Dr. Raul Hernandez, MD

Dr. Raul Hernandez, MD

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59 y/o
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Dr. Raul Hernandez, MD is an urology doctor who practices in San Francisco, CA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 28 years.Read his story

Fog City Urology

45 Castro St # 165

San Francisco, CA 94114
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • Hill Physicians Medical Group
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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Neurogenic Bladder
very high
more than 99% of peers
Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bladder Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Hernandez's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hernandez "Dr. Raul Hernandez is a board-certified urologist and the president of Golden Gate Urology. He has been practicing urology in San Francisco since 1990 and treats all types of urological conditions in men, women, and children. Dr. Hernandez also serves as the chief of urology at Seton Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital in San Francisco, CA."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hernandez "We believe the best medicine blends compassion and a personal approach with technical expertise. At our practice, we are committed to maintaining the highest level of scientific skill while never losing sight of our patients' unique needs. We strive to keep a very patient centric philosophy in which your time is respected and your needs attended to expeditiously, always providing the most scientifically and clinically sound experience."
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Specialties

  • Urology
  • Endourology
  • Female Urology
  • Men's Health Medicine
  • Urogynecology
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Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Distention
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Exstrophy - Epispadias - Cloacal Exstrophy Complex
  • Bladder Immaturity Syndrome
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Papilloma
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Cystitis
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Endometriosis
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Exstrophy of Bladder
  • Female Incontinence
  • Female Urinary Stress Incontinence
  • Genital Warts
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Male Genital System Cancer
  • Male Infertility
  • Male Sexual Conditions
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Nephrocalcinosis
  • Nephrolithiasis, Type 1
  • Nephrolithiasis, Type 2
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Penile Candidiasis
  • Penile Diseases
  • Penis Agenesis
  • Penis Tourniquet Syndrome
  • Penoscrotal Transposition
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Polyuria
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Prolapsed Bladder
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 10
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 11
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 14
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 3
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 4
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 5
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 6
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 7
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 8
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 9
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -12
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -13
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -15
  • Prostate Diseases
  • Prostate Stones
  • Prostatic Abscess
  • Prostatic Malacoplakia Associated With Prostatic Abscess
  • Prostatic Stromal Proliferations of Uncertain Malignant Potential
  • Prostatic Tuberculosis
  • Prostatitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sexual Desire Disorders
  • Sexual Disorders
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Stone Disease
  • Stress Incontinence
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Urachal Cancer
  • Urachal Cyst
  • Ureaplasma Urealyticum
  • Uremia
  • Uremic Encephalopathy
  • Uremic Frost
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Diverticulum
  • Urethral Obstruction Sequence
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urethral Syndrome
  • Urethritis
  • Urge Urinary Incontinence
  • Uric Acid Disorders
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Outflow Obstruction
  • Urinary Retention
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary Tract Tumor
  • Urinary Urgency
  • Urogenital Adysplasia
  • Urogenital Adysplasia, Hereditary
  • Urologic Malignancies
  • Urological Trauma
  • Uropathy Distal Obstructive Polydactyly
  • Urosepsis
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections

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Procedures

  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Argon Laser Surgery
  • Bladder Reconstruction
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bladder Suspension Surgery
  • Brachytherapy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Circumcision
  • Circumcision, Infant
  • Circumcision, Pediatric
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Condyloma Fulguration
  • Contigen Injection
  • Cryoablation
  • Cryoablation of Prostate
  • Cryosurgery
  • Cryosurgery for Prostate Cancer
  • Cryotherapy for Warts
  • Cyst Aspiration
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystometrogram
  • Cystometry
  • Cystoscopy
  • Cystourethrogram
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Donor Sperm Collection
  • Dorsal Slit of the Foreskin, Adult Male
  • Electronic Shock Wave Lithotripsy
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Family Planning Services
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Green Light Photovaporization of the Prostate (PVP)
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hypospadias Repair
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • Infertility Treatment
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Kidney Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Laparoscopic Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laser Lithotripsy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lupron Injection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Microsurgery Vasectomy Reversal
  • Microwave Treatment of Prostate
  • Nephrostomy
  • No-Scalpel Vasectomy
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Penile Implants
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Percutaneous Kidney Stone Removal
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Peyronie's Disease Injection Therapy
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Prostate Procedures
  • Prostate Radioactive Seed Implants
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pubovaginal Sling
  • Radical Nephrectomy
  • Radical Prostate Removal
  • Radical Prostate Removal, Laparoscopic
  • Radical Retropubic Prostate Removal
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Renal Biopsy
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Repair of Perineal Laceration
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Skin Surgery
  • Sterilization
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Syphilis Screening
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate)
  • Testicular Implants
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Transurethral Microwave Thermography of the Prostate
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures
  • Ultrasound, Pelvic
  • Ultrasound, Renal
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Ureteral Reimplantation
  • Ureteroscopic Lithotripsy
  • Ureterscopies
  • Uretheropyeloscopy
  • Urethral Catheterization
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Reconstruction
  • Urethral Sling
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Incontinence Surgery
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Tract Endoscopy
  • Urinary Tract Procedure
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Urologic Reconstruction
  • Urological Surgery
  • Urology Procedure
  • Uterine Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasectomy Reversal
  • Wound Repair
  • YAG Laser Surgery
  • da Vinci® Prostate Removal
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery

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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.

Education

  • University of Puerto Rico
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine, Medical Sciences Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Harvard Medical School-Mass. General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Harvard Medical School-Mass. General Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Harvard Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hernandez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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St. Mary's Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Hernandez's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hernandez to family and friends
2.8
based on 17 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Hernandez's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Las Vegas, NV |
You can visibly see and feel this is a high volume office, which I appreciate because I feel that is validation that Dr. Hernandez is a trusted, in-demand physician. Dr. H is very matter-of-fact and straight-to-the-point but has always provided the details on his diagnosis and proposed treatment. ...more
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in South Sfo. CA |
No profesioonal ethics,no compassion, he sent me to the ER (SEPSIS)Procedure went BAD(biopsy) His office personel,the worst, think twice, before choosing him,LOOK AROUND PEOPLE YOUT LIFE COULD BE AT RISK!!!!!
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in San Francisco, CA |
I had complete sub-par treatment by Dr. Hernandez. After surgery, he left immediately with no follow-up instructions or notes on the procedure. After several complaints, his office apologized and assured I would receive a phone call from him, which never happened. In our next appointment, I brought...more
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in Daly City, CA |
Dr. Hernandez treated me for prostate cancer. At all stages he was professional and empathetic. Always afforded me as much time and explanations as I needed in the pre-surgery, post-surgery and yearly followup visits.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Hernandez accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    Blue Preferred HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
    Large Group PPO
  • Hill Physicians Medical Group
    Hill Physicians Medical Group PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare
    PacifiCare HMO
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Hernandez has admitting privileges

St. Mary's Medical Center
450 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA 94117
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California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus
2333 Buchanan St
San Francisco, CA 94115
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California Pacific Medical Center - Saint Luke's
3555 Cesar Chavez
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
900 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Seton Medical Center
1900 Sullivan Ave
Daly City, CA 94015
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