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Nghe Yang


Family physician
Self-proclaimed foodie, exercise and running enthusiast

Dr. Nghe Yang is a family doctor who provides comprehensive care to patients of all ages, specializing in preventive medicine, family planning services, chronic disease management and minor outpatient procedures. He believes in fostering a collaborative relationship with patients, emphasizing patient engagement and advocacy. He is particularly interested in men's health and integrating technology into patient care.

Yang received his medical degree from Stanford University and completed his training in UCSF's family medicine residency program at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Yang spent a decade working in community health, caring primarily for underserved Asian American immigrants, before joining UCSF.

  • Education

    Stanford University School of Medicine, 2002

  • Residencies

    UCSF, 2005

  • Board Certifications

    Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

  • Languages


I love my work in primary care, when those moments we hold so sacred can be shared between doctor and patient in the most honest and unfiltered way.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    317 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 07, 2023
    Exceptional service. I could tell that Dr Yang truly cared about helping me. This was shown by his thoroughness diligence and friendly disposition throughout the entire appointment. What impressed me the most is that Dr Yang called me back into the clinic after my appointment was over because he had done some thinking and wanted more tests done. This demonstrates his ability to go above and beyond. In my entire life I've never met any healthcare provider who has done that before cared for me to that degree beyond the boundaries of my appointment time.
    Nov 02, 2023
    My doctor is already busy
    Oct 07, 2023
    Dr. Yang is so patient and thorough. He explains everything and doesn't seem like he's in a rush to leave like many other doctors. I really appreciate it.
    Oct 05, 2023
    This time I am glad I have my primary doctor. It is not usually the case.
    Sep 30, 2023
    Very caring and professional. Well done!
    Sep 28, 2023
    I continue to be impressed with the care I receive from Dr Yang. He includes me in whatever decisions are needed & is clearly familiar with my medical history.
    Aug 24, 2023
    Although the overall care is good but there is always an element of being rushed. This causes more visits.
    Aug 17, 2023
    Dr. Yang is a very intelligent and caring doctor. A rare combination very lucky to have him.
    Aug 11, 2023
    Pleasant experience with Dr Yang. He was proactive listened and advised me well. He took his time examining and assesssing my physical. Thank you so much Dr Yang
    Jul 27, 2023
    Jul 22, 2023
    Dr. Yang is great but during my last two appointment he assumed I date men. (The first time he assumed that being sexually actively meant I needed to prevent pregnancy and the second time I mentioned dating someone and he assumed the person was a "he".) Given that he's openly gay I'm confused why he would assume a patient is straight? I hope he can use gender neutral / inclusive language in the future.
    Jul 20, 2023
    Dr Yang is just great.
    Jul 20, 2023
    Professonal caring & sensitive to patient's issues
    Jul 09, 2023
    I very much appreciate that Dr. Yang was able to consult and take care of my ear problem the day that I called to book an appointment.
    Jul 06, 2023
    This was the second time I've seen Dr Yang. I continue to be impressed with his knowledge & care. He asks the right questions & is clearly familiar with my medical history.
    Jun 29, 2023
    I recommend Dr. Yang to all of my friends looking for a new physician.
    Jun 13, 2023
    Dr. Yang is extremely thorough in his examination of my conditions. He takes time to listen to my concerns and provides me with the appropriate treatment options.
    Jun 07, 2023
    My care provider is very professional. He listen to me explained about my health problem and gave me the suggestion about the treatment options. I recommended him to my friends.
    Apr 22, 2023
    Dr. Yang is just excellent !
    Apr 13, 2023
    Dr Yang is the best!
    Apr 11, 2023
    I was expecting more care and concern during my visit given this is a follow-up from my recent ER admission. Instead I felt a similar experience I would've received at an urgent care facility
    Apr 05, 2023
