Catherine Sonquist Forest MD MPH

Catherine Sonquist Forest MD MPH

Family medicine doctor

4.8 out of 5
199 Patient Ratings
30 Patient Comments

Stanford Primary Care in Los Altos

  • 960 N. San Antonio Road
  • Suite 101
  • Los Altos, CA 94022
  • Phone: 650-498-9000
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Professional Education

  • Board Recertification, American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (2007)
  • Board Recertification, American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (2000)
  • Board Certification: Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine (1994)
  • Residency: Community Hospital -Santa Rosa (1994) CA
  • Medical Education: Univ of California San Francisco (1990) CA

Honors & Awards

  • Hero of Family Medicine, California Association of Family Physicians (2013)
  • CHCF Leadership Fellowship Cohort 13, California Health Care Foundation (2013-2015)
  • CME Leadership Fellow, California Academy of Family Physicians (2011)

Administrative Appointments

  • Medical Director, Stanford Health Center at Los Altos (2013 - Present)
4.9

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

4.3

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I really like the approach that this MD uses with me.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr Forest is a wonderful physician, knowledgeable, caring and thorough. I appreciate her follow up and ability to diagnose issues promptly.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I am outstandingly satisfied with Dr. Forest and her team

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Forest was very pleasant and very helpful. She is very knowledgeable and explained the diagnosis and its treatment very cleary.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Forrest is friendly and explains a lot about my conditions.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I was extremely pleased with my visit. Dr. Forest spent a lot of time going over all of my questions with me (no matter how small or silly). I really felt that she was listening to me and she addressed all of my concerns.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Forest is one of the best physicians I've ever had care for me or my family. I love that no question is dumb and she treats me with warmth and respect. She always takes the time to make sure we are finished with questions even if she is running behind schedule. Thank you!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I recommend your facility all the time.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Great doctor. Attentive and kind - addressed my concerns.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Forest is the best doctor I could ask for. She can relate to my worries like only a female doctor can. I have 40 miles to see her!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I have recommended Dr. Forest to all my friends who live in the area.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

I'm very impressed with Dr Forest. She recommended daily outdoor exercise, asked me if I was willing, and asked me to shake hands on it. SO powerful, caring and effective! Been keeping at it because of the handshake!

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4.8 out of 5
199 Patient Ratings
30 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I really like the approach that this MD uses with me.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr Forest is a wonderful physician, knowledgeable, caring and thorough. I appreciate her follow up and ability to diagnose issues promptly.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I am outstandingly satisfied with Dr. Forest and her team

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Forest was very pleasant and very helpful. She is very knowledgeable and explained the diagnosis and its treatment very cleary.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Forrest is friendly and explains a lot about my conditions.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I was extremely pleased with my visit. Dr. Forest spent a lot of time going over all of my questions with me (no matter how small or silly). I really felt that she was listening to me and she addressed all of my concerns.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Forest is one of the best physicians I've ever had care for me or my family. I love that no question is dumb and she treats me with warmth and respect. She always takes the time to make sure we are finished with questions even if she is running behind schedule. Thank you!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I recommend your facility all the time.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Great doctor. Attentive and kind - addressed my concerns.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Forest is the best doctor I could ask for. She can relate to my worries like only a female doctor can. I have 40 miles to see her!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I have recommended Dr. Forest to all my friends who live in the area.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

I'm very impressed with Dr Forest. She recommended daily outdoor exercise, asked me if I was willing, and asked me to shake hands on it. SO powerful, caring and effective! Been keeping at it because of the handshake!

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Forest is a very personable doctor. It feels like we are a team working towards my health, medically and philosophically. She always comes in with a big smile!! There are times we laughed together as laughter is the best medicine. She also listened.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

I was the last appointment, and Dr. Forest spent alot of time listening and offering empathy and suggestions. She may be the best doctor I have ever had.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Spent ample time with me and thoroughly addressed my concerns, very satisfied.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

I love being given protocol for how to access my symptoms and treat them. Thank you!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

One of the best doctor experiences I have ever had - she was courteous, informed, friendly, down to earth, and patient.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

As you can see, she definitely shows care and concern but doesn't seem to proactively read my chart. That is why I rated my confidence as only fair. Just this weekend I told a friend I wasn't comfortable recommending her because I don't get the feeling she knows me as well as she should by now.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Was very impressed with the service and doctor made me feel very very comfortable.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

again, my concern is with the poor notes. I have only been there a few times but I don't feel a connection given the confusion as to why I am there. I am leaning towards finding another doctor, just not sure yet.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Exceptional doctor!

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. forest was very caring and helped me get the referrals I needed.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Came in for routine Blood pressure eval...BECAUSE Dr. Forest took time to sit down and discuss how I was feeling etc. she decided, after my answers, to have blood drawn and checked. Turned out I was severely anemic and was admitted to hospital next day. No telling what would have happened if Dr. Forest had not taken the time to talk (probe).

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I wish the visit were longer.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I had to ask her if she had seen the pap smear results I sent weeks back. She said didn't. I asked her about the fact that I had an Enlarged Uterus on my ct scan and didn't bring up until I complained about it.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

First time seeing new doctor. Dr. Forest was wonderful and put me at ease. I will request for her to be my ongoing primary care provider.

SHC Patient, May 2014

She had no concern for my concern. She rushed & I felt rushed.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Very lovable and nice!

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

She was very funny & helpful.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Very caring doctor!