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Jerry Yang


Traveler and semiprofessional cyclist

Dr. Jerry Yang is an internal medicine specialist who provides comprehensive care to adults with chronic diseases. He also performs minor outpatient procedures.

Yang believes in developing collaborative relationships with his patients, emphasizing patient engagement and physician advocacy. He has particular interests in preventive medicine and in treating patients with diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease.

Yang earned his medical degree from West China Medical Center of Sichuan Medical University. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center.

Before joining UCSF, Yang worked in primary care for several decades. He also completed a cancer research fellowship at UCSF and a cardiovascular research fellowship at Stanford Medicine.

  • Education

    West China University of Medical Sciences, 1983

  • Residencies

    Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 1999

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Languages


Healing comes from the power of full engagement.

My reviews


Overall Experience
373 Ratings
About our process
May 06, 2023
Always a very good experience. He was very vigilant of my health and always followed through.
May 02, 2023
Apr 29, 2023
I am a friend of a patient and during the visit the care provider made more eye contact to me than actual patient. Care provider didn't really resolve the medical Issue the patient had. Left the clinic with more questions than answers.
Apr 28, 2023
They failed to submit the incomplete FMLA forms until which my FMLA was denied which can cause problem with my employer in the future. This must be fix and the MA just ignore it.
Mar 29, 2023
Dr Yang has been great with my concerns future treatments/lab and medication orders. Thank you.
Mar 24, 2023
Waiting for test order ...
Mar 18, 2023
Overall very pleased with doctor. Not so please with his office's follow up. Still waiting for supplies to be ordered after 1 month.
Mar 11, 2023
Dr. Yang had excellent patient care and bed side manner answered all my questions with clarity and brevity as well as made me feel extremely comfortable for the whole visit. Glad to have him as my PCP!
Mar 10, 2023
Dr Yang is top notch ! He listens articulates to my level and is accurate. It's a pleasure to be his patient
Mar 06, 2023
1) PCP shouldn't push everything to specialists.2) PCP should be more responsible than put themself in a safe position. A safe position means that any answer from PCP is ambiguous. A safe position will make it impossible for patients to sue/complain about PCP but meanwhile PCP will rarely help patients solve practical difficulties.3) Let me give you an example. A patient's upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy found no bleeding from the beginning of the esophagus including the stomach down to the intestinal tract. At the same time no polyps and no masses were found in the gastrointestinal system. Although this patient was diagnosed as esophageal adenocarcinoma with metastases to the liver and lungs the recent PETCTs of the patient also showed that the disease was well controlled. His primary site of esophageal cancer in the esophagus has been reported several times as "again not well seen and no significant hypermetabolism." However the PCP wrote the follow up question as: Gi bleeding due to esophageal cancer. His purpose in doing this is to push all problems to specialists and put himself in a safe position. My summary: too irresponsible doctor.4) I have been observing the annual evaluation of the top ten hospitals in the United States by US NEWS. I'm sad to see UCSF fall out of the top 10 in 2023. But I am even more regretful to say that if UCSF is full of such types of doctors then UCSF will not even be able to enter the top 20.
Mar 06, 2023
Very good service
Mar 04, 2023
There were things in the After Visit Summary that were never mentioned during the visit. For instance chronic kidney disease and colon polyps.
Mar 04, 2023
Dr. Yang is great! He is friendly professional and very prompt when looking at test results etc. Highly recommended!
Mar 04, 2023
He is excellent doctor
Feb 26, 2023
Very professional medical doctor and team
Feb 18, 2023
This was first visit after switching PCPs. I needed Prescriptions filled medical supplies ordered lab tests ordered and referrals to specialist. Waiting now to see if all provided.
Feb 15, 2023
I have already referred a patient to the practice.
Feb 15, 2023
Dr Yang was amazing easy to talk to listened to all my issues without rushing me
Feb 03, 2023
Dr didn't review my history be it briefly prior to my arrival. I had to have him check the visits on my chart.
Jan 30, 2023
As my first appointment with a new primary care physician the experience was very disappointing and am going to call my insurance to ensure this appointment is not counted as my yearly phyiscal.
Jan 24, 2023
Dr. Yang was excellent
Dec 23, 2022
Very good Thank you!
Dec 08, 2022
Dr. Yang consistently provides a thorough Notes and Summary of Visit Description (notes for me to follow up on) etc.
Dec 08, 2022
I'm glad to have Dr. Yang as my new primary care provider. We had a pleasant first encounter and I felt that I was able to address and discuss my medical history and concerns.
Nov 15, 2022
My experiences with dr. Yang are uniformly good.
Nov 10, 2022
Dr. Yang is very helpful good listener and pleasant.
Oct 07, 2022
Patience and empathy
Sep 30, 2022
Dr. Yang is a great physician!
Sep 26, 2022
Dr Yang connected my previous to this clinical visit. He listened actively with my concerns. We collaborated with the new treatment and medications together pleasantly and professionally. Thank you.
Sep 18, 2022
