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About Us – Locations - Oakland

Photo of Lake Merritt in Oakland, California

Oakland is a bustling, diverse metropolitan city just 10 miles from San Francisco and adjacent to Berkeley. It offers the best of both worlds – the cultural opportunities of an urban environment and uniquely beautiful natural parks and open space. The climate is temperate with mild winters and abundant sunshine. The East Bay Regional Parks encompass 59 parks with more than 91,000 acres for hiking, running, swimming, and other outdoor activities. The wine countries of Napa and Sonoma are a short and scenic drive from Oakland. For the adventurous, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, and the Sierra Nevada mountains provide spectacular weekend getaways for skiing, hiking, camping, and outdoor recreation. Closer to home, the Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center is within walking distance to Piedmont Avenue which boasts numerous restaurants and shops.

Oakland is home to the professional sports team: the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball. Jack London Square offers fine dining and shopping, and every Friday Oakland hosts a Farmer’s Market down 9th Street.

We understand the personal and academic demands of residency training and encourage residents to form bonds outside of the hospital setting. Organized social events occur every two or three months and include picnics, sporting events, and an annual wine tasting. In addition, residents frequently meet in smaller groups to see movies, have dinner, and socialize.

Oakland Medical Center

Oakland Medical CenterThe Kaiser Permanente Medical Center at Oakland consists of a 346-bed hospital and three outpatient clinic buildings. We provide primary care to 32% of the surrounding population and tertiary care to three million Kaiser Permanente Health Plan members in Northern California.

The hospital has 346 patient beds, including 60 telemetry/critical care beds.

The Oakland Medical Center is home to Kaiser sponsored residency programs in Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, and Podiatric Surgery. In addition, residents from UCSF, UC Davis, Alameda County Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Oakland also have regularly scheduled rotations at our facility.

Our patient population reflects the unique ethnic diversity of the region:

26% African American
6% Asian
49% Caucasian
10% Hispanic
9% Other
11% Medicare/Medi-Cal

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