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Frank Lucido MD: Monday -Thursday, 10am – 5pm (earlier or later if needed)
Maria Mangini PhD, FNP: Thursday & Friday, 9am – 5pm
*After hours and on weekends: Dr. Lucido or another doctor in our call group is on call at all times for urgent needs.
PLEASE SELECT THE DATE & TIME THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU WITHIN THE APPOINTMENT HOURS OF THE PRACTITIONER YOU WANT TO SEE.
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Call Us Weekdays 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
24 hour message line: 877-787-6900
NEW PATIENTS: WHAT TO EXPECT
Our address is 2300 Durant Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704. The cross street is Ellsworth. We are located in a white brick building on the southeast corner of Durant and Ellsworth. We have a free parking lot for patients behind the building. The driveway entrance to the parking lot is just past the building – it’s narrow so it’s easy to miss. Don’t worry if you do miss the lot entrance – it’s easy to drive around the block. We are a 9 minute walk from Downtown Berkeley BART.
Our building is full of history and we’ve preserved much of the original architecture. Unfortunately, we have yet to update with a Handicapped Accessible bathroom. We can put out a ramp for wheelchairs and strollers in the garden entrance at the rear of the building for our handicapped patients. Please let us know in advance if you’ll need assistance during your visit.
What to Bring
Please bring a government-issued photo identification card and any relevant medical records. Cannabis patients will need to complete a Patient Questionnaire of medical history and treatments tried.
We do not accept insurance for any appointments at our office, and we ask for payment at the time of scheduling. If you are not prepared to pre-pay the full amount of the appointment, we ask for a $100 deposit. Please be prepared to pay the balance at the time of your appointment.
If you need to cancel an appointment, please do so within 24 hours of your appointment. If you need to cancel your appointment with less than 24 hours notice, you will be charged a $100 missed appointment fee.
Why we don’t accept insurance: Your primary care physician should be available for you to see within a reasonable amount of time, and should actually spend time with you. Too often in our country’s medical system, doctors will spend less than 10 minutes with patients and then order excessive testing or medications instead of properly evaluating and listening to their patients. This troubling trend is fueled, in large part, by insurance companies that make decisions based on financial considerations, rather than for the benefit of their customers. As a result, our office stopped accepting any insurance. Instead, we offer a membership program we call our yearly plan. The yearly plan is priced on a sliding scale, based on age of the patient, and covers a yearly physical and any subsequent phone calls, emails, or visits with either of our practitioners.