Ian Nelligan

Ian Nelligan

Family medicine doctor

Bio:   Dr. Nelligan is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and Population Health. He is a family medicine physician with a passion for medical education, high quality primary care, and primary care research. He completed medical school at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and residency at University of California San Francisco in Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Nelligan completed the Rathmann Family Medical Education Fellowship at Stanford and is an associate in the Stanford School of Medicine Educators for Care program. He is a champion for innovations in medical education, interdisciplinary education, and team based care. He is the Associate Medical Director of the Stanford MSPA program and course director in the Stanford Health Innovations and Experiential Learning Directive. He has long standing academic interests in community medicine, global health, working with underserved populations, and medical education.

Dr. Nelligan practices the full spectrum of primary care, from pediatrics to geriatrics. He is a specialist in primary care procedures including a wide variety of dermatologic, musculoskeletal, and gynecologic procedures. Dr. Nelligan is fluent in medical Spanish and strives to provide culturally and structurally competent care. LGBTQQI friendly.
4.7 out of 5
178 Patient Ratings
37 Patient Comments

Stanford Primary Care in Palo Alto

Youth in Transition Program

Professional Education

  • Residency: UCSF Family Practice Residency (2013) CA
  • MPH, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Public Health (2008)
  • Medical Education: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (2010) NC
  • Board Certification: Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine (2013)

Honors & Awards

  • Eugene S. Mayer Community Service Honor Society, UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine (3/2007)
  • James Bell Bullitt Award, UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine (5/2010)
  • John B. Graham Research Society, UNC Chapel Hill (3/2007)
  • Primary Care Award, North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) (5/2005)

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate, Educators-4-CARE (E4C) (2015 - Present)
  • Associate Medical Director, Stanford University Masters in Physician Assistant Studies (2016 - Present)
  • Co-Director, Longitudinal Community Health Advocacy Medical Partnership (L-CHAMP) (2014 - 2016)
  • Co-Director, SFM Procedure Service (2015 - 2017)
  • Course Director, Stanford Healthcare Innovations and Experiential Learning Directive (2016 - Present)
  • Rathmann Fellow, Rathmann Family Medical Education Fellowship (2015 - 2016)
4.8

Friendliness

4.7

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.6

Confidence in your doctor

4.6

Recommended to others

4.5

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

This was a very good quality experience, it was also extremely efficient. Within less than 2 hours a small procedure (aspiration of joint fluid), blood exam, X-ray and drug prescription with pickup at pharmacy were done. This is amazingly fast.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Good.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Nelligan is the best.

SHC Patient, May 2017

best care and doctor I have experienced. Dr. Nelligan is outstanding

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Nelligan has provided the best care I have received from my previous doctor. He really does care about me and takes his time - I'm thankful he is now my doctor!

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Nelligan is very good & takes into account one's priorities well.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Nelligan is always prepared, thoughtful, and compassionate! I'm so grateful that he is my doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

I was surprised with how much time that Dr. Nelligan spent with me; he listened and spoke in a manner I could understand. I felt he listened to my concerns and needs-I never felt like he was rushing through my appointment. I actually began to fell guilty he was spending so much time with me, but he assured me it was okay, and continued to make sure I understood my treatment plan-I felt better after my appointment since he demonstrated he actually cared about my health and well being-very refreshing. I will recommend him as to anyone who needs a great doctor.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

great Provider

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

thank you, Dr. Nelligan, for performing this procedure at SFM so I did not have to go to an outside clinic.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

This is a young physician still warped up in self-absorbing views of what should and not should be with little flexibility that only time provides to be able to see the patient's point of view and input. None of that happens!

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Nelligan is an excellent, caring and thoughtful provider.

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4.7 out of 5
178 Patient Ratings
37 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

This was a very good quality experience, it was also extremely efficient. Within less than 2 hours a small procedure (aspiration of joint fluid), blood exam, X-ray and drug prescription with pickup at pharmacy were done. This is amazingly fast.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Good.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Nelligan is the best.

SHC Patient, May 2017

best care and doctor I have experienced. Dr. Nelligan is outstanding

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Nelligan has provided the best care I have received from my previous doctor. He really does care about me and takes his time - I'm thankful he is now my doctor!

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Nelligan is very good & takes into account one's priorities well.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Nelligan is always prepared, thoughtful, and compassionate! I'm so grateful that he is my doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

I was surprised with how much time that Dr. Nelligan spent with me; he listened and spoke in a manner I could understand. I felt he listened to my concerns and needs-I never felt like he was rushing through my appointment. I actually began to fell guilty he was spending so much time with me, but he assured me it was okay, and continued to make sure I understood my treatment plan-I felt better after my appointment since he demonstrated he actually cared about my health and well being-very refreshing. I will recommend him as to anyone who needs a great doctor.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

great Provider

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

thank you, Dr. Nelligan, for performing this procedure at SFM so I did not have to go to an outside clinic.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

This is a young physician still warped up in self-absorbing views of what should and not should be with little flexibility that only time provides to be able to see the patient's point of view and input. None of that happens!

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Nelligan is an excellent, caring and thoughtful provider.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr Nelligan was great. I also had some follow-up questions via MyHealth messaging, and he was very quick to respond.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Very professional.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Wonderful physician! Responsive, caring.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Ian is terrific! Always engages in thoughtful and attentive discussion about my health and all of my questions.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

If all doctors and medical staff performed like Dr. Nelligan and his staff I believe peek would look forward to seeing their doctors. Dr. Nelligan actually listens to me and talks to me like a human. He offered several paths for me and really helped me. I don't feel like I am in a fast food drive through with Dr. Nelligan.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

A good man. Listens very well and asks good questions.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Nelligan is the best!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr Nelligan spent time patiently explaining all medical questions I had. He is very knowledgable. I feel fortunate to have him as my new doctor.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr Nelligan was attentive, polite, listened to my problems, asked good questions. He didn't make me feel that he's rush. He answered my questions well. Great service overall.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Good he is very friendly and a very good care provider.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

This is my first time to see DR. Nelligan and he is a good doctor.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Gooad care always.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

I LOVE DR. NELLIGAN BUT I always feel like he feels rushed - I don't know why our visits have a pre-set time on them. When I see that, it makes me not want to ask him questions.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

He is a very cool doctor. Knowledgeable caring and sensitive to your needs.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I met with a medical student first. She was great. Dr. Nelligan didn't seem to really care& just wanted to get to his next appointment.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I was not prescribed any medications but a medication was used for my minor procedure and Dr. Nelligan did an excellent job reviewing the risks and benefits of the medication and what to do if I were to see the symptoms that he clearly described to me.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

This was the first time I visited my provider and it was a very good experience. I am confident that I received excellent care.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. was in hurry to finish - He didn't check another issue - but he recommended to take more pain killers to alleviate pain. -

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Very pleased with the friendliness and helpfulness of the care provider.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Good.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Nelligan is EXCELLENT - kind, patient, perceptive. I am so grateful that he is my doctor! He even remembered miniscule details about my family that I had mentioned at a past office visit.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

I was very pleased by my treatment by Dr. Nelligan.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Already recommended to a friend.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Really fantastic!

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

My husband is now going to see Dr. Nelligan & I recommended my friend also.