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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
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Shield of California

Blue Cross of California

Cigna

Great-West Healthcare

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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

Doctor Q&A

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 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.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
See a doc: Please see a doc. This may be an infection from bacteria or possibly shingles.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 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
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): If you are taking mobic, you can also take tylenol (acetaminophen). Do not mix with ibuprofen/motrin or naproxen/naprosyn.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No: These are both antihistamines/allergy medicines. Pick one to take. Great question!
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A member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No: Nope. Diflucan (fluconazole) is for yeast and fungus. E.Coli is a bacterium.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Talk with your doc: Some medicines are not safe during pregnancy but some medicines are. If tyenol doesn't work, there are some preventive drugs as well as some drugs to ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
4 hours: Breastmilk can sit for 4 hours at room temperature (about 66 to 72 degrees). Longer than that, it should be refrigerated or frozen.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Yes, you can take Protonix (pantoprazole) and synthroid at the same time. Always good to check.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 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
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: It's okay to take Levitra (vardenafil) and Augmentin at the same time.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Position: Posture is the position of your body, or your arms and legs.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Alcohol: Alcohol is the main concern. Food is okay - in fact helps prevent upset stomach.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
GI upset: Gi problems (diarrhea, belly pain, nausea, vomiting, bad taste, heartburn). Rash. Headaches. If you have coronary artery disease, talk with your heart... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Talk with your doc: A clue: do you get completely better for a while before getting sick again? Or are you truly sick all the time without ever improving? Both stress and... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Talk with doc: Your mom should talk with her doc today. Blue isn't a normal color at all. I am concerned!
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
We don't know: Gelatin contains collagen, which helps make up our bones. Some people have said that it helps them but we don't have good studies that shows gelatin w... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 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
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Lortab stronger: Lortab has hydrocodone that's stronger than codeine. So lortab has more oomph for pain control.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Thumbs down: Diovan (valsartan) hct is a combination of Diovan (valsartan) and hydrochlorothiazide. Both Diovan (valsartan) and hydrochlorothiazide are not recomme... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Happy Birthday x 2: Suds up! wet your hands, lather up with soap, and rub hands for at least 20 seconds. Sing "happy birthday" song twice. Rinse off and dry. *or* you can... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Keep tank filled: Glad you're eating healthy. Getting enough protein [lean meat, nuts and beans] and other iron-rich foods like dark green leafy vegetables? You can sti... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Absolutely yes: It's okay to take calcium and omega-3 fatty acids together.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Long time: Chlamydia is a stealth germ. You can have chlamydia without having any obvious symptoms. This is part of the reason that pregnant women are routinely ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes. Slightly: Birth contol pills (and the patch) can slightly increase your risk for blood clots and strokes. If you smoke or you have uncontrolled high blood press... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
25-45 years old: Pms can peak between 25 to 35 or 45 years old [different opinions]. A long range, sorry. Lots of ways to feel better though.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Eat Right: Avoid junk food, the "whites": white rice, white flour. Fiber is your friend. Eat whole grains, lots of fruits and veggies. Drink 8-10 glasses of wate... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Some supplements that help prevent migraines: coenzyme q, riboflavin, butterbur. There's been conflicting information about feverfew & magnesium. Chin... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Quicker. Milder.: Both are caused by the legionella germ. Pontiac favor happens quicker. It's milder and doesn't have breathing problems like cough chest pain, pneumoni... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Salt budget=1500 mg: If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, over 50 years old or african-american. Reduce caffeine [though green tea may help].... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Good (and important) question. If you're allergic to penicillin, then you should not take its cousins like Amoxicillin and dicloxacillin. There's a ce... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No: Even though estrogen has been linked with lower bad LDL cholesterol levels, it does not decrease your risk for heart attacks and strokes, but we do kn... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
4 by 4: Measles is most contagious 4 days before the rash shows up and 4 days after the rash shows up.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
April-September: During spring and summer ... When we [and the ticks] are enjoying the gorgeous weather.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Maybe but ...: When you take zinc tablets/syrup for a cold, you may be sick for a shorter period of time and your cold symptoms may not be so severe. Sounds good, ri... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
HPV germs: Agree with dr bh. Infection, not inherited. Cervical cancer is caused by certain bad members of the hpv (human papilloma virus) family. The good news:... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Unappealing peeling: Avoid getting sunburnt [use/reapply SPF 15, wear hat, be careful during prime barbecue hours 10 am-2 pm]. If you're already burnt, you can: avoid more... Read More
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Testimonials
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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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