William DeWolf, MD

William DeWolf, MD

Internal medicine doctor

Bio:   Dr. William (Bill) DeWolf's love of science and a desire to be in a profession that provided service to the community lead him to a career in medicine.

For thirty years, Dr. DeWolf has felt grateful that he is able to be a part of the healthcare of so many patients. Dr. DeWolf sees the role of the physician as a partner with patients to help them make the best health choices based on the latest medical information available. He enjoys helping patients sort through all the information that is now available to be sure that they are making decisions based on good information and not the latest fad.

Outside of medicine, he loves to back pack, travel, read and continuously improve his photographs. And although science and medicine won out for his career, Dr. DeWolf has never lost interest in history and public affairs.
4.9 out of 5
315 Patient Ratings
55 Patient Comments

Associated Internal Medicine in Emeryville

Professional Education

  • Residency: Alameda Health System Highland Hospital GME (1982) CA
  • Internship: Alameda Health System Highland Hospital GME (1979) CA
  • Medical Education: University of California Davis School of Medicine (1978) CA
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1982)
5.0

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.3

Wait times

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. DeWolf after my previous provider left the practice and I could not be happier. Rare ability to connect and establish rapport with the patient and instill trust. Easy to understand and makes himself available and accessible.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Dr. Dewolf is an excellent physician who takes the time to listen to the patient.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

I have recommended Dr. DeWolfe to friends and family. I FINALLY feel as if I have a concerned partner in managing my health. Dr. DeWolfe is a wonderful man, but, I know he tries, however - he cannot tell a joke. I do not hold this failing against him.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Dr Dewolf provided me his own mobile # in case I needed prescription for post surgery pain which I think is rare these days. I truly appreciate him going the extra mile.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

I found Bill deWolf to be quite easy to talk to -- something that's really important to me. And he was clear about what he knew and didn't know, so he's quite good. The one thing that was a little jarring was that after Bill and I had spent a decent amount of time talking, someone came to the door and seemed to say, "Come one, you've got to stope seeing this patient" -- and Bill left very shortly.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Very pleased

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

dr. dewolfe I feel blessed to have found him. needing a new primary care physician I was quite worried about leaving my previous position in Arizona. but he has exceeded All my expectations. He has a wonderful bedside manner. I feel I could talk to him about anything or any concerns. I would give him a score above 5 if it was available to me.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

While I did have to wait to see Dr. Dewolf, I did not mind because he listen well and is very thorough. I feel respected and cared for by him.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Dr. Dewolf was great! He spent enough time with me so that I was completely satisfied, gave me good information and appeared empathetic to my problems.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Dr. Dewolf took the time to listen. never felt the doctor was rushing to the next appt

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Excellent Doctor for us old folks. He understands our problems and explains in understandable ways.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

I really like Dr. Dewolf very much!

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4.9 out of 5
315 Patient Ratings
55 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. DeWolf after my previous provider left the practice and I could not be happier. Rare ability to connect and establish rapport with the patient and instill trust. Easy to understand and makes himself available and accessible.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Dr. Dewolf is an excellent physician who takes the time to listen to the patient.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

I have recommended Dr. DeWolfe to friends and family. I FINALLY feel as if I have a concerned partner in managing my health. Dr. DeWolfe is a wonderful man, but, I know he tries, however - he cannot tell a joke. I do not hold this failing against him.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Dr Dewolf provided me his own mobile # in case I needed prescription for post surgery pain which I think is rare these days. I truly appreciate him going the extra mile.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

I found Bill deWolf to be quite easy to talk to -- something that's really important to me. And he was clear about what he knew and didn't know, so he's quite good. The one thing that was a little jarring was that after Bill and I had spent a decent amount of time talking, someone came to the door and seemed to say, "Come one, you've got to stope seeing this patient" -- and Bill left very shortly.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Very pleased

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

dr. dewolfe I feel blessed to have found him. needing a new primary care physician I was quite worried about leaving my previous position in Arizona. but he has exceeded All my expectations. He has a wonderful bedside manner. I feel I could talk to him about anything or any concerns. I would give him a score above 5 if it was available to me.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

While I did have to wait to see Dr. Dewolf, I did not mind because he listen well and is very thorough. I feel respected and cared for by him.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Dr. Dewolf was great! He spent enough time with me so that I was completely satisfied, gave me good information and appeared empathetic to my problems.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Dr. Dewolf took the time to listen. never felt the doctor was rushing to the next appt

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Excellent Doctor for us old folks. He understands our problems and explains in understandable ways.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

I really like Dr. Dewolf very much!

