Addie Peretz, MD, is a board certified Neurologist and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences.
Her clinical interests focus on the diagnosis and treatment of headache and facial pain conditions. She is involved in medical education, and received the Robert S. Fisher Teaching Award for excellence in Neurology resident teaching of Stanford medical students. Her research interests include understanding the biological underpinnings of migraine and chronic daily headaches. She also participates in clinical trials of new headache treatments.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Board Certification: United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Headache Medicine (2016)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Dept of Neurology (2016) CA
  • Residency: Stanford University Dept of Neurology (2015) CA
  • Internship: Medstar Georgetown University Hospital (2012) DC
  • Medical Education: New York University School of Medicine (2011) NY
  • Residency, Stanford Healthcare, Neurology Residency (2015)
  • Fellowship, Stanford Healthcare, Headache & Facial Pain Fellowship (2016)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology (2015)

Honors & Awards
  • Magna Cum Laude, Brown University (2007)
  • Pediatric Narrative Award, New York University School of Medicine (2009)
  • Robert S. Fisher Teaching Award, Stanford Neurology Residency Program (2014)


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Practice Locations

Headache Clinic at Hoover Pavilion Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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Facial Pain Program in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street, Pavilion A, 1st Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-6469

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Facial Pain Program at the Hoover Pavilion Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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(169 reviews)

Dr Peretz is an excelllent doctor
I always feel listened to and thoughtfully cared for! Thank you!!
she was really helpful and accommodating.
She was very knowledgeable and thorough!
Dr.Perez is a very caring, knowledgeable physician.
Dr. Peretz was great.
She was very thorough, kind, and helpful. I felt like she fully understood my concerns and was the first doctor I've seen that is actually investigating them with me. I am very grateful.
Thank you for listening and understanding my migraine issues.
She is a compassionate doctor.
Always on time and thank you
Dr Peretz is amazing! Best doctor ever So knowledgeable and respectful and a few steps ahead to make sure patients are safe and taken care of
My Daughter and I were very pleased to hear about the 'Nerve Block' that they will be trying on me to help me with my headaches when they return!
Dr. Peretz is wonderful to work with, she helps to inform me of my options, and listens to me. She helps me figure out the best plan for me, not just something generic, I feel like she actually cares about her patients as people. She is also very responsive which I appreciate.
Dr. Peretz is THE best Neurologist I have ever been to. She is professional, highly intelligent, caring and explains everything. She is an exceptional MD. I do not have most of my MDS at Stanford(they are at UCSF) but I would never leave the practice of Dr. Peretz. She is simply just that exceptional.
She is the only doctor who is taking the time to understand and help me with my migraines. Much appreciated.
Dr. Peretz continues to show care for my well-being, and she's very practical and understanding about the fact that sometimes it's hard to follow up on all recommended actions! She is excellent!!
Dr. Peretz is the best neurologist I’ve had the privilege of being treated by, and I’ve seen many over the course of 17 years of migraine management. She is an impressive and logical problem solver, which builds a lot of trust by being able to see her process for arriving at the diagnosis/treatment. Dr. Peretz is also extremely knowledgeable, practical (super important for making a treatment plan that’s actually feasible), and deeply compassionate.
Top notch
Both docs were very good - personable, thorough and seemingly interested and caring and knowledgeable. Dr. Addie Peretz and Dr. Kendra Pham. Dr. Pham is the doc who reviewed my history with me before Dr. Peretz could join.
Very friendly, professional. Look forward to meeting her in person at next physical appointment.
Both the resident and attending were an absolute pleasure. I was provided multiple options after explaining my goals and history with headache. I didn’t feel awkward sharing any of my personal history. 100% met my expectations and I appreciate being a part of the decision-making process!
Amazing provider,
I felt both Dr Peretz and Dr Jacob (not sure of name) seemed very interested in my concerns and are going to help me find a solution. Both were very pleasant to deal with.
Very personable. Straight-forward in her viewpoints and suggestions. Seemed less than interested in my becoming one of her patients--made suggestions as to other options. .
Very informative and helpful
i felt so very cared for and seen as a whole person. thank you.
Dr.Peretz is an extremely compassionate and competent doctor. She not only attempts to determine the cause of my complaints but also listens to me and my input and answers all of my questions. I highly recommend her!
Great staff are amazing had a good understanding of my Heslth
never had such good and thoughtful care
She is the best! Kind, thorough, very detailed. One of the best doctors I have ever worked with!
Addie Peretz is amazing. First neurologist who actually listened and took time to hear about everything I'm experiencing, not just trying to throw a prescription at the problem and calling it a day.
