Nanci Tucker, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Nanci Tucker
M.D., F.A.A.P.

Nanci graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in computer science.  After working in the computer industry for a short time, it was apparent that medicine was the preferred calling. Nanci attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. While in medical school, she participated in community programs, including Health Care For The Homeless and a student outreach program, Serving the Underserved.  She also founded a medical student newsletter, “Borborygmi” and co-created a conference for regional medical students on women in medicine.

Nanci became a Californian in 1990 when she arrived here for her residency at the University of California, San Francisco.  These pediatric training years included working in a variety of clinics, mostly at San Francisco General Hospital, including the refugee clinic, the AIDS ward and several months of obstetrics delivering babies.  Upon completion of her training in 1994 and through to March, 2016 she practiced in San Francisco at Stonestown Pediatrics, where she enjoyed watching her pediatric patients grow from newborns to college students. In 2012-2013 she was voted First Place for pediatrician in SF and Marin by Bay Area Parents magazine. 

It was bittersweet departing from her SF practice after so many years, but her life took a turn with a move to the East Bay followed by marriage and raising a family . She is now putting the Bay Bridge commute behind her since joining Kiwi Pediatrics in April, 2016, an opportunity for which she is exceedingly grateful.  

Nanci's other interests include behavioral medicine, adoption medicine (for which she traveled to Kazakhstan) and community involvement including serving as a long time board member with La Casa de Las Madres, a San Francisco crisis center that works to end domestic violence.  

She enjoys cooking, traveling, hiking and more recently, learning about music from her husband Bob, a professional musician.


What is a PNP?

A PNP or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner is a nurse who has completed advanced training in the field of pediatric health care.  A PNP holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has an education that focuses on the health care of infants, children and adolescents.  Much like a pediatrician, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners work with patients from infancy to young adulthood, diagnosing illness, conducting exams, and prescribing medication. PNPs focus on the “whole child”, including well child care and guidance for physical, emotional, intellectual, and social aspects of development. PNPs are able to treat acute illnesses as well as chronic illnesses.  The pediatricians and PNPs work in collaboration to ensure quality care and access.
 


Healthcare Student Training Program

The doctors and nurse practitioners at Kiwi Pediatrics support the various medical and nursing schools in the community. We frequently host these students at our offices to help them further their educational goals. From time to time, the provider will have the students assist them by seeing our patients in the exam room and presenting their findings to the doctor/nurse practitioner. This is always followed with a one on one consultation with the provider and the patient. The medical staff will ask the family if they are comfortable with the student seeing their child and, as always, encourage those that are not to please let us know.


Office Hours

Alcatraz Ave Office

Monday - Friday:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday:

See San Pablo Office

Sunday:

Closed

San Pablo Ave Office

Monday - Friday:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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