Donald Knotts, MD

Donald Knotts, MD

Internal medicine doctor

Bio:   Dr. Donald Knotts specializes in the field of Internal Medicine. He works exclusively with adult patients on medical conditions such as diabetes, pneumonia, arthritis, heart disease, etc.

When necessary, Dr. Knotts works closely with subspecialists like cardiologists, gastroenterologists, oncologists, etc. to help his patients get the best and most advanced care possible. He has been in practice for over 36 years in Castro Valley.

Dr. Knotts believes that the exams, lab tests, and diagnostic tests help to make the diagnosis and administer the treatment, but we cannot forget the bigger picture, that being the relief of suffering, in its many forms.
4.9 out of 5
180 Patient Ratings
108 Patient Comments

ValleyCare Physicians Associates at 1133 E. Stanley Blvd, Suite 203

ValleyCare Physicians Associates at 1133 E. Stanley Blvd, Suite 203
  • 1133 E. Stanley Blvd
  • Suite 203
  • Livermore , CA 94550
  • Phone: 925-373-4541
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Professional Education

  • Medical Education: St Louis University School of Medicine (1974) MO
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1978)
  • Residency: St Louis University Hospital (1977) MO
  • Internship: St Louis University Hospital (1974) MO
4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

5.0

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.7

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jan 2021

This was my 1st visit with Dr. Knotts, he was great

SHC Patient, Jan 2021

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Nov 2020

Very caring doctor. Explains everything he goes the extra mile.

SHC Patient, Nov 2020

Dr. Knotts is outstanding. I use to see him in Castro Valley where I live. I went to Livermore to continue to see him.

SHC Patient, Oct 2020

Dr. Knotts has been my dr. for 40 years and has been very professional and informative.

SHC Patient, Oct 2020

Dr. Donald Knotts is a very cordial, amicable and informed doctor. Makes you feel at easy - very knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Oct 2020

Dr. is an excellent care giver!

SHC Patient, Oct 2020

I was very satisfied with the care Dr. Knotts provided.

SHC Patient, Aug 2020

Dr. Knotts and his entire crew are he best!

SHC Patient, Jul 2020

Dr. Donald Knotts is an excellent doctor. Cared for me for many years.

SHC Patient, Jul 2020

Dr. Knotts always thoroughly answers my concerns / questions and gives me any background I may need.

SHC Patient, Jul 2020

Dr Knotts is the best

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4.9 out of 5
180 Patient Ratings
108 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jan 2021

This was my 1st visit with Dr. Knotts, he was great

SHC Patient, Jan 2021

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Nov 2020

Very caring doctor. Explains everything he goes the extra mile.

SHC Patient, Nov 2020

Dr. Knotts is outstanding. I use to see him in Castro Valley where I live. I went to Livermore to continue to see him.

SHC Patient, Oct 2020

Dr. Knotts has been my dr. for 40 years and has been very professional and informative.

SHC Patient, Oct 2020

Dr. Donald Knotts is a very cordial, amicable and informed doctor. Makes you feel at easy - very knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Oct 2020

Dr. is an excellent care giver!

SHC Patient, Oct 2020

I was very satisfied with the care Dr. Knotts provided.

SHC Patient, Aug 2020

Dr. Knotts and his entire crew are he best!

SHC Patient, Jul 2020

Dr. Donald Knotts is an excellent doctor. Cared for me for many years.

SHC Patient, Jul 2020

Dr. Knotts always thoroughly answers my concerns / questions and gives me any background I may need.

SHC Patient, Jul 2020

Dr Knotts is the best

SHC Patient, Jun 2020

Dr. Knotts is awesome.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Dr. Knotts is an excellent doctor - top notch!!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Dr Knotts is very thorough and caring, ie connects with his patients.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Doctor Knotts was incredibly helpful with reviewing my questions and making suggestions based on my concerns. I will be back again.

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

Dr. Knotts is excellent. I woe the day when he retires. He will be hard to replace.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Knott is wonderful. He listens to me and answers all my questions. He's great.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

This is a caring doctor.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Felt very at ease with Dr. Very good Dr.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

all good

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

dr knots made me feel comfortable

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Knotts is one of the most down to earth friendly doctors I've had. Great guy and doctor!!

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Long time patient.....so very good experience with Dr. Knotts

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Knotts is an excellent physician.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Professional, courteous, and very knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, May 2019

I love that Dr. Knotts spent time to discuss my concerns. It is hard to find a doctor that will throughly discuss with you these days. Thank you, Dr. Knotts!

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Knotts has been my personal doctor for 35 years or more. I call him Dr. Don - I hope his other patients are as relaxed with him as I.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Doctor Knotts has been my doctor close to 20 years. Only good things to say about him.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Knotts has been my Dr. for a very longtime. I followed him here to Bay Valley. know he's retiring soon, will miss him !!

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

I spent time to go to dr. for him to tell me "He never heard of my symptoms," so he referred me to ENT. I think I had sinus problems, cuz of headaches and nose hurts as I touched it. Also, my husband went to him Knotts before for leg pain & dr. told him to stretch. What a waste of time. Didn't seem concerned about patient.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. Knotts is definitely one of the best Dr. I have ever had. I feel fortunate to have him as my health provider.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

not very good bedside manner

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr Knotts is awesome!

