Well, we too see and love Janet P. (do you see a trend here?) There are other great pediatricians in the area, but we adore Janet. One note, I only schedule our appts. at the Oakland office (even though we too live in North Berkeley) because the office staff is so nice and always on top of everything. The few times we have dealt with the Berkeley office thay have lost files, made mistakes with appointments and failed to pass on messages. We are not at all high needs, but somehow they seem to mess everything up over there. We love the office staff in the Oakland office, so even though it is a bit further we always go there. Both offices are on Telegraph, and not that far apart really.
My primary care physician is Amal Sawires and I love her too!
Pediatric dentist - we use Denise Bass Allen (also in Oakland) who is fantastic. And Berkeley orthodontics if you end up needing one - lol.
My dentist is Marjan Rusta who is amazing.
After living in the Bay area for 16 years now I can quite happily say we have found health care providers we love and trust. Let me know if you need any other recs. (midwives =) , homeopaths etc).
And WELCOME! Where are you in N. Berkeley? We live on San Luis just up from Indian Rock, off the Arlington.