Ivan Huang

Kaiser Permanente NorCal

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Doctor, Nurse available by emailNurse available by direct lineNot available by cell phone
Medical SchoolBrown
ResidencyUCLA
FellowshipU. of Utah
Fremont
39141 Civic Center Driv
Fremont, CA 94538
(888) 331-5601
San Francisco
2238 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 833-2200
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Ivan Huang to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 85%Don't recommend: 15%8.9
7 assessments
  • 85% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 0% Neutral (7-8)
  • 15% Don't recommend (0-6)
Humanity
Treated like a number
Treated like a human
Communication
Poor communication
Excellent communication
Frequency Seen
Rarely saw at appts.
Always saw at appts.
Responsiveness
Poor response time
Excellent response time
On a scale from 0-10, how likely are you to recommend Kaiser Permanente NorCal to a friend?
Strongly recommend: 47%Neutral: 33%Don't recommend: 20%7.8
75 assessments
  • 47% Strongly recommend (9-10)
  • 33% Neutral (7-8)
  • 20% Don't recommend (0-6)
7 assessments
10
Age
33 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
He [Dr. Ivan Huang] was understanding and very direct in his explanations. He is soft spoken and made us feel comfortable all the time. He will call us back as soon as he can and will stay on the phone until he's sure that he answered all our questions. He never rushed our appointments. He was honest and we felt like we gained another friend. He responds to email promptly...Dr. Huang is a compassionate doctor. He knows our names and he knows our history every time we visit him. He doesn't need to go back to the computer to remind him what treatments we had. If another nurse practitioner or doctor will see us, he will communicate to them to let them know where we are in the process. I will never forget the time when I was so distress in my email because of a negative result, he immediately called me to follow up and explain our next steps and answered all our questions. He was giving us different options without being pushy. He is very personable and we felt that we gained another friend.
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Age
33 - 35
Treated
2016 - 2018
Success with this Doc
No
Race
South Asian
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Teacher
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
6 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
Dr. Huang is a compassionate doctor. He knows our names and he knows our history every time we visit him. He doesn't need to go back to the computer to remind him what treatments we had. If another nurse practitioner or doctor will see us, he will communicate to them to let them know where we are in the process. I will never forget the time when I was so distress in my email because of a negative result, he immediately called me to follow up and explain our next steps and answered all our questions. He was giving us different options without being pushy. He is very personable and we felt that we gained another friend.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
Be trustful because he will be honest with your situation.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
He was understanding and very direct in his explanations. He is soft spoken and made us feel comfortable all the time. He will call us back as soon as he can and will stay on the phone until he's sure that he answered all our questions. He never rushed our appointments. He was honest and we felt like we gained another friend. He responds to email promptly.
Describe the protocols Ivan Huang used in your cycles at Kaiser Permanente NorCal and their degree of success.
He put us on Clomid with IUI for 3 cycles then Letrozole with IUI for 3 cycles. Unfortunately, all were unsuccessful.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
We had different nurses when we visit. Some worked there for a while some are new to the job. Some are very short when answering questions, some are very warm. Most of the time, they are willing to answer our questions, and will try to make us feel comfortable. One of the things that I like about them, is that they always wants us to think positive and be happy.
Describe your experience with Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
The clinic is clean and they have all the supplies needed during my treatments. They have inviting waiting room, and very accommodating staff. The rooms are organized and directions are very clear.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
We are lucky that most of the treatment fees are covered by our insurance. We only need to pay the copay for a very reasonable price.
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Doctor
Ivan Huang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kaiser Permanente NorCal
San Francisco
Nursing
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10
Age
25
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
He [Dr. Ivan Huang] was amazing honestly I have no complaints...He answered my emails that seemed ridiculous sometimes after hours and on he weekends and listened o all my concerns as crazy as they may have seemed.. supported my decision to be a mom even though I ended up doing it alone and they supported me every step of the way...he changed protocol to 5mg over 5 days rather than 3 and I chose to have 2 iui procedures rather than 1 and it resulted in my now 11 week old twins.
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Age
25
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
Yes
Race
European, South Asian, Latino
Income
$0 - $49K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
3 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
10
How was your experience with Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
He was amazing honestly I have no complaints. This clinic gave me my rainbow twins and that’s exactly what I wanted. They supported my decision to be a mom even though I ended up doing it alone and they supported me every step of the way.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
Definitely don’t hesitate to go as big as you feel you want. Unfortunately fertility isn’t always covered and it can be expensive. This team went for it when I asked for a higher chance of success faster and never questioned m.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
He answered my emails that seemed ridiculous sometimes after hours and on he weekends and listened o all my concerns as crazy as they may have seemed
Describe the protocols Ivan Huang used in your cycles at Kaiser Permanente NorCal and their degree of success.
