Are you having back pain with any of the following?

  • Severe pain, weakness or tingling in your leg(s).
  • Difficulty stopping urination or loss of control of bladder or bowels.
  • Unexplained fever, nausea or vomiting.
  • A history of cancer or unexplained weight loss.

We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.

We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.

Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.

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Joseph Young, MD

Internal Medicine

Welcome to My Doctor Online, a web site that my colleagues and I developed to make it easier for you to take care of your healthcare needs. On this site you will find answers to many of your questions about my clinical practice. Also included are several online features that will allow you to e-mail me, check your laboratory results and refill prescriptions. I hope you find its content informative and useful.

My Offices

Oakland Medical Center
Appt/Advice: 510-752-1190

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I consider myself very fortunate to have chosen Primary Care Medicine for my career and to work at Kaiser Permanente. I have worked at the Oakland Medical Center since 1991 and now have many patients in my practice that I have known for over ten years! I find this continuity of care very rewarding indeed. At times, when I see my patients, I often feel as if I am seeing an old friend.

As the lead for our Regional Hypertension program I'm fortunate to be able to positively impact the health of Kaiser Permanente members with high blood pressure.  Most Americans, even those with normal blood pressure, get too much salt from processed foods in their diet.  Kaiser Permanente is a proud sponsor of the National Salt Reduction Initiative.

Having the resources that my patients need at my fingertips and the expert advice of my specialist colleagues so readily available allows me to do what I find most rewarding - helping my patients manage their health concerns effectively.

At the end of the day, I feel very grateful for working in a profession and in an environment that allows me to draw on my expertise and training while I help others.


Medical EducationUC Los Angeles, School of Medicine,
Los Angeles, CA
ResidencySanta Clara Valley Medical Center,
San Jose, CA
Board CertificationInternal Medicine,
American Board of Internal Medicine
Hospital Admitting PrivilegesOakland Medical Center
Richmond Medical Center
License Type
State of Issue
Doctor of Medicine
04/30/2019 00:00:00

Other Information

Accepting New Patients StatusNot accepting new patients at this time; view available physicians at Choose Your Doctor
Languages SpokenEnglish, Hebrew
Interpreters are available upon request. Learn more at the Interpreter Services Information page
National Provider Identifier1366520157
Plan AffiliationProviders listed on the Kaiser Permanente Provider Directory are available to most members.
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