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  • Education

    University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, MD, 1998

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 2001

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Rheumatology, 2004

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    283 Ratings
    About our process
    Jun 04, 2023
    She left me with the impression that she would be better suited working in a research lab for her lack of personability and affability. She could also be a better listener as evidenced in the inaccuracy of her after-visit summery report.
    May 31, 2023
    Dr. Morehead was good and to the point!
    May 27, 2023
    She was very patient with me during this call. She was very patient with me!
    May 26, 2023
    She seemed very detached and curt. She was brief and did not ask a lot of questions or proactively address anything (eg I had to prompt her to tell me if my recent labs were ok or concerning).
    May 15, 2023
    She didn't seem interested. Physical exam was very surface level. Seemed like she didn't care very much.
    Apr 18, 2023
    Mar 26, 2023
    I trust Dr. Morehead's advice and opinions and have been her patient for many years now. She is extremely knowledgeable familiar with my arthritic condition and makes professional decisions accordingly. --Her schedule In UCSF Rheumatology Dept. Is a busy one and office visits with her are not lengthy but appreciated with patient directions carefully followed. ...I thank her for the time she spends with me.
    Mar 21, 2023
    Dr morehead was amazing. I'm feeling very fortunate to be under her care.
    Mar 21, 2023
    I did need to ask for clarity on possible causes of issues and next steps
    Mar 04, 2023
    Dr. Morehead is truly amazing. She asks me about my daughter who lost her husband to suicide last summer. I don't know if she understands how meaningful this really is to know people do care about me and my family.
    Feb 25, 2023
    Very warm and caring also provided just enough information without overwhelming me! Provided me with the big picture and the next and next next steps. Great!
    Feb 11, 2023
    I appreciated the time she spent and concern for my condition.
    Jan 28, 2023
    Don't feel rapport with MD.
    Jan 19, 2023
    All good
    Dec 22, 2022
    There's no point in recommending Dr. Morehead. Her practice is understaffed she couldn't even accept my husband a former patient. That's ridiculous!
    Dec 10, 2022
    Kerstin Morehead MD. Is a very Kind Compassionate Courteous and very Knowledgeable provider.
    Nov 26, 2022
    Dr. Morehead has been my Rheumatoid Arthritis Doctor for a few years now & she is a superb Physician. I have appreciated her care.
    Nov 11, 2022
    Trying to get to the bottom of my problem which may be autoimmune not sure related to my gums and psoriatic arthritis I had to ask the questions I had to propose things I had to suggest changing medication I had to ask the ramifications of that. She did not seem to have read my chart beforehand or have much to say about anything. Everything I suggested she just said okay.
    Nov 10, 2022
    I feel so fortunate to continue to benefit from Dr. Morehead's tremendous knowledge. I encounter a variety of medical situations with my disease. Dr Morehead is current on all of my issue and a great communicator.
    Oct 23, 2022
    She came in said I need xray maybe MRI then left the room. No possible explanation or thoughts on what I have no instruction to follow up it was even clear if I was done and can leave or the nurse was coming back for the blood order
    Oct 17, 2022
    Dr. Morehead took the time that was necessary to determine my problem and now I have a plan on how to move forward.
    Oct 13, 2022
    Dr Morehead is fantastic. As a medical assistant myself not all doctors are as compassionate and explain disease process and medication options as well as her. I'm glad she is my assigned physician.
    Oct 11, 2022
    I really liked the doctor. She was kind and friendly. I didn't quite understand all the medications she was trying to discuss with me and how it would affect my overall health
    Oct 02, 2022
    After meeting with this doctor they told me that they would send their opinions about my care and how to treat me to another doctor I will be seeing soon. The disappointing thing is that this doctor would not tell me their thoughts and what they were going to tell the other doctor (even after I asked). I'm not sure why I am not being included in the decisions of care for my own body but it does not feel right to me and completely takes away my trust for this doctor.
    Oct 02, 2022
    She didn't tell me what medications to stop taking when she increased the dosage of another medication. I will ask her in my chart. She was a great listener but didn't explain more than the basics that I already knew the difference between Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. I was hoping to make a plan foe treatment with her.
    Sep 30, 2022
    Considering the problem locating the office Dr. Morehead was very understanding & offered her apology for the lack of directions! I was very impressed with her understanding of my condition & appreciated her care in explaining what course of care would be given.
    Sep 01, 2022
    Aug 28, 2022
    To be fair I was hoping for a different outcome.
    Aug 07, 2022
    Extremely professional
    Aug 05, 2022
    The care giver spend maybe 5 minutes with me. Did not give me the name of the medicine she was prescribing
    Aug 04, 2022
    Dr. Morehead is the best
    Jul 29, 2022
    Great Doctor
    Jul 27, 2022
    Dr. Morehead has treated me since 2007 even before she switched from to UCSF. She has always been a good communicator conscientious hard working knowledgeable. A very smart doctor (no surprise) who listens carefully.
    Jul 21, 2022
    Dr. Morehead had taken the time to review my recent "non-rheumatology" labs and studies before my appointment and took the time to express concern and empathy as to issues not directly related to those I was seeing her about. Those efforts not only helped me emotionally they also increased my confidence in her concern for me as a person rather than simply as a set of symptoms to be assessed and managed.
