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Joanna T. Oppenheim, MD

  • Primary Specialty: Family Medicine
  • Languages Spoken: Chinese, English, German, Spanish
  • Gender: Female

About the provider

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Joanna Tang Oppenheim, MD came to the U.S. to pursue her education. She earned her medical degree in 1998 from Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and completed her residency at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas. Dr. Oppenheim takes the approach of educating her patients on the causes of disease and how lifestyle impacts their overall health and well-being. She gives them easy-to-understand information on how their condition can be reversed, managed or treated in the safest, most natural way possible.

Dr. Oppenheim is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, is board certified in family medicine and serves on the boards of the Monterey Bay Independent Physician Association and Aspire Health. Fluent in German and English, she is married to a physician and “fantastic cook” and has three children. Staying physically active is an important part of her life. Dr. Oppenheim and her family love to travel and explore the world, but are always happy to come home to the Central Coast.

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Affiliations Salinas Valley Health Primecare - Salinas
  • Residency
  • Natividad Medical Center Salinas, CA
  • Internship
  • Natividad Medical Center Salinas, CA
  • Medical Education
  • Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA
  • Undergraduate
  • John Hopkins Univeristy Baltimore, MD
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Abnormal Pap Smears and Colposcopy
  • Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Diabetes, Hypertension, Lipid Disorders
  • Exercise, Nutrition, Weight Management
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Preventive Health and Education
  • ​Women’s Health