A patient-centered pediatrician, Dr. Lloyd Takao practices in Orinda, California, and treats patients in the greater East San Francisco Bay Area with skill and compassion. He brings three decades of professional experience in caring for children to his private practice, which is personalized and very different from the "corporate health care" model that has become prevalent in recent years. Lloyd Takao, MD, takes time with each patient he treats, and he makes himself available around the clock to deal with urgent medical issues and emergencies. His practice presents an affordable alternative to patients who do not wish to schedule an off-hour visit to the emergency room, with its high costs and lengthy waits.
Reflecting his extensive clinical expertise and up-to-date knowledge of the latest medical advances, Dr. Takao additionally serves as an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. His sustained effectiveness as a clinical instructor earned him the 2013 Essential Core Teaching Award. Lloyd Takao, MD, served on the board of the American Lung Association for two decades and received the Bernard Gregory Award for increasing diversity within the organization.