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Jon G. Eichelberger


Family physician

Dr. Jon G. Eichelberger is a family medicine doctor. He provides a wide spectrum of care, ranging from urgent medical needs to preventive care, for all age groups. He manages chronic diseases and educates his patients on matters important to their health.

Eichelberger earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was in an interdisciplinary honors liberal arts program and studied Latin, music and biochemistry. He earned his medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He completed a residency in family medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside Hospital.

Eichelberger moved to California – the 49th state he had visited – in 1991. He is passionate about helping underserved communities access health care, and previously worked at several medical centers reaching out to those communities. At UCSF, he enjoys walking to work, the collegiate atmosphere and working with some of the best minds in medicine.

Eichelberger ran his first marathon as a medical resident and has since run a total of 73. He has also participated in in several triathalons and the AIDS/LifeCycle – a bicycle ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles that raises money for HIV and AIDS services – as both a rider and a volunteer doctor.

  • Education

    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 1998

  • Residencies

    UPMC Shadyside, Family Medicine, 1991

  • Board Certifications

    Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine

My job is to prevent suffering by teaching each patient what they need to know – from the best research – to make good health care decisions.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    436 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 24, 2023
    Most excellent doctor- we discussed all of the above and I got helpful information and will be following up with him on progress.
    Nov 17, 2023
    The provider gave me an accurate information regarding endometriosis. I also felt that the provider was condescending and didn't listen to the breadth of my symptoms. I would not like to have him as a provider again.
    Oct 27, 2023
    He is one of the best doctors I ever had. He is very knowledgeable fantastic at explaining things genuinely engaged. And he pays attention to details
    Oct 25, 2023
    Dr. Eichelberger is an amazing wonderful and professional care provider.
    Oct 24, 2023
    Extensive analysis of an unusual health problem.
    Oct 14, 2023
    Oct 13, 2023
    I felt that I was well cared for and Dr Eichelberger was sincere thoughtful friendly and ver helpful
    Sep 28, 2023
    Very good doctor and kind person.
    Sep 24, 2023
    Best PCP ever! Kind relatable smart thorough helpful calming. Can't say enough about Dr. Eichelberger!
    Sep 12, 2023
    A great pcp!
    Aug 29, 2023
    He is a thoughtful and knowledgeable doctor and is very great to have as my doctor.
    Aug 04, 2023
    Excellent and empathetic physician
    Jul 05, 2023
    Paternal and condescending
    Jul 04, 2023
    You get paid.
    Jun 15, 2023
    Dr. E was very personable and connected well with me and my questions. He is a wealth of information and offered great input.
    Jun 10, 2023
    Dr Eichelberger was delightful. Efficient professional and compassionate
    Jun 01, 2023
    Spent lots of time with me. Very productive.
    May 31, 2023
    Dr E seemed concerned about my health issues and prescribed the necessary tests. The visit took longer than expected yet he was willing to go into his lunch hour to cover all issues. I was quite impressed by this.
    May 19, 2023
    Dr made a comment "have you gotten skinny since the last visit? No you have not" which seemed to be un necessary
    May 13, 2023
    May 09, 2023
    Referring to Eichelberger NOT the Urologist
    May 06, 2023
    Gave me the information about where to go for x-rays - didn't know if foot was broken or not
    May 03, 2023
    He's a great doctor!
    Apr 27, 2023
    All great
    Apr 18, 2023
    This doctor is excellent in every way. He is caring very knowledgeable and honest. His overall attitude is positive and relaxed. He cals a spade a spade and says this is OK.
    Mar 25, 2023
    Dr Eichelberger is the best possible doctor. He is very perceptive and understanding.
    Mar 22, 2023
    Felt not listened to or understood in the visit. I came in with multiple issues to discuss was told the visit would be 45 minutes bit then the provider informed me during the visit we only had 20 minutes. Generally felt the provider offered canned advice without really understanding my specific situation. He veered into areas I wasnt looking for his help on and left generally upset from my appointment.
    Mar 17, 2023
    I am very fortunate to have Dr Eichelberger as my primary care physician. He is very knowledgable and understanding.