    This was the first time I saw Dr Nghe Yang. I didn't feel rushed he asked the right questions & was very knowledgeable.
    Mar 17, 2023
    Mar 02, 2023
    The Doctor should have read the letter from the Surgeons office before seeing me. The surgeon specifically required an EKG before surgery because I am over 50. If I had not pointed that out I would have been forced to return for an EKG. There should be a system to make sure the surgeons requirements are met so that this does not occur. However the Doctor was friendly and thorough.
    Mar 01, 2023
    I feel the Dr. Was nice however I do feel that when I was expressing my Issues he sort of over talked me and seemed he did not want to discuss any Issues further as if he needed to rush through the appointment. I asked questions about a previous test result in which I NEVER received a response from a previous physician and he did confirm that it is something that can possibly be a worry however he did not provide me any information on how to move forward with such worrisome results. He also let me know that I should be reaching out to a physical therapist myself but didn't not mention that a referral would be put in or where exactly I should be seeing this PT. All in all I feel that the care I have received from USCF doctors had not been superior and I have a genuine worry for my health if I cannot express my concerns for my health without being brushed off by doctors.
    Feb 25, 2023
    Really appreciate Dr Yang's care. Listens to and addresses all concerns. Very responsive to mychart messages between visits.
    Feb 19, 2023
    He didn't listen to me until I told him that I myself was a physician.
    Feb 17, 2023
    Dr. Yang one of the best doctors I have ever had.
    Jan 21, 2023
    The care from all at this location is the very best. That means the front desk doctor assistants doctors and everyone.
    Jan 21, 2023
    I love Dr Yang
    Jan 12, 2023
    Dr. Yang provided excellent care
    Nov 26, 2022
    It's early in our relationship and the provider appeared somewhat busy. I don't really have an opinion yet.
    Nov 24, 2022
    Nov 17, 2022
    Dr N Yang did not read my history prior to release medicine consultation . The conversation wasn't a two- way . He just explained what his opinion that he believes it's right . He's never been my doctor at all - he's part of the group . Poor professional demeanor !
    Oct 30, 2022
    Almost non-existent discussion of possible risks from medications I'm prescribed. Discussion of medication treatments are muddied with details of various dosages or medication types which left me confused about what was actually prescribed. Difficult time coming to an mutual understanding of my current condition and/or medications effects; seems much more difficult than it should be.
    Oct 29, 2022
    The provider & staff are the Best
    Oct 26, 2022
    Dr. Recommended I see a specialist. Did not provide referral. Still waiting to hear back from office
    Oct 14, 2022
    Your doctors are very good at what they do. They are professional they are very knowledgeable and they are great partners for care.
    Sep 21, 2022
    Dr. Yang is UCSF's best doctor
    Sep 03, 2022
    I love Dr Yang!
    Aug 30, 2022
    He seems nice but in a hurry to leave.
    Aug 27, 2022
    Dr. Yang was exceptionally good. He listened was compassionate caring and provided a path forward. He put me at ease and helped me have a very candid discussion.
    Aug 26, 2022
    Aug 13, 2022
    My concerns were quickly addressed.
    Aug 05, 2022
    I love Dr. Yang.
    Aug 05, 2022
    Dr. Yang was very kind and thoughtful during the entire visit. He was very engaged.
    Jul 28, 2022
    So happy I was able to see this provider who accepted me as a patient from my current PCP.
    Jul 22, 2022
    Dr Yang is such a good and caring doctor. He listened and suggested exams that I need.
    Jul 15, 2022
    Dr. Yang is always caring informative and empathetic.
    Jul 12, 2022
    I'm fond of Dr. Yang. He is a good listener.
    Jul 08, 2022
    Good doctor
    Jul 08, 2022
    Jun 11, 2022
    This was only my first appointment but Dr Yang and his office were great.
    Jun 09, 2022
    It was my first time to see this provider but he was very familiar with my medical history and current status.
    May 28, 2022
    Dr. Yang is so professional and patient. He provided me with excellent care and always follow up on my health.
    May 26, 2022
    May 01, 2022
    Apr 30, 2022
    Exceptional service/response
    Mar 22, 2022

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