Doctor is always great
Dr. Peretz is wonderful! She really listens to what's going on with me and works to solve the issues I'm having. She also takes the time to answer all of my questions. Thank you!
Super professional, caring empathetic.
Excellent doctor. I am very pleased with her care. She is a compassionate and knowledgeable expert in her field.
I really appreciated all the comments, insights and suggestions Dr, Addie Peretz had. Because Dr. Peretz was speaking quickly, I felt like I didn’t have time to jot everything down. I’m hopeful that these comments, insights and suggestions will be in writing for me to review all that was said. I so appreciate Dr, Peretz and Kendra Pham for listening and asking probing questions to help figure out some of my current health issues. Many thanks to them!
Dr. Peretz is an extremely compassionate doctor who obviously cares about her patients. She is easy to speak with and answers all my questions and concerns. I have never felt rushed or that my concerns were not important. She is a great doctor that I recommend highly!
Dr. Peretz and Dr. J were both very personable, professional, patient, and knowledgeable. They allowed plenty of time for full questions and for follow-up questions to be asked. They gave various treatments and follow-up options that can be tried both at Stanford and by local physicians and listened to questions and allowed pt. to choose what to do next.
Dr. Peretz and Dr. Pham were knowledgeable and explained everything well. They were kind and personable and I felt I was an important part of the appt
Dr Peretz is the best! I am so, so grateful that she is my neurologist.
Dr. Peretz was very attentive to my answers and overall plan of care. I really appreciated her thoroughness.
She is very impressive and I respect her. Too bad I don't get the full experience and must guess at much of what she says.
Thank you for your patience and helpful ideas in treatment
Dr Peretz is the best neurologist I have ever had at 75 years old She listens, understands, and truly tries to help.
It was quick, painfree and actually pleasant
I felt that Dr. Peretz listened to what I had to say and considered my feedback. She was thoughtful, considerate and explained my situation clearly and I have confidence is the proposed treatment plan. I am reassured that she will be available for me in the near future should I need to schedule additional appointments.
Very professional, informative and respectful of my input. Glad I was able to have gotten her for my appointment.
She was great. Very thorough and knowledgeable
Excellent, start to finish.
I felt this visit was productive. I felt she gave a clear and aggressive plan for how to deal with my headaches when they next occur.
A great resource that I wish I had known about sooner.
Both the doctor and her (?) assistant were kind and seemed to be concerned with my position. These were mainly technical problems.
She provided many treatment options I didn’t know about before. Listened to my concerns and helped me know steps I can start taking immediately. Glad to have a treatment plan. Very satisfied.
She was very attentive and very articulate
Really nice, understanding, and responds to messages super fast.
Addie cared about me as a person and was empathetic about my struggles. I appreciated the specific feedback Addie gave me, and that she noted my efforts in improving my health.
Excellent visit. Very thorough in her explanations. Kind and compassionate. Very knowledgeable.
Dr Peretz is a WONDERFUL doctor. She is very knowledgeable, compassionate, caring, listens and explains everything in a great detail. I feel so lucky she is my doctor. She was able to squeeze me in her schedule in a very short notice, after letting her know i will be starting IVF treatment and the affect it could have on my migraines and overall health. Dr Peretz is a true treasure and thank you Stanford Health Care for employing such a doctor!!!
She was great; thorough, listened to everything I said, made suggestions and provided follow-up information and resources.
She was extremely helpful and caring and courteous
Dr. Peretz was incredibly insightful, kind and warm. It was very easy to connect with her. She has excellent bedside manner that was displayed even through a virtual visit. Her patient education made it easy for me to understand my therapeutic options.
She was great to video visit with, She was thorough and detailed with her questions. I felt confident that my visit was equal to or better than an office visit. I felt less stress waiting to see the doctor because I didn't have to fight traffic to get to visit or spend time looking for parking, In addition, less time to get ready to go to appointment. So, I was more relaxed and comfortable to meet with the doctor.
Thorough, compassionate, great bedside manner. I enjoyed talking to both doctors.
She is very professional and nice person
Very knowledgeable, friendly, helpful. Slow down to make sure I understand the recommendations, it was great info but thrown at me very quickly given the format of the appointment.
Dr. Peretz was very helpful, insightful, and kind. She did an excellent job caring for me physically and emotionally.
I felt very comfortable with the video call and the plan going forward!
Super friendly and very nice. I felt in good hands! All of my questions were answered 🥰
Really great doctor. She made sure all my questions were answered.
Thank you for really making me feel like you wanted to listen to me and everything that I had to say! I did not not feel rushed or spoken over at all. I really appreciate the attention to detail.