Overall good experience with Dr. He was helpful and cared about all of my potential medical Issues asking me what else he could help with repeatedly at the end of the appointment. This was great! The only negative comment was that he was not able to be at all helpful on advising me about whether the bloodwork would be covered by insurance and if not how much I would pay for it. Even if it is covered by insurance I am expecting to pay out of pocket because I haven't met my deductible so I wanted to know at least a ballpark cost estimate. Dr was not able to give me any sense of what the cost of the service will be. Could be he said could be . My experience would have been improved if he had been able to give me a more confident expectation about this and if he had showed more sympathy with my desire to know.
Sep 17, 2022
Kind demeanor and very helpful with my questions.
Sep 06, 2022
Dr. Yang appeared friendly during the visit but was not interested in referring me to an OBGYN. He told me that UCSF doctors are too sophisticated to administer regular women's health check ups such as pap smears but that he would be willing to do it for me himself in his office. I was quite surprised by his comment. I later passed by UCSF's Women's Health Center and they told me Dr. Yang's comments were inaccurate and unacceptable and that I can make an appointment to see a UCSF gynecologist by calling the Mt. Zion office.Additionally when Dr. Yang mentioned that I should get a blood test done he told me that he was unsure whether or not it would be covered by insurance so I should go to the Mission Bay lab and check with the receptionist. I follow his instructions but in Dr. Yang's after-visit summary he wrote that "I like to get all the blood tests done regardless of whether it will be covered by my insurance." This is untrue and in no way reflects the nature of our conversation.He also wrote other things in his doctor's notes that weren't checked during our annual physical exam such as the condition of my mouth eyes abdomen spine etc. He also wrote that he encouraged my to exercise maintain a healthy diet wear helmet not smoke and wear sunscreen but all of that wasn't discussed during our visit either.This was the first time I saw Dr. Yang and I the visit left me very disappointed and uncomfortable. I no longer trust his medical advice or his doctor's notes and will be looking for a new primary care provider.
Aug 28, 2022
I have lots of choices and I pick Dr Yang because of his knowledge depth or listening to me breadth of answers and he cares!!!
Aug 25, 2022
Very efficient but also felt a bit rushed.
Aug 22, 2022
Dr Yang is wonderful. Thank you.
Aug 16, 2022
Made a comment that was not called for regarding me voicing my health concerns. He said I should not come to the doctor 2-3 years and expect him to heal all my alimentants. Which was not the truth and I had to speak to him regarding statement.
Aug 13, 2022
Dr. Yang referred me to a specialist and discussed all the options I have the possible causes of my issue etc.. Very productive and friendly meeting.
Aug 07, 2022
I do not feel that my provider has much connection with me as a person or patient.
Aug 01, 2022
Dr. Yang is very kind and listens well. He always asks if I have more questions. Medical assistant is also kind. Medical student was very good. This is a great practice.
Jul 27, 2022
Dr. Yang is an excellent physician and my wife has seen him too.
Jul 21, 2022
I really appreciate being able to see so caring knowledgeable detailed organized and empathetic a provider as Dr. Yang. I wish I had come to his practice years ago.
Jul 20, 2022
It was an introductory meeting. Nothing really key to discuss
Jul 12, 2022
Dr. Yang is efficient friendly and knowledgeable. I always feel like I'm in good hands.
Jul 04, 2022
Hard to understand. Once he decided on possible diagnosis he was ready to let me go. Very rushed to prescribe meds. He said "it could be all three issues it could be none but take treatments for all of them".
Jun 12, 2022
Provider rushed through my annual check-up; seemed anxious to conclude visit within 10-minutes. I had a long list of items to discuss but felt cut short and did not get through them.
May 21, 2022
I don't this doctor listened to me all. I was furious when I read his notes. He didn't even address my major concern and reason for the visit despite the fact that I mentioned is SEVERAL times.
May 18, 2022
Dr. Yang is an excellent primary care physician
Apr 24, 2022
Apr 23, 2022
Horrible experience
Mar 29, 2022
Dr. Yang is so patient and professional. Always checks to see if I have any issues or concerns and go over with me.
Mar 26, 2022
I didn't seem to get an answer to my problem & when I left the office I realized certain topics we spoke about on the phone were not brought up. I don't think he looked at my chart before my arrival as everything was like a reminder to what we had talked about by phone.
Mar 18, 2022
The doctor skipped parts of the exam.The first version of the post-visit note said that he examined my spine and genitalia and spine. Neither was done. He took the boilerplate language about exmaining my genitalia out of the post exam note after I emailed him about It.I was not examined for a hernia.The note said a PSA test was performed. It was not. I asked that it be added to the scheduled labs.
Mar 12, 2022
This care provider was assigned to me but after this last visit I'm seriously considering changing care providers. @ years ago I was impressed with UCSF health service but now the docs I've seen in the last 2 months seem to be more concerned with doing minimal care and what Ins will allow than what the patient needs.
Mar 03, 2022
Dr. Yang and I talked through everything and I left with two immediate UCSF appointments routine blood draw focusing on diabetes and then an X-Ray because I had questions about back pain. I went to both appointments at UCSF the next day and now have my results ... Perfect!
Mar 01, 2022
I asked provider to request my medical records because he said my incidents of blood clots and embolism were not listed he decided not to do that and said he would just take my word for it. The problem is maybe if my records were there the right tests and actions would have been taken initially . Theres literally like 10 years of missing medical records or bits and pieces that Ive been able to pull together myself.
Mar 01, 2022
Dr. Yang was professional courteous knowledgeable and polite.
Feb 08, 2022
I'm very satisfied with caregiver and care