    Mar 16, 2023
    Dr. Eichelberger is a good listener very personable and I felt like he really cared about my overall physical and mental health. I'm glad to have him as my primary care doctor.
    Mar 15, 2023
    Greatly appreciate Dr. Eichelberger's listening skills responsiveness and medical knowledge and insight
    Mar 09, 2023
    I came in with a possible meniscus tear and arthritis and a knee that had meniscus surgery in 2013. The doctor suggested PT but the pain has been so bad. I can't work or do normal walking activities which I feel warrants a closer look or referral to an ortho. Physical therapy doesn't meet my getting to work timeline. I suggested prk cortisone MRI but he pushed PT through. Having had meniscus surgery before I'm not sure that his evidence-based opinion serves me well. I would like a second opinion at Laurel village my provider
    Mar 03, 2023
    Very respectful Dr. He really listens
    Mar 03, 2023
    Maybe things have changed but my provider did effectively no physical exam. He spoke with me (hard to get a word in) but that was about it.
    Mar 03, 2023
    Dr Eichelberger listens carefully spends time explaining options and treatment plan and answers all questions. Feels as if you're the only one he needs to talk to-no feeling of rushing off to the next patient!
    Feb 26, 2023
    An excellent doctor!
    Feb 26, 2023
    I feel very comfortable with discussing my health medical history and treatment options with Dr. Eichelberger he medical knowledge is current and I believe he is compassionate about his practice.
    Feb 22, 2023
    The doctor took the time to explain my test results and eased my concern and anxiety over the results. I appreciated the clear communication and care he showed during my visit.
    Feb 19, 2023
    I was the last patient of the day. The MD spent extra time with me when he didn't have to.
    Feb 18, 2023
    Dr. Eichelberger is an excellent caregiver. He takes his time and listens. I feel my health is in good hands under his care.
    Feb 16, 2023
    Friendly doctor though I didn't like that he was ready to prescribe blood pressure meds without trying alternatives until I asked for it. I would have like him to offer the alternatives first.Also it felt like my worries about the effects of the Moderna Covid vaccine were brushed aside a bit.
    Feb 10, 2023
    I felt rushed as there was a time limit on the visit. There were not any suggested treatment plans referrals or further tests to run on my pain
    Feb 10, 2023
    Great doctor thank you
    Feb 08, 2023
    Dr. Eichelberger is an excellent PCP!
    Feb 02, 2023
    First time seeing this physician and I was completely satisfied with his care.
    Jan 28, 2023
    I would certainly recommend the doctors and nurses but not the clinic it self
    Jan 26, 2023
    Dr. E was great he explains things well is patient and even better he has a sense of humor.
    Jan 25, 2023
    Provider has true concern and compassion for the patients well being! Would recommend to anybody!
    Jan 12, 2023
    The dr was excellent experienced hands on and a great listener. Absolutely fantastic
    Dec 29, 2022
    I have the greatest respect for Dr. Eichelberger and completely trust his care for me.
    Dec 29, 2022
    I am a big fan of UCSF - my wife is an ICU nurse and I've had good experiences with my doctors in the past. However I had a very disappointing experience with this particular doctor. He mischaracterized my symptoms during my visit - I was clear that I had stomach issues only but he kept saying I was constipated. More frustratingly I can't schedule an appointment with my GI doctor because they are still waiting a response from him to confirm whether I need just an upper endoscopy or an upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy. It's been several weeks and he has not responded despite me making multiple calls to the office. This has a been a very frustrating experience.
    Dec 16, 2022
    Both Dr. Jon and the Nurse in my view close to perfect.
    Dec 10, 2022
    It's wast time the care provider never listened me he is so arrogant it's not a person I want see again He doesn't listened me about my questions or about what I really want it's worst doctor I saw on all my life I really appreciate if I have my care provider appointment soon because really I wasted my time
    Dec 01, 2022
    Very good professional manner & vibes
    Nov 18, 2022
    All eyes on screens at all times
    Nov 16, 2022
    Didn't feel comfortable with him
    Nov 14, 2022
    Caring demeanor supportive and clear instructions so very helpful
    Nov 10, 2022
    Excellent in all of these areas So glad to have Dr. Eichelberger as my primary care doctor
    Nov 06, 2022
