Top 10 Reasons to Choose Hill Physicians and UCSF

  1. Access to San Francisco's Best Doctors: Only the Hill Physicians network in San Francisco includes UCSF's 500 doctors. UCSF has about 350 of San Francisco's 625 "best doctors,"* or about 56 percent.

  2. Northern California's Top Hospital: In 2013, UCSF Medical Center was ranked one of the nation's top 10 hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, as well as the best hospital in Northern California.

  3. Top Ranked Specialists: Eight specialty services at UCSF — cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, rheumatology and urology — were among the top 10 in the nation in 2013, according to U.S. News & World Report. See UCSF's rankings at

  4. Bay Area's Only Comprehensive Cancer Center: UCSF's Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only Bay Area cancer center designated as comprehensive by the National Cancer Institute. About three-quarters of the 52 best cancer specialists* in San Francisco care for patients at UCSF.

  5. Broad Community Physician and Hospital Participation: Along with UCSF, the Hill Physicians San Francisco network includes over 250 community doctors affiliated with Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, St. Mary's Medical Center and other San Francisco community hospitals.

  6. San Francisco's Only Children's Hospital: UCSF's 150-bed UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is the only comprehensive children's hospital in San Francisco. Seventy-four percent of San Francisco's best pediatric specialists* are at UCSF.

  7. Over 100 Specialty Clinics: UCSF has over 100 specialty clinics, covering virtually all medical conditions, including specialists in arthritis, diabetes, heart conditions and memory and aging.

  8. Premier Women's Health Center: UCSF has Northern California's only nationally designated Women's Health Center of Excellence and is ranked No. 1 in women's health research funding from the National Institute of Health.

  9. Cutting Edge Clinical Research and Innovation: UCSF is ranked second in overall National Institute of Health research funding and is No. 1 among public institutions. Notable firsts resulting from research at UCSF include the first intensive care nursery for critically ill babies and the first surgery in the womb to correct fetal defects.

  10. MyChart Patient Portal: UCSF uses a portal called MyChart for secure doctor and patient communication.

* Best Doctors, 2011-2012