone-onl... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Pill type?: For combo estrogen/progesterone: if you start your pills on the first day of your period, then you are protected. If you start your pills at another t... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
You bet!: When your nose is stuffy, the tubes behind your ear drums [the eustachian tubes] can get stuffy too. This can lead to ear pain, muffled hearing & crac... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Tell us more, please: What did you swallow? [or did you mean indigestion?] we'd like to help.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Check travel site: Wherever you go in the world, it's great to be prepared before your trip. Check out the cdc travel website. You can look up your destination and find... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Yes, you can take Protonix (pantoprazole) and synthroid at the same time. Always good to check.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes!: Birth control pills with estrogen - like Aviane - can help your acne. It shifts the balance away from acne-causing androgen hormones. Progesterone-onl... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Balance: Sounds like your friend has made some terrific changes in her life with even more terrific results. Kudos to her! when we make healthy choices like ex... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Talk with your doc: Reasons range: annoying to concerning; digestion, kidneys, male/female plumbing. Some clues: related to eating? Food (spicy, citrus, tomato, chocolat... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Seal in moisture: Use gentle soap like dove to wash. Use lotion/cream/ointment with ceramide like cerave, which acts like a tupperware lid, sealing the moisturize in yo... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
30 minutes a day: Get moving 30 minutes every day. If that's a lofty goal, start low and work up slowly. Make it fun--walking dates with friends or dancing. Congrats on... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Plant/fish: Good fats are fish and plants (olive oil, avocado, nuts for example). You can find much more info here http://www.Webmd.Com/diet/features/skinny-fat-g... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Don't: Don't use over-the-counter cold remedies for kids under 12 years old because of safety concerns.
A member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No: Nope. Diflucan (fluconazole) is for yeast and fungus. E.Coli is a bacterium.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No acute signs: Sorry to hear you've met shingles. Getting the vaccine may prevent recurrences. You can get the shingles vaccine once you no longer have acute symptom... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Talk with doc: Your mom should talk with her doc today. Blue isn't a normal color at all. I am concerned!
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: You can take Ibuprofen and Lorazepam together. Make sure you have some food in your stomach to protect it from ibuprofen. Great question! thanks for a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Good for you!: Exercise can help you burn calories (lose fat), keep you flexible, and maintain strength. You can exercise without building up popeye kind of muscles.... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
See a doc: Please see a doc. This may be an infection from bacteria or possibly shingles.
A member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Talk with your doc: Swelling is a side effect of calcium channel blockers like diltiazem. There may be other causes of swelling that you should talk with you doc about to... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Tame the lightning: Migraines can feel like a lightning bolt striking your head. 3 steps for taming the lightning. Identify triggers: any foods? Stress? Poor sleep? Trea... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Escalators working!: Congrats on stopping smoking. Now that you've stopped, the escalators in your airways are working again, carting up gunk to be spit out, this is norma... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No: Casein is a milk protein. Soy isn't. But both casein and soy are common food allergies/intolerances. A good rule of thumb: what did your ancestors eat... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Scruff B Gone: Antifungal shampoos (tea tree oil, selenium sulfide 2.5%, Ketoconazole 2%, ciclopirox 1%, coal tar, salicylic acid, and sulfur]. Prescription taclone... Read More

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Aug 9, 2013
Sensible, concise advice -- often with a touch of humor! Great doc to have on HealthTap.
Aug 24, 2013
Knowledgeable answers, caring and dedicated
Sep 11, 2013
Knowledgeable answers, cares for patients
HealthTap member
im 41 yrs old. diagnosed about 10 yrs ago. i waas having severe back pain which was eased with nerve block injections. my internest said i was pre diabetic last annual physical on top of my mildly el...Read More
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Thanks Dr. Yep. My son is convinced he's allergic to flannel sheets. It might just be the dust mites and so we sticking with changing his beddings weekly versus every 3-4 weeks. It's helped a lot a...Read More
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i am currently using neutrogena invisivle face bar for acne prone skin there. just started using it. there might be some of the same ingredients as what u said. if it doesnt work i will look for somet...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Francisco School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1990MD

Awards

Health Tappy Award 2011 Top Family Physician
Top Doctor, Third Place, Alameda County, CA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, California - Winter
2013
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