Alan Pinyavat, MD

Alan Pinyavat, MD

Internal medicine doctor

Bio:   Dr. Alan Pinyavat is board-certified in internal medicine.  Prior to joining Menlo Medical Clinic, Dr. Pinyavat was in private practice for over five years at the Murray Hill Medical Group in New York City and served as a Clinical Instructor and Attending Physician at New York University Langone Medical Center. He strives to treat each patient with respect, compassion, and humility. He values open and honest communication between doctors, patients, and their families. His areas of interest include preventative medicine, men’s health, and management of chronic conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Outside of medicine, Dr. Pinyavat enjoys traveling, photography, playing and watching baseball, and spending time with his wife, daughter and dog.
4.9 out of 5
463 Patient Ratings
170 Patient Comments

Menlo Medical Clinic in Menlo Park - 1300 Crane

Professional Education

  • Residency: Brown University Internal Medicine Residency (2009) RI
  • Medical Education: New York University School of Medicine (2006) NY
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)
4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

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

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.8

Wait times

SHC Patient, Apr 2020

Dr. Pinyavat is an excellent doctor! I referred my whole family to see Dr. Pinyavat.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

super simply and he was able to send in a prescription

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Dr. Pinyavat has great bedside manner, shows concern, and offers realistic, attainable solutions for my condition based on my personal lifestyle and situation.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Dr. Pinyavat is great, always courteous, and shows concern. Happy to have him as my PCP.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

I always have a good meeting with either Dr. Guardino or Dr. Pinyavat.

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

Dr. Pinyavat is great - very satisfied with the care and professionaliism he provides.

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

Dr. Pinyavat is great!

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

it was the first time I went to Dr. Pinyavat and he was very attentive to my needs and listened. I decided then and there that I'd like to have him as my primary care physician.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Dr. Pinyavat is very professional, kind, patient and thorough. His communication is very clear and i never feel rushed with him although I know he is very busy.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Dr. Pinyavat is very professional & an excellent doctor. I am very lucky to have him as my primary physician.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Dr. Pinyavat is an excellent physician. Compassionate listening and gets to the bottom of the issues quickly. Also, spends time to recommend things. He's gone above and beyond in the past and was willing to take me on as my PCP when I was bouncing around from resident to resident at Stanford at a time when I needed consistent care.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Dr. Pinyavat provides great care and service - I am highly satisfied with him and would recommend him to others.

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4.9 out of 5
463 Patient Ratings
170 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Apr 2020

Dr. Pinyavat is an excellent doctor! I referred my whole family to see Dr. Pinyavat.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

super simply and he was able to send in a prescription

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Dr. Pinyavat has great bedside manner, shows concern, and offers realistic, attainable solutions for my condition based on my personal lifestyle and situation.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

Dr. Pinyavat is great, always courteous, and shows concern. Happy to have him as my PCP.

SHC Patient, Mar 2020

I always have a good meeting with either Dr. Guardino or Dr. Pinyavat.

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

Dr. Pinyavat is great - very satisfied with the care and professionaliism he provides.

SHC Patient, Feb 2020

Dr. Pinyavat is great!

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

it was the first time I went to Dr. Pinyavat and he was very attentive to my needs and listened. I decided then and there that I'd like to have him as my primary care physician.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Dr. Pinyavat is very professional, kind, patient and thorough. His communication is very clear and i never feel rushed with him although I know he is very busy.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Dr. Pinyavat is very professional & an excellent doctor. I am very lucky to have him as my primary physician.

SHC Patient, Jan 2020

Dr. Pinyavat is an excellent physician. Compassionate listening and gets to the bottom of the issues quickly. Also, spends time to recommend things. He's gone above and beyond in the past and was willing to take me on as my PCP when I was bouncing around from resident to resident at Stanford at a time when I needed consistent care.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Dr. Pinyavat provides great care and service - I am highly satisfied with him and would recommend him to others.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Dr. Pinyavat was helpful and courteous in all aspects.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Long time ago, my doctor was an "old school" doctor. My ideas of your Primary Care Physician are influenced by him.

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Alan P is the best

SHC Patient, Dec 2019

Dr Alan is tte best Dr I'm so lucky to know him and made my good choice to switch me and my family he is very sincere and professional

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Very good dr.!

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Dr. Pinyavat is exceptional and I am very thankful that he is my doctor. I have utter confidence in his ability and I appreciate his knowledge, skill, compassion, and demeanor.

SHC Patient, Nov 2019

Dr. Pinyavat is a fantastic physician. He is the best.