I had a natural cycle first with iui, then 2.5mg femara which resulted in no ovulation, we changed to 5mg for 3 days and it resulted in early ovulation unfortunately and we missed the window, then he changed to 7.5mg and this resulted in a negative pregnancy test after iui so he changed protocol to 5mg over 5 days rather than 3 and I chose to have 2 iui procedures rather than 1 and it resulted in my now 11 week old twins.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
They were amazing. These are the people who usually saw me for ultrasounds and my iui procedures and they were so amazing I actually go back and visit now. They comminuted great and we’re 100% on board with my treatments plan
Describe your experience with Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
The clinic is amazing honestly I never waited longer than 5 minutes to be seen. Just be very diligent on what you want and need and they will be on board! Thy really listen to the patient and their needs and will give good advice but also move forward with whatever plan makes you most comfortable
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
For me everything was covered under my insurance I was very lucky. But I was told without my insurance coverage the cost of the iui would have only been about 300$ and each ultrasound may have been maybe 100$ I was not told exact amount. I did have to pay for donor sperm though.
Describe Ivan Huang's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
N/a
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Doctor
Ivan Huang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kaiser Permanente NorCal
San Francisco
Nursing
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Age
30
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
I was young with unexplained, so Dr. Huang was conservative. He told us to try naturally for 6 more months, but I only made it 3 before I asked to try medication. Then we did 3 cycles of Clomid trying naturally for three months, and 3 cycles of Letrozole with 2 IUIs for two months. 1 IUI was cancelled due to early ovulation. No babies produced... He allowed me to help make decisions and be an advocate and he was honest when he saw that we needed to take the next steps. It was my job to reach out to him when I was ready to move forward, but when I did, he was always quick to answer and make a plan. I even forgot my meds at home during a vacation, and he made sure I could pick them up at a local Kaiser.
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Age
30
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
3 IUI, 1 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
He's warm and personable. During our consultation, right before I started to tear up he handed me a tissue with no hesitation. I could tell he knew this is a hard journey. I could always count on him to communicate in a timely manner. I wished that I could have seen him during my baseline appointments and IUIs, but I knew timing was key and he was often booked far in advance.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
Set expectations by asking how often you will see him. Not just communicate over the Kaiser portal, but if he will be treating you. I would also ask the if he's willing to prescribe more than just the lowest dose of clomid or letrozole. I found that he was very conservative.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
Dr. Huang was gentle and kind, but direct and informative. He allowed me to help make decisions and be an advocate and he was honest when he saw that we needed to take the next steps. It was my job to reach out to him when I was ready to move forward, but when I did, he was always quick to answer and make a plan. I even forgot my meds at home during a vacation, and he made sure I could pick them up at a local Kaiser.
Describe the protocols Ivan Huang used in your cycles at Kaiser Permanente NorCal and their degree of success.
I was young with unexplained, so Dr. Huang was conservative. He told us to try naturally for 6 more months, but I only made it 3 before I asked to try medication. Then we did 3 cycles of Clomid trying naturally for three months, and 3 cycles of Letrozole with 2 IUIs for two months. 1 IUI was cancelled due to early ovulation. No babies produced.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
Most were kind, one was on the rougher side. Overall, they were organized.
Describe your experience with Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
Strengths - Since it's Kaiser, everything is done in house. Online communication is easy. Pharmacy is easy. They saw how distraught I was about my fertility journey and they paired me with a "chronic pain therapist" which was caring. Weaknesses - It's REALLY, EXTREMELY hard to get anyone on the phone which led to multiple breakdowns and tears. When you leave a message, they give one call back. Then you have to call them and leave another message. If you miss another call back, you have to wait another 24 hours until they call you back. If you miss that call.....good luck. It was worrisome how frustrating their phone system is. Also, don't expect dim lighting during your baseline and IUI. VERY bright and feels......exposing.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
$150 for each ultrasound and IUI, and around $200 for Saline Sono and HSG.
Describe Ivan Huang's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
I did not do IVF through Kaiser.
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Doctor
Ivan Huang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Kaiser Permanente NorCal
San Francisco
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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10
Age
34 - 36
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
Dr. Huang is a kind and gentle doctor. I am very glad we went to him for our IUIs. Unfortunately, we have had to move on to IVF due to unexplained infertility. Dr. Huang was very hopeful since we have a lot of eggs and sperm that IUI would work. I am very disappointed that that my eggs were not stimulated more since I could have gotten more eggs than 2 in a cycle. But he is very conservative and errs on the cautious side with minimal drugs.
