Dr. Neal Birnbaum

Rheumatology
San Francisco, CA
50 years experience male

Locations

Office

San Francisco, CA

Address

2100 Webster St., Suite 112, San Francisco, CA
Directions

Fax

4157490841

Insurances accepted

Brown & Toland

Blue Shield of California

Aetna Life Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Dr. Neal Birnbaum has practiced rheumatology in San Francisco since 1977. He is past president of the American College of Rheumatology, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, and Director of the Division of Rheumatology at California Pacific Medical Center. ;An Ohio native, Dr.Birnbaum received his BA and MD degrees from The Ohio State University and completed his residency and fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2011, Dr.Birnbaum was named a Master of the American College of Rheumatology in recognition of his contributions to the ACR and the field of rheumatology.

Specialties
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Rheumatology

Doctor Q&A

112 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Neal Birnbaum
50 years experience Rheumatology
See a rheumatologist: You should get a referral to a rheumatologist for a consultation--history, physical exam, and additional lab testing. Sounds like you may have lupus o ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Birnbaum
50 years experience Rheumatology
Yes. : Yes. I usually start at 15 mg/wk. and increase to 20 mg/wk after six weeks if no response. If there is inadequate response to a total of twelve week ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Birnbaum
50 years experience Rheumatology
Probably not: While many diets and supplements are promoted for osteoarthritis, there is very little scientific evidence to support their use.
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Jul 13, 2013
well respected in the field of rheumatology and is an asset to Healthtap
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Dec 16, 2012
I have been a patient of Dr. Birnbaum for over 10 years and have nothing but the highest respect for him. Dr. Birnbaum is the epitome of what a physician is supposed to be: extremely knowledgeable; ...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Birnbaum is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much! Been awhile since my wrist pain flared up! Rest and over the counter meds (ice too) seems to be the cure.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Can u pls review my ?. Worried ANA+1:80homo pattern n 1:160centro.Ty.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Dx SLE but personally feel hash's and have fluctuated thyroid levels?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ohio State University College of Medicine
Graduated 1970MD

Residency

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Residency

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Awards

Master of the American College of Rheumatology, American College of Rheumatology
Best Doctors in Bay Area, San Francisco Magazine
Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors in America

Affiliations

American College of Rheumatology
American College of Physicians
San Francisco Medical Society
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