Paul M. Ford, MD, MS

Paul M. Ford, MD, MS

Internal medicine doctor

4.8 out of 5
487 Patient Ratings
118 Patient Comments

Stanford Primary Care in Palo Alto

Professional Education

  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine Registrar (1991) CA
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1991)
  • Residency: University of Washington School of Medicine (1990) WA
  • Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1989) CA
  • Medical Education: University of Colorado Health Science Center (1988) CO
  • Residency, Stanford Univ School of Medicine, Internal Medicine (1991)
  • Residency, University of Washington, Internal Medicine (1990)
  • Internship, Stanford Univ School of Medicine, Internal Medicine (1989)
  • MD, Univ of Colorado School Medicine, Medicine (1988)
  • MS, Univ of Colorado School Medicine, Biometrics (1985)
  • BS, Chemistry, Colorado State University (1980)

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Colorado School of Medicine (1988)
  • Hippocrates Award, University of Colorado School of Medicine (1988)
  • Recognition of Academic Achievement, University of Colorado School of Medicine (1985-1987)
  • Strother H. Walker Award for Excellence in Biometrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine (1985)

Administrative Appointments

  • Clinic Chief, Stanford Medical Group (1998 - 2006)
  • Core Physician and Internal Medicine Consultant, Stanford Sports Medicine Program (1992 - 2008)
  • Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Stanford University (1995 - 2008)
4.9

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

4.7

Wait times

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Ford was excellent.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Excellent. You could not find a better doctor than Dr. Ford.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Ford is amazing- thorough, compassionate, and brilliant in my estimation.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Everything went very well

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

I've been going to Dr. Ford for many years. He's very friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to spend the time to address my questions and concerns. He asked about a recent appointment I had with a specialist and showed concern in answering any follow-up questions. He also told me to follow-up if I have issues/concerns in the coming months regarding another matter.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

The whole visit and work with Dr Ford was the whole good visit and I will return for more if needed.

SHC Patient, May 2017

see earlier comments

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

I understand what Dr. Ford wants me to do. I agree with it. He is a good PCP.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

I love Dr. Ford's "bedside" manner! I always feel like he cares about me as a person, and takes my concerns seriously.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

I have been seeing Dr. Ford since the day he started at Stanford & am very pleased.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr Ford is awesome!

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

My provider was kind, friendly and helpful,

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4.8 out of 5
487 Patient Ratings
118 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Ford was excellent.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Excellent. You could not find a better doctor than Dr. Ford.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Ford is amazing- thorough, compassionate, and brilliant in my estimation.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Everything went very well

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

I've been going to Dr. Ford for many years. He's very friendly, knowledgeable, and willing to spend the time to address my questions and concerns. He asked about a recent appointment I had with a specialist and showed concern in answering any follow-up questions. He also told me to follow-up if I have issues/concerns in the coming months regarding another matter.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

The whole visit and work with Dr Ford was the whole good visit and I will return for more if needed.

SHC Patient, May 2017

see earlier comments

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

I understand what Dr. Ford wants me to do. I agree with it. He is a good PCP.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

I love Dr. Ford's "bedside" manner! I always feel like he cares about me as a person, and takes my concerns seriously.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

I have been seeing Dr. Ford since the day he started at Stanford & am very pleased.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr Ford is awesome!

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

My provider was kind, friendly and helpful,

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Felt very nervous before this visit, as usual, and very relaxed and informed afterwards

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

This has always been a good experience. I am in good health and I credit Dr Ford for keeping it that way.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Ford is a wonderful physician! Very knowledgeable, kind, thoughtful and caring.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Appreciate Dr Ford taking care of my issue and being very supportive. excellent.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr. Ford is an excellent listener. He makes you feel like you have a voice in treatment of Rx care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

The doctor ordered tests and an ultrasound to monitor my many diseases and conditions without my ever having to offer any suggestions. So this puts my mind at ease as now I have a better understanding of what can be done to improve my situation.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

I have had excellent care from Stanford doctors. Dr. Ford,Dr. David Lee and Dr. Sakamuri