    Jul 20, 2022
    Please assign me a different rheumatologist
    Jul 19, 2022
    Dr.Morehead is excellent and a caring and kind professional. Her assistant who took blood pressure was also kind and professional. Thank you.
    Jun 12, 2022
    Very Good.
    Jun 09, 2022
    I feel the provider gave me a weak diagnosis which was then relayed to a different department as something else which was very confusing. I mean is it Crohns arthritis or is it not? Very strange way of information coming back around that didn't make sense and didn't remain consistent.
    Jun 06, 2022
    Dr Morehead is in my opinion THE model for medical professionals. I've been her patient for years and she always listens collaborates and works towards a solution with me. She never seems to rush me and she always seems genuine in her care and concern.
    Jun 02, 2022
    Dr Morehead is a very good listener and provides care based on how I explained my symptoms which has turned into a good results for my recovery. She's the absolute best!!
    May 20, 2022
    I am extremely pleased with my doctor's care
    May 06, 2022
    Always very thorough
    May 03, 2022
    I spent a lot of time explaining my symptom to the resident. Then the doctor came in for 5 minutes and told me to take Tylenol. I have joint pain in my legs and arms and hands. Also my hands are feet are numb and tingling. She didn't run any blood tests. Only looked at my history. I don't why I saw a rheumatologist. I'm very disappointed. I had to ask her about a cream. It's only for my hands.
    Mar 26, 2022
    I would highly recommend Dr. Morehead and I am grateful to have her expertise and guidance going forward as a specialist.
    Mar 20, 2022
    Dr. Morehead will be referring me to a podiatrist that will provide me with orthotics as well that are badly needed for collapsed arched that are extremely painful
    Mar 11, 2022
    Dr Morehead is supportive and caring.
    Mar 08, 2022
    Dr Morehead has helped me tremendously with my current health issues. She is very kind understanding and very knowledgeable in helping me with long standing health issues. I continually improve!
    Mar 07, 2022
    As a new patient to the clinic and this doctor I found it odd how the doctor didn't inquire about my history. UC didn't seem to have the details when I started my current medication so I can't assume you have all my history. I was seen first by other staff so they may have passed some info on but it was just strange to not discuss it with the doctor themselves. The doctor mainly rotated my joints in my arms and was checking for nodules. The doctor also didn't order labs and I don't know why (my prior doctor performed a set of labs before all appts). When I mentioned I do have a history of liver sensitivity the doctor did order liver tests.
    Mar 06, 2022
    The provider spent about 1 minute with me so we discussed nothing. The only thing that she told me was that she prescribed me a medicine replacing the medicine I was currently taking.
    Feb 19, 2022
    This was initial appointment and we need further discussions of treatment plan and impact on me.
    Feb 05, 2022
    Jan 31, 2022
    I would be pleased to recommend Dr. Morehead. But the subject doesn't come up that often in conversation.
    Jan 27, 2022
    Dr. Morehead's active listening skills and empathy combine with her excellent clinical skills resulting in exceptional care.
    Jan 25, 2022
    Dr. Morehead has always been patient kind & professional in her attitude & demeanor.
    Jan 07, 2022
    Dr Morehead was wonderful. Smart.My usual doctor is Dr Gross but he was too busy to see me so he set me up with Dr Morehead. Dr Morehead was an excellent choice for me as she understood my illness and is willing to help me. She explained that my CPPD is caused from a number of risk factors ALL of which I have.
    Nov 20, 2021
    She did not care about my pain or helping me figure out the source of my problem. Very dismissive. She made it clear that I am on my own to try to get to the bottom of my pain and problems. She was not helpful. I had to drive the entire conversation. I am a native healthcare industry professional and this provider is what gives physicians a bad name. She does not care about patients being in pain. She comes across as lazy and incompetent. Said I should see gastroenterology but made no effort to make a referral to GE and told me their clinic probably wouldn't see me anyways because my case is not as severe as they like to see. No effort to help me know who to go to. Unbelievably laissez-faire. Made me feel so insignificant and hopeless.
    Nov 20, 2021
    In addition to being an excellent clinician Dr. Morehead expresses empathy and takes the time to ensure that I feel that I have been listened to.
    Nov 19, 2021
    Provider shrugged off my symptoms ans said it could it could be a fluke. When my blood test show unusually high values for ANA. No explanation after myBlood tests of what they mean at all. Will never recommend UCSF to anyone. They didn't give me instructions on what I needed to do to get blood test. So had to call 4 times for the office to fax the order to my doctor/lab Corp. Total waste of time and inefficient operations.
    Nov 11, 2021
    Very good
    Oct 25, 2021
    Experience is always wonderful with Dr. Morehead
    Oct 22, 2021
    Dr. Morehead is always clear with medical advice & instructions.
    Oct 08, 2021
    I would certainly recommend Dr. Morehead to anyone in need of a rheumatologist.
    Oct 07, 2021
    Dr. Morehead combines excellent clinical skills with empathy and respect for the patient.
    Sep 13, 2021
    Dr. Morehead is the very model of what I expect and want in a physician. She always answers my questions works with me to find options and takes time to listen. In addition her team is great about follow ups scheduling etc.
    Aug 31, 2021
    Disgusted by the lack of empathy