Nielsen Fernandez-Becker

Gastroenterologist, Celiac disease specialist, Motility specialist


Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology

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Biography


I am the director of the Celiac Disease Program at Stanford and I am highly experienced in diagnosis and management of celiac disease and gluten associated disorders.
My objective is to provide excellent and compassionate clinical care for my patients while seeking a better understanding of diseases I treat, particularly Celiac disease (CeD), eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). My top priorities are patient care and translational research to make new discoveries and improve the care my patients.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2002) NY
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital (2005) MA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology (2009)
  • Fellowship: Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center (2009) MA
  • Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital (2003) MA

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Practice Locations


Digestive Health Center in Redwood City (Endoscopy Suite) Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, 3rd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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Digestive Health Center in Palo Alto (Endoscopy Suite) Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, Ground Floor

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 736-5555

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Esophagus Center Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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Celiac Disease Program Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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General Endoscopy Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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Advanced Endoscopy in Palo Alto Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive, Ground Floor

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 736-5555

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General Endoscopy Suite in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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Digestive Health Center in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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Patient Ratings

(13 Ratings)

Overall Rating
4.6/5

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4.8/5
Friendliness
Friendliness/courtesy of the care provider
4.3/5
Explanations
Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
4.8/5
Listens
Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries
4.2/5
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your treatment
4.7/5
Recommended to others
Likelihood of your recommending this care provider to others
4.4/5
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Wait time at clinic (from arriving to leaving)

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Patient Reviews

(84 reviews)

