Dr. Charles H. Hanson

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Website: yellowbot.com/hanso... External Link
Practice: Hanson Charles H MD
Med. School:Univ Of Ca, San Francisco, Sch Of Med, San Francisco Ca 94143
Grad. Year: 1975

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 25/08/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 14 reviews. Dr. Charles H. Hanson has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Pediatrician-related: infant treatment, child treatment, teenager treatment, pediatrics
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08/04/12 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Charles" to "Charles H." 
RID: 1632587
12/11/11 5 5 5 5 I would just like to add that we LOVE Dr. Hanson, and have missed his expertise and unique way of caring for our kids since we had to move several years ago. I still, to this day, regularly quote facts from the little books he used to write for us when we would come in there for a well-check. My brother now has kids, and I am always quoting something Dr. Hanson told us. He seriously is amazing, and there are NO doctors like him anymore. We had to move to Texas, and I can tell you~~in all the time we have been here, there has not been ONE doctor that even comes close to Dr. Hanson. He literally saved my life when I first had my kids! He taught me everything~~from not failing at breast-feeding, to baby-proofing our house, to discipline problems with kids. I could call him anytime, day or night, and he would get back to me. You are lucky if you live anywhere near Walnut Creek~~he is the absolute BEST!! He changed my life.  Respond
RID: 1203220
07/07/10 5 5 5 5 I love, Love, LOVE Dr. Hanson-he is the BEST doctor I have ever encountered-EVER! His knowledge, expertise, experience, and patience (especially for this 'Nervous Nelly' new mom) are immeasurable-how many doctors do you know freely and willingly spend over an hour discussing your child's health, progress, and well being?-even routine ear checks, etc. are thorough-NOT the in/out in two minutes you experience elsewhere. He is also available over the phone to answer questions/concerns you may have and responds in a timely manner if he is with a patient when you call. If I had any complaints it would only be that I wish he was a family practice doctor, because both my husband and I would love to have him as our own doctor as well. Yes, he is that good. As selfish as this sounds, I really hope he doesn't retire anytime soon-we look forward to having our son grow up with Dr. Hanson as his primary and only pediatrician.  Respond
RID: 1139922
30/03/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Hanson is a great doctor and a great human being. Knowledgeable, thorough,,... he sincerely cares about the children and teaches us great parenting skills. The staff is friendly and helpful too. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
RID: 801404
26/02/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Hanson is nothing short of amazing. I have never, ever encountered another doctor like him, no matter what his/hers specialty. He is knowledgeable, patient and more helpful than anyone would expect. We are so grateful to have him for a doctor. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a pediatrician, you are in good hands with him. 
Insurance: Anthem
RID: 774882
27/01/09 5 5 5 5 Dr Hanson was recommended to me by a family friend who was one of his nurses for years. She told me "do you think that I would work for a doctor for 20 years if I didn't respect him?" Dr Hanson is a remarkable Doctor. He told us in our first meeting that his goal is to help us raise our children into healthy well adjusted adults. His yearly talks about what we need to look out for and how to nip behavorial problems in the bud are invaluable. He has been a vital component in the health of not only our children but the health and happiness of our entire family. He has a reputation in the local health community as a doctor who keeps others on their toes. If I have any negatives to say about him it would be that he is too hard on himself about minor and even inconseqential matters. He insists on high standards of professionalism and decorom from everyone including himself. His incredible office staff are a testament to not only his but his wives ability to run a well orchestrated practice. 
Insurance: Aetna
Paid (or co-pay): $10
RID: 772376
25/01/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Hanson and the office staff are absolutely amazing!! We are so grateful to have them care for our daughter whom was born in Oct. 2008, but also thankful for Dr. Hanson's support in our guidance of us as new parents and in nurturing and doing the best for us as a family. Dr. Hanson and his team are diligent, thorough, accessible, practical and no-nonsense. We'd highly recommend Dr. Hanson and his practice!! The Kearney's 
Insurance: United Healthcare
RID: 738051
06/12/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Diagnosis! He is so spot on with diagnosing. When my 5 year old had a common cold, Dr. Hanson said it could turn into asthma. Sure enough, we found our selves in the hospital that night with asthma. Dr. Hanson came and visited us in the hospital. I feel completely comfortable with his care. His staff is consistent and friendly. The same nurse has been there forever. That also says something about him. True, he is not warm and friendly, but I don't need a pediatrician for that - I need a super sharp and bright person who can diagnose the problem and help me fix it. He never is short or condescending to you. He doesn't make you feel stupid for coming in for 'no reason'. Don't hesitate to pick him. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 607770
05/06/08 5 5 5 5 This is the most awesome dr. ever! He was my sons dr. starting the morning was born and as a first time mother, he advice was more helpful then I can express. He made being a first time mom so much easier and stress free. I always had my Dr. Hanson note book to refer to, including the 3 pages of notes he wrote out for me while still in the hospital, 6 hours after having my son. I am so sad we are no longer able to use him due to an insurance change and none of the doctors we have been to since, come even close to what this man does. He is not warm and fuzzy but an amazing doctor. I truly feel my sons health issues suffer now due to the lack of a great doctor like Dr. Hanson. He REALLY cares and I would recommend him to everyone! 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 512523
12/02/08 5 5 5 5 The best pediatrician in the world - this man is magnificent - he helped both me and my son - he discusses milestones and traps that children go through. Addresses not only the physical issues but also what goes on in the mind of a child.... 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 412732
04/09/07 5 5 5 Dr. Hanson has been our doctor for 22 yeas. In all that time he has continued to provide us with excellent care. I have referred him to many families in the last 22 years. He is a no nonsense doctor so dont go there for hand holding. Listen to his advice and follow it well.  Respond
RID: 26836
30/03/06 5 5 5 My brother and sister, whom are now in their last year of teenager years, were Dr. Hanson's patients. Hearing so much about Dr. Hanson, I decided to take my newborn to visit him and hopefully become his patient. I can't explain how much his information helped us and even when you think you know everything.. you realize, you really don't. My daughter and us had a great experience and will be having many years more. If you're looking for a doctor, I highly recommend Dr. Hanson.  Respond
RID: 12864
27/09/05 5 5 5 Super doctor! Knows his stuff. Gives insight on what to expect as kids are growing up. Doesn't fool around when he wants additional opinions. Glad my kids go to him. 
Insurance: HealthPartners
Paid (or co-pay): $10
RID: 12813
26/09/05 5 5 5 He is awsome. Especially for first time moms. He is not that warm and fuzzy type but he tells you like it is and you an be assured that you are going to know everything you need. Everytime my husband and I had a question, we just reffered to the many notes that the Dr. wrote for us during our visit and we could always find the answer. I just love him. His staff is great too. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 1652
16/09/04 3 5 5 Great guy with lots of tips for childrearing all along the way. Very sensible and thorough. Much more helpful than all my friends pediatricians-friends come to me to hear what my doc said!  Respond
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