Dr. Gaudiani and Dr. Bernstein founded Marin Endocrine Care & Research in 1988. We are committed to patient care that goes beyond the standard diagnosis and prescription. We strive to create a plan of action that provides accurate diagnosis and ensures optimal and diverse management opportunities. We focus on individualized assessment, treatment, and support in a resourceful and motivating environment. Endocrine problems change over time, and so must our treatments.
As your physicians, we to hope to help patients to achieve healthy and fulfilling lives and we also work to achieve this in our own daily lives. We value professional duties and ongoing education, varied community involvement, as well as commitment to family, staff, and personal health habits of exercise and wellness. Over the years we continue to find our patients an inspiration and admire their courage and generosity, especially as many commit to furthering medical knowledge by participating in clinical trials.
Linda M. Gaudiani, MD, FACP, FACE, graduated from Bryn Mawr College with honors, Boston University School of Medicine with honors, and completed her internship in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital. She was awarded an NIH Fellowship in Nutrition at Berkeley, California, and then completed her Internal Medical residency at Stanford University Medical Center.
She then started her family and went on to accept and complete her fellowship and board certifications in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism at UCSF Medical Center. She was the recipient of the Dorothy Frank Diabetes Fellowship in recognition of her special interest in Diabetes. She was appointed to UCSF clinical faculty in 1985, and is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine. Dr. Gaudiani was elected to receive a Golden Cane Award for best clinical volunteer faculty in 2008.
She has been in full time medical practice in Marin since 1985, establishing her partnership with Dr. Bernstein in 1988. She has been an active staff member of Marin General Hospital (MGH) for over 30 years, where she initiated and now serves as Medical Director of the Keys to Control Diabetes Inpatient Care Program. She is also founder and Medical Director of the new Braden Diabetes Center, also at MGH. She has served on the board and also as president of the Marin Chapter of the American Diabetes Association in past years. She has also recently co-authored a chapter in the ADA sponsored book, “Managing Diabetes and Hyperglycemia in the Hospital Setting”.
Dr. Gaudiani has been a frequent lecturer, hospital consultant, and was also elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and the American College of Clinical Endocrinologists (FACE). She has developed MECR’s research as primary investigator on numerous clinical trials in diabetes, osteoporosis, hypertension and obesity pharmaceutical development.
Dr. Gaudiani: “I am fortunate to be involved in the exciting forefront of endocrine care through my work in clinical research, and am grateful to the many patients who have helped make new treatment options the reality of the future. This is the horizon of clinical medicine until basic researchers unravel the cures for these conditions. For me, a sense of purpose each day provides happiness and fulfillment.”
Richard Bernstein, MD, FACE, graduated from Brandeis University with Honors in Biology, received his training at New York University School of Medicine, and his internship at University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship and board certification in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, and Metabolism at UCSF Medical Center and was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine.
He has been practicing endocrinology in Marin since 1974. He established his partnership with Dr. Gaudiani in 1988. Dr. Bernstein is board certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, and Metabolism. He has been on staff at Marin General Hospital since 1974 and has served as president of the Marin Chapter of the American Diabetes Association.
He initiated Marin Endocrine’s nationally recognized clinical research program that enables patients to participate in relevant clinical trials. He also co-directs bone density services.
He is an active lecturer on diabetes, a member of the professional section of the American Diabetes Association, and an elected fellow of the American College of Clinical Endocrinologists (FACE).
Dr. Bernstein: “If patients understand their condition and treatment they will be motivated to follow their treatment plans to achieve better health.”
Dr. Gaudiani and Dr. Bernstein began working together in 1988, forging a long-term partnership rare in this exigent era of modern medicine. Their enduring partnership has resulted in both individual and synergistic achievements. They also work in collaboration with UCSF as faculty members, using the University as their gold standard for clinical studies and medication development.