Chris Cartwright, MD

Gastroenterologist, Inflammatory bowel disease specialist

4.8 out of 5
165 Patient Ratings
35 Patient Comments

Digestive Health Center

Digestive Health Center - Endoscopy Suite at Stanford

Digestive Health Center in Redwood City (Endoscopy Suite)

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion A, 4th Floor
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Digestive Health Center
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Professional Education

  • BS, Stanford University, Biology (1973)
  • MD, University of Utah, Medicine (1978)
  • Internship: UCSD Medical Center (1979) CA
  • Residency: UCSD Medical Center (1981) CA
  • Fellowship: UCSD Medical Center (1984) CA
  • Research Associate, The Salk Institute, Cancer Biology (1989)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1981)
  • Board Certification: Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine (1987)
  • Medical Education: University of Utah School of Medicine (1978) UT

Honors & Awards

  • Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation (1995)
  • Premier Physician Award, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America - Greater Bay Area Chapter (2000)
  • Outstanding AGA Women in Science, American Gastroenterological Association (2008)

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Program for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Stanford University School of Medicine (1989 - Present)
4.8

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Wait times

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Cartwright is fabulous - always. She is devoted to her patients from my perspective and always treat me like I am very important to her.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Cartwright is the best!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Cartwright in gastroenterology is knowledgeable but irritable. She took offense when I said I would like a second opinion. she provided alarming lab test results with no access to her for follow up. She said I had "few options and none of them good."

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr Cartwright is fantastic! She is the best thing that I have ever found!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I have been seeing Dr Cartwright for over 15 years. I am very confident with her expertise with IBD. I travel over 150 miles each way to see her. I recommend her to anyone I meet who has IBD.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Christine Cartwright was, as always, amazing. She is professional and experienced and a master at her profession.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Cartwright is not skilled at computers. Her bedside manner, in my case was poor for my needs. Her approach and connection was not a good fit. I've requested another physician.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Cartwright is a fantastic doctor. She always takes the time to listen to her patients and make sure they are doing well.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Since my first visit with Dr. Cartwright, I have been extremely impressed with her attentiveness, proficiency, attention to detail and her willingness to spend whatever time is necessary to provide an extremely high level of professional care.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Referrals & prescriptions don't arrive. No follow up as promised.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Cartwright it top notch. I trust what she says and have full confidence her recommendations are with my best interest in mind.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Cartwright is always professional, while still being personal. She is the best doctor I have ever had. I can't say enough about her care, which is exceptional. I hope she never retires.

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4.8 out of 5
165 Patient Ratings
35 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Cartwright is fabulous - always. She is devoted to her patients from my perspective and always treat me like I am very important to her.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Cartwright is the best!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Cartwright in gastroenterology is knowledgeable but irritable. She took offense when I said I would like a second opinion. she provided alarming lab test results with no access to her for follow up. She said I had "few options and none of them good."

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr Cartwright is fantastic! She is the best thing that I have ever found!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I have been seeing Dr Cartwright for over 15 years. I am very confident with her expertise with IBD. I travel over 150 miles each way to see her. I recommend her to anyone I meet who has IBD.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Christine Cartwright was, as always, amazing. She is professional and experienced and a master at her profession.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Cartwright is not skilled at computers. Her bedside manner, in my case was poor for my needs. Her approach and connection was not a good fit. I've requested another physician.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Cartwright is a fantastic doctor. She always takes the time to listen to her patients and make sure they are doing well.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Since my first visit with Dr. Cartwright, I have been extremely impressed with her attentiveness, proficiency, attention to detail and her willingness to spend whatever time is necessary to provide an extremely high level of professional care.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Referrals & prescriptions don't arrive. No follow up as promised.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Cartwright it top notch. I trust what she says and have full confidence her recommendations are with my best interest in mind.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Cartwright is always professional, while still being personal. She is the best doctor I have ever had. I can't say enough about her care, which is exceptional. I hope she never retires.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Cartwright is an excellent doctor.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Christine Cartwright is my favorite doctor ever. She takes her time and her knowledge and leadership of my condition is amazing.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Cartwright is the prime example of a caring, professional and knowledgeable physician. She obviously cares about her patients and their health and well being. At the top of her profession. In addition to all that, I really like her.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Cartwright always does a great job. She is my all time favorite doctor and I always look forward to seeing her and receiving her updates on my health.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I feel fortunate to be in the care of Dr. Christine Cartwright and in the Stanford healthcare system.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Cartwright seemed very rushed. When I did not remember something about my medical history but suggested that the information is probably in my record, she responded, "It would take too much time to look that up." I appreciated that she included me in the decision-making around choosing to have general anesthesia versus conscious sedation during an upcoming colonoscopy. However, I did not feel like she gave me a full picture of the risks and benefits of each option. She did not bother to look into my medical record to determine what type of sedation I had had in the past during the same type of procedure.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

This provider is exceptional. I had bad care thru my HMO & was transferred to her 10 yrs. ago - I have complete trust in her - such an important factor in wellness!

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Best doc we have ever had!

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Cartwright is by far the BEST doctor I have ever had treat me. She is caring, compassionate and very thorough. I have 100% trust & faith under her care.

SHC Patient, May 2015

She is a very good doctor, my only dislike is that she reads the patient chart and her notes on me in the room with me instead of doing it before coming in. As a result she usually spends around 10 minutes just going back and reading up on our last visit and her previous thoughts as opposed to doing it ahead of time. I really wish she would do this before coming into the room.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Cartwright and his staff are amazing.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I have the greatest care provider in the world! Dr. Christine Cartwright!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Have the upmost confidence in Dr Cartwright

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

As a practicing pharmacists I can assure you this MD is as good as they get!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Cartwright is the best. Always positive. Very knowledgeable. I have been seeing her for over 15 years and travel over 150 miles each way to see her.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Christine Cartwright, Coca and Annette Havien are the best health professionals I have ever worked with!!!

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Cartwright is the best!

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Cartwright is outstanding! Excellent! Best care ever + more than anticipated.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Cartwright is an excellent provider - highly recommend - a true, caring doctor in every sense.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Cartwright is the best!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

I travel over 3 hours to see Dr. Cartwright. Each time I am very satisfied with her service.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Cartwright is the best in what she does. I would never go anywhere else.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Dr. Cartwright is a very professional and knowledgeable person. I'm honored to visit her. She solved my mystery health issues.