About

Anas Hana, MD

Dr. Hana has been practicing internal medicine at Kaiser Permanente for the past 16 years caring for over 2000 patients in an outpatient setting and providing consultation on holistic, integrative, and traditional Chinese medicine.

He has incorporated the practice and philosophy of Eastern medicine into his internal medicine practice and he is bringing this experience to Hana Holistic Medical Center, the innovative holistic practice facility in downtown Berkeley.

His practice is enhanced by his interest in classical Chinese medicine and his training in therapeutic asian bodywork, acupressure and medical acupuncture in both the USA and China.

Credentials

  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Medical Acupuncture
  • A member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.
  • Asian body worker diploma by NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)
  • A fellow of the American Academy of HIV Medicine.

Education

Western Medicine

Dr. Hana graduated from Damascus University School of Medicine before he moved to Chicago for his training in internal medicine at the University of Illinois at Michael Reese Hospital. He also completed a general medicine fellowship at Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston SC where he found a love for teaching residents. He moved to the Bay Area in 2000 and started his career as a general internist and an HIV specialist at Kaiser, San Francisco. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of HIV Medicine.

Eastern Medicine

Dr. Hana is board certified in medical acupuncture. He is a member of the Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He received formal training in medical acupuncture through the Helms Medical Institute with Dr. Joseph Helms, MD, the founding president of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He is a specialist in the field of acupressure and Tui Na (a form of Chinese manipulative therapy). He hold a diploma in Asian Body Work Therapy and has completed training in the USA and Hangzhou, China.

His story

Dr. Hana’s physician colleagues describe him as “a primary care physician of the highest caliber, he is thoughtful, intelligent, thorough and compassionate. He is beloved by his patients and observes rigorous ethical standards in his work”.

As further attestation to his global focus, Dr. Hana has made volunteer trips to Tanzania, Lesotho, and Nepal providing training and care in the fight against HIV.

He also loves the community in Berkeley and volunteers at the Suitcase Clinic offering his experience in Asian bodywork to an underserved population.

When Dr. Hana is not taking care of his patients, he enjoys practicing yoga, swimming, scuba diving, reading, traveling, learning Chinese and looking for inner peace.

American Health Council Names Anas Hana MD to Physician Board