Dr. Annie Chern grew up in Wichita, Kansas, and remains a Midwestern girl at heart. After attending Washington University in St. Louis for her undergraduate degree, she received her M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine. She has a special interest in helping patients of all ages with weight management, obesity prevention, and chronic disease care.

Dr. Chern has volunteered her time as a physician at Arbor and Pacific Free Clinics, the two Stanford-associated free clinics that provide basic healthcare for underserved patients. In her leisure time, she enjoys running in all forms - most of all - chasing after her fleet-footed twin toddlers!

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (2007) CA
  • Fellowship: UCSF Family Medicine Residency CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Obesity Medicine, Obesity Medicine (2016)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (2010)
  • Residency: O'Connor Hospital (2010) CA
  • Internship: O'Connor Hospital (2008) CA

Practice Locations

Family Medicine Associates in San Jose San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA

455 O'Connor Drive, Suite 210

San Jose , CA 95128

(408) 995-5453

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(137 reviews)

She’s the best.
Dr. Chern was very attentive and supportive with my questions and my concerns. She provided recommendations and gave her point of view.
Wonderful doctor and would recommend her to anyone!
Very thankful that Dr Chern was straightforward with me. Thanks.
Excellent care!
Dr. Chern is caring, thorough, and provides time for me to ask questions, which she answers thoughtfully. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Dr Chern is knowledgeable, kind and doesn’t rush through appointment
She is an amazing and a caring doctor.
I'm so happy to have Dr. Chern as my primary care doctor. She's very compassionate and caring and always listens to my concerns. I think she is also very thorough which I appreciate.
Absolutely amazing physician. She has been my doctor for over 10 years and Dr. Chern is highly knowledgeable, extremely relatable, and provides guidance. Thank you, Dr. Chern.
Best doctor ever, Dr Chen is thorough and takes time to talk to you. I love my doctor!
Dr Chern is very personable, thorough and seems to enjoy her job!
Love Dr Chern. She's very thorough and not rushed.
Dr chern is the best.
excellent positive communicator
annie chern does an amazing job as my doctor.
She is up to date on recent covid information, kind and caring doctor.
Unique, very thorough, knowledgeable, pleasant physician
Love Dr Chern
Staffs and doctors are courteous and polite
I'm glad she's my doctor
Was very comfortable and pleased with doctors recommendations
It was Wonderful having Dr. Chern giving me Good medical advice.
There was no waiting time, and the doctor took her time to hear me and properly check me.
Dr. Chern is a great listener and takes my needs into account when providing care.
Dr Chern was very personable and took time with me
I greatly appreciate Dr. Chern's dedication to help me improve my health.
Annie Chern is an excellent doctor!
Great doctor who provides enough information to allow me to make my own healthcare decisions.
LOVE her she is the best Doctor!!
Dr. Chern is the best doctor I ever had
Dr Chern is very caring and understanding . She is a great listener, she communicates often via email. She often follows up with me. Takes time to know me. Overall she is awesome.
Absolutely would recommend.
She is very helpful and cheerful
I just love Dr Chern and all the staff! From making my appointment, checking in, blood pressure checks, etc and follow up. I am very happy with them all!
Thank u very much for the visit today. I will go ahead and complete the labs and I’ll check out the info you sent me as well. Hope to see u in person soon :)
Annie Chern is awesome. She has been my MD for years.
Dr. Chern is an excellent Dr. Very informative and thorough. Didn’t feel rushed at appointment.
I felt heard and supported in my efforts to improve my health regimen. Dr. Chern is very capable, knowledgeable, and helpful.
Very professional
Dr. Annie Chern gave me a very detailed description and she is very patient
Dr. Chern is very caring and knowledgable.
Dr. Chern listens and understands my concerns . Best Primary Doctor I have ever had .. I am Lucky to have found Her .
Annie Chern is an excellent physician! I am a nurse and feel my physician is the most competent, kind, caring providers ever!
Dr. Chern was personable and friendly, and let me know that my problem was not unique (i.e. I don't need to be embarrassed about it). She had a really good memory of visits from a long time ago, and remembered something that happened at a visit literally about 10 years ago that was relevant to the visit today.
Dr. Chern listens carefully, offers suggestions, and informs me of the latest medical research for my issue. Dr. Chern is the best doctor I've ever had! I never felt rushed eiter.
She's friendly, knowledgeable, ready to explain. But that's only me, can't speak for others..
Dr. Annie Chern is very nice and professional. She looked up the most current available prescription for me, which I didn't expect, and was thankful.
She is an excellent doctor who truly cares for her patients. I would recommend her to anyone.
Excellent very knowledgeable and caring
Annie Chern is a very caring, professional, thorough and knowledgeable doctor who has never seemed rushed during my visits. She is easy to talk to and understands my needs. She always asks for my input and if the course of treatment is acceptable to me. I highly recommend her.
I had wonderful med student who was very helpful Dr. Chao great as always.
She is excellent!
Very understanding, patient and flexible with my health care plan.
She is the best 😊
She is a great physician.