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

Dr. Pinyavat is an excellent doctor - caring & listens carefully. I would highly recommend him -

SHC Patient, Oct 2019

I am so pleased with Dr. Pinyavat, his attention to detail & care in finding the right medication for me. Also a follow up call to see how I was recovering.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Dr. Pinyavat was everything a patient could hope for: kind, attentive, well-informed, thorough, and showed concern/understanding of my issues/needs.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

assistant should input to the computer while the doctor gives full attention to patient - now the doctor is trying to balance time between machine and patient

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Dr. Pinyavat is excellent in every way - a real asset to Metro Medical Clinic.

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

We LOVE Dr. Alan Pinyavat! He is excellent!

SHC Patient, Sep 2019

Love Dr. Pinyavat!

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

He cares me and is very knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Pinyavat takes the time to listen, provide explanations, and discuss next steps. His friendly manner puts people at ease.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

I really appreciate that the wait time for the doctor in the examining room was very short.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr Pinyavat patiently answered my questions and made me feel very involved in my care. He is incredibly easy to talk to and seems very invested in positive patient outcomes.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Pinyavat is excellent.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Excellent doctor!! Only negative was that Dr. Pinyavat does not give good eye contact when he talks with me. He tends to look down rather than into my eyes.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr. Pinyavat is first rate! A real asset to this clinic.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr. Pinyavat does an excellent job. I always learn something interesting & useful when I see him.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

love dr.pinyavat! he explains everything very clearly and shows true empathy and care for his patients.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr. Pinyavat is very thorough, listens, explains and has great knowledge and the ability to sort out complicated problems. He also explains things well and exhibited great attention to detail.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

very good

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Dr Pinyavat is amazing and wonderful. Very happy with his demeanor and professionalism.

SHC Patient, May 2019

I was really impressed with the Doctor and requested he become my primary care physician. he was great. Incredibly polite, professional and took the time to really speak to me about issues.

SHC Patient, May 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. Pinyavat. He was recommended to me by several people and I was more than pleased with his demeanor, knowledge-base, and professionalism.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Dr. Pinyavat is a very fine doctor & listens to patient complaints compassionately & doesn't rush me. He explains things carefully.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr Pinyavat is an incredible practitioner. He spent time listening to me and addressed all of my health concerns. He was very thorough and I am so happy to have him as my physician.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Always listens and empathetic.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Dr. Pinyavat is an excellent provider. He took the time to listen to my concerns, quickly pointed to a possible solution and followed up with me immediately. He also helped me place an order for a mammogram, which I could not get done through my OB-Gyn. It was an efficient and productive experience and alleviated my concerns.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

I think he is a wonderful doctor. It is so easy to talk to him. He listens to what you have to say. He believes in you as a patient who knows your own body. But at the same time he always offers new ways of looking at things. I cannot recommend him more highly.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

I'm very happy with Dr. Pinyavat. He's helped me a lot.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Pinyavat is excellent, and seems genuinely interested in his patient's well-being and care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

excellent physician and understanding of patients needs. I feel he is an expert in his field.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Very thorough. Very kind.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Pinyavat represents the best blend of a traditional doctor who is caring and communicative with modern medicine in his level of awareness of modern science and the ability to communicate medical nuances. I feel extraordinarily lucky to have him as my physician/

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Dr. Pinyavat is an exceptional care provider who is knowledgable and shows deep genuine concern for his patients. I would recommend Dr. Pinyavat to all my friends and family.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

It all occurs quickly, but thoroughly and the doctor makes sure all questions are answered prior to leaving.

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

very good experience

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Dr. Pinyavat is very friendly and professional. He demonstrates concern for the patient; takes the time to explain his diagnosis and treatment.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Pinyavat is wonderful. I am overjoyed to have him as my primary care. He listens to me and is personal.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Pinyavat is a good listener and as a result was success addressing and resolving issues that are of concern. He is thorough and efficient w/diagnosis.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

First time meeting Dr P He is excellent!!

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Pinyavat is great! Very patient and thorough.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr Pinyavat is excellent.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

He is not my regular doctor, but I would definitely go back to him. He was on time, cordial, and gave me great information.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

dr. P has an exceptionally good ear.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

I am very happy to be his patient

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

dr Alan panyavat is very knowledgeable sincere and professional I'm so blessed that I found him I'm so fortunate to know him he is the best and one of a kind ...

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

He is on time, well explained, & approachable.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Pinyavat is fantastic. He was very professional and showed knowledge and concern of my conditions. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr P was great

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr. Pinyavat is always professional and concerned about patient well being.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

All outstanding!

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Dr Pinyavat is superb. Highly knowledgeable, caring, strong communicator, provided the appropriate treatment course, and eased my concerns.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

we are fans of dr pinyavat and in fact chose him as my husband's primary care physician.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

everything is on time. Dr Pinyavat is a good doctor. spends the right time with you, knowledgeable about your situation and good approach to the patient. friendly

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

i have been attending Menlo Clinic over 25 years and have had a few changes in primary providers and in my opinion no one comes close to Dr. Martin Stein.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

dr. pinyevat Was beyond wonderful. He looked at the presenting problem and then saw all the ramifications and all things that could be issues concerning it. I was incredibly impressed by him. It was my first visit with him but he is going to be my GP from now on and I am thrilled.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

I can't say enough good about Dr. Pinyavat - a truly excellent primary care doctor!