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Ford is great which is why I always get my check ups with him. He gave me a good explanation about the need and timing of the vaccines that I asked him about.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

my doctor just so good to me

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Ford is wonderful! Always listens to my concerns that I may have about my health. I like how he lets me have input on my medicine and well being.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

He is the best

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

I admire Dr. Ford's compassionate care and diagnostic skills.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Paul Ford and Dr. Martin Bronk are the two best physicians I have worked with in my life. I am nearly 60. As one gets older and medical concerns become more serious and more frequent, it's a great comfort that I have these two guys with whom to consult.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

excellent experience with Paul Ford.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Ford is golden.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Good

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Have already recommended Dr. Ford many times.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Always a pleasure to see Dr. Ford.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Excellent care. Sharp but never intrusive - Thoughtful and respectful -

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

The nurse in the OR, Sandy was outstanding. she was very kind and made me feel comfortable right away

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr Ford was extremely helpful. Listened carefully and gave clear diagnosis and treatment recommendation. Definitely happy with him and would recommend him

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

If you had a category labeled "excellent," I'd be checking that - Dr. Ford always takes time to answer my questions & takes an interest in me.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Outstanding!

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

The experience with Dr. Ford was exceptional. For one of the two issues discussed (a skin condition), Dr. Ford found a dermatologist on short notice to come to the exam room, evaluate the issue, and help suggest a medication which Dr. Ford prescribed. This level of efficiency and teamwork is fantastic!

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I can't say enough good about Dr. Ford - I only see him about once a year, but each time he knows "me" - not just my health, but he engages with me about all aspects of my life. There should be one last column in this survey for "exceptionally, uncommonly, good" and even then he would exceed it.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I recommend them to all I talk to

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

This doctor even messed up my prescription and only put one of the 2 drugs he recommended through. I had to call back several times to get this fixed. He spent under one minute with me and I felt rushed out and not at all confident. I had very bad bronchitis and he didn't even look in my throat or feel my neck. He listened to my lungs for only 20 seconds.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Outstanding Doctor!

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Paul Ford MD provided outstanding care!

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr.Paul Ford has been my primary physician for many years, he is caring, very helpful and concerned of patients health issues, I would never consider leaving him for another

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Ford is patient, caring, listens and is truly the best of the best!

SHC Patient, May 2016

always outstanding experience with Paul Ford. I would not see a RNP if I had any concerns.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Excellent! As always.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Ford makes it easy to discuss issues. He instills confidence that I am receiving the best care and does not make me question his abilities.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I CAN'T IMAGINE HOW HEALTH CARE CAN BE ANY BETTER THAN THIS.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

outstanding Doctor...the best

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Ford is a good doctor but not a warm and fuzzy type. It's okay, but sometimes it feels like he's rushing through appointments. he says what he has to say but doesn't necessarily listen or respond very well to the patient's comments and replies.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

If I could give higher grades, I would. Dr. Ford is excellent. He is smart, polite, informative and answers all my questions with a respectful attitude. Highly recommended by me.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I've been Dr. Ford's patient for many years. He continues surprise me by his thoroughness and attention to details. His ability to diagnose my conditions has been outstanding.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

excellent

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Ford is an excellent health care provider / giver that i trust.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Ford has been my primary care physician for 19 years.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Paul Ford is the best!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Very high level in delivering expert care.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I was very impressed with Dr Ford's thoroughness. I have visited the clinic for many years and seen quite a few of the doctors in the clinic, but this is the first time I remember seeing Dr Ford. i was favorably impressed.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr Ford is the best! We moved from the area but still drive 1.5-2.0 hours one way to see Dr Ford. He always gives you his full attention and is always available to answer questions.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Ford is laways thorough, friendly and takes great care of me!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Ford is very responsive and competent physician.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Great doctor

