Berkeley Pediatrics is thrilled to be offering the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to patients 12 years and older starting Wednesday June 16! Vaccines will be given by appointment ONLY. Please call our office to schedule an appointment (510) 848-2566.
Q's about the recent concerns of myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccine? Watch this very informative video on why you should still vaccinate your teen
ALL of our providers are recommending that your child get the COVID-19 vaccine.
There is NO evidence or reason to believe that the vaccine impacts growth, puberty, development or fertility.
The staff and providers are all fully vaccinated against COVID-19!!
Please contact the office prior to your appointment if you or your child has ANY of the following symptoms: runny nose, congestion, sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath, vomiting or diarrhea, or loss of taste or smell.
If caregivers are at least 2 weeks past their second COVID vaccine, two caregivers may attend visits for all age groups.
If you have travelled out of state or by plane in the last 10 days OR is if you have been exposed to an individual with COVID within the last 14 days, your visit will need to changed to a virtual visit or rescheduled.
Annemary Franks joined Berkeley Pediatrics in 1993. She was born and raised in nearby Santa Cruz. She received her B.A. from Santa Clara University and then an M.D. from Creighton University Medical School in Omaha. She returned to California for Pediatric Residency at UC Davis in Sacramento. Dr. Franks is married and has three daughters. She is now the proud parent of two college graduates and a high school student. In her free time, she enjoys travel, theater, photography and gardening.
Olivia Lang joined Berkeley Pediatrics in the summer of 1999. After completing her undergraduate degree in Human Biology at Stanford University, Dr. Lang moved to Berkeley and continued her studies in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program where she obtained her masters degree in Health and Medical Sciences from UC Berkeley. She received her M.D. and pediatric residency training from UCSF. Outside of the office, Dr. Lang enjoys cooking, hiking, bargain hunting, hosting and party planning and reading. She lives with her husband and their black labradoodle Chanel. She is the proud mom of one daughter who just graduated college and twin daughters who are currently in college. Dr. Lang is fluent in Mandarin.
Lisa Kalar is an East Bay Native, and completed her medical degree and pediatric residency at UC San Francisco. Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. Kalar was Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, Wast Africa, where she worked in maternal and child health care (and met her husband, a fellow volunteer). She has also worked in a Costa Rican health clinic and studied Spanish in Central America. Prior to joining Berkeley Pediatrics, Dr. Kalar enjoyed working in the Alta Bates Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She lives in Berkeley with her husband and daughters. Dr. Kalar’s interests include support for breast-feeding families, natural disaster preparedness, and community development issues.
Katrina Michel is an East Bay native and joined Berkeley Pediatrics in 2013. She completed her undergraduate education at U.C Davis, medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and pediatric residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University. Dr. Michel speaks Spanish well and enjoys being outside (hiking, skiing), quilting, and spending time with friends and family in her free time. Most of all, she and her husband (who is also an East Bay native) especially love running after their two children, born in 2013 and 2016.
Nikki Learned joined Berkeley Pediatrics in 2016 after completing her residency and chief resident year at UCSF. Growing up in Hermosa Beach in So Cal, Dr. Learned moved across the country to New York City for her undergraduate study at Columbia and medical school at NYU and also enjoyed playing and coaching Division I volleyball at Columbia University. Dr. Learned lives in Marin with her husband, their daughter (born in 2018) and son (born in 2020) and their goofy bernedoodle, Filbert. In her free time she enjoys exploring (hiking, biking, camping, kayaking) the natural beauty of the Bay Area, traveling, eating delicious food, listening to live music, but most of all spending time with family and friends.
Sam Woods joined Berkeley Pediatrics in 2017. He completed his residency at UCSF Children's Hospital Oakland, where he stayed on as a Pediatric Hospitalist before joining the practice. He is very excited to be working in primary care, his true passion. Dr. Woods was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, and moved to Berkeley in 2012 where he resides with his wife, 2 children and dog, Fitz. He played college soccer and remains active in various sports. He spent several months during medical school in rural Kenya, where he worked in a primary care clinic, coached high school soccer and trained with Kenyan marathon runners. His interests in travel and sports medicine can be traced back to these experiences. In his downtime, Dr. Woods can be found biking around the East Bay, frequenting various record shops, golfing, or exploring the many Bay Area hiking trails and beaches with his family.
Amy was born and raised in Northern California and was an undergraduate atUC Davis before studying at UC San Francisco for nursing school, where she received her Master's as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She spent several years in Arkansas, before returning home to the Bay Area and now lives in Sonoma County. Amy and her husband met as camp counselors and now have two active boys and two dogs. In her free time, Amy loves to bake, volunteer, do Real Estate, and read.