Dr. Chern was on time with the video call. She listens to any of my concerns and then provides a feedback to better myself. She is very thorough during the appointment and makes good recommendations. I am very satisfied with her service and the video call is very convenient.
Dr. Chern is one of the best doctors I've ever had. She listens to me and cares about me. I feel very grateful she is my doctor. I love having the option of a video visit and hope you continue this service. Also, Dr. Chern's office staff are some of the nicest, most caring people I've ever encountered in a medical office. I'm deeply appreciative of them and all they've done for me. Can't share enough kind words about Dr. Chern. Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything! Debbie Camarena
She is a great doctor, very engaged.
I've already stated that I am pleased to have Annie Chern as my primary physician. She listens to concerns, responds quickly to questions, and in general, very approachable.
Dr Chern is great! I would recommend her to anyone that needs a primary physician.
Visit was satisfactory
Very good
Excellent care
Dr. Chern is wonderful. She is very thorough and always takes the time needed to address my issues. She has never seemed rushed.
Dr. Chern is wonderful. She is caring, knowledgeable, did not appear rushed - she took time with me. I highly recommend her. She is also very personable and easy to communicate with.
Dr. Chern was very friendly and concerned about my problem.
Dr. Chern is the best!
i have a long-standing history with Dr. Chern and she always prioritizes me. i love being her patient because i know she will take care of me.
Dr. Chern is a dedicated doctor. She followed through to see if the urine test was done.
Sometimes I feel that I am rushed and excused too quickly.
I've been going to Dr. Chern for over a decade now, and I love my relationship with her. She's seen me become an adult, and I've seen her become a tenured doctor. Nothing but great things to say about her.
All very good.
very polite and care about the patient!
Dr.Annie Chern is a very patience and nice doctor.
responsible doctor
Dr. Chern is a very great provider and she always goes up and beyond to make feel great.
Dr. Chern is a very pleasant physician. She explains everything so I could make a right decision. I know that she cares for me as a patient. And I appreciate her.
I am confident in the skills of the care provider. However, it seems that she feels there needs to be a justification for routine preventative tests. And, this concerns me. The reason they are preventive is so they don't become a health issue. Also, I have gone longer between routine [preventative] tests with this care provider than I ever have with any other doctor.
excellent appointment. felt very good about my Dr and the overall appointment. very happy I changed insurance so I could use Stanford.
My doctor is and always have been very efficient with whatever problems I had. she makes sure that she explains everything very clear and always asks me what I wanted, then the she makes her recommendations, and makes sure that we are in the same page.
;Annie Chern, M.D. was great as she always is. She is efficient, prompt, and knowledgeable. Better than 5 stars.
Dr. Chern is always thorough & caring and explains every thing completely. She is very friendly and courteous.
Dr. Chern is the best!
This was my first time getting a physical with Dr Chern, she is awesome and definitely addressed all my concerns and followed up with me right away with some things she needed to look into. Very impressed and I feel I am in such good hands.
Dr. Curn is awesome!
Very comfortable to discuss health concerns with Dr. Chern and I feel that she took time to address each of the concerns I brought up.
I feel safe and lucky to have Dr. Chen to be my doctor. I am very confident with her care.
Dr. Annie Chern is one of the best doctor i have met. She is very nice to treat patient and knowledgeable. She gives clear explanation to the symptoms and potential treatment.
Dr. Annie Chern is a pleasure to see. Very informative, caring & collaborative in my care.
Dr. Chern was professional, courteous, provided good explanations and options, listened to my preferences
Dr. Chern only!
I will recommend Dr. Chern to anybody I Know. My daughter and I are both patients at your office.
In the past I avoided primary care physicians all together. Just was not a good fit Dr. Chern however is great!!! Nothing but good things to say about Dr. Chern.
I have already recommended Dr. Chern to friends. I have a great deal of confidence in her understanding of my medical issues. She knows how important my health is to me and she very knowledgeable about the most appropriate treatments. She is helping me to try new approaches that are improving my test results. Dr. Chern asked permission to bring in a student, who examined me first and asked a lot of questions. They discussed information the student, Rebecca, gleaned from me and my most recent test results. Dr. Chern did further examination and asked different questions. Then she helped me formulate a plan of action which took into consideration my change in circumstances, with easy doable steps towards the goals we've set. Then I received instructions for my next labs.
Dr. Chern always spends as much time as is needed to answer questions and to make sure I understand what the next steps are in my treatment. She is very caring, thorough, and understanding, and often follows up with emails to see how I'm doing.
Dr. Chern was knowledgeable regarding my needs. I enjoyed how our dialogue regarding my concerns transpired and how Dr. Chern took my opinion and feelings into consideration regarding my healthcare.
Dr Chern is the best Primary Care physician I have ever known. Her patience, concern and constant seeking of the best treatment available has kept me alive and helped me through very difficult times. Endlessly grateful to her.
