Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Residency: Stanford O'Connor Family Medicine Residency, 2021
  • Medical Education: University of Illinois at Chicago Office of the Registrar, 2018


Practice Locations

Stanford Primary Care in Los Altos Los Altos, CA
Los Altos, CA

960 N. San Antonio Road, Suite 101

Los Altos , CA 94022

(650) 498-9000

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(171 reviews)

Dr. Nayak is a role model for doctors. Personable, caring and she really listens to her patients w/o judgment. I feel blessed to have her as my PCP after several bad experiences with other SHC doctors who seemed rushed and disinterested.
Dr. Noyak is good, dedicated, thoughtful and compassionate doctor.
Perfect thank you
I thought she was very kind and caring. She stayed focus on my concerns and reassured me that I would be helped. I was very grateful.
Excellent provider! Very caring, professional, and efficient!
Thank you for your help and compassion.
Dr. Nayak gave me clear options, clarified responsibilities of pulmonologists vs. ENTs, and help me decide on a course of action.
Dr kayak is an excellent doctor ; she was very patient
Doctor Nayak is knowledgeable, good listener, and caring.
This was a unique experience where the student was more curious and thorough than the actual doctor.
She is very pleasant and easy to talk to. I like her. Hope we will have a good doctor patient relationship going forward!
She is observing my various tests closely and also following my health concerns which I appreciate much.
She’s the best doctor ever.
She was nice
First of all, Dr. Nayak's manner could be a model for other doctors. She is personable and professional--and she listens to patients actively. In addition, after a great dialogue she took the time to ask me if I had further questions--not all doctors do this. In summary, I felt heard and cared for in my interactions with Dr. Nayak and I wish that more Stanford health Care providers could practice these behaviors when interacting with patients.
I was very honest with the Kristen Nayak about my health and asked that she would always be honest with me as well. I wanted to be seen as a just as a human being regardless of demographics who can be trusted with their health. I don’t believe that this was the outcome of my visit with her
Excellent. She solved my issue.
Dr Nayak is very empathetic, patient and organized.
Dr Nayak is amazing
All good. Appreciate the helpfulness and clarity of the options.of my care.
great listener and patient; very caring doctor
Dr Nayak was helpful and easy to talk to. I appreciated her time very much and look forward to seeing her for future appointments.
Genuinely interested in my best results
Dr. Nayak is great. She oversees my medical condition proactively and provides direct support that my health needs. I appreciate her help much.
She is an awesome doctor!
Many thanks!
She was amazing. Kind, set good expectations and has a good plan of action for my care. I was so impressed.
Very thorough, many thanks.
Dr. Nayak is responsive, knowledgeable, and truly cares.
Very concerned with my health
Great bedside manner. Asked questions and listened to my concerns and answered my questions.
Great meeting.
Dr. Nayak was more than helpful and understanding, even at the late hour of the visit. I look forward to having her as my primary doctor to help me through this, and any other future issues, that I have.
She's wonderful! It was very nice and we covered all that I needed in the video call perfectly! Thank you!
I like Dr Nayak very much. I would recommend her to anyone who wants an excellent doctor.
She’s a wonderful person, I feel safe telling her everything.
Kristen was not in a hurry. She was responsive to all my questions, she offered knowledgeable advice. I appreciate your willingness to let me be the leader of my health care decisions, with your expertise to guide me. Thank you.
Kristen is SO non judgmental and SUPER clear and explains everything extremely well. She is an excellent physician.
Kristen was helpful, empathetic, and a good listener.
Dr. Nayak makes me feel that she really cares for my well-being she is always very respectful and listen to everything I say. She always give answers to my questions and if she doesn't have she will tex me later with the answer
Dr. Nayak is very helpful and conveys information quite clearly.
Very responsive to my concerns.
Dr. Nayak was wonderful and receptive to my concerns.
Exceptional hygiene practices as well as superior staff!
Thank you kindly
She is awesome! Extremely knowledgeable, great bedside manner, wonderful listener, caring, patient - she is perfect!
I had a positive experience.
Got nothing helpful. Need neurologist reference
see previous note. Grateful for Dr. Nayak genuine care and profesisonal help!
Great doctor
She was very personable and made me feel comfortable.
Good listener. Well prepared before came in room.
Happy it was very good!
Very pleasant staff and a calm atmosphere.
Patient and empathetic
She was very knowledgeable and spend good amount of time to find the best recovery.
Comfortable and Professional Staff
Dr. Nayak made me feel very comfortable even though I have never done a video visit before. She asked great questions & had answers for all my questions. For my first visit, I was impressed with Dr. Nayak & Stanford.
It was nice meeting.
