Meet Jeff Unger, M.D.

Background and Education

  • Residency, Family Medicine - Kern Medical Center
    Bakersfield, CA
  • Publisher of 3 medical textbooks
  • Father of the Year
    American Diabetes Association
  • Speaker of the Year
    National Headache Foundation
  • Board Certified - Family Medicine

Jeff's journey to become a physician

Jeff Unger and his wife, Lisa, have been residents of the Inland Empire for over 25 years. Jeff is a 3rd generation physician whose interest in medicine began at the impressionable age of 5 in Chicago while following his grandfather and father on house calls. With so many family members trained in the field of medicine and nursing, Jeff was stunned to learn that his brother wanted to become a Rabbi!  Perhaps this is how Jeff learned to integrate physical medicine with spirituality!

As a board certified family physician, Jeff’s interest in diabetes began in 1986 when he was personally diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Remarkably, Jeff was unable to find a local physician with enough experience in managing Type 1 Diabetes to place him on insulin. Having learned close to nothing about diabetes during his 3 year family medicine residency at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, CA, Jeff had no choice but to learn diabetes self-management by trial and error. The dreadful sight of needles was quickly replaced by successful strategies Jeff used to help others attain their glucose targets. Soon after, Jeff began to teach his newly developed skills to other primary care physicians both locally and at national meetings. He then partnered with pharmaceutical companies requesting to become an Advisor for new drugs such as inhaled insulin, GLP-1 analogues, rapid acting insulin analogues, SGLT-2 inhibitors, and DPP-4 inhibitors

Patient Testimonial

"No physician in all my years of treatment has individually gone out their way to provide care and information as that of Dr. Unger. He has even taken additional time in the evenings to assist me during moments of crisis. He always has supported me no matter my actions or the outcomes. He just truly cares about my health, physical and mental, but overall he just cares, and I will never ever forget what he does for me."

Concierge Medicine Philosophy & Approach

We believe that medicine today should focus on prevention, early detection, wellness, direct patient care and spending dedicated time with patients. These are the tenets of concierge medicine. After years of private practice, physicians who transition to concierge medicine get to return to giving patients the type of care they envisioned when entering medical school. Learn More

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