Nielsen Fernandez-Becker, MD, PhD

Nielsen Fernandez-Becker, MD, PhD

Gastroenterologist, Celiac disease specialist, Motility specialist

Bio:   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.
4.7 out of 5
178 Patient Ratings
50 Patient Comments

Digestive Health Center in Palo Alto (Endoscopy Suite)

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Ground Floor
  • Stanford , CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Digestive Health Center in Redwood City (Endoscopy Suite)

  • 420 Broadway Street
  • 3rd Floor
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Esophagus Center

  • 420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Celiac Disease Program

  • 420 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion D, 2nd Floor
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Professional Education

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

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4.8

Friendliness

4.6

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.6

Confidence in your doctor

4.5

Recommended to others

4.3

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

I was impressed with Dr. Fernandez-Becker.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

In Hollister my care has been horrible. I'm confident in Stanford.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

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.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

she is the most caring dr I have with my health issues

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

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!

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. Fernandez-Becker is thorough, compassionate and very smart. I have full confidence in her.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

I will definitely recommend Dr. Fernandez-Becker.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. was very good, but did not sanitize hands when entering room.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

She was very helpful.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

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

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Makes me feel that she cares- takes to listen, aak questions

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4.7 out of 5
178 Patient Ratings
50 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

I was impressed with Dr. Fernandez-Becker.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

In Hollister my care has been horrible. I'm confident in Stanford.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

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.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

she is the most caring dr I have with my health issues

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

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!

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. Fernandez-Becker is thorough, compassionate and very smart. I have full confidence in her.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

I will definitely recommend Dr. Fernandez-Becker.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. was very good, but did not sanitize hands when entering room.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

She was very helpful.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

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

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Makes me feel that she cares- takes to listen, aak questions

SHC Patient, May 2017

An excellent doctor.

SHC Patient, May 2017

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!

SHC Patient, May 2017

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.

SHC Patient, May 2017

She was great! Her knowledge was unparalleled!

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Fernandez-Becker is truly outstanding in EVERY way. I have complete trust and = confidence in her -

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Eva Weinlander is the best! Over they years, I have referred friends to her.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Both Nurse Practitioner Tran and Dr. Fernandez-Becker are very kind, thoughtful, caring, and excellent at what they do.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Wonderful provider. Very thorough discussion of my situation. Very pleased.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

I was favorably impressed.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Fernandez-Becker is an outstanding physician.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Extremely please with the quality of care and attention I've received from Dr. Nielsen Fernandez-Becker during past two years.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

The docs were fine.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

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.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Very caring, friendly.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

All physicians seemed to be rushed these days - too bad. However, I felt good about my visit.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

NQFB is awesome and fantastic. I have only great things to say about her.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Excellent quality of care.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I wasn't clear on what the details of the procedures. It was well explained the day of/during the testing.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

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.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I love her! She is a great listener. Even when she thinks my own diagnosis is wrong, she will explore the possibility.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I was very impressed with what an outstanding listener she was. Treated me with respect & intelligence. I appreciated that she checked my understanding.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Care provider was sweet, caring, kind, thoughtful.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Excellent care by Dr. Fernandez-Becker!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

very good provider.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

No complaints! I found out what I needed to know - - now I can move on!

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

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.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

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.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Wish she was quicker to get into. She is the best gastroenterologist I've had in four states. Super responsive on MyHealth - Greatly appreciated.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Dr. Fernandez-Becker was very thorough and impressed me with the amount of time she was prepared to spend with me.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Just think digestive health is a tough area and really needs holistic type model and savvy testing.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Phenomenal doctor!

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

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.

SHC Patient, May 2014

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.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. & her assistant were very kind and caring. Dr. Fernandez-Becker is one of my best doctors at Stanford!

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

My overall experience with Dr. Fernandez - Becker has been wonderful. She is an EXCELLENT provider!!!