Christina Pagano, MD, MBA, MA Edu

Christina Pagano, MD, MBA, MA Edu

Family medicine doctor, Sports medicine doctor

Bio:   Dr. Christina Pagano is a Family Medicine Practitioner at The Menlo Clinic with a speciality in non-operative Sports Medicine. As a former professional athlete in basketball, she is passionate about helping patients achieve optimum health and continuing an active lifestyle. Dr Pagano earned her Medical Doctorate at Pennsylvania State University's College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Family Practice at Scripps Hospital System, and went on to train at Stanford University, achieving a fellowship in Sports Medicine. Dr Pagano is from Seattle, Washington, and has a MBA from the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business.
4.8 out of 5
176 Patient Ratings
45 Patient Comments

Menlo Medical Clinic in Menlo Park - 321 Middlefield

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Stanford University - Orthopaedic Surgery (2013) CA
  • Board Certification: Sports Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine (2013)
  • Board Certification: Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine (2012)
  • Internship: Scripps Mercy Hospital (2008) CA
  • Residency: Scripps Mercy Hospital (2012) CA
  • Residency: University Of San Diego (2009) CA
  • Medical Education: Pennsylvania State University (2006) PA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University - Orthopaedic Surgery (2013) CA
  • Board Certification: Sports Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine (2013)
  • Board Certification: Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine (2012)
  • Internship: Scripps Mercy Hospital (2008) CA
  • Residency: Scripps Mercy Hospital (2012) CA
  • Residency: University Of San Diego (2009) CA
  • Medical Education: Pennsylvania State University (2006) PA
4.9

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

4.5

Wait times

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Pagno gives me the tools to manage a healthy lifestyle. Her whole team are enabling care givers. They are professional and positive

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Pagano clearly knows her stuff.. I had no issues with her ability to asses me or other patients..

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

The doctor recommended excellent therapy. The doctor was caring, supportive, sensitive and knowledgeable. Her communication was outstanding. She sent me home with documents to support and reinforced her presentation.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

The doctor was a little rushed!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

The availability of doctors at Menlo Medical if you need to be seen quickly is very poor

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

They were running late, and doctor felt rushed - they were really backed up. Appointment felt rushed and I didn't come away with all questions answered.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

The physician made time to see me over her lunch hour the same day as I first attempted to schedule for evaluation of my injury. She covered all issues regarding my diagnosis and treatment VERY thoroughly. She was rushed because she had, I assume, other scheduled patients to attend to, however she exceeded my expectations in all categories asked about above.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Pagano is thorough and also expresses empathy.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

She was great, thorough explanations explaining my options and great skill during the injection.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Pagano is EXCELLENT! I have already passed out her card to a couple of friends. It's a shame there is such a time-pressure going on.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

It was very hard to say anything. The doctor did most of the talking (95%). I am not questioning the doctor's expertise but my feeling was she was not really interested in listening to me and wanted to get me out of there as soon as possible.

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4.8 out of 5
176 Patient Ratings
45 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Pagno gives me the tools to manage a healthy lifestyle. Her whole team are enabling care givers. They are professional and positive

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Pagano clearly knows her stuff.. I had no issues with her ability to asses me or other patients..

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

The doctor recommended excellent therapy. The doctor was caring, supportive, sensitive and knowledgeable. Her communication was outstanding. She sent me home with documents to support and reinforced her presentation.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

The doctor was a little rushed!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

The availability of doctors at Menlo Medical if you need to be seen quickly is very poor

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

They were running late, and doctor felt rushed - they were really backed up. Appointment felt rushed and I didn't come away with all questions answered.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

The physician made time to see me over her lunch hour the same day as I first attempted to schedule for evaluation of my injury. She covered all issues regarding my diagnosis and treatment VERY thoroughly. She was rushed because she had, I assume, other scheduled patients to attend to, however she exceeded my expectations in all categories asked about above.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Pagano is thorough and also expresses empathy.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

She was great, thorough explanations explaining my options and great skill during the injection.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Pagano is EXCELLENT! I have already passed out her card to a couple of friends. It's a shame there is such a time-pressure going on.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

It was very hard to say anything. The doctor did most of the talking (95%). I am not questioning the doctor's expertise but my feeling was she was not really interested in listening to me and wanted to get me out of there as soon as possible.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

very pleased with the care provided.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Very thorough and professional. Liked the fact that x-rays were taken to check for the problem.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

I was very impressed with her, but she's very fast-paced and I would appreciate it if she'd communicate just a touch slower. She's very good, though!