I appreciate that Dr. Nayak took the time to meet with me and I felt like I was in good hands. She was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. Even though the news was not great, I felt better after speaking with Dr. Nayak. She was very kind to me and patient.
I really appreciate Dr. Nayak's kindness, patience, and clear communication. I feel very lucky to have found her and to have her as my primary care physician!
This was my first visit with Dr. Nayak. I found her to be interested in my welfare. She had several great suggestions for some of my concerns.
Dr Nayak is extremely professional and very pleasant and detailed in explaining all my questions.
Dr. Nayak is the best. She really listens and is caring
Dr Nayak is an amazing doctor. She is very thoughtful and considerate and I trust her a lot. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for affirming and professional care
She’s wonderful Very genuine Friendly She listens She cares She looks at you directly, she’s not looking at pc all the time She SMILES at you!!!!
Knowledgeable and friendly
Very personable, specific, and caring. Very glad to have her as my PCP
Outstanding explanations.
Friendly and understanding. Not willing to work with or learn about mold/mycotoxin issues.
She listens.
Very pleased with dr and office
Dr. Nayak is caring, patient, and attentive to my concerns. She and her care team are punctual. Highly recommended!
Kristen Nayak is always professional and kind and always listens to my concerns and what I have to say. I'm happy with her as my PCP.
I’m very happy with Dr. Nayak. I’m finally prioritizing my health and I feel like Dr. Nayak will help me become healthier.
very nice and friendly
All staff were helpful and efficient and polite
Dr. Nayak was super caring and very interested in my wellbeing. I believe she took all of the right steps.
I appreciated your call, thank you!
Dr. Nayak was thorough and professional and listened to my complaints and involved me in developing the next steps for diagnosis and treatment. I will highly recommend her.
She is an excellent doc
She was excellent.
Super sweet front desk ladies, nurses and the doctor!
As always, Stanford provides world class care with world class doctors and Dr. Nayak is no exception. So grateful she is now my PCP!!
This was my first visit with Dr. Nayak and it went extremely well. Dr. Nayak displayed professionalism and was very interested in me as a patient.
X t r a. Great. Nice Dr nice nurse Megan and Nayak
Very easy to talk to, great experience.
Dr. Nayak was very patient with my issues in navigating my phone/camera in showing area of concern.
Keep[track of my health and try to maintain my well beings
She was very kind and wants to help.
very good communicator; good listener.
This was my first visit with Dr. Nayak, and I thought she was great. She has an excellent bedside manner, and showed appropriate consideration to all my concerns. I never felt rushed, and she thoroughly addressed all questions.
Dr. Nyack took her time w/me, did not rush through the appointment. Made me feel confident about choosing her as my primary care doctor..
Dr. Nayak is great and responsive. She is generally open to input from me and gets things moving quickly, which is a great trait in a primary care provider.
She is very good doctor
Dr. Nayak was very patient with me, listened to my concerns, acknowledged my feelings, and made a medical plan with me based on my feedback. In the past, I have met with many doctors in other health care systems who have made me feel not listened to, and I am beyond grateful that Dr. Nayak is a thoughtful, caring and knowledgeable practitioner.
I was very impressed by the care of physician, nurse and desk staff, and feel so fortunate to be the recipient of so much professional attention.
Dr. Nayak shows such empathy. It felt genuine and not put on. It's really appreciated.
Very knowledgeable Cares about her patients and their health concerns
Dr. Nayak is very kind, patient, and caring. My mother and I appreciate the extra effort that she takes to make sure that mom's needs are met and issues are addressed.
Dr Nayak is very patient during our visits and never makes me feel rushed during a visit which is a major relief compared to previous doctors who don’t give the same feeling of care and patience.
All staff were incredible and friendly
Dr. Nayak is excellent!
Dr Nayak is very personable and has excellent communication
Dr. Nayak is very caring and takes time to work through things with me. I feel like we’re a team, and I’m so glad she is one of my physicians helping me navigate chronic illness. I would recommend her highly to all my friends. She is also creative in addressing the my complex health needs, and takes time to understand my issues so she can help me tackle them, even when it’s not issues she normally helps with.
Met all my expectations and needs.
Very professional and thorough review of my health condition and issues. Dr Nayak and her staff give me confidence in their care of my health.
Very professional and thorough!
Kristen was very nice and helpful. Despite not being able to be seen in Stanford Hospital for my mental health issues, she was understanding and recommended me ways in which I can seek mental health help in other institutions. I really appreciate her help.
Doctor Nanak was very helpful explaining information I needed to to fill out some important papers.
