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Joshua Braslow


Family physician
Dog enthusiast, DIY "projectorian" and film buff

About me

Dr. Joshua Braslow is a family medicine doctor who cares for patients of all ages. He has special interests in chronic disease management, preventive medicine and population health (an approach to care that helps groups of people at higher risk of certain health conditions). He performs procedures including steroid injections for trigger finger and certain types of knee and shoulder pain; cryosurgery to remove precancerous lesions, warts and skin tags; and women's health services, such as Pap smears and IUD placement and removal. He is also experienced in managing wounds and placing sutures.

Braslow earned his medical degree at New York Medical College and completed a residency in family medicine at the University of California, San Diego. While in medical school, he worked to promote the family medicine specialty and was selected by the faculty and his peers for induction into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Before going to medical school, Braslow earned a degree in filmmaking at Brown University and worked on documentaries in New York City. His exposure to health disparities and other social injustices through this career sparked a desire to work in medicine, with the goal of more directly helping individuals and communities. Prior to joining UCSF, he worked for Stanford Health Care.

Originally from a small town in upstate New York, Braslow enjoys exploring California with his wife, who is also a doctor, and their dog, Astra. He is a fan of tennis, film, hiking, board games and concerts.

  • Education

    New York Medical College, MD, 2016

  • Residencies

    UC San Diego, Family Medicine, 2019

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    365 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 23, 2023
    Dr Joshua Braslow is very recommendable
    Jun 23, 2023
    Will brag about my positive experience at this location
    Jun 13, 2023
    Dr Braslow is the patient kind and knowledgable
    Jun 02, 2023
    Dr. B is awesome and highly efficient
    May 16, 2023
    I was amazed at how quickly I received an appointment and how caring the provider was
    May 15, 2023
    Dr. Braslow is amazing and he is the best primary care physician I have ever had. I have had continuous medical struggles for 20 years and he helped me get back on track. Its like a miracle for me. He listened carefully to my symptoms and gave me tips that were amazing. I have had difficulty breathing for 20 years and thanks to Dr. Braslow this is finally improved.
    May 14, 2023
    I felt very comfortable and was treated like a human being which is unusual in my experience as a Black man!!
    May 05, 2023
    Wish every doctor was like Dr. Braslow. He's the best!
    May 03, 2023
    Dr Braslow is really amazing "partner" with my health. I feel he really listens and he takes care of me and takes care of my concerns explains everything and it's just overall really great. One of the best doctors I've had.
    May 02, 2023
    Provider listened to my concerns and gave me good recommendations and advice. I appreciate his time and expertise. I also appreciate the follow up notes on my labs.
    Apr 14, 2023
    I thought he was excellent. I liked him very much. He explained very thing. I trusted his knowledge base. I certainly would trust him as my doctor. Thank you.
    Apr 11, 2023
    Very professional proactive and helpful.
    Mar 31, 2023
    Mar 29, 2023
    As usual Dr. Braslow was considerate throrough and extremely accommodating. He listed to my issues very well and respnded encouragingly.
    Mar 24, 2023
    Time with Dr too limited
    Mar 18, 2023
    Dr braslow was very pleasant and very easy to talk to. Any recommendations were expressed as suggestions not serious concerns.
    Mar 01, 2023
    I recommended Dr. Braslow to my wife as she was in need of a GP too.
    Feb 27, 2023
    Dr B is very friendly and care the patient.
    Feb 21, 2023
    I really like my PCP a lot and I trust his judgment.
    Feb 18, 2023
    Dr. Braslow was attentive and helpful. I was glad to get an appointment and establish care. He also followed up about my husband whose sleep apnea is keeping me awake. I would've liked this appointment to be in person.
    Feb 12, 2023
    Maybe I'm just old but somehow I missed orientation to how I should work with the system (especially prescriptions).
    Feb 06, 2023
    This was the best doctor appointment that I have had in years. I am much better informed and so much more comfortable with all of my medical
    Feb 01, 2023
    First visit with prospective PCP' Active listener and studied suggestions for follow up care and further tests
    Jan 21, 2023
