PAMF doctors and other providers in our directory represent the diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area community. Many of our medical staff speak other languages and those are listed in individual profiles to help you choose the doctor right for you. We update the directory regularly and make every effort to provide accurate information.
Languages Spoken by Adult Primary Care Doctors
Languages Spoken by Pediatric Primary Care Doctors
Pediatricians at PAMF speak all of the same languages as the adult primary care doctors, except for Shanghai. Many pediatricians are also fluent in languages including:
- American Sign Language
This is the scale used to represent the doctor's fluency in that language and the definitions that apply to each:
Speaks proficiently, equivalent to that of an educated speaker, and is skilled at incorporating appropriate medical terminology and concepts into communication. Has complete fluency in the language such that speech in all levels is fully accepted by educated native speakers in all its features, including breadth of vocabulary and idioms, colloquialisms, and pertinent cultural references.
Able to use the language fluently and accurately on all levels related to work needs in a healthcare setting. Can understand and participate in any conversation within the range of his or her experience with a high degree of fluency and precision of vocabulary. Unaffected by rate of speech. Language ability only rarely hinders them in performing any task requiring language, but the individual would seldom be perceived as a native.
Able to speak the language with sufficient accuracy and vocabulary to have effective formal and informal conversations on most familiar topics. Although cultural references, proverbs and the implications of nuances and idiom may not be fully understood, the individual can easily repair the conversation. May have some difficulty communicating necessary health concepts.
Meets basic conversational needs. Able to understand and respond to simple questions. Can handle casual conversation about work, school and family. Has difficulty with vocabulary and grammar. The individual can get the gist of most everyday conversations, but has difficulty communicating about healthcare concepts.