She is friendly, compassionate, caring and listens to my concerns. She helped me feel at ease about my leg bruise before my surgery
Very pleasant. Easy to talk to. Professional. Reasonable. Addressed all issues. Very satisfied
Excellent :)
Awesome Doctor
She's very thorough ugh, and very personable
Good listener. Very personable. Understood the problem and came up with a broad, comprehensive plan both with testing and treatment.
Very thorough and knowledgeable. Appreciate her answering all my questions.
the team was great, ty very much!
Always informative, answers questions, provides recommendations with openness to be in dialogue regarding options. Provides concerns weighing alternatives regarding medicine therapies.
Dr. Nayak is very professional .
Very personal - real people
She is thorough and covers all the bases. Very intelligent young lady!
Dr. Nayak listened to my concerns and created a plan with me to improve the symptoms of the reason I urgently needed to see her.
Amazing and compassionate as always! She is an excellent care professional
Dr. Nayak was excellent. It was my first visit with her to establish care. We went over my entire list of concerns and goals and devised a plan that I am very satisfied with. She was very through.
Very good visit
Both doctor and nurse were very supportive and attentive - world class service and experience
She was great and respectful and used the correct name and pronouns, and was very knowledgeable and kind.
Very helpful and knowledgeable
Very present and caring. Maxe me feel very comfortable and unrushed
She is very attentive and listens to my needs and follows through. I am very satisfied being in her care. I feel very comfortable with her and she understands me completely and which I really appreciate.
I had a good visit. She explained her thoughts and diagnosis clearly. She was very understanding and answered my questions.
Amicable and easy to talk to. She listens to what I have to say.
She provides excellent compassionate care
Lovely as always
Very friendly and warm provider. Would recommend to anyone!
She was kind and very knowledgeable. She took her time and made thoughtful suggestions. I will defiantly see her again.
She seemed very understanding, concerned and knowledgable.
Was able to get an appointment at the last minute; Dr. Nayak was empathetic and clear and also did a good job with taking the sample
She was attentive and didn’t rush our visit. She was also friendly and helpful. Thanks!
the staff and doctor who saw me were very kind, listened and had useful solutions.
My first experience, went well.
Dr. Nyack listened carefully and responded with helpful information all of my questions.
Very kind, compassionate, thorough, and professional.
Dr. Nayak was very attentive and listened openly to all my concerns. She guided me through many options carefully. I did. It feel rushed and did not feel like a number.
Kristen was empathetic in her approach
Front office and back office were awesome. I’d recommend everyone who I had the pleasure of dealing with today. Great team!
Exceptional provider! The doctors are very professional and knowledgeable! They are kind and considerate! I don’t want to go anywhere else for my medical treatment!
Dr. Nayak was nice and attentive to my concerns.
This was a thorough, all encompassing visit that exxceeded our prior visitis with other medical groups.
Very caring doctor, understands my needs and stays on top of my more complicated conditions. So glad to have her on my team! Would recommend het to anyone who wants a supportive and understanding doctor. Never makes me feel rushed.
Extremely professional, nice, clean and caring
I am extremely satisfied that she is my doctor. She listens to me, communicates with my other doctors and the treatments she has me on have been very successful. I am very grateful that she is my doctor.
She was knowledgeable, helpful, and calm.
She covered all the topics to be discussed ie. lab test results and next steps. She was easy to understand.
She was very sweet, understanding and helpful.
Wonderful physician who relates to our experiences
My wife has scheduled an appointment with doctor Nayak based upon my experience
I love her!! She takes the time to listen and also makes me feel like I have some say in what treatments might be necessary going forward. I would highly recommend her based on my experience with her so far.
I met Kristen Nayak for the first time over a video visit. I am happy I to have the privilege to choose her as my PCP. She is very thorough and also has a great personality and knows how to get her point across while being professional at the same time. She is the type of Doctor that makes you look forward to your visits. I look forward to getting to get to know her better.
Dr Nayak was very patient, thoughtful, and clearly explained the next steps for my care. I feel like I’m in great hands!
She was very friendly and listened to me closely.
I appreciate thorough focus on preventative care and the meeting of current medical needs - general and OB-GYN. I appreciated the accommodation of phone dialogue as a resolution to audio issue. I appreciate the ability to address and complete the areas of need within available Stanford locations.
She is caring and I am happy to have her as my PCP

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