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

good

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Dr. Knotts is fantastic! Care - concern - helpfull.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

he is great in the moment and clearly has great experience but in the end he didn't deliver what I had asked for and I didn't really get much out of the whole visit. it was only the second visit.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

I would certainly recommend Dr. Don if he was full time and not just two days a week. Enjoy your retirement.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

love Dr Knotts.....thoroughness, caring and interest

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Knotts has been my physician for quite awhile. I have full confidence in his skill. He frequently advises me of new courses of treatment options that would specifically impact me.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

the staffs are really friendly. Even though this was my first time in this office, i felt i was being taking a very good care by doctor Knott. thx!

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr Knotts was instrumental in saving my life.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

GOOD. Dr. Knotts listens to you with attention and care trying to comprehend every problem you may have. He asks questions and make suggestions on your wellbeing.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

I'm happy with their care

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Knotts is awesome.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

dr chandler and dr knotts are truecompassionate professionals. I trust them

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Regular visit - routine. No problems.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Again, no complaints with Knotts

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

I would recommend him but he is retiring - so no.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr. Knotts was very carefully exam me, he explained each of my problems and what I need to do with my health, he even referred me to the different specialist cares for my eyes, my ear, my knee. I have not seen any doctor like this. But unfortunately, he is retiring, other while I would recommend my family, my friends to come to him. And thank you so much Dr. Knotts for your care

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

good

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr Knotts has been a great doctor, and I will miss him

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Good.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

dr Knotts is very good and giving of his time

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

I greatly liked my provider, though he did not have much experience with immunizations since this is not something he usually deals with (as he informed me). Dr. Ragins was able to help remotely as well, which was great

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Dr. Knotts is a very caring doctor. He makes you feel that you are his only patient.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Knotts has been my doctor for over 20 yrs. He is excellent.

SHC Patient, May 2018

I have always experienced a professional atmosphere with Dr. Knotts & his staff. I have never felt rushed & my questions answered to my understanding.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

All good

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Referred to Dr. Knotts by good friends.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr.Knotts is very knowledgeable with excellent bedside manor. He never makes me feel like he is rushing me through the appointment. Great Doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Knotts was great! I hope he sticks around as I lost my PCP last Summer.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Knotts has been our provider for many years and keeps us going at 85 & 87.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

probably the most concerned doctor I have seen

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

I trust dr Knotts and follow his instructions

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Doctor Knotts was very friendly funny and informative. I was given a very thorough physical.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

This was one of the better doctor visits I have had.

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. Knotts gives plenty of time, to me. I've been patient since 1989 in Oct. I'm 87 yrs. young!

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

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SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. Knotts has been our dr. for many many years. He has been with us through good times and bad and always been the rock we can depend on.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Knotts explained things in a way I could understand and went above and beyond by recommending a book, an application, and a blood pressure monitor. He is easy to understand, polite and respectful. I never felt rushed and thought he was very thorough.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Since using Stanford Health Care as my provider has exceeded my expectations and am very happy I have made the right decision. Dr. Knotts and his staff are amazing.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Knotts and Judy are exceptional care providers.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Knotts is great

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Knotts took his time and answered all my questions / concerns.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

I've been with Dr. Knotts for a long time and the rapport has always been very good.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

this was the most thorough exam experience I have had in this office. dr Knotts was very professional and heard my concerns and treated me

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

good

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Great treatment.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

He is a good doctor that cares, also staff is caring and friendly, Judy is a good nurse.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

I can't say that I really had a bad experience with Dr. Knotts but I may be not the standard patient that can be medically treated like the average patient. I never had a new issue with my knee in the past so I was not exactly prepared to ask a lot of questions.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

always the best of care between Judy and Dr. Knox. They are the best.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

The Doctor is genuinely concerned about his patients and does not rush through the visit.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Knotts has been my doctor for over 20 years and has taken excellent care of me he's easy to talk to you he is genuinely concerned about my health and his knowledge of internal medicine is amazing!

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Love this doctor. Hope to see him again. Very easy to talk to.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

I am very confident in Dr. Knotts and his approach to my needs.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

excellent medical care

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Wonderful; attentive; clear communicator; sensitive to bad experiences w/other providers in selecting referral professionals.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Doesn't seem hurried - efficient.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Knotts & Judy are excellent! The entire staff is caring & considerate.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Judy and Dr. Knotts are great

SHC Patient, May 2017

I've been with my care provider for a long time. We have an excellent rapport.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Knotts is an empathetic and very patient doctor. I always feel very good about my office visits.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Yes i will recommend the care of provider to some of my friends & relative.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Good.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Service are great.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Always a good experience. My doctor is very easy to talk with.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Top of the line

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Did not act as if he was in a hurry to get out of the room to get to his next patient.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

over all good

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

I was so pleased with my visit with my doctor, he was so helpful in solving ALL my health problems.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

good

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

I know Judy and Dr. Knotts from his private practice days and know them to be extremely knowledgeable, friendly, caring and efficient.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

I have referred My Dad and my brother. They have both seen Dr Knotts now.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

My doctor also told me what I did NOT need and gave me choices.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Provider has been mine for over 15 yrs. I am delighted that he has joined Stanford where I have had many surgeries.