Dr. Francine Yep

Family Medicine
Oakland, CA
33 years experience female

Locations

Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation

Oakland, CA

Address

350 30th Street, Suite 100, Oakland, CA
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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

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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

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Belly pain: Under the bottom of your right rib cage - especially after you eat something fatty or fried. But ... Sometimes gallstones don't cause any symptoms at ... Read More
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A 86-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes.: Probiotics may prevent the common cold or help you get better faster. They may also help prevent bacterial vaginosis [some small studies]. We're not ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Better than smoking: Nicotine gum does not increase your risk for cancer. But nicotine can increase your blood pressure. If you look at the big picture, it would be health... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Fungus B Gone: Try tea tree oil 1-2 x daily under nail or Vicks vaporub at night. Dr. Haley suggests otc urea cream to soften the nail. May take 2-4 months before yo... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Healthy Heart Plus: Healthy whole body; lots of fruits and veggies. Whole grains, nuts, beans. Fish. Less animal products (dairy, eggs, fatty meat. Choose lean meat like ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
More than 99%: The regular birth control pill is more than 99% effective if you take it correctly. In other words, less than 1 out of 100 women each year become preg... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Fish oil can thin your blood. You shouldn't take if if you have bleeding in your stomach or brain. It's a good idea to stop it 14 days before dental o... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
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Family Medicine 33 years experience
Before surgery: Stop your fish oil 1 week before surgery because of blood thinning risks.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
4-6 weeks: A very bad sprained finger can take up to 4-6 weeks to heal. If your finger still hurts a lot after 2 weeks, go see your doc to check for possible str... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Funny bone?!: It's not so funny when you hit the "funny bone" on your elbow. You feel pain and tingling along the side of your arm which shoots into your ring finge... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
None: Some foods like wild yam and soybeans contain raw ingredients for dhea but do not contain dhea itself. We don't know if eating more soybeans increases... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Okay!: Yes, it's okay to take Effexor (venlafaxine) and fish oil at the same time. It's always good to check.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Skin 2 skin contact: Usually prolonged skin-to-skin contact. *not* usually through a quick hug or handshake. Easy to get from your sexual partners or other folks in your h... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes, they can.: Certain antidepressants [that build up serotonin] can help your pms. You need to try them for at least 2 periods before you decide it doesn't work for... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Less likely but ...: Not impossible. The birth control pill helps keep your uterus lining from growing too thick. So it's less likely for you to get endometrial [uterus li... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
NO!!!: Agree with my colleagues: you need to sweat for 2 hours or more for sports drinks to be worth it. Lots of sugar: 12 ounces of gatorade can have up to ... Read More
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Thumbs up: Yes, acupuncture has been shown to help some people with back pain. Hope you feel better.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Not vaccinated: You can get measles if you haven't been vaccinated against measles. The MMR [measles, mumps, rubella] vaccine gives you 95-98% protection after the 2n... Read More
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
8-10%: 8-10% of your body weight *before* you started using orlistat.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Okay: It's okay to take l-carnitine and orlistat at the same time.
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
World traveler: Yes, scabies is worldwide.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Stretch. Move.: (1) warm up. (2)stretch all over: fingers to toes. (3) start 10 minutes every other day. If you don't hurt the next day, each week add 10 minutes each... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Average 2 days: It can range from 1-4 days but the average is 2 days. Passing you the chicken soup!
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Talk with your doc: Usually menopause happens after 39 years old but sometimes our periods can stop before then. There's lots to talk about with your doc: any symptoms [l... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Also ....: Eyes looking straight ahead at the screen [head not tilted up/down]. Elbows bent at 90 degrees. Wrists straight. Take breaks every 30 minutes and vary... Read More
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A 72-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Itch B Gone: Try over-the-counter antihistamines like loratadine, cetirizine, generic benadryl, (diphenhydramine) chlorphenarimine. Oatmeal baths [put oatmeal in o... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Upset balance: In your vagina. Yeast, acidophilus germs and b.Vag germs coexist peacefully like we live on the earth. When something's out of whack, yeast or b.Vag g... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Talk with your doc: There are many possibilities, but a very concerning possibility is old blood from your gut like your stomach when it's irritated [gastritis] or an ulc... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Saltwater nose rinse: The blockage could be swollen sinus opening (like a crowded doorway) or something blocking your sinus opening (like old sticky snot). Either way, salt... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
What else on menu?: Depends on what other items are on your menu. Heart failure too? Think about beta blockers or ace inhibitors. Diabetes too? Ace inhibitors/arbs. If yo... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No. Depends.: Depends on ovary cyst size, character (slmple vs. Complex), and how much this bugs you. Sometimes just the cyst can be removed. Sometimes taking medic... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Call your doc NOW: If it's hard to breathe, please call your provider now. I'm worried about you. Inflamed airways [like asthma] or pneumonia are some of my concerns. Br... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
S-T-R-E-T-C-H: Stretch your feet and calf muscles. Flap you feet up and down before you get up in the morning or after you've been sitting awhile. Avoid pounding you... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Good idea.: Activella has estradiol, a type of estrogen, and norethindrone, a type of progesterone. Estradiol can come in different strengths and forms [tablet, g... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Talk with your doc: You're right to be concerned. This is too much too often. It could be hormones (female, thyroid) or infection. Your doc can help you figure this out. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Chilling' out: For some folks, cold can make their airways spasm and narrow ("bronchospasm"). This is like the reaction that people with asthma have. If this happens... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No glow: By your bed. The glowy light in our phones, tablets, computers can make it hard for you to sleep. No electronics or texting an hour before bedtime. Le... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Get Moving: When we slow down, our plumbing inside - including our digestion - slows down too. In addition to the great suggestions by our colleagues, how much ar... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Jump on in: The water's fine! huge enthusiastic yes! swimming stretches and works out your body all over. It's low impact so it's friendly for backs and knees too... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Hay fever or Not.: You can have allergic hay fever or non-allergic pregnancy runny nose. If you have non-allergic kind: elevate the head of your bed, nasal strips like b... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
4 hours apart: Orlistat can decrease the amount of thyroid medicine in your body. Take these medicines 4 hours apart.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Sometimes: Old-fashioned unplugged playing and reading are kinds of meditation for kids. Might be hard for some kids to sit quietly and "clear mind" but playing,... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Okay.: Yes, it's okay to take st. John's wort and ginseng together. Thanks for checking!
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Wash your hands ...: A lot. Wash your hands before you eat or make food, after you go to the bathroom or change a diaper. Keep your fingernails clean and cut short. No fin... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No symptom sometimes: Often people will have no symptoms. Other symptoms: feeling tired, painful joints, not hungry, feeling sad, poor memory and concentration. You can als... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: For bacterial meningitis, you can take alternatives to penicillin. Antibiotics cannot treat meningitis caused by viruses though.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Melatonin: Melatonin can increase seizures. Melatonin can also interact with xanax (alprazolam) and cause deeper drowsiness. Agree with dr s: time to talk with h... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Ice Cream Headache: I scream? You scream? When something very cold touches the roof of your mouth, the nerves on your palate can refer pain to your head. Ow! things you c... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Zinc it up: Yes, if you take zinc tablets/lozenges within the 1st day of cold symptoms, you can cut down how bad and how long you have a cold. Most common side ef... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Cool water: Rinse with cool water for several minutes. Make sure there's no dirt.
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
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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