Part of Primary Care

Adult Primary Care and Internal Medicine

From routine exams, to diagnosing and managing adult conditions, we provide adult primary care for patients 18 years of age or older. Our internal medicine doctors offer a broad range of primary care services, as well as in-depth knowledge and expertise in areas like cardiology and orthopaedics.

Care and Treatment

Care and Treatment

In addition to routine, preventative adult primary care, Stanford Internal Medicine also provides:

  • Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment for adult health needs
  • Help coordinating prescriptions and refills
  • Vaccinations and travel consultations
  • Fast referral and coordination with Stanford Health Care

What is an internal medicine doctor?

An internal medicine trained, adult primary care doctor:

  • Is an expert in disease prevention, early detection of disease, and wellness
  • Evaluates and manages all aspects of illness, both biomedical and psycho-social
  • Is a consultant when patients have difficult, undifferentiated problems, or when the general internist has special expertise to apply to their problems
  • Is a generalist who also possesses skills that respond to the needs of a particular care environment

For Patients

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) is known worldwide for the advanced patient care provided by its doctors and staff.  We also provide a wide range of guest services and amenities to our patients and visitors. Learn more about preparing for a hospital stay, billing and financial services, and our other support programs in Patients & Visitors.  


Emergency room visits outside clinic hours no longer require pre-authorization by your doctor, by California State Law. Make sure you inform your physician within 24 hours following your visit.

Be aware of your health plan limitations - unless you require 911 emergency transport, some health plans require you to obtain all after-hours emergency care at Stanford ER if you have a primary care doctor at Stanford.

A physician is on-call after hours to coordinate any emergency care needs which arise after-hours and can be reached at the 24 hour number: 650-498-9000.

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561

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