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Dr. Gary Cecchi, MD

Hematology •  Male • Age 67

  
Dr. Cecchi
2001 Dwight Way Berkeley, CA 94704
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Dr. Gary Cecchi, MD is a hematology specialist in Berkeley, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in hematology, oncology, and more.


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Dr. Cecchi accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Western Health Advantage

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Cecchi's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cecchi treats Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cecchi treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Breast Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cecchi treats Breast Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cecchi treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Anemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cecchi treats Anemia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cecchi treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acquired Aplastic Anemia
  • Anemia of Pregnancy
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
  • Chronic Anemia
  • Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D - HUS)
  • D-Negative Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, Pregnancy Related
  • D-Positive Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (D + HUS)
  • Hemolytic Anemia, Acquired Autoimmune
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Hereditary Spherocytosis
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Megaloblastic Anemia
  • Microcytic Hypochromic Anemia
  • Myelpathic Anemia
  • Neonatal Anemia
  • Nutritional Anemia
  • Nutritional Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-1
  • Refractory Anemia With Excess Blasts-2
  • Secondary Cold Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia With Spinocerebellar Ataxia
  • Sideroblastic Anemia, Pyridoxine-Responsive, Autosomal Recessive
  • Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

Dr. Cecchi's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Malignant Histiocytosis
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • von Willebrand Disease
  • Vulvar Cancer

Dr. Cecchi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cecchi

3.1

Based on 72 reviews

5 Stars
47.22222222222222%
(34)
4 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(4)
3 Stars
1.3888888888888888%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
45.833333333333336%
(33)

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I have been Dr. Checchi’s patient for four years. I have a rare blood cancer and it creates many problems. He has a lot of knowledge and deals with each symptom as it arrives. I have four stars because The Herrick Center isn’t for everyone - staff changes often and there can be long waits. I stick with the center because it allows me to get all my treatments in one place - doc, port maintenance, blood tests infusions and transfusions. I see my Dr every 6 weeks. It’s not the most efficient place but I think the convenience of not having to run all over the place to different treatment centers makes up for that. If you come here be patient and bring a snack and something to read. Checchi isn’t a very warm and fuzzy guy but he has given me many options for treatment. Some I’ve taken and some I’ve declined. I feel like he educates me and tells me the truth. I’ve encountered several other oncologist who acted like they knew everything and gave orders. I’ll prefer Checchi’s approach.
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Terrible-long wait for a 5 min visit. Recommended chemo without doing a special test on my cancer to see if I even would benefit from chemo. I went to another medical oncologist who recommended the test first. Turned out I do not benefit from chemo! BEWARE!!
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Dr. Cecchi is an excellent physician. He has been my husband's doctorfor 14 yearts and saved him from 4th stage Lymphoma.
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Dr. Cecchi shepherded me through breast cancer 30 years ago and is now my oncologist for pancreatic cancer. He is meticulous in staying on top of every aspect of treatment, testing (including determining what treatment you need and what you don't need—"I don't want to put poison in your body if you don't have cancer," and when it was clear that my cancer was completely gone he halted treatment. Some patients are put off by his direct manner, but when I go to a doctor I am not looking for a new f
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Dr Cecchi is a very good doctor that truly cares for his patients. He will spend as much time as needed to explain situations and make the patient feel comfortable about proposed treatments. He may at times seem like he’s not listening to you but nothing goes unheard. He dedicates himself to his patients and even gives out his cell phone number that you can call at anytime of day or night. I would highly recommend him to anyone dealing with cancer.
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My hematologist closed his doors to his office without any notice to his patients. I call Dr. Cecchi’s office and told them what happened and I need to see someone as soon as possible due to my blood problem. His office gave me an appointment immediately and his staff was the best. I saw Dr. Cecchi and liked him immediately. I am still seeing Dr. Cecchi and would not leave is care. Before you judge any one by comments and words, check the person out yourself. You are your own judge!
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Will not recommend.Very BAD experience for my first appointment at 11 a.m I was told to be there 30 minutes before and was officially registered around 10:45 a.m. At about 12:05 p.m,I was called to his office. At about 12:30 p.m, a nurse came in to take my blood pressure & my weight, and told me that the doctor would be in shortly. At 12:50 pm, there was still NO sign of this doctor. I was EXTREMELY disappointed & wasted over 2 hours waiting!!! I had another appointment at 1:30 pm,I HAD to leave
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Herrick (in general) has screwed me over, before. Do you have money to get a blood test? I hope you do. Because this idiot didn't put down the proper codes, and YOU WILL BE STUCK PAYING IT! He does a lot of unnecessary tests. I TRUSTED THIS PERSON!!! LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO ME! He Will probably do the same to you. WANT MY ADVICE: stay away from this one. He is a bad dude! He tried to put me on a medicine once, and this medicine could have killed ME!!! AND HE WANTS TO TAKE THIS POISON!
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He had to close his office. That tells me a lot. I went elsewhere for better care.
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He is very professional. What I like most about Dr. Cecchi is that he gets straight to the point. He answers all my questions letting me know exactly where I stand and how can help me.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Gary Cecchi, MD is a hematology specialist in Berkeley, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in hematology, oncology, and more.

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

1985
City Hope Hospital
Residency Hospital
1982
Mayo Clin
Residency Hospital
1980
Mayo Clin
Internship Hospital
1979
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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Eden Medical Center

Castro Valley, CA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average