Pacific Urology Doctors Dominate Patients’ Choice Awards Among East Bay Urologists

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All five of Northern California urology team’s full-time physicians earn highest praise on

Pacific Urology physicians Judson M. Brandeis, Brian D. Hopkins, and Parminder Sethi of Contra Costa County join two of their colleagues as recipients of the latest “Patients’ Choice Award” from the popular rate-your-doctor website

The annual award – based on more than 800,000 patient reviews nationwide – goes only to doctors who earn four-star ratings on the site, which amounts to fewer than six percent. “The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near-perfect scores as voted by patients,” the website says. Previously this year the site honored Drs. Jeremy Lieb and Stephen P. Taylor, colleagues who practice at the same East Bay urologists group.

To date, this year’s honor has gone to only nine urologists in two of California’s most densely populated counties, Alameda and Contra Costa – of which five are members of the 16-year-old Pacific Urology group. Criteria for the award include patients’ online feedback on each physician’s quality of care, post-appointment follow-up, bedside manner, and office staff courtesy.

Dr. Brandeis has been at the forefront of innovative techniques to treat female incontinence and pelvic reconstructive surgery and was the first urologist in the Bay Area to perform a robotically assisted cystectomy.

Dr. Sethi’s expertise for enlarged prostate, erectile dysfunction, kidney and urinary conditions has earned him Patients' Choice Award annually since 2008. On, one of patients from Pleasonton wrote she had “interacted with physicians for over 30 years and…Dr. Sethi, his office staff and practice management are among the tops in my experience.”

Dr. Hopkins possesses advanced experience in treating cancers of the prostate, bladder and kidney, and is also recognized as one of the most experienced urologic surgeons in northern California, including robotic surgery.

Curby Miller praised Hopkins on for the “dream team,” as his wife called the Pacific Urology group. He wrote, “I owe the past eight years of my life to Dr. Brian Hopkins. After being diagnosed with stage four bladder cancer and holding little hope of survival, he tackled my care with the right amount of aggressiveness. I am grateful that he did not give up on me, an 81-year-old man at the time. I soon will be celebrating my 89th birthday!”

About Pacific Urology
With clinics in Concord, Walnut Creek, Antioch, Brentwood, San Ramon, and Livermore, Pacific Urology is one of the Bay Area’s largest urology practices. Pacific Urology was formed in 1995 when six urologists in solo practice joined together. For additional information visit

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