Dr. Peretz is thorough, warm, smart, and willing to try different medications, and devices that are available. I always feel like I'm in good hands with her and that she restores hope for a better quality of life with migraines.
She’s amazing!
She was very nice and acknowledged my concerns.
Addie Peretz is a very fantastic doctor!
Can't imagine a better provider
You would be very lucky to get Dr. Peretz!
Very thorough and helpful.
Wonderful and caring.
Very pleasant and easy to talk with. She is always willing to repeat information she just told me and explain all the side effects of meds that she is recommending. I always feel she has my best interest in mind when diagnosing my headache situation. I know all the doctors at Stanford are very busy and have a limited time to spend with each patient, but I do wish Stanford would allow a bit more time with the doctors.
I finally feel heard by doctors. I have gone 5 years with this condition and just been told there was only one way to treat it. I’m so thankful for the compassion and understanding that Dr. Peretz and her resident showed me.
She really took my concerns about side effects to heart and came up with a low risk plan with potential big pay off
Thank you.
Dr Peretz was amazing and her colleague Dr David walker also
Dr. Addie Peretz showed compassion for my painful migraines and solutions for preventative measures.
I’m grateful to have Dr.Peretz as my neuro spec
Dr. Peretz and her fellow were excellent. They addressed all of my concerns and thoughtfully explained all of their recommendations.
Addie Peretz takes the time to address all my questions.
Dr. Peretz is a skilled and knowledgable neurologist. I am glad she is my doctor.
She is wonderful
DR Peretz is caring and thorough. Her compassion appears genuine. She tries to find every way that she can help me with my condition.
Addie was thoughtful and walked me through all my options
Very kind and excellent doctor-great visit!
Drs. Smirnoff and Peretz were knowledgeable, straightforward, and understanding. Out of the 4 Neurologists I've seen, they were easily the best. I appreciate they they took my pain seriously, were methodical in their recommended course of treatment, but also took into account my life and comfort.
Dr. Peretz is amazing and so compassionate. She is trying her best to get my issues under control and/or resolved. I really feel like she cares about me.
She was a very good Doctor. Thank you very much.
She is thorough and thoughtful.
Dr Peretz was attentive, a good listener and very helpful.
She is great
Very Kind and Compassionate. Also true of Fellow that was also on the call. (Sorry, I do not have her name in front of me.)
I appreciate that she is very thorough in trying to figure things out even as there isn’t a clear resolution to the issue that I’m dealing with.
Dr Smirnoff was there also during video visit. I liked to acknowledge her contribution,I’m very satisfied with outcomes.Both Doctors met my expectations.I’m glad I choose Stanford.
She was thorough, easily understandable, empathetic, explained clearly the treatment plan. Perfect!
She was very clear about everything and easy to talk to
Liked her very much.
Dr Peretz was fantastic! Spent a long time going over my history and answering my questions and needs. Devised a plan of action for the future. She’s great!
Dr. Peretz is wonderful. She got this scheduled for me very quickly after I messaged her, and she is incredibly caring and empathetic. Thank you for such a positive experience!
Very courteous and friendly. Very thorough. Patient. Made me feel like I was a part of the decision making process Much appreciated.
Dr. Petertz was very helpful and discussed at length my options. Her resident was also great and went out her way to ensure that my questions were answered. Thank you!
During my visit with the people that I communicated with attended me very well.
Great staff and doctor. Love how caring she is.
was very good and very friendly
Provider was great at listening to my concerns and answering my questions in a way I could understand.
I felt a tremendous sense of relief after meeting with Dr Peretz. She is an excellent active listener, she is compassionate, and she is clearly an expert in my condition, such that everything I said made sense to her, and her plan for our next steps feels like a great step forward. I am grateful for the high quality of care I received and am grateful that Dr Peretz is specializing in this field.
Excellent Doctor surrounded by mediocre support staff. Dr. Perretz deserves better support and organizational resources in her clinic.
Dr. Peretz is truly wonderful, compassionate and HELPFUL. I send everyone her way.
Dr. Peretz is what one things of when imagining an ideal provider. She if friendly and welcoming. She gets to know her patients and understand their needs. Dr. Peretz accommodates us, makes us feel safe and heard AND advocates for us when needed.
