Susan C Garay, MD

Susan C Garay, MD

Internal medicine doctor

Bio:   Susan Garay has a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley , which she accomplished before attending medical school at UCSF. She now enjoys a practice in general internal medicine with special interests in preventive health and patient education. She is currently a board certified Internist and an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Garay enjoys her family and is an avid swimmer, runner and cyclist.
4.8 out of 5
180 Patient Ratings
39 Patient Comments

Menlo Medical Clinic in Menlo Park - 1300 Crane

Professional Education

  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine Registrar (1993) CA
  • Medical Education: University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine (1990) CA
  • Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1991) CA
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1995)

Honors & Awards

  • Member in good standing, American Medical Association (1994 to present)

Administrative Appointments

  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Stanford University Hospital (1994 - Present)
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (1994 - Present)
4.8

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

4.2

Wait times

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

I have recommended Dr. Garay to other patients. She is a rock star at your clinic. She is very compassionate, thorough and provides exemplary service. She refers as appropriate to other service providers which is very helpful.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

excellent

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Best Intenal Medicine Doctor in the Bay Area. Caring, competent, professional who loves what she does.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Garay is outstanding. Her communication and explanations are clear and complete. She's open to all my questions, which I always have. I feel she is really looking out and problem solving; we've been trying to sort out lingering issues from last year's pneumonia and she's been escalating the exploration so appropriately, right up referring me to a pulmonary specialist at Stanford. I feel she is looking out for my complete health picture and is really covering all the bases.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Garay was able to get a procedure scheduled for me that I was not able to get for myself. She was also able to expedite and specialist appt that I could not get!

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

My experience at MMC has been unsatisfactory. Making an appointment to be seen for my annual physical was difficult. Dr. nurse sent verification that it was past due and I made appointment through phone to schedule it though the day of my appointment the doctor did not know I was scheduled for a physical hence a "mini physical". added wait/ an hour / with an appointment is unacceptable. I would like for the doctor to be present in the room with me during my appointment as opposed to her being on the computer doing the electronic record keeping/ scribe would be helpful to provide quality care.My doctor is one of the best in the business/Stanford Health Care! I have confidence and trust in her medical knowledge and expertise. The extended wait time at MMC with an appointment is unacceptable. The inability of my doctor to be present during my visit with her due to electronic record keeping during my appointment time does not create a caring environment that helps me heal.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Garay is so thorough & complete. Very much appreciate all her time!

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

I always have open dialog with Dr. Garay and I feel very comfortable talking with her. She is very understanding and I appreciate her approach to my issues.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Garay is very competent ,also very approachable.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Garay was extremely thorough taking my medical history and responding to my questions. She also followed up with me regarding obtaining tests from other doctors I recently saw. I am thoroughly impressed with her and am glad I finally found a primary doctor that will proactively help me manage my health conditions. Dr. Garay is one of the absolute best doctors I have seen.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

As always Dr. S. Garay shows great concern and care in my medical issues. Goes about delivering care very methodically and offers explanation of her thought of process in deciding my health care.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Susan is the best!

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4.8 out of 5
180 Patient Ratings
39 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

I have recommended Dr. Garay to other patients. She is a rock star at your clinic. She is very compassionate, thorough and provides exemplary service. She refers as appropriate to other service providers which is very helpful.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

excellent

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Best Intenal Medicine Doctor in the Bay Area. Caring, competent, professional who loves what she does.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Garay is outstanding. Her communication and explanations are clear and complete. She's open to all my questions, which I always have. I feel she is really looking out and problem solving; we've been trying to sort out lingering issues from last year's pneumonia and she's been escalating the exploration so appropriately, right up referring me to a pulmonary specialist at Stanford. I feel she is looking out for my complete health picture and is really covering all the bases.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Garay was able to get a procedure scheduled for me that I was not able to get for myself. She was also able to expedite and specialist appt that I could not get!

