Dr. Karna Gendo, MD

Dr. Karna Gendo, MD

Allergy & Immunology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Karna Gendo, MD is an allergy & immunology specialist in Berkeley, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in allergy & immunology and internal medicine.

3010 Colby St Ste 221

Berkeley, CA 94705

Contact Information

(925) 327-1460

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • Western Health Advantage

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Top Care Areas

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more than 89% of peers
Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
more than 87% of peers
Allergic Reaction
more than 73% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Gendo "Dr. Gendo received his medical degree in 1995 at UC Davis. He completed his pediatric/adult allergy immunology and internal medicine training and board certification at the University of Washington, where he served as Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine. He has worked as an attending physician at the Emergency Trauma Center at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, hospitalist and clinical services chief at Group Health Cooperative, and as staff physician at Northwest Asthma and Allergy Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, American College of Physicians, and the Society of Hospital Medicine. He grew up in Sonoma County and has returned from the Northwest to join the Allergy and Asthma Group of the Bay Area. Dr Gendo's special interests are in enhancing chronic condition management and the Patient-Centered Medical Home. His outside interests are in classical and jazz piano."


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2  Specialties

  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Allergy & Immunology
    Accredited by: American Board of Allergy & Immunology*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

26  Conditions Treated

7  Procedures

  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Shots for Insect Stings
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Drug or Food Challenge
  • Patch Testing

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of Wa School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gendo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gendo to family and friends
9 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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Dr. Gendo's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I made an appointment to get tested for certain food sensitivities. I show up and Dr. Gendo advised that there is no such test and that he could only test for foods that would cause me to go into an anaphylactic shock. One, after doing the smallest amount of research after the appointment, this...more
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Never gave me a straight answer. Waited for over an hour only to hear that he is very busy with other patients. And this is after making an appointment.
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Dr. Gendo was on time and having read my chart was prepared. Tests were taken and the results of mediately available. Appropriate referrals were made. He was clear and easily understandable and I wish all my doctors were like Dr. Gendo.
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On two different occasions I tried to refill a scrip for my asthma meds through Express Scripts. Each time, after waiting several days without receiving the prescription, I called ES and was told my prescription hadn't yet been approved by Dr. G's office. Dr. G's office insisted it had been...more
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