Dr. Nicholas Birlew, DO

Dr. Nicholas Birlew, DO

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine  |  
Male  |  
67 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Nicholas Birlew, DO is a neuromusculoskeletal medicine doctor who practices in Stockton, CA. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 42 years. Dr. Birlew is affiliated with Dameron Hospital and St. Joseph's Medical Center of Stockton.


1148 W Hammer Ln

Stockton, CA 95209
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Birlew's Experience

Dr. Birlew's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice/OMT
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Birlew "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 dedication to his patients that harkens back to an earlier time when the profession of medicine was still viewed as an art and sacred duty to patient and society."


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  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Men's Health Medicine
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy
  • Pediatrics
  • Urgent Care Medicine
  • Women's Health Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice/OMT
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians*

Conditions Treated

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Injuries


  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Immunization
  • Pap Smear
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Well Baby Care

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.


  • Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Birlew has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Birlew's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Birlew to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Birlew's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Stockton, CA |
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!
in Stockton ca |
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.
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.
in Stockton CA |
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.
in Lodi, CA |
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.
in Stockton, CA |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Birlew accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Guardian
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Birlew has admitting privileges

St. Joseph's Medical Center of Stockton
1800 N California St
Stockton, CA 95204
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Dameron Hospital
525 W Acacia St
Stockton, CA 95203
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