Dr. Nicholas Birlew, DO

Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy •  Male • Age 70
  
Dr. Birlew

Stockton Urgent Care Medical

1148 W Hammer Ln Stockton, CA 95209

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(209) 952-9696

Dr. Nicholas Birlew, DO is an osteopathic manipulative therapy specialist in Stockton, CA and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1975 and specializes in osteopathic manipulative therapy, pediatric medicine, and more.


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Dr. Birlew accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Birlew's conditions and procedures:

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Confusion
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • High Cholesterol
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Immunization
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Pap Smear
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Physical Examination
  • Polymyositis
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Well Baby Care

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3.3

Based on 32 reviews

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I love the Doc. however I can not see him anymore as his office does not accept CHAMPVA insurance. Do not think I can find a better Doc!!
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Jim – Dec 13, 2019
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Dr. Birlew has always taken great care of me. Not long after he became my primary care physician, he saved my life! Thank you Dr. Birlew!
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Dec 06, 2019
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I was new to Stockton CA and was rushed to the ERin 2004 .we're I met Dr b .he took care of me and got me back right... he's been my dr ever since..AND HE DOES A DARN GOOD JOB!! HE IS THE ONLY DR THEIR AND HE IS DOING HIS BEST TO ACCOMMODATE EVERYONE...BIG UPS TO DR B??
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La Tanya Oliver in Stockton, CA – Oct 21, 2018
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Extremely rude. Doesn't seem to care about what's bothering you as he comes in and will talk forever about himself and his whole life story for 3 minutes then rushes out. Absolutely no time to talk about what's wrong with you. Just writes you a prescription and kicks you out..
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Unimportant – Aug 25, 2018
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Great Dr. I personally like the way he treats. He's a good doctor diagnosis he's one guy covering the whole office I think he does a great job no BS all business good doctor.
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Fairfield – Jun 20, 2018
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My entire family sees Dr Birlew and we absolutely adore him! He provides patient centered care and will give you the tools you need to recover whether it be testing or medication he always finds the problem and a solution. Highly highly recommended!
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Stockton, CA – Apr 06, 2017
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Myself and my husband along with our children has been seeing Dr B for over 15 years , he is a great doctor very caring and concerned about his patients . My oldest children have married and have children of there own and they still go to see him, I have sent many family members to him and they all have stayed with him over the years . If you don't mind a urgent care setting I highly recommend him. Once you have gone 3 or 4 times he rembers you by name.
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Ferreyra in Stockton ca – Aug 31, 2016
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Wait time, staff is INCREDIBLY RUDE, Dr. is RUSHED and doesn't listen nor explain, writes a scrip and MOVES ON..... this office is HORRIBLE.
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Unhappy in STOCKTON – Aug 09, 2016
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This "Dr." is not trustworthy whatsoever, he didn't misspeak, he didn't phrase something improperly, he LIED to his patient! He should be banned from medical practice. As a deputy coroner for over 25 years I have never seen such an unprofessional Dr.
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patient X in Stockton CA – Aug 01, 2016
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Dr. Billew was recommended by a fellow RN. I was positively impressed with his casual professionalism and knowledge-base! I'll recommend him to anyone that asks me if I know a really good physician and, will certainly return to his facility whenever I need treatment.
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Marv B. in Lodi, CA – Apr 24, 2016
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This Dr. was recommended by a family member who's in the medical field. I'd brought an medical report to my initial appointment to be read & interpreted by Mr. Birlew. He picked up the report and then flippantly just dropped it in front of me without reading it. This experience.was unbelievably rude and unprofessional. I'll obviously be looking for another ph
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Nicholas Birlew has happily been a part of the Stockton Medical Community for over 27 years. During this time, it has become a common knowledge that underneath the easy going, efficient and shockingly knowledgeable doctor is a true healer with a ...

Specialties

  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
  • Men's Health Medicine
  • Pediatric Medicine
  • Urgent Care Medicine

Education

1975
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Stockton Urgent Care Medical

Stockton Urgent Care1148 W Hammer Ln Stockton, CA 95209
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Dameron Hospital

Stockton, CA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

St. Joseph's Medical Center of Stockton

Stockton, CA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average