Elizabeth Koehler

Elizabeth Koehler

Internal medicine doctor

4.8 out of 5
275 Patient Ratings
50 Patient Comments

Stanford Primary Care in Palo Alto

Professional Education

  • Medical Education: University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine (2006) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Hospital -Clinical Excellence Research Center (2009) CA
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2010)
  • Chief Residency, Stanford University, Medicine (2010)
  • Residency, Stanford University, Medicine (2009)
  • M.D., USC, M.D. (2006)
  • B.A., Amherst College, B.A. in Biology, magna cum laude (2001)

Honors & Awards

  • William C. Young Prize in Biology, Amherst College (2000)
  • Dean's Recognition Scholar, USC School of Medicine (2003)
  • Pathology Honor Society, USC School of Medicine (2003, 2004)
  • John Woodruff Simpson Fellowship in Medicine, Amherst College (2002-2005)

Administrative Appointments

  • Clinical Instructor, Stanford University (2009 - Present)
  • The Five-Minute Moment.
    Chi, J., Artandi, M., Kugler, J., Ozdalga, E., Hosamani, P., & Verghese, A. (2016). The Five-Minute Moment. American journal of medicine, 129(8), 792-795.
4.8

Friendliness

4.8

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.6

Wait times

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

No problems, but nothing particularly exemplary either; just a routine visit.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Koehler is excellent and I get the best care.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Very thorough.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Koehler helped me on multiple occasions. She makes my worries to go away. I have complete trust in her.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

she is caring, understands Spanish and she always make sure I understand everything. I'm really happy

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Koehler is exceptional - CARING, ATTENTIVE, quick to understand the real condition, amazingly kind.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Koehler is very thoughtful & helping me with my health issue.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I love Dr. Koehler she is the best!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Koehler was excellent.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

good experience

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr Koehler is the best! Great listener...active team approach participant.....never feel rushed..thorough..and super intelligent and sincerely friendly.

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4.8 out of 5
275 Patient Ratings
50 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

No problems, but nothing particularly exemplary either; just a routine visit.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Good experience.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Koehler is excellent and I get the best care.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Very thorough.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Koehler helped me on multiple occasions. She makes my worries to go away. I have complete trust in her.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

she is caring, understands Spanish and she always make sure I understand everything. I'm really happy

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Koehler is exceptional - CARING, ATTENTIVE, quick to understand the real condition, amazingly kind.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Koehler is very thoughtful & helping me with my health issue.

SHC Patient, May 2016

I love Dr. Koehler she is the best!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Koehler was excellent.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

good experience

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr Koehler is the best! Great listener...active team approach participant.....never feel rushed..thorough..and super intelligent and sincerely friendly.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Koehler - most spectacular!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Koehler is awesome. She always makes sure that all of my concerns are addressed and dealt with. She is sweet, pleasant, and a pro who I have complete trust in. I'm blessed to have her as my primary Doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I'm usually very uncomfortable with doctors, but Dr. Koehler is the best doctor I've ever had. She's friendly, cares, and usually very responsive to my questions (including concerns voiced through email).

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Elizabeth was great - accessible, practical, punctual, super-smart and data-driven.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Good

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

All good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Koehler had a great bedside manner. I am not one of her regular patients and I just came in because I couldn't get an appt with my regular doctor and Dr. Koehler was very attentive and made me feel as if I was one of her regular patients.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I have previously recommended this care provider and I would continue to recommend.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Very competent. I felt so comfortable with her. Excellent doctor.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Very caring doctor and very knowledgeable and prompt in her reading of the x-rays as well.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I get the best care from Dr. Koehler and she promptly responds to my emails.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Over the years that I have spent as Dr. Koehler's patient, she has never shown any amount of personal concern. Instead, she has merely put in the requisite 15 minutes with me and that is all. I was hospitalized recently and rushed the emergency room. Dr. Koeler expressed little to no empathy upon seeing me after this incident or in trying to assess my feelings and medical needs. As a consequence of all of this, I terminate my relationship with Dr. Koehler and will find another Primary Care Physician and will ask Dr. Koehler to ship my records to the new Doctor. With me, Dr. Koehler displayed none of the levels of basic concern and bedside manner that I would want in a primary physician.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

good gal

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Simply the best.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Great doctor

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. K is quite a find! I had trepidations about being taken seriously by a younger doctor than my previous doctor, but as soon as I began to interact with Dr. K, I was quite relieved. She is not only very knowledgeable but listens well.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

I would choose her care in the absence of my primary doctor.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

I get the best care from Dr.Koehler

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Koehler is the best doctor I have had in a long time, she is not only very knowledgeable but extremely caring!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr.Kohler is very kind, listens to the patients and always taken good care of my health issues. One of the best doctors in Stanford. I am really happy to her has as my primary. She also pays lot of attention to my medical history due to my breast cancer and very thoughtful in suggesting new medications.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Only my 2ND appt. with dr., I think I like her a lot!

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

I get the best care from Dr. Koehler and her team.

SHC Patient, May 2015

I have confidence and trust Dr Koehler. She does not rush yet is efficient. She can type and look me in the eye at the same time while others just type. She's a great listener and incredible response time on My Health. Please clone her or get her to teach other providers to be like her!

SHC Patient, May 2015

already commented that the exam was not thorough. just asked questions never really touched me

SHC Patient, May 2015

good experience

SHC Patient, May 2015

Excellent provider - kind, firm and knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I absolutely love the care I receive from Dr Koehler

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Excellent service and they were all very kind and polite. I have no complaint with anyone in the facility

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Care provided is always compassionately excellent

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I never thought I could replace Dr Phillip Roemer my internal med dr at Northwestern in Chicago since 1996 or Dr Guzoujian in Clovis but Dr Koehler certainly has my confidence and has been so helpful.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Koehler is a wonderful doctor. She's very smart, knowledgeable, and competent. I have full confidence in her.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Koehler is an outstanding physician with excellent bedside manner - An asset for the standard of Stanford Hospital excellence - My family loves her!

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

It was a routine check up, so not much out of the ordinary to discuss (prescription refills, etc.).

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Provider read directly from the computer and was not very knowledgeable on my injury.

SHC Patient, May 2014

I needed to tell the doctor the immunizations I had to receive. The dr. didn't prescribe me the meds she said she was going to. Not all Rx were sent to the pharmacy. I had to call Stanford 3 X to get a call back, so I could get my prescription. Not acceptable.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Such a great woman and doctor. I highly recommend her!

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Koehler is an excellent doctor. She has been very helpful and is keeping me feeling better (health wise).

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

The doctor failed to listen - I was very concerned about my father's cancer, the doctor failed to validate my verbal communication which I feel was indirectly affecting my physical and emotional health.