Dr. Nicholas Birlew, DO

Osteopathic Manipulative TherapyMaleAge 71

Dr. Birlew
Accepting new patients

Stockton Urgent Care Medical

1148 W Hammer Ln Stockton, CA 95209

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(209) 952-9696

Dr. Nicholas Birlew, DO is a Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy Specialist in Stockton, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Dameron Hospital and St. Joseph's Medical Center of Stockton. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Birlew to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Birlew's conditions and procedures:

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Immunization
  • Injuries
  • Pap Smear
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Well Baby Care

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Dr. Birlew accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
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Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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Dr. Birlew's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Birlew

3.5

Based on 35 ratings

5 Stars
54.285714285714285%
(19)
4 Stars
5.714285714285714%
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3 Stars
5.714285714285714%
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1 Star
34.285714285714285%
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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (23)
  • Office environment (22)
  • Explained conditions well (21)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (18)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (11)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (11)
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I love Dr Birlew I have made him my primary for over 25 years!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lisa Leyva – Feb 10, 2021
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Dr Birlew is very educated and caring. He has always taken the time to answer all my questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Starla Cost – Nov 01, 2020
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Dr .Birlew listens to his patients and that’s what I need And he always explains well to where I understand he remembers me by name and my husbands name and my kids my grandkids he’s such a great doctor thank you
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Jun 09, 2020
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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!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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..
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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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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New Patient in Stockton, CA – Apr 20, 2016
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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...Read more

Specialties

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

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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What are Dr. Nicholas Birlew, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Birlew frequently treats Anxiety, Arthritis, and Depressive Disorders. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Birlew treats.

Where is Dr. Nicholas Birlew, DO's office located?

Dr. Birlew's office is located at 1148 W Hammer Ln, Stockton, CA 95209. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Birlew speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Stockton Urgent Care Medical

Stockton Urgent Care1148 W Hammer Ln Stockton, CA 95209
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Birlew is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Dameron Hospital

Stockton, CA

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

St. Joseph's Medical Center of Stockton

Stockton, CA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)