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

I am a big fan of Dr Dewolf and Stanford Health overall. The facility is world class. The staff is friendly and professional. I have recommended Stanford Health and Dr Dewolf to many people. Please keep up the great work!

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

The doctor is too busy to spend quality time.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Dr. DeWolf is wonderful and knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

I have confidence in my doctor, Dr Dewolf. This is what matters to me.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

NO COMPLAINTS. He as so friendly and kind - really felt like he cared about my situation.. and seemed very competent - (1st time seeing him - my doc on vacation).

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Overall very positive. However, he said he recommended a blood test and when I went to the lab the doctor actually hadn't put it through, and the lab technician was unable to get ahold of anyone in my doctor's office so I eventually just left. No follow-up happened after I left

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

I feel very confident about my care with Dr DeWolf.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr DeWolf is a really great GP...

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Dewolf is one of the greatest doctors that we know. Cannot thank him enough for what he does for our family.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

terrific doctor

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

The doctor listens to me. He explains what is really happening. He is pleasant and very truthful. He talks with me and I feel lighter and hopeful after the visit.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. DeWolf is excellent in many ways. He transmits competence and communicates at a level the patient can comprehend. He is also very patient and I never feel rushed.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

excellent physician

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr DeWolf is great--smart, friendly and knowledgeable. Listens well, has good ideas and is willing to rool with my experimental approach.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Dewolf is always excellent...competent and friendly to boot.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

as previously stated, I've already recommended him to six people.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Dewolf is an outstanding doctor. Compassionate, very well-informed, great listener. I am SO fortunate to have him as my PCP!

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

responsive to my decisions and questions

SHC Patient, May 2019

This was my first full visit with Dr DeWolf after my previous primary physician (Dr. Yun) left the group. I was a little nervous about meeting someone new, but felt comfortable within five minutes.

SHC Patient, May 2019

I feel very comfortable with Doctor DeWolf. He is a good listener, answers all my questions, and very concerned about my overall health. I am happy he is my doctor.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Already recommend to friends, family and extended family.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. DeWolf was attentive, friendly, and clear in his concern about blood pressure in particular. He listened. Unusual today. We agreed on increasing my medication and to closely monitor and get to back to him with results.

SHC Patient, May 2019

good

SHC Patient, May 2019

I'm very pleased with Dr. Dewolf's expertise.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Bill takes the time to explain things and really cares

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

good

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

He is the most sanitary doctor I have encountered so far. He's also a very good listener and explainer to my concerns and issues. It is good to have an experienced doctor among the younger group of doctors.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

First visit to Dr DeWolf. He was a excellent in all respects. Had been going to Dr Yun but she left. She was also excellent in all respects. The quality of the doctors is by far the most important criteria. I have high confidence in Dr DeWolf.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Dewolf is an amazing resource and perhaps the best primary care physician I've ever had. He is knowledgeable, competent and shares a uniquely wise perspective, in my opinion.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

more than satisfied with the medical experience of the doctor.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

very pleasantly surprised at personal approach. not rushed. had the comfortable but all too rare "family doctor" feel. wanted to get to know me, not just "process" me.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Have already recommended Dr. DeWolf to friends.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr Dewolf is very personable and easy to talk to.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. deWolf always greets you with a big smile - happy to see you. He takes time listening to any concerns you may have. He's the best!

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Even though it was very late in the day, Dr. DeWolfe stayed and reviewed all my concerns until we had reached resolution without rushing anything.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. DeWolf is an excellent dock and a very good match for my personality. I have a very complex set of chronic conditions and I'm very happy to have him as my Primary Care Physician after my long term physicians passed away.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Very good as the Dr. communicated with my spouse with questions she had.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

My husband goes to him now on my advice and is also very happy

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Very pleased with his services and approach to health issues of elderly. Excellent bedside manner.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Excellent

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

love Dr. Dewolf one of the best doctors I have ever had.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Dewolf is terrific. I am so fortunate to have him as my physician.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

It was my first visit with Dr. DeWolf. I was very pleased.