    Dr. Eichelberger made me feel deficient for still using meds to address adhd symptoms and like my low dose prescription for blood pressure medicine was a burden on him. I realize what I heard and what the doctor meant to convey may be two different things which is my point - I don't think Dr. Eichelberger realized how his language and exam was received.
    Nov 05, 2022
    A very good person
    Oct 27, 2022
    Always very happy with the care and concern!
    Oct 25, 2022
    Dr Eichelberger is both knowledgable and very understanding of my concerns. I could not ask for a better doctor.
    Oct 21, 2022
    So comfortable talking to him and it was my first visit with him. He spent a lot of time with me and ever made me feel rushed. Felt like he really listened to my concerns.
    Oct 20, 2022
    Excellent attitude and manner. Very friendly answered questions smart and likable
    Oct 18, 2022
    Extremely disappointing and dismissive behavior. Hogged the visit time by going on tangents about unrelated topics which ate into the patient's finite visit time and left inadequate time to ask and address patient's concerns. Ignored patient's requests and concerns. Unwilling to act based on specific feedback regarding inaccurate measurement of patient's vitals and brushed them off. When the patient raised concerns instead of addressing the patient's concerns talked about unrelated topics at the cost of wasting the patient's time. Disinterested in taking action based on recent patient's change of body measurements and instead used last year's measurements even though the patient explicitly mentioned a significant weight loss of 12 lbs in the past 2 months. Not trustworthy and horribly bad experience.
    Oct 07, 2022
    Dr Eichelberger is the best primary care doctor I have ever had.
    Sep 28, 2022
    This provider at UCSF really listened to me about my issues. I appreciate the time he took to have a conversation rather than ordering a test or new medication. Also one of my pet peeves are that some providers at UCSF type while I explain my issues. I feel that in those instances I am not given their full attention. This provider did not do that. He literally turned his chair and looked at me eye to eye while we discussed my issues! I left with a plan to improve my health! Thank you thank you!!
    Aug 25, 2022
    Dr. Eichelberger thus far is exceptional. Hopefully this will continue if I ever get seriously ill again. I'm trusting and crossing my fingers it will since he's exceptional so far.
    Aug 19, 2022
    Always room for improvement.
    Aug 18, 2022
    I loved Jon. He made a difficult situation much easier. He called and messaged me as a follow up. He consulted with my PCP to confirm the long term plan. So nice open really wonderful!
    Aug 10, 2022
    I was told I am overdue for multiple vaccines which I have delayed due to my anxiety around hypodermic needles. The staff said they understood and didn't pressure me to get the shots (which was nice) but also didn't offer to prescribe me anything so I could get the vaccines at a later date with support of anxiety medication. Seemed weird
    Jul 29, 2022
    I felt he was dismissive and condescending. I expressed my concern that my pain might be due to kidney function. He responded that my thoughts was a cultural thought. I did not feel reassured with my concerns.
    Jul 26, 2022
    Dr. Jon's team is awesome. They care about your health.
    Jul 12, 2022
    May 13, 2022
    I was given zero follow up care besides a referral. Wasn't told about supportive care only told me how I could not take plaxcovid. Also in notes provider said I was severely overweight which is not correct as I am not in the severe category.
    Apr 30, 2022
    57 days if extreme insomnia and doctor said no to any sleep sedative and go home and "heal over time." I go to an m.d. For treatment. I continue live in a state of adrenaline and limited sleep.
    Apr 29, 2022
    I feel well taken care of
    Apr 20, 2022
    within 6 hours after my visit with the provider my provider posted written instructions on my ucsf web account. This Is a good thing.
    Apr 07, 2022
    Dr Eichelberger has been my provider but actually had never met him until yesterday. He was very personable and we had in depth conversations about my health. Very refreshing that he took his time with me
    Apr 06, 2022
    Everything was explained very well
    Mar 28, 2022
    Always kind concerned and compassionate.
    Mar 11, 2022
    The doctor's manner is off-putting.
    Feb 15, 2022
    Excellent analysis of the problem and resolution
    Feb 03, 2022
    Dr Eichelberger was very thorough and took the time to connect with me and get to know my overall wellness educated me and answered my questions. My experience with Kaiser Permanente has been contrary to this. They only focused on treating a symptom and didn't do an overall health assessment with me or tried to get to know me.

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