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Age
34 - 36
Treated
2015 - 2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
Other
Income
$50K - $99K
Occupation
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
4 IUI
Diagnosis
Unexplained
10
How was your experience with Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
Dr. Huang is a kind and gentle doctor. I am very glad we went to him for our IUIs. Unfortunately, we have had to move on to IVF due to unexplained infertility. Dr. Huang was very hopeful since we have a lot of eggs and sperm that IUI would work. I am very disappointed that that my eggs were not stimulated more since I could have gotten more eggs than 2 in a cycle. But he is very conservative and errs on the cautious side with minimal drugs.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
Do not be afraid to ask him questions, he is very patient and understanding.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
I chose to travel far, past other Kaisers, to work with Dr. Huang because he is extraordinarily kind. His bedside manner is superb. He was always calm, informed, and present with us. He responded to all my emails and calls quickly. I appreciate him so much!
Describe the protocols Ivan Huang used in your cycles at Kaiser Permanente NorCal and their degree of success.
I completed 4 IUIs - one with letrozole (2 eggs), one with clomid (1 egg and it thinned my lining), one with letrozole and injectables (1 egg), and one with injectables only (2 eggs). I have a very high number of eggs so they kept saying they were concerned I would overstimulate. It is frustrating I only got 1-2 eggs with this cautiousness, but understand the risks of being too aggressive.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kaiser Permanente NorCal. (Assigned nurse: Christiane Peters)
Nurse Peters seems competent and confident. She is not as warm and as personable as Dr. Huang.
Describe your experience with Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
Kaiser SF was wonderful to us after an awful experience at Kaiser Oakland RE. They always called us back the same day and we were able to get our medicine and lab results quickly. They were wonderful!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
My job covered IUI so I very gratefully only had co-pays. If only IVF was!
Describe Ivan Huang's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
N/A (IUI only)
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Doctor
Ivan Huang
Communication
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kaiser Permanente NorCal
San Francisco
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
Billing
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Age
38
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
7 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
Dr. Huang was not initially our assigned doctor; however, over time, we came to trust him as we completed several rounds of IUI. Dr. Huang kept tabs on our progress and encouraged our efforts when it was time to move on to IVF and chose another clinic. The only negative experience was during the wait for the miscarriage and managing my expectations of the experience - which, unfortunately, were mired with fear and pain.
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Age
38
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European, East Asian
Income
$200K - $499K
Occupation
Entrepreneur
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 2 Docs
Treatment
7 IUI, 2 IVF
Diagnosis
Unexplained
9
How was your experience with Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
Dr. Huang was not initially our assigned doctor; however, over time, we came to trust him as we completed several rounds of IUI. Dr. Huang kept tabs on our progress and encouraged our efforts when it was time to move on to IVF and chose another clinic. The only negative experience was during the wait for the miscarriage and managing my expectations of the experience - which, unfortunately, were mired with fear and pain.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
Make sure you feel confident understanding what to expect. Surprises are usually not a good thing.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
Dr. Huang is a nice person who means well and tries hard. You can tell in his bedside manner that you matter and he cares.
Describe the protocols Ivan Huang used in your cycles at Kaiser Permanente NorCal and their degree of success.
Lots of clomid fueled IUIs - hardly a change in dosage over the course of 7 rounds including 1 miscarriage.
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
A team effort and supportive during the admitting and appointment process.
Describe your experience with Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
It's part of Kaiser so if your insurance covers anything, it's worth trying IUIs with the team. It's an older facility and you're surrounded by pregnant people so that can be a drag emotionally. They have you answer abuse questions at, almost, every appointment, which seems like a waste of time when you're going in often.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
There was a co-pay with each visit and the overall cost of the procedure totaled around $500 per IUI. Meds were available at the Kaiser pharmacy.