Dr. Peretz also impressed me, and made me feel respected. She was thorough, and clearly not only conferred with her assistant doctor who met with me first, but she, too, obviously read the materials I brought for her. She explained to me in detail her thoughts and recommendations. Here's another very rare characteristic she has compared to other doctors I've seen all my life. She was clearly neither upset at my many questions, nor was she defensive about all of them. Sometimes it takes me a while to understand things and she was caring, and did not show any frustration with my seemingly same line of questions. Finally, even though she wasn't going to be able to treat me herself (not her area of expertise), she didn't rush our appointment and just shuffle me off. Our meeting was an outstanding experience! She lived up to Stanford's reputation as a first class doctor, in all aspects of my experience.
Dr. Peretz and her fellow are both wonderful.
Dr. Peretz is a wonderful and patient doctor. She is so understanding of your concerns and questions.
absolutely professional
Dr. Peretz is wonderful! Truly could not recommend her more. Every experience I've had with her has been great - she is knowledgable, efficient, kind and understanding. I feel very lucky to have her as my care provider.
worst experience at Stanford, ever
I send people to Stanford neuro whenever appropriate. I've never had such responsive and engaged providers
The doctor ended the appointment and simply walked out of office. I was left to scramble to collect my paperwork and then try and find the exit on my own. Felt like the end to a bad date. Someone should have walked me out.
Dr. Peretz was truly outstanding - I couldn't be happier with my initial appointment with her.
Dr. Peretz is informative, caring, shows concern and consideration for my health issues and always positive I'm very lucky to have found her!
Provider is great to talk with regarding questions, concerns.
Dr. Peretz is by far the best provider in my care team
Dr. Peretz is very patient and thorough
Dr. Peretz is simply the best physician one could ever hope to have. Empathetic, smart, a great listener and someone you know will always go the extra mile in her professional care for you.
Best doctor I've ever seen at Stanford , She truly cares about her patients and their medical problems and needs and is willing to go above and beyond !!! She needs to be recognized for sure !!
Dr. Peretz is a very pleased and personable provider. I feel extremely lucky to have the benefit of her care and refer patients whenever I can.
the care provider was excellent answering all my questions and alleviating my anxiety
My regular dr. had a family emergency. I went ahead and took this appt. as my migraines were returning. She was a very good patient and thorough dr. I liked her a lot.
everyone was so nice and easy! it was great!
Dr. Pertetz is the exmple of what a doctor should be
This survey is for the Neurologist i saw Dr. Addie Patzel she was very compassionate and amazing i truly felt she care about my well being and is doing everything in her power to help me feel better.
Dr. Peretz is incredible. Botox injections aren't fun, but I felt safe in her hands.
diagnosis was very thorough.
I travel almost 100 miles each visit to see Dr. Peretz. I trust and believe in her, she is kind and I believe her to be a blessing.
Dr. Addie Peretz is by far one of the best physicians I have encountered. She shows genuine concern for her patients and takes the time to talk through options, not giving her bias, but rather allowing you to make decisions. This is rare to come by in the medical field, and is so appreciated! More physicians need to do this!
I have seen a lot of Doctors and Dr P is the best of the best. I'm lucky to be in her care
She explained me everything spending a lot of time very clearly.
She has been amazing!
very happy with my provider
She was very professional and listened to my issues. It turns out I did need to schedule an appoint w/a different group.
Dr. Peretz is absolutely fantastic - I would recommend her to anyone and everyone.
Dr. Peretz has been an incredible physician to work with! I highly recommend her!
Dr. Peretz listened attentively and provided great advice and care.
Can't say enough good things about Dr. Peretz - she is caring and smart, resourceful, and I really appreciated her seeing me.
Dr.Peretz was excellent. We discussed my issues to my satisfaction, however I was hoping to enter a study that would help elevate my cluster headaches but was eliminated due to my age. Dr.Peretz will inform me of further studies that I may qualify for.
My care provider was excellent!
Very impressed with Dr. Peretz. She is efficient, yet caring and very respectful. She is very competent.
Always have had great experience with entire staff at neurology.
Dr Perez was excellent. She told me even if we ran out of time we would find a way to get all the info we needed. In the end, we had enough time. I had a good understanding of my medical condition and Dr Perez and I had a very good conversation.
very informative
I was very impressed with the dr. and how well she listened it felt like she cared about my concerns. (Very rare these days.)
5 stars.
Amazing! One of the best visits I've had to a doctor. I really felt cared for.
Dr Peredtz was incredible! she spent so much time being sure that we felt heard, respected, and cared for!
I am impressed with Dr. Peretz. I only wish I lived closer. Her vivacious personality, her confidence and knowledge always make me feel comfortable and relaxed.
I needed to be referred to a different level of care and this was done easily and the explanation why was thorough
She didn't take her time and she rushed through my botox I didn't feel comfortable
The med student that worked with me before the physician came in was super awesome!!! Doctor was great too.

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