    We were on different pages about medication management for anxiety depression and related insomnia but agreed to leave an open dialogue.I think he may want to have these strongly felt viewpoints incorporated into his bio. I personally have a medicating Psychiatrist but not everyone has that.
    Jan 01, 2023
    Dr. Braslow is the best PCP I have had. He is knowledgeable and proactive.
    Jan 01, 2023
    I feel privileged to have Dr Braslow as my primary care physician. He is quick to get to the root causes of my concerns and drive towards solutions with great professionalism. Thank you!
    Dec 23, 2022
    I was impressed as he is very concerned about my health & very friendly Doctor
    Dec 21, 2022
    There's nothing bad you can say it was all good
    Dec 18, 2022
    Dr. Braslow is an excellent doctor.
    Dec 11, 2022
    We were very happy with the Dr. And nurses. Very efficient and professional
    Dec 05, 2022
    Dr. Braslow is an exceptional physician - he listens carefully examines with skill & respect engages a diagnostic & care plan with compassion.
    Dec 03, 2022
    Dr. Braslow was professional competent and demonstrated empathy. Thank you Dr. Braslow!
    Nov 24, 2022
    Dr Braslow is a very patient and professionally doctor. I used to recommend him to my friends.
    Nov 11, 2022
    Dr. Braslow is the world's best doctor.
    Nov 09, 2022
    Dr Braslow goes above and beyond. Nice to see a doctor that actually cares these days. He is very helpful as well.
    Nov 09, 2022
    He was great at listening and helping me sort through my options for care in two very different areas.
    Nov 05, 2022
    Dr. Braslow is a wonderful GP. He listens is understanding helpful and is down-to-earth.
    Nov 04, 2022
    Excellent experience
    Oct 19, 2022
    1st in person appointment and he was great very happy to have him as my doctor
    Oct 19, 2022
    Oct 16, 2022
    Nurse.vey nice I was comfortable with her I received three shots that day all went well
    Oct 13, 2022
    I just left my PCP last June and chose to see Dr Braslow. I'm very happy with his care that I asked my son to make an appointment with him.
    Oct 13, 2022
    Dr. Braslow is amazing. He's the only primary care doctor I've ever respected. His knowledge is absolutely amazing.
    Oct 11, 2022
    Dr. Braslow was great and very attentive. I felt like he really cared about my situation.
    Sep 30, 2022
    Good with my new doc
    Sep 21, 2022
    He was kind to listen to my concerns
    May 18, 2022
    Unfortunately the only issue I encountered was receiving information about where I can get my blood drawn. I received no information about where to go though I was told I would. Just an oversight I'm sure.
    Apr 24, 2022
    I was/am satisfied with the Doctor.
    Apr 09, 2022
    I thought Dr. Braslow was very friendly. He remembered the injury I had from my last visit which was six months ago. He followed up about It during this visit and I thought that was really thoughtful.
    Mar 31, 2022
    UCSF is the best!Thank you Dr. Braslow and his team for providing wonderful care.
    Mar 19, 2022
    Dr Braslow is a very caring attentive physician. He listens to my concerns and together we work on solutions. His bed side manner Is very kind and understanding. He is very prompt in providing post visit information. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a primary care physician.
    Feb 26, 2022
    My experience was very good
    Jan 18, 2022
    Good experience
    Jan 05, 2022
    Dr. Joshua Braslow is so great knowledgable and patient. Can't thank him enough
    Nov 03, 2021
    Dr Braslow seems very down-to-earth seems to connect well and offered helpful comments and explanations. No pressure but offered helpful Insights. Patient demeanor.
    Oct 05, 2021
    Dr Braslow listened to me and we talked about my potential health care in the future. He seems to be truly interested in me and my needs.
    Oct 02, 2021
    Dr Braslow was very friendly and helpful but he did seem rushed for time at the end of my appointment. Maybe he needs to have a bit fewer appointments per day?
    Sep 20, 2021
    I changed PCPs due to my prior PCP leaving the SM practice. This was my first meeting with Dr. B. He was kind efficient and looked in depth into my chart. He was down to business which I do not mind. Asked all relevant questions but no small talk.
    Sep 10, 2021
    Dr. Braslow listened to my concerns and thoughtfully considered all possibilities in diagnosing my condition.
    Aug 26, 2021
    Very pleased with my experience with Dr. Braslow. He was very attentive and willing to answer my questions as well as provide suggestions for improvements. He provided follow up answers and suggestions to my lab results. Would definitely recommend Dr. Braslow to anyone needing care.

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