What specific things went wrong at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
  • Failed to convey critical information
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Doctor
Ivan Huang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
7
Clinic
Kaiser Permanente NorCal
San Francisco
Nursing
Operations
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10
Age
38
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
6 IUI, 6 IVF, 3 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Tubal Blockage
10
I saw Dr. Huang for IUIs due to diminished ovarian reserve. I ended up doing 6 cycles of IUI in part because it was covered by my insurance, and also because I had some canceled IVF cycles that were converted to IUI with Kaiser. He had me taking Letrozole and then trigger for IUI...Dr Huang was super sweet and a great listener. He always responded to my emails promptly and kindly....Dr Huang is the kindest, loveliest man. He was so compassionate and I wish he could have done my IVF but his clinic didn’t offer it
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Age
38
Treated
2014
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1st of 3 Docs
Treatment
6 IUI, 6 IVF, 3 Embryo Freezing
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Tubal Blockage
10
How was your experience with Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
Dr Huang was super sweet and a great listener. He always responded to my emails promptly and kindly. I’ve since seen several other REs as we moved on to IVF, and no one was as compassionate or responsive. I never felt like he was in a hurry to get to the next patient and he is the only RE that wasn’t uncomfortable with crying:)
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
Don’t feel shy to email with questions. The practice is great except Kaiser SF doesn’t do IVF if you must move on to more treatment.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
Dr Huang is the kindest, loveliest man. He was so compassionate and I wish he could have done my IVF but his clinic didn’t offer it
Describe the protocols Ivan Huang used in your cycles at Kaiser Permanente NorCal and their degree of success.
I saw Dr. Huang for IUIs due to diminished ovarian reserve. I ended up doing 6 cycles of IUI in part because it was covered by my insurance, and also because I had some canceled IVF cycles that were converted to IUI with Kaiser. He had me taking Letrozole and then trigger for IUI
Describe your experience with the nursing staff.
The nurses were responsive and communicated well. The only hitch was that it was difficult to speak with them directly because you have to leave a message first to initiate a communication.
Describe your experience with Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
Kaiser is fantastic because all of your care is coordinated under one roof. Your providers can see all of your labs from other providers, plus order labs/meds for your partner easily. The facility itself is a bit crowded but the rooms are nice and the waiting time wasn’t too bad
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
We were lucky that infertility services were covered by Kaiser at the time, so only had 30$ co-pays per procedure
Describe Ivan Huang's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
We never discussed this as I wasn’t seeing him for IVF
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Doctor
Ivan Huang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
10
Clinic
Kaiser Permanente NorCal
San Francisco
Nursing
Operations
Scheduling
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Age
39
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Treatment
7 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
4
He’s [Dr. Huang] kind and can be a bit in a rush with you. Seems to treat each cycle as a new one not being informed by the last cycle to make adjustments. Very conservative on treatment options and not willing to think out of the box...Very conservative on treatments. Very hesitant to listen to patient needs. Kind and calm. Irritating to work with as he won’t get ‘cerative’ In his treatment ideas. Very much a protocol for all and if that doesn’t work then he can’t help
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Age
39
Treated
2017
Success with this Doc
No
Race
European
Income
$100K - $199K
Occupation
Nurse or HC Services
Order & Number of Docs Seen
1 Doc Seen
Treatment
7 IUI, Donor Sperm
Diagnosis
Diminished Ovarian Reserve, Unexplained
4
How was your experience with Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
He’s kind and can be a bit in a rush with you. Seems to treat each cycle as a new one not being informed by the last cycle to make adjustments. Very conservative on treatment options and not willing to think out of the box.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
If you don’t need some creative out of the box thinking kind of treatment, then he’s fine.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
Very conservative on treatments. Very hesitant to listen to patient needs. Kind and calm. Irritating to work with as he won’t get ‘cerative’ In his treatment ideas. Very much a protocol for all and if that doesn’t work then he can’t help
Describe the protocols Ivan Huang used in your cycles at Kaiser Permanente NorCal and their degree of success.
1st cycle was 7.5 mg letrozole, IUI 2nd cycle was 10.5 mg letrozole, IUI 3rd cycle was 10.5 mg letrozole , IUI 4th cycle was 150 mg Clomid, IUI 5th cycle was 150 mg Clomid, IUI 6th cycle was 150iu Gonal F, 75 Menapour, IUI- Over stim- bust 7th cycle, EPP, 150 Gonal F 75 Menapour, IUI.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Kaiser Permanente NorCal. (Assigned nurse: Peters)
Kind and hopeful with us. Very patient
Describe your experience with Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
All staff take time with you sand are personable. Can be busy. Not open on Sunday’s
Describe the costs associated with your care under Ivan Huang at Kaiser Permanente NorCal.
10k total includes meds
What specific things went wrong at Kaiser Permanente NorCal?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Failed to convey critical information
  • Failed to consider drug intolerance
  • Canceled a cycle due to clinic error
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Doctor
Ivan Huang
Communication
Trustworthiness
Compassion
Explained risks
Adaptability
Frequency seen during appointments
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Clinic
Kaiser Permanente NorCal
San Francisco
Nursing
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