SHC Patient, May 2018

Dr. Pinyavat made me feel comfortable from the first second he introduced himself. He came off as friendly, was willing to listen to my never-ending list of issues that I've had or dealt with, and was so patient throughout the process. I know that I'm in good hands and am really looking forward to working with him for a long time based on the trust I have in him already.

SHC Patient, May 2018

Excellent!

SHC Patient, May 2018

I was told to make a follow-up appointment, so I assumed I didn't need to although it would be nice to let me know.

SHC Patient, May 2018

I like Dr. Pinyavat. One of the best providers I've seen.

SHC Patient, May 2018

I recommended my wife to join Menlo medical as well because of how good Dr. Pinyavat is.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Dr. Pinyavat demonstrated excellent listening skills and took the time needed to order tests to determine possible causes for symptoms and options for treatment.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

dr Al.n is very sincere and caring I made a good choice of switching I'm so happy that I found someone is good and I saw him long time when my daughter was sick and I like his service that why I chose him I'm so thankful

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

I felt that Dr. Pinyavat did a thorough analysis of my medical history, and took time to speak with me so I understood everything.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Pinyavat has exceptional skill in all phases of his practice. He is patient, thorough, an empathetic. Very positive experience.

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

I like Allen P very much

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. Pinyavat was thorough and attentive. He inspired confusion fence in his care

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

This was my first visit with Dr. Pinyavet and I think he is great.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Without a doubt Dr. Pinyavat is MOST punctual doctor I see anywhere. Yet never seems rushed, shows concern & takes care.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

already recommended to my partner

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Pinyavat is thoughtful and engaging. He pays attention to my care and involves me in the decisions about adjustments. He is the best physician I have ever worked with for my health needs.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

doctor Pinyavat is the best!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Pinyavat was highly professional, very thorough, polite, and personable.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

Dr. Pinyavat was exceptionally thorough, professional and patient. He explained my test results and his recommendations in detail, and answered all my questions and concerns.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

This visit, which was a follow-up to a lengthy ER visit for trauma, was the first time I'd met Dr. Pinyavat. My impression of his capability, professionalism and concern could not have been more positive. He read the diagnostic reports from the hospital, asked good questions, listened carefully, and responded clearly to my questions.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Dr. Pinyavat - most caring, excellent doctor.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

great experience

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Dr. Pinyavat is a rock star!

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Great experience, no complaints. Was very thorough uncovering previous health visits through care everywhere that even I had forgotten.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Have had 0nly the very best experience

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

I havent enjoyed my doctor as much as Alan in a long time

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Excellent physician.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Doctor has outstanding and patient manner.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

First time seeing Dr. Pinyavat. Optimistic.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Dr. Pinyavat exceeded my expectations. I have been bouncing from PCP to PCP searching for one that I feel truly cares and I've finally found him! I'm so glad and feel very good about the care he provided and will provide in the future. he was very caring and attentive and really took the time to address the concerns I had and he made an action plan for steps moving forward and explained it very well which I really appreciated. would definitely recommend him to others.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Dr. Pinyavat has an excellent bedside manner: calm, intelligent, thoughtful, concerned. He was very thorough and I did not feel rushed in my appointment.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Excellent. He was friendly, responsive, helpful, and patient.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Thoughtful and meticulous attention to all questions and concerns I raised.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Very pleasant!

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Pinyavat was a fantastic physician.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

professional but approachable. Never felt rushed.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Did not really listen to me or ask what I had already tried to fix my condition. Did not provide a useful explanation or solution.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

I did not feel rushed in any way thank you.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Good

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Highest praise for Dr. Pinyvat.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

It was my first visit with doctor. He had researched my previous medical records - I have never ever experienced that. He was attentive, kind & respectful and I have complete confidence in him. He had a person phone call me the next day to let me know that my blood tests were all fine. That's a first ever! He referred me to an ENT should my problem persist after 2 weeks of meds. I couldn't be more impressed with my doctor or the Clinic!

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

very grateful for Dr. Pinyavat's excellent and thorough care

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Pinyavat was really terrific. Exactly what I was looking for in a new GP. I am so glad I found him.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr Pinyavat is an excellent provider. He takes the time to listen and examine and I feel genuinely cares about my health.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Pinyavat is very recommendable!