Displays confidence and optimism (was appreciated).
The attention very good.
Very good.
Dr. was very concerned and suggested further testing, testing is scheduled.
Could have explained procedures more!
The doctor is quite knowledgeable, but can benefit from some training in interpersonal communication.
Dr. Fernandez-Becker was nice, but the appointment felt rushed, and I left not really knowing what the preliminary diagnosis was (I had to ask many times). I would have liked for our conversation to be slower & to be heard more by the doctor.
Dr. Fernandez, her PA, and the nurse who took my vital statistics before Dr. Fernandez arrived were very attentive wonderfully friendly.
Mrs. Fernandez-Becker is a very professional woman who identifies with her patients and the family.
very satisfied
Exceptional doctor AND person.
excellent experience. a good listener
Great. Great. Great.
Dr. Fernandez-Becker is one of the most caring doctors I have ever been a patient of. She speaks to me with empathy, is very clear in her explanations, and has never made a judgmental remark nor taken a tone than felt "off." This is rare in the healthcare industry and it's evident that she loves her work and helping people.
Dr. Fernandez-Becker is the best!!!
Dr. Becker is a very caring and tries to figure out my stomach issues she is very helpful.
The doctor was very rushed. She was running behind as I had been told when I arrived. I wish I had more time with her, after driving from San Luis Obispo, 4 hours one way.
The doctor spent a great amount of time with me and was very polite and informative.
The care provider was comprehensive and methodical. She was also very caring and courteous.
I don't know if Dr. Nielsen Fernandez-Becker intended to spend so much time with me but the appointment was way longer than I expected and since I came from Fairbanks, AK I really appreciated it. I've had friends fly to Seattle and get 10 minutes with a specialist.
The orientation was excellent!
Great doctor - explained things well, gave options, explained decision making.
The doctor I had very good person & we understood each other the best.
Care provider was confrontational. She could've chosen to lead and advise instead of arguing on semantics meaning. I do not have medical background and may not be describe my issues with the accurate words in medical terms. With that said I think she understood what I meant but trying to put me down by trying to argue on semantics. I will not go back to Stanford for any medical issues in the future.
Definitely recommend.
Good
the doctor was very nice and knowledgeable. There wasn't much discussed, as she recommended follow-up testing before creating a treatment plan
Really very good experience.
I felt heard and my concerns were addressed.
Dr. Fernandez-Becker is excellent, very caring and friendly, but also very knowledgeable and expert at what she does. I am thankful she is one of my doctors.
Dr. Fernandez-Becker is great!
Good.
She started off very pleasant but seemed irked at the number of questions I had/how long that took - she did seem very competent.
She is the best of the best.
I was impressed with Dr. Fernandez-Becker.
In Hollister my care has been horrible. I'm confident in Stanford.
Dr. F-B is a superb clinician. She listens, answers all questions throroughly, and partners with me to ensure that I get the best care possible.
she is the most caring dr I have with my health issues
I was very upset when I came back to remove the medical device, due to a previous experience I had at the Pain Clinic. She was very kind and understanding, and listened to me (which is the exact opposite of the Pain Clinic who do NOT listen or show ANY empathy for their patients, in particular me, especially on that day when i was fasting and clearly in the middle of a procedure thus not in a very good position to). This practitioner was so kind and asked to make sure that I was doing ok and if there was anything she could do to help. True patient care! Thank you!
Dr. Fernandez-Becker is thorough, compassionate and very smart. I have full confidence in her.
I will definitely recommend Dr. Fernandez-Becker.
Overall I was very happy and satisfied with how Dr Fernandez is handling my health complaints. I am very confident in her ability and interest to solve or ameliorate my problem.
Dr. was very good, but did not sanitize hands when entering room.
She was very helpful.
The care providers were both impressive, most intelligent and knowledgeable, each of whom took the time to review a complex file dating back some 10 years and demonstrated their desire to provide the best care possible by suggesting new medication due to a very recently published medical journal report reflecting a research conclusion that was not available at the time of onset of the condition for which assistance is being provided. All in all, most impressive and most appreciated ! These two fine doctors have my entire trust and confidence. I am most appreciative
Makes me feel that she cares- takes to listen, aak questions
An excellent doctor.
Both doctors I talked to were great. I often feel frustrated coming out of doctors apptmts, but this one left me feeling very supported and encouraged! They addressed each small problem w/care and understanding!
I have been very impressed by Dr. Fernandez-Becker and feel very comfortable being under her care. I think she is very knowledgeable and also very thoughtful and empathetic.
She was great! Her knowledge was unparalleled!
The doctor was unable to help me, but she was super nice. She took a lot of time talking with me and trying to figure out a way to help.
Dr. Fernandez-Becker is truly outstanding in EVERY way. I have complete trust and = confidence in her -
Dr. Eva Weinlander is the best! Over they years, I have referred friends to her.
Both Nurse Practitioner Tran and Dr. Fernandez-Becker are very kind, thoughtful, caring, and excellent at what they do.
Wonderful provider. Very thorough discussion of my situation. Very pleased.
I was favorably impressed.
Dr. Fernandez-Becker is an outstanding physician.
Dr. Frank Chen & Dr. Fernandez-Becker actively listened to my concerns and showed compassion for my situation. I have the sense that they are doing everything possible to understand my condition & find answers. I really appreciate having them as my doctors.
Extremely please with the quality of care and attention I've received from Dr. Nielsen Fernandez-Becker during past two years.
The docs were fine.
I do not feel the care provider who put the sensor into my nose knew what she was doing and ended up hurting the inside of my nose & the area around my vocal cords, which I am still waiting for to heal completely.
Very caring, friendly.
All physicians seemed to be rushed these days - too bad. However, I felt good about my visit.
NQFB is awesome and fantastic. I have only great things to say about her.
Dr. Edward Sheen and Dr. Linda Nguyen did an excellent job of listening to Martina and showing concern and compassion along with professional advice regarding a plan to diagnosis and treat Martina's chronic health problems and pain.
Excellent quality of care.
I was very impressed with Josephina. She did not get rushed and truly seemed to want to help me and get to the bottom of my medical issues.
I wasn't clear on what the details of the procedures. It was well explained the day of/during the testing.
I love her! She is a great listener. Even when she thinks my own diagnosis is wrong, she will explore the possibility.
I was very impressed with what an outstanding listener she was. Treated me with respect & intelligence. I appreciated that she checked my understanding.
Care provider was sweet, caring, kind, thoughtful.
Excellent care by Dr. Fernandez-Becker!
very good provider.
No complaints! I found out what I needed to know - - now I can move on!
She is very caring and genuine. Has one of the best "bed-side" manners I've ever experienced. Friendly, warm, even remembered me although I haven't been there in about 6 months. Careful listener, thoughtful, measured approach to getting me well again.
Dr. Fern-Beck is very nice - this was 1st time seeing her in clinic & she didn't have all my prev. info I'd given Dr. Gray.
Wish she was quicker to get into. She is the best gastroenterologist I've had in four states. Super responsive on MyHealth - Greatly appreciated.
Dr. Fernandez-Becker was very thorough and impressed me with the amount of time she was prepared to spend with me.
Just think digestive health is a tough area and really needs holistic type model and savvy testing.
Phenomenal doctor!
Appeared to me that the dr. no longer remembered my care. Dr. referred me to another dr. for follow up on issue which had been discussed in intral visit.
She was really very understanding, professional and reachable. She was by far the best doctor I have interacted in Stanford Hospital & Clinics. I have had couple bad experiences in ER and w/some other doctors. She is by far above Stanford's standards.
Dr. & her assistant were very kind and caring. Dr. Fernandez-Becker is one of my best doctors at Stanford!
My overall experience with Dr. Fernandez - Becker has been wonderful. She is an EXCELLENT provider!!!

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