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

My experience at MMC has been unsatisfactory. Making an appointment to be seen for my annual physical was difficult. Dr. nurse sent verification that it was past due and I made appointment through phone to schedule it though the day of my appointment the doctor did not know I was scheduled for a physical hence a "mini physical". added wait/ an hour / with an appointment is unacceptable. I would like for the doctor to be present in the room with me during my appointment as opposed to her being on the computer doing the electronic record keeping/ scribe would be helpful to provide quality care.My doctor is one of the best in the business/Stanford Health Care! I have confidence and trust in her medical knowledge and expertise. The extended wait time at MMC with an appointment is unacceptable. The inability of my doctor to be present during my visit with her due to electronic record keeping during my appointment time does not create a caring environment that helps me heal.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Garay is so thorough & complete. Very much appreciate all her time!

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

I always have open dialog with Dr. Garay and I feel very comfortable talking with her. She is very understanding and I appreciate her approach to my issues.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Garay is very competent ,also very approachable.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Garay was extremely thorough taking my medical history and responding to my questions. She also followed up with me regarding obtaining tests from other doctors I recently saw. I am thoroughly impressed with her and am glad I finally found a primary doctor that will proactively help me manage my health conditions. Dr. Garay is one of the absolute best doctors I have seen.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

As always Dr. S. Garay shows great concern and care in my medical issues. Goes about delivering care very methodically and offers explanation of her thought of process in deciding my health care.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Susan is the best!

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Garay is professional and efficient, yet warm and apporachable. Wonderful practioner.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Garay is the best!! Give her a raise!!

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Garay is everything a person could want in a physician. Competent, caring, concerned careful. Following up on test results, she explained my results, outlined options to for that investigate my condition, summarized current practices and research -- all in an easily understood manner. She had gone through my prior records, so she could suggest were progression of my condition likely falls. I could feel her concern for me. I appreciated how up-to-date her medical knowledge is. I would heartily recommend Dr. Garay. She is an outstanding physician.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr. Garay is thorough, did a careful physical exam, listened with concern to what I say, explained to me the reasons underlying my problems - Whether swollen ankle or something more complicated, and explained why I should have certain tests.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr. Garay is the very best. She is always up to date on health care issues, taking time to explain issues of concern.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Again, Dr Garay is terrific because she spends time with you to be thoughtful and thorough. I don't have any complaints about Dr Garay. But perhaps her appointments should be a bit longer by default so that delays don't pile up.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

I have been a patient of Dr. Garay for many years. She is an excellent physician and I have complete confidence in her.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Garay is exemplary. She is efficient, kind, professional, wise.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

I am thrilled to have Dr. Garay as my internist. She is exceptionally smart, and also very kind.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

All good.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

I am a physician myself. Dr. Garay is SUPERB

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

An excellent appointment. Dr. Garay had clearly put time & thought and checked with the appropriate specialist in making her recommendation to me.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr Garay is the best. She explains everything and is so caring. She is one of my favorite doctors.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr Garay is excellent in every way. I am very lucky to have her as my doctor for 20 years.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

I do recommend my doctors at Menlo to others

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

very bad experience for my last visit

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

I trust Dr. Garay very much and she is a wonderful asset to your physicians at Menlo.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Garay is the best!

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Excellent care!

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

great physician, for many years

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

I have been a patient of Dr. Garay for several years. She is an exceptional physician.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

very good and caring Doctor Garay

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Garay is an excellent caring, informative physican. I am constantly impressed by the extent of her knowledge, ability to understand and integrate complex new information from multiple sources. I have recommended my best friend to see her and she is also very happy with Dr. Garay.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Garay is thorough, caring, and extremely competent. I trust and respect her enormously.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Garay is an excellent physician. she always takes her time to explain everything thoroughly and provides great guidance.

SHC Patient, May 2018

this visit was an emergency unscheduled vivid and as usual Dr. Garay and her staff got me in andI felt very relieved with the care provided. They are wonderful!

SHC Patient, May 2018

outstanding care and attention to my medical issues