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

very happy with Dr. Pinyavat. courteous and informative . takes his time in explaining things

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

I wasn't entirely sure whether the specialists Dr. Pinyavat referred me to would be contacting me or whether I should reach out and take the initiative.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. was incredible, very smart and communicated well. much appreciative

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Pinyavat was amazing. He listened closely, clarified and did not rush and I felt like he had been my doctor for a long time on the first visit.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Pinyavat was excellent

SHC Patient, May 2017

My first visit with Dr. Pinyavat was very positive. He was very knowledgeable about my previous appointments/health and treatments with Dr. Gaurdino...did his homework and I felt comfortable in his care.

SHC Patient, May 2017

I like Dr. Pinyavat, who is one of the best primary doctors I have met.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

good

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Pinyavet,, our most trusted and excellent doctor. Appreciated for his outstanding intelligence, knowledge, judgment, communication skills and kindness.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

My regular physician is not in on Mondays so I was given an apt. with Dr. Pinyavat. He was very caring, professional and understood my plight. I was absolutely miserable with a severe sinus infection. He graciously provided much needed medication after a thorough exam. As a result, I am feeling very much better and able to meet my obligations. I am most grateful,

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

I realize that it's becoming a fact of life with modern medicine, but I came in with a concern that was really bothering me, and the appointment was quite brief.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Dr Pinyavet is an excellent doctor, intelligent, knowledgable, patient and kind

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

He listens to my every comment, never do I feel I am taking up his time.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr Pinyavat inspires confidence with his knowledge, intelligent questions and caring manner

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

he's been great since I first started to seem him in 2015, I've recommended most of my colleagues to him. I have no complaints, he's a wonderful care provider and I'm really happy he's my doctor. thank you!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

We were pretty much done with the appointment when the doctor got called out of the room briefly. Even though we had wrapped up, he came back to make sure that we had addressed everything, which was nice so that it didn't feel like we were rushed.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

overall the best healthcare experience I've had today

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr Pinyavat was very thorough, asked good questions, gave good answers, completely courteous and professional.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

My heart palpitations problem was mysterious, perhaps anxiety since it could not be explained by heart issues or anemia. He did not recommend any other treatment if the tests came back negative, which they did.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

As a first time patient, I can absolutely say that I loved Dr. Pinyavat.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

The team really does care about patients from the physician to the receptionist.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Even though this was not my regular physician I felt that I was given the same care and attention as my primary physician.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Pinyavatis great! He's smart, engaged, and caring.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Amazing follow up and great assessment of symptoms and proper diagnosis.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

First time with this doctor. Very good experience overall. Quick, efficient, clear, pleasant, helpful.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I found Dr. Pinyarah to be very knowledgable and professional.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Pinyavat is great! He was very thorough and made sure that I left my visit understanding what I needed to do. I am very pleased with my provider.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Clearly I thought he was excellent. He was informative, friendly, conversational, did not appear rushed and I felt the attention I received for for my health concerns was given in a professional, yet personal manner.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

great system

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Great experience.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

He listens, does not rush me. Had some family problems to talk about, he sympathized and supported my feelings.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Pinyavat is excellent. I would highly recommend him to other patients.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Pinyavat is a very knowledgeable, smart, and personable doctor. I feel comfortable in his care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Pinyavat is excellent. He listens closely to my needs, explains things clearly and has a bedside manner that gives me confidence that he cares about his patients and knows what he is doing.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Very excited to have him as my new primary care physician!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Great experience

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Pinyavat was extremely professional, kind, and generous with his time.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Already recommended him.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

My 1st meeting with Dr. Pinyavat was excellent. I was impressed with his care, urgency on a potentially critical matter, quick & clear decision, friendliness, and warmth.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Young but excellent physician.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Good clinician, took the tine to diagnosis and explain the reasons for diagnosis. Described the treatment and prevention atrategies.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Very happy with my visit with Dr. Pinyavat! He addressed all my concerns and was very friendly. Have recommended to family and friends.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

This guy is GREAT! I really like him and if i didnt also like my regular dr on staff i would definately switch to him! He is thorough, instills confidence--knows his stuff!-made me feel comfortable and after all these years (i just turned 61!!), he taught me alot about the whys of why i get sick. I really like him!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I was looking for a new doctor and am very please with Dr. Pinyavat. He is very friendly, knowledgeable and courteous. Thanks

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I was impressed with the doctor. He assured me that he would monitor my progress and if the medication prescribed needed adjusting, call him.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I was favorably impressed with Dr. Pinyavat. He was knowledgeable, sensitive, and let me ask questions. I felt no time pressure. In fact, he acted with a real sense of urgency in helping me schedule follow up appointments with other specialists.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

This was my first time seeing Dr. Pinyavat and he was great.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Pinyavat was thorough, careful, complete and caring.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Pinyavat is great.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

have already recommended

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Pinyavat is an exceptional doctor who quickly sorted through a lot of information, spotted the erroneous data points and prescribed a practical way forward.