Korina De Bruyne

Korina De Bruyne

Internal medicine doctor

Bio:   I went to medical school knowing I wanted to pursue primary care and have been doing so for 20 years. Being a doctor is so much more than prescribing medicine, it is getting to really know you, taking time to listen and understand your life situation, your aspirations and even fears. There are many determinants of someone’s health: your past experiences, your current circumstance, and your goals for the future all need to be taken into account. I consider it a privilege to know my patients over many years and to be able to help you achieve fulfillment in life despite ailments, acute or chronic.

If you would like to know my past, present, and future goals, I’ll tell you briefly that I was born and raised in Belgium, came to the US at age 19 to study at UCLA and UCSF Medicine, and met an earthquake researcher who has been my husband for 31 years. We have two children, one college bound, the other a sophomore in high school. I love to travel, hike, garden, take photographs but above all, spend time with my family. I hope to keep practicing medicine for many more years and thus continue to meet interesting people who teach me so many valuable life lessons. I feel fortunate to be part of the Stanford community.
4.9 out of 5
81 Patient Ratings
56 Patient Comments

Professional Education

  • Medical Education: University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine (1991) CA
  • Chief Residency, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (1995)
  • Residency: Santa Clara Valley Medical center (1995)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1994)
4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

4.6

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

I've never experienced a provider giving absolute time and care to Me as this Doctor today .... she is inspirational... thank you Pete

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Best PCP I've ever had. Really cares about her patients.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. De Bruyne is an excellent physician and we are sorry to see her go. I realize she will still be with Stanford under a different type of provider. We have had nothing but the best care from her.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr. de Bruyne is amazing! She takes time to listen and is very perceptive and insightful. She keeps up on the latest research and shares her perspective. I wish all doctors were as good as her!

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. de Bruyne is very thorough. Together, we are addressing ALL of my health concerns she is finding solutions to my chronic problems, not just "bandaids" for my symptoms. She is very patient and never rushes through my appointments. I trust her with my health completely.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Outstanding doctor!!

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr De Bruyne is amazing, as per usual. I am beyond devastated that she will be leaving the clinic, but I wish her the absolute best. I hope that Dr De Bruyne's high quality in everything will be taken into consideration when choosing her replacement. Dr De Bruyne has forever changed the way I feel about Drs and getting medical care - I used to fear it and avoid it, but now I keep up with everything regularly and I no longer dread having to go to the dr.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

good

SHC Patient, May 2018

I feel fortunate to have Dr. de Bruyne as my physician.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. de Bruyne is amazing!

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Outstanding!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

She is an excellent provider. She makes my mother feel very comfortable and truly shows concern regarding her health problems. Addresses them clearly and provides excellent care.

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4.9 out of 5
81 Patient Ratings
56 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

I've never experienced a provider giving absolute time and care to Me as this Doctor today .... she is inspirational... thank you Pete

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Best PCP I've ever had. Really cares about her patients.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. De Bruyne is an excellent physician and we are sorry to see her go. I realize she will still be with Stanford under a different type of provider. We have had nothing but the best care from her.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr. de Bruyne is amazing! She takes time to listen and is very perceptive and insightful. She keeps up on the latest research and shares her perspective. I wish all doctors were as good as her!

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. de Bruyne is very thorough. Together, we are addressing ALL of my health concerns she is finding solutions to my chronic problems, not just "bandaids" for my symptoms. She is very patient and never rushes through my appointments. I trust her with my health completely.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Outstanding doctor!!

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr De Bruyne is amazing, as per usual. I am beyond devastated that she will be leaving the clinic, but I wish her the absolute best. I hope that Dr De Bruyne's high quality in everything will be taken into consideration when choosing her replacement. Dr De Bruyne has forever changed the way I feel about Drs and getting medical care - I used to fear it and avoid it, but now I keep up with everything regularly and I no longer dread having to go to the dr.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

good

SHC Patient, May 2018

I feel fortunate to have Dr. de Bruyne as my physician.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. de Bruyne is amazing!