Very thorough, good listener, dealt with all my concerns, helped me to stay reasonable about expectations of weight loss.
Dr. Chern is fantastic. She explains clearly, listens to the patient, and is very patient. I would absolutely recommend her but the likelihood that I will is low cuz I don't know many people with my issues.
Dr. Chern genuinely cares about me and my family. She takes time to find out more and she listens to our concerns.
I could not have chosen a better doctor for my concerns.
Dr. Chern is an excellent person & an excellent caring doctor.
Excellent doctor, very supportive & careful during the treatment.
Dr. Chern took the time to explain things to me. I did not feel rushed. I felt as if she were really listening to me. She gave me eye contact & her attention. She also sat with me at eye level.
would recomend this clinic/staff to everyone!
The Stanford team of doctors is amazing & Dr. Chern has to be amongst its very best I've had many doctors over the years &no one has made me feel more cared for. She is thorough, knowledgeable, always looking for the best treatment plan avail.
Both doctor & PA took the time to listen and take notes for all my concerns.
I ended up needing to be admitted to the hospital they arranged for immediate admission
she was very helpful
there's not much more I can say, I've built a relationship of mutual respect and trust with Dr Schectman over the years and I had a very negative emotional reaction to his leaving to the jungle. He took quite some time to help me through the initial panic and disbelief so that we could then discuss who was the best fit to care for me in his absence- no one please just take me with you lol - but we agreed on Dr Chern who cared for me last year when I was sick for almost 6 weeks with an upper respiratory infection. I had seen her on one of the visits in December and she didn't scare me. yes. doctors scare me. I've seen Dr Chern twice now for my regular follow ups and medication reviews and I feel that Dr S must have spent some time preparing her for me. I'm a difficult patient... but they make me feel like a normal person and that I'm going to be ok. I don't know what I would do without them. I'm 40 years old and I've never had this much confidence in my care providers. I've never trusted doctors until Dr. S and now Dr. C.
dr Chern is the best
I love Dr. Chern! She genuinely cares for me and our family.
I have every confidence in her. I hope she can be my doctor for a very long time!
Dr. Chern made me feel very comfortable and it was easy discussing any problems with her.
Dr. Chern is a great PCP and a weight management doctor. It is very easy to get ahold of her through email and she responds in a timely manner.
Dr. is new, hope to get better dr./patients understand needs.
Dr Chern and her staff have been thorough and patient. My health issues can be a bit complicated and unpredictable. Dr Chern has worked with me, always suggesting new treatment ideas but not hesitating to make changes when needed.
She's an excellent doc and takes time to understand my problems. There was an issue with the pharmacy understanding a change of medication that she ordered, but that could be the fault of the pharmacy.
Very competent and professional.
Appreciated that Dr. Chern listened to all of my concerns and addressed them appropriately with a collaborative plan about the next steps I should take to further address any health issues.
Dr. Chern is calm and patient.
Annie Chern is the best (and I've had MANY doctors in my life)!
Dr. Chern was very courteous and nice. However at times I did feel rushed and felt like I wasn't getting a proper solution to my questions/issues.
Doctor did not seem confident on lab that did blood test. Doctor did not explain well lab results.
Dr. Chern is excellent
Dr. Chern is amazing, the best doctor I've seen in years.
Dr chern seemed to be in a rush and didn't seem interested at all in meeting my needs. she spoke really fast, typed fast, diagnosed me fast and on top of that she didn't go into detail too much about my diagnoses just about treating it. she said she was going to come back so I can get dressed because she did a pap, and never came back. I had other concerns but we didn't address them. over all it felt like I was with her for about 15 minutes. I'm am MA for Stanford and have floated to various primary care clinics and have never experienced a dr with such poor CI Care. I'm very disappointed.
Dr. Chern totally takes care of me and our whole family. I feel that she truly cares about us. She pays attention to everything and she doesn't rush us during visits. She's very accessible through e-mail which helps a lot.
I'm very pleased with my first visit to Doctor Chern who is very friendly, and precise to my problems and advises.
Dr. Chern always seems rushed, sometimes I have issues to discuss and she tends to rush me through the visit so she can get to the next patient before I am ready for her to leave the room.
Spent most of my time with a med student. Dr and student seemed fine, but looking back I would say that the doctor didn't directly ask me many questions and I wasn't sure if she'd even reviewed my records. I think she was talking to the med student. Dr Chern did check breathing, heart, etc and double-checked any recommendations the med student made. Brought my records from previous practice, but they weren't reviewed (not in the right format? Felt like I spent a lot of time repeating myself. Example: I was asked if I smoked 3 times by different staff, even though I'd written on the new patient form that I've never been a smoker. A lot of time was spent on the computer by the assistant and the med student, but they didn't seem to know the basic info that had already been entered into the system.

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