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Pagano is very dedicated to her patients & always goes through my health with a fine comb. Will always follow up with phone calls & emails.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Cristina Pagano is a warm, supportive and capable physician. I would recommend her very highly to my friends who have orthopedic problems and need advice and treatment. She is an excellent orthopedic physiatrist!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

As said earlier they worked me in the same day and they Dr. Pagano spent a good deal of time with me, at least a half and hour or 40 minutes. I am sure I cut into her lunch break.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

wow! the physician was fantastic! she is so smart! she knew exactly which muscles I had injured based on the short description I was able to tell her about my injury! her treatment plan is going well so far. I would highly recommend Dr. Pagano!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

I had an allergic reaction to some acne medication (with some blistering), and having researched the medication after this myself (benzyl peroxide) I would have liked the doctor to give me a little more warning that it might be harsh, and what to do if I had a bad reaction (putting it on less often, how to calm angry skin afterwards etc). I did appreciate being offered the medication--that the doctor noticed I had an acne problem (this was not the initial purpose of my visit) and so I really appreciated Dr Pagano's thoroughness and willingness to help me with this problem as well as the one I made the appointment for!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Pagano is very professional, friendly and explained my condition thoroughly.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Pagano was excellent. She took her time to helping with my pain. Very patient with me explaining evrything. I love going to her for any issue of pain I have. Great MD!!!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I did not have an appointment with Dr. Pagano but she took me in right away. I had an allergic reaction and she was so kind and welcoming. We need more doctors like her.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I was very impressed by the information I received and the concern of Dr. Pagano for my knee problem.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Excellent.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

DOC PAGANO IS A VERY CARING PERSON AND DOCTOR. I WISH I HAD FOUND HER YEARS AGO.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Pagano was most informative about what she was going to do and why.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr Pagano is great! Really appreciate the explanations and practical approach.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Christina is a very competent, knowledgeable, and sensitive physician. She was a delight to meet, talk with about my condition, and plan my treatment. I would recommend her highly to friends for orthopedic problems, especially since she has no conflict of interest (e.g., proposing surgery) and is willing to take a conservative approach to treatment.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Pagano is awesome! She is very thorough and takes adequate time with the patient. She is very outgoing and friendly.

SHC Patient, May 2016

excellent doc. if all Menlo docs were like Dr. Pagano it would be a fabulous place

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Pagano spent a significant amount of time with me and answered all of my questions. She explained things and took her time. The visit felt very natural and well worth my time. She treated me with kindness and professionalism.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Pagano was very helpful & kind. She is an extremely competent & knowledgeable physician. Great explanations of diagnosis, treatments & prognosis.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Exceptional in all regards.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I like that I can see my doctor's concern for my health and I appreciate her efforts to help me get in shape and lower my risks for a heart attack.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Bad - came in sick and Dr. took 10-15 minutes to update records before asking me about my situation.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. PAgano makes up for my recent experiences with doctors I don't admire at Menlo and my sorrow for loss of really outstanding doctors such as Rachel Seaman and Seth Weissman. Family and Sports Medicine seems to have docs much more in alignment with what I find makes a good doc - direct, straightforward, clear, willing to respect my background which includes a fair bit of knowledge of anatomy and physiology (and I come from a family with many docs). This department is a godsend after my recent unpleasant experiences with post-Dr. Seaman internal medicine. I especially like Dr. Pagano's thoughtful and clear approach to my several skeletal system problems.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Pagano is very thorough and I love that she is into diet as well.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I am so happy that I made the switch to Dr. Pagano. She is attentive, easy to talk to and always looks out for my best interest. She does not rush me to get out of her office and doesn't just throw a prescription at the issue

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Pagano is an awesome doctor and person. She was professional but friendly and concerned.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Pagano is professional and thorough as well as always concerned about the patient's best-interests. She is an exemplary doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr Pagano is a carrying doctor i trust and feel very comfortable with

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Pagano is extremely professional and amazingly caring at the same time. She always makes me feel respected and safe, since under her care I am confident that I am receiving the best medical attention possible. I feel very lucky to have her as my care provider!

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Pagano was especially easy to talk with.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Pagano is great to work with!