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Peter I. Oppenheim, MD

  • Primary Specialty: Family Medicine
  • Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
  • Gender: Male

About the provider

Motivating patients to take an active role in their care by staying physically active, eating healthy and taking medication when appropriate, is at the heart of Peter Oppenheim, MD’s approach to patient care. His goal is to help patients achieve and maintain a lifestyle that meets their personal health goals. Dr. Oppenheim is dedicated to caring for the whole person, not just a diagnosis, looking at the larger setting of their family and community. Creating lasting relationships over time, he hopes to improve their general well-being and quality of life. Earning his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine in 1993, he completed his residency at Community Hospital in Santa Rosa, California. Fluent in Spanish as well as English, Dr. Oppenheim is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He is married and he and his wife, also a physician, have three children. Dr. Oppenheim’s leisure activities are eclectic ranging from rock climbing, hiking and CrossFit to yoga and cooking for family and friends.

Telemedicine During COVID-19 Pandemic
Affiliations Salinas Valley Health Primecare - Salinas
  • Residency
  • Community Hospital Santa Rosa/Sutter Med Ctr Santa Rosa, CA
  • Internship
  • Community Hospital Santa Rosa/Sutter Med Ctr Santa Rosa, CA
  • Medical Education
  • UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Los Angeles, CA
  • Undergraduate
  • Harvard University Cambridge, MA


Click on title below for details:

  • Oppenheim P MD. Physician Burnout: A Recovery Story.

    Oppenheim P MD. Physician Burnout: A Recovery Story. Fam Pract Manag. 2023 Jul;30(4):38-39. PMID: 37432164.

Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Abnormal Pap Smears and Colposcopy
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Allergies and Asthma
  • Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Complex Medical Conditions
  • Diabetes, Hypertension, Lipid Disorders
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases
  • Exercise, Nutrition, Weight Management
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Men’s Health
  • Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Pediatrics
  • Preventive Health and Education
  • Skin Rashes and Biopsies
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Stress Management
  • Women's Health