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Outstanding!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

She is an excellent provider. She makes my mother feel very comfortable and truly shows concern regarding her health problems. Addresses them clearly and provides excellent care.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. De Bruyne is amazing! Never disappoints with her high quality care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

I loved her energy. She is such a compassionate lady.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

I am very happy, with Doctor Korina De Bruyne. She is an excellent dr.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Excellent family doctor showing genuine concern for patient's health.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. DeBruyne is truly the best doctor ever! I love her!!! she cares about her patients and listens !!! and most importantly takes her time and makes you. feel important.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Dr. De Bruyne has been the best doctor I have ever had. She constantly cares/listens, reaches out to specials, coordinates my care.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Dr. deBruyne is very nice and the best that speaks Spanish. I felt very comfortable that I speak my Spanish language.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Dr DeBruyne is excellent, compassionate and caring physician. She takes time to answer questions and tries to problem solve

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

I have complete trust in Dr. Korina De Bruyne. She has excellent "bedside manners" and is also very friendly.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

She's the best primary dr. I've ever had. She goes above and beyond every time!

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Very grateful for Dr. de Bruyne's care. I felt completely heard and felt that she was invested in getting to the bottom of my medical issues.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Very pleasant conversation. Doctor is caring and was able to explain types of treatment for various ailments.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Very good and thorough, just a bit of overlap with seeing the medical student first (for a long time) and then the physician afterwards. I wasn't advised that the alcohol should not be used with the toenail fungus Rx. They didn't advise me about it at CVS, either but I read it on-line afterwards.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. De Bruyne is a very good listener. I feel like she is always deeply concerned. Very attentive.

SHC Patient, May 2017

I love my primary care - She truly cares about my needs.

SHC Patient, May 2017

I'm so impressed that Dr. De Bruyne responds very quickly to emails. She got me the answers I needed right away.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

I love having the clinic so close to home. The thing that would draw me away is if they move back North.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr de Bruyne was amazing. She's the best doctor I have been to in years. I feel like she really listened and had solutions right away.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. De Bruyne is an excellent doctor. She is very knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. Best doctor I've had!

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

as mentioned earlier, Dr. de Bruyne is the best! I refer all my friends to her. I couldn't ask for a better doctor. She truly cares about her patients and she shows it!

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. de Bruyne and her attendant Brian are the best.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Very good.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

I felt a bit rushed during the appointment.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

my doctor is exeelent

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. de Bruyne's service levels were excellent! Given it was my first appointment with her for my annual physical I was truly impressed with her & her staff's patient service level.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I am very pleased with my doctor and her care

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. de Bruyne was an excellent doctor. She is very knowledgeable, she demonstrates that she cares, and is very polite.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Korina De Bruyne is a very good doctor. I already recommended dr. to my friends.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I was shocked to receive a call on a Saturday (24 hrs after my appointment) regarding a concerning test result which had just come in! I have never experienced that in my life!

SHC Patient, May 2016

In addition to all the "5's" above, she is excellent at returning email quickly and at answering my questions.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I appreciate very much the clear communication and responsiveness I receive from Dr. De Bruyne.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. de Bruyn is highly interactive and informative, as well as a caring and analytic listener. She addressed all of my questions and provided detailed information about available treatments, including preventative information and recommendations. I think she is an excellent physician.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Best medical experience I've ever had.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

The physician game me enough time to explain my situation and was very helpful in explaining . Put the necessary request I need.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

All good. Thanks

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Best MD that i ever had !

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Very thorough.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Great overall experience.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr De Bruyne is like an angel to me. I've been afraid of going to the dr in the past and once I did start going, I always felt like I was just a number. Dr De Bruyne has made me forget about all of the negative associations I had about seeking medical care. She is kind, compassionate, caring, professional, thorough, and really makes me feel that she is passionate about what she does. She provides plenty of helpful information and relates to me in a way that makes me feel like I fully understand everything and also in a way that makes me comfortable enough to ask questions or touch on subjects that could be embarrassing to talk about. I can't say enough wonderful things about Dr De Bruyne - she has given me something that means the world to me: peace of mind. I highly recommend her to everyone I know because I want everyone to have the amazing patient/Dr experience that I have. Thank you!

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Best doctor ever!!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Just felt unsure of recommendations for activity after X-ray.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Everybody in the clinic I met were all very warm & helpful.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Professional, courteous and excellent!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Very helpful, sympathetic, knowledgeable.