Rafael Pelayo, MD

Rafael Pelayo, MD

Sleep specialist

4.8 out of 5
251 Patient Ratings
35 Patient Comments

Sleep Medicine Center

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion B, 2nd Floor, MC 5730
  • Redwood City , CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-6601
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Professional Education

  • Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1993) NY
  • Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1990) NY
  • Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1995) CA
  • Board Certification: Sleep Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics (2007)
  • Internship: New York Presbyterian Medical Center (1989) NY
  • Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988) NY

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4.8

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

4.5

Wait times

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

bright, focused, patient advocate. inspires confidence in medical care.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

very clear and easy to understand I felt the Dr. was more than attentative

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

beyond any expectations

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

He is very knowledgeable, very open and transparent. I got a lot of value from the last meeting.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Well beyond the call of duty.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Pelayo is absolutely outstanding - - A leader in the field with deep expertise, super helpful and approachable, takes the time to really help and make a difference, extremely responsive, providers terrific advice, solutions and improved, an excellent advisor 10 out of 10.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Pelayo is an amazing educator and asked clarifying questions to be sure I understand his recommendations and my options.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Pelayo for my sleep doctor. I think I have been seeing him since 1994. He's terrific in every way. He was completely prepared to handle the Medicare challenges of my case. He read my machine data and called to give me the results with a comparison to the reading a year ago. He took time to orient me to changes in the machines now available and what differences they will make for my care, and had an assistant give me a tour of the rooms for sleep studies at the clinics. I'm grateful for his care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Pelayo is excellent. Every time I see him he recommends a new device or idea to help my condition. Totally worth it to drive further to get superior care from Dr. Pelayo.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Would be helpful if the doctor would review my condition - causes, etc., and go over my sleep study in detail.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Superior care throughout sleep study experience at Stanford.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Best doctor ever. Leaves no stoned unturned and is very human.

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4.8 out of 5
251 Patient Ratings
35 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

bright, focused, patient advocate. inspires confidence in medical care.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

very clear and easy to understand I felt the Dr. was more than attentative

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

beyond any expectations

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

He is very knowledgeable, very open and transparent. I got a lot of value from the last meeting.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Well beyond the call of duty.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Pelayo is absolutely outstanding - - A leader in the field with deep expertise, super helpful and approachable, takes the time to really help and make a difference, extremely responsive, providers terrific advice, solutions and improved, an excellent advisor 10 out of 10.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Pelayo is an amazing educator and asked clarifying questions to be sure I understand his recommendations and my options.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Pelayo for my sleep doctor. I think I have been seeing him since 1994. He's terrific in every way. He was completely prepared to handle the Medicare challenges of my case. He read my machine data and called to give me the results with a comparison to the reading a year ago. He took time to orient me to changes in the machines now available and what differences they will make for my care, and had an assistant give me a tour of the rooms for sleep studies at the clinics. I'm grateful for his care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Pelayo is excellent. Every time I see him he recommends a new device or idea to help my condition. Totally worth it to drive further to get superior care from Dr. Pelayo.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Would be helpful if the doctor would review my condition - causes, etc., and go over my sleep study in detail.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Superior care throughout sleep study experience at Stanford.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Best doctor ever. Leaves no stoned unturned and is very human.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I was gratified by the amount of time the assistant and the doctor spent with me -- never felt rushed or with a time limit.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr.Chow-fair only- based in my last visit which was abusively done. Dr. Pelayo was outstanding in every way! He caught things the other doctors did not! He explained a little more of the mirapex titration. I will work with him again!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I do not have enough words to praise Dr. Pelayo. He is a warm and caring doctor who listens and gives you his best advice. He has my complete trust.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Pelayo is an expert in his field and possesses an admirable bedside manner.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I arrived early for my appointment and was seen almost immediately. They knew we came from some distance away and paced the appointment with that and the traffic in mind. The appointment was very thorough and complete even so. All my questions were answered even though it was a late Tuesday appointment.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

ALL DOCTORS WERE EXCELLENT. THEY COVERED EVERYTHING COMPLETELY. VERY GOOD FOR ALL

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

They are always helpful and informative, and I feel they are working with me.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I liked the fact that he was very direct with me - really expecting me be a part of solving my sleep problems. I', very impressed with Drs. During and Pelayo.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Tom Pelayo was great offered me that night but I could not due to my insurance waiting approval.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Very patient and careing

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Rafael Pelayo is the best sleep doctor I have dealt with in the 11 years I have been treated @ Stanford sleep disorders clinic.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I would recommend everyone to Stanford!

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Excellent; Dr. Pelayo is great. Dr. Emmanuel was very thorough and pleasant.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Also showed interest in personal life: engaged in conversation about my professional re-training program, encouraged and congratulated me for taking the steps to re-train. Much appreciated!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

I have always been treated well at the Stanford clinics

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Good listener & gave good explanations to my questions. Observant. I appreciated being given a printout of the data on my CPAP machine's memory card & being able to try on a full face mask.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Great experience.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr Pelayo is always very friendly and concerned about me. I've been very pleased with the care he has provided.

SHC Patient, May 2015

This time we had a good experience.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Pelayo is outstanding. The Resident was running behind. The on call physician, Dr. Tashman, offered to catch up the appointment if I agreed to see her instead of the Resident in order to reduce any waiting. She was wonderful and provider extra help and information.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Pelayo spent a lot of time with me. Recommended newer model C-Pap machine that is now available. I was unsure of this before.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Pelayo met me in the waiting room himself. He is very affable wants the best for me always shares latest in the field.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Pelayo was great!