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Norman G. Hearst


Family physician
Doctor in San Francisco, researcher around the world

Dr. Norman G. Hearst is a family doctor. He has special interests in HIV and AIDS epidemiology and prevention, expanding research capacity in developing countries and international health.

Hearst earned his medical degree at UCSF and completed a residency in family medicine at UCSF Fresno. He also received fellowship training in clinical epidemiology from UCSF. He earned a master of public health degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Education

    UCSF, 1980

  • Residencies

    UCSF Fresno, Family Medicine, 1983

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Clinical Epidemiology, 1985

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My goal is to manage about 95 percent of my patients' health problems and to make sure they get the right specialty care for the rest.

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    132 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 21, 2023
    Dr. Hearst has been consistently excellent.He always provided me with the best of care.Very professional understanding problem-solving with comfort and good nature.And this is written with gratitude
    Aug 28, 2023
    Dr. Hearst is the best.
    Jun 03, 2023
    Too many labs were ordered. Some not even necessary. HIV test when I'm not at risk at my age and have been with same partner for over 20 years. Also a thyroid test when I'm monitored by a specialist outside of ucsf. Seems to be purely for profit and and of not a bit helpful to my health.
    May 28, 2023
    Great family Doctor. Dr Hearst
    Apr 28, 2023
    I deeply respect my new doctor's professionalism efficiency and his ability to make his patients feel immediately safe. Words can't express my gratitude for being able to be under his care.
    Apr 27, 2023
    I have been with this provider more than 2 decades. He's excellent
    Feb 21, 2023
    Dr. Hearst was very nice
    Feb 02, 2023
    This was a waste of time I did not Have a chance To inquire about my concerns he said what he you wanted to say. It sounded to me like going for maintenance on your car and I'm talking to the service writer up front Not to Technician And the service writer is reading what's required at what mileage from my own owner's manual
    Feb 02, 2023
    Dr. Hearst is the best
    Jan 30, 2023
    My primary care provider will retire in a few years. So wouldn't recommend
    Dec 10, 2022
    Nov 30, 2022
    Dr Hearst is the best! I hope he never retires!
    Nov 05, 2022
    Dr Hearst is an excellent physician
    Oct 13, 2022
    Dr. Hearst is always very attentive to me. He addresses my concerns my tests my need for follow up and or additional care needed. He provides a comfortable situation to deal with my personal medical needs and treatments. Always looks for other ongoing treatments or visits pending and other health providers.
    May 18, 2022
    Dr Hearst is awesome. So was the medical student I saw before Dr Hearst came in. Excellent care.
    Apr 06, 2022
    Dr Hearst is my rock he really help me in my health issues always have good explanation to things I needed to know prescriptions given to me were working good for me with no bad symptoms at all.

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