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About Dr. Anas Hana

Hana Holistic health services

Dr. Anas Hana, MD

Primary Care Doctor

Dr. Hana is a Berkeley primary care doctor who was practising internal medicine at San Francisco Kaiser Permanente for 16 years caring for over 2000 patients in an outpatient setting and providing consultation on holistic, integrative, and traditional Eastern medicine before he started his new private primary care practice in March 2016.

He has incorporated the practice and philosophy of Eastern medicine into his integrative practice and has brought this experience to Hana Holistic Medical Center, the innovative holistic practice facility serving the downtown Berkeley and San Francisco area.

His holistic practice in the San Francisco Bay Area is enhanced by his interest in classical Eastern medicine and his training in therapeutic Asian bodywork, acupressure and medical acupuncture in both the USA and China.


  • Board-certified in Internal Medicine

  • Board-certified in Medical Acupuncture

  • A member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.

  • Asian bodyworker diploma by NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)

  • A fellow of the American Academy of HIV Medicine.


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 the 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 diplomat 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

American Health Council Names Anas Hana MD to Physician Board

Dr. Hana’s physician colleagues describe him as “a primary care physician of the highest calibre, 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 in Berkeley and San Francisco as their primary care doctor, he enjoys practicing yoga, swimming, scuba diving, reading, traveling, learning Chinese and looking for inner peace.

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