Joanna Mandell, M.D., M.S.Medical Reviewer
Joanna Mandell, M.D., M.S., is a board-certified family physician with a full-spectrum clinical practice (adult medicine, pediatrics, and outpatient obstetrics). She has additional expertise in women’s health, including prenatal care, contraception, and common gynecologic problems. Joanna is core faculty at the Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program, and also teaches residents at the Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency. When not working, she enjoys being outdoors and caring for animals.
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