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Ford is the best!!!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Paul Ford is fantastic. Great doctor. Pays wonderful attention. Converses in a friendly and understandable way. I recommend him highly. In fact, he just took my mother into his practice.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Perfect.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I consider Dr. Paul Ford an excellent physician.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I consider Dr. Paul Ford a superb physician.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Ford is the best of the best. He listens, takes his time and is always very thoughtful.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr Ford was efficient, however was able to take enough time

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Ford has been my doctor for 28 years. I continue to appreciate him VERY MUCH.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Ford is the best Internist I have ever worked with. Fantastic person and physician.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I'm 72 yrs old and have been going to Dr. Paul Ford for many years. I have complete confidence in Dr. Ford and he has taken excellent care of me when I need to see him. I have to travel an hour for an appointment with him and he is the reason why I continue to use Stanford for my medical care.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Good

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Never had a bad experience. Am very satisfied with the courtesy and kindness shown me.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I was sent out of office in two minutes

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Ford was EXCELLENT!! I was also stunned to see a physician offer appointments so early in the morning!

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Outstanding physician

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Ford is an excellent physician. He is great in allowing you to take control of your own medical situation after he tells you the facts. Always quick to respond to any questions I may present on MyHealth website.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

It could not be better.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Ford is a great doctor. My only recommendation would be that he listens more; I didn't feel like I had a space to ask questions or that I could take direction of the conversation. He also answered his cell phone toward the end of our appointment, which abruptly ended our conversation.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

I've been a patient of Dr Fords's for ~ 20 years - I appreciate his always listening and his clear communication. He's very easy to communicate with and relate to, and I trust his counsel

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

I highly regard Dr Ford.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

I'm truly grateful that Dr. Ford is my doctor. He's absolutely great!

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Paul Ford knows me well and takes very good care of me.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Ford has always given me excellent medical advice and service. Best dr. I've ever seen in my 70 years.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Paul Ford is a great doctor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I have been going to the Stanford Medical Group for many years off and on. The group has made 180 degree improvement in their services.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Excellent care

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Visits are always good.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I'm grateful to enjoy access to Dr. Ford's care.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Provider seemed to be rushed most the time or really did not want to spend time with the patient.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

dr Ford responded to all concerns, and explained what to do about problems. ordered medications right away.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

very good

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

outstanding physician &care

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Ford is a knowledgable and compassionate man.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Paul Ford is all "class" very knowledgeable and informative.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Paul Ford MD was excellent, caring, informative. The best in every way. Thank you Dr. Ford. You went above and beyond answering every physical concern & medical concern -

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

He is the only doctor I have seen who keeps consistently punctual, on-time schedule.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

2 questions I didn't answer did not apply to my visit.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Ford was very helpful and informative. Got the appointment done in a concise manner while still having time for me to ask any questions I had. He was also able to answer any questions that I had. Great Service

SHC Patient, May 2015

My provider explained a test that I needed to have done & when I needed to do it. He suggested that I do it at the same time as another test because it was in the same building so that it would be more efficient time wise.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Care providers are OK during sessions, but follow-up instructions are weak.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Very good

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I felt very comforted.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Given it was my first visit with this doctor, I feel the exam could've been more thorough.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Everything was okay.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

professional service

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Visit was for a check up only - No problems.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Ford followed up promptly with email on the test results and follow up visits. Excellent!

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

I consider Dr. Ford a superb physician.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

I always have a positive experience and results with this practice.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Ford is awesome, but clearly the entire staff is under the gun to get patients in and out as quickly as possible. With a minimum of interaction time. Better have a list of questions ready or else you may not get answers.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Ford is outstanding. I never feel rushed, he includes me in decisions, and I'm comfortable asking any question: Outstanding MD!

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Excellent dr.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Prompt, helpful, friendly as always. I saw Dr. Ford only -

SHC Patient, May 2014

The provider is always in a hurry to leave. He seems to be interested in finishing a quota rather than giving a personal medical service.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Paul Ford is friendly and kind. Both my wife and I are proud of having him as our family doctor, but he seems to have so many patients in his care though he never neglect taking care of every patient on schedule.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Ford does an excellent job. I very much appreciate his compassion & caring.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Ford always spends the time I need during my visits.