Ria Paul


Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

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Additional Languages Spoken:
Bengali , Hindi


Clinical Focus
.Internal Medicine
.Geriatric Medicine
.Focus on Health Disparities in Elderly Population

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Medical Education: Nilratan Sircar Medical College (1994) India
  • Board Recertification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine (2014)
  • Board Recertification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2013)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine (2005)
  • Board Recertification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine (2005)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (2004) CA United States of America
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2003)
  • Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine, Geriatric Medicine (2004)
  • Board Recertification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2003)
  • Residency: St Luke's Hospital (2003) PA
  • Residency, St. Lukes Hospital, Bethlehem, PA, Temple University Program, Internal Medicine (2003)
  • MD/MBBS, Calcutta University, India (1995)

Honors & Awards
  • CHCF Leadership Fellowship Cohort 13, California Health Care Foundation (2013-2015)
  • Graduate, Harvard School of Public Health Leadership Program (2009)
  • Physician Champion, Diabetes Prevention Program, Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley (Feb 2007 – Apr 2016)

  • Chair, Quality Improvement Committee, Santa Clara Family Health Plan (2016 - Present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford Health Center (2016 - Present)
  • Member, Primary Care Advisory Committee, Valley Medical Center, Santa Clara (2007 - 2016)
  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Stanford University School of Medicine (2008 - 2016)
  • Member, American Geriatric Society (2004 - Present)

Administrative Appointments
  • Chief Medical Officer, Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley (2011 - 2016)
  • Medical Director, Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley (2007 - 2011)
  • Medical Director, Stanford Senior Care Clinic (2016 - Present)

Specializing In

  • Senior Health

Practice Locations

Senior Care Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road, Suite 402, Suite 402

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 725-5222

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Patient Ratings

(54 Ratings)

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(109 reviews)

Dr Paul is an amazing doctor. Excellent recall remembers everything I would highly recommend her..
Dr Ria Paul is a great doctor who inspires complete confidence.
Excellent communication treatment plan and accessible
Dr. Paul is a very thoghtful and caring person.
Dr. Paul is a very thorough, professional, and caring doctor. I have total confidence in her expertise as my primary physician.
Dr. Paul is very kind and takes the time to listen to her patience
She is a wonderful person and a Great Doctor!
She is an outstanding physician!
She is an excellent doctor and very caring.
Really appreciate that Dr. Paul knew my .medical history well, gave clear instructions and let me know what to follow-up next. I feel very well cared for.
Very caring, very responsive, very helpful.
I am very comfortable with Dr Rhia Paul
Dr Paul is an excellent physician who has a wonderful bedside manner—attentive, observant, compassionate and caring.
Dr. Paul is an excellent Physician. She always takes times to listen, is respectful, and thorough in her visits.
I love Dr. Paul. She knows my health issues and tries to solve them proactively.
we really appreciate Dr. Paul's professionalism, understanding and the advices she provided in a very caring manner during the visit.
Dr. Ria Paul has been very good for my husband and has gone out of her way to make aptmts available to see her.
I have been with Dr. Paul for several years now. I would recommend her to other patients!
Dr. Paul is the best of the best!
Excellent physician
One of the best doctors we have ever had.
Excellent Dr and helps I many ways.
Absolute first class rapid thorough treatment. Good communication.
Dr.Paul is a wonderful Dr.!!
Excellent Doctor. She’s very caring with excellent bedside manner.
Dr. Ria Paul is a superior physician/care provider. We are blessed to be under her care!
She is a great dr., warm friendly very competent. I like her enormously
Dr. Paul is very communicative and always concerned about the welfare of her Patients. An outstanding Physician.
Dr. Paul is always on time , concerned for her patients needs and isa good listener!
One of the best doctors I have had.
excellent visit as always
She is a wonderful Dr. and used the telehealth well
Answered my questions, abut how I am now and what we will next,
Dr Ria Paul was very cordial in talks, I felt as if I was talking with my family members.
Dr. Paul is knowledgeable and kind. She always listens and addresses the issues that are important to you.
Dr Ria Paul has been treating my mother for several years as PCP She is highly knowledgeable ,empathetic listens carefully to the patients problems,explains clearly n in easy to understand terms by the patient manages the medication balance and care in a highly professional manner She oversees my Moms care very effectively with the other consultants also providing excellent care and we are deeply appreciative of her efforts My mother the patient has great trust and confidence in Dr Paul and also appreciated her pleasant cheerful manner of conversation during visits
Great Doctor!
She is the best physician we have had in years.
Very knowledgable, thorough and concerned. An excellent physician who I have confidence in.
She is a wonderful caring, highly competent doctor!!!
Dr. Paul is a wonderful, concerned doctor. She listens to me carefully and helps in any way she can. She is very warm.
Every visit is welcome me.
I have been seeing Dr. Ria Paul for several years now, I like her, she is very knowledgeable, is friendly and truly cares for her patients and their Families! I hope she will be my Dr., for many more years to come!
Very good.
Excellent visit with a kind and caring physician.
Always a good experience. A good, concerned listener, caring.
The care is exceptional. We are never rushed.
Every things are good.
My mom's care has drastically improved ever since she started seeing Dr. Paul. She is the most compassionate and dedicated doctor we have ever met. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Paul as a doctor. Dr. Paul is truly "the best of the best"!
Very good
Very caring and patient doctor....Dr. Paul....always explains everything.
Dr. Paul is an excellent and caring physician.
Dr. Paul is wonderful
Excellent visit with a very kind and expert physician.
Excellent visit with a n exceptionally competent and caring physician
Patient is a MD can communicate freely with care provider.
Very good.
We also saw a trainee who was nice but missed a couple key diagnostic and remediation approach issues. Dr. Paul was very much on top of these issues and addressed them without intervention
Excellent visit with an expert physician who is both kind and caring.
Excellent visit with a compassionate and caring physician
Very good experience
Dr. Paul is very kind, and professional. Always able to answer our concerns at each visit.
Very Good
Very good.
we talked about certain recommendations the doctors had for me and they were going to be in the summary of my visit notes but they weren't there when the receptionist printed out the summary.
I feel fortunate to have this outstanding and caring physician as my doctor. She is continually aware and monitoring all aspects of my medical care. When clarification is required, I will receive an evening phone call from her!
Excellent experience with an extremely competent and very nice physician.
I am very fortunate to have a very competent and very nice physician as my senior care provider.
Dr. Paul is a very caring person. I have great confidence in her knowledge & skills.
Dr. Paul takes very good care of me. Thank you.
Good experience - she cares!
Our doctor mostly punted this appointment to a young doctor who didn't know my mother and, judging from the notes on my health, misunderstood a lot. This is understandable because my mother is 95 and doesn't hear well, but it would have been better with my mother's regular doctor. We came for a regular checkup. While we were there my reported some pain in her upper arms. Between the two doctors, they both felt her upper arms, which caused her additional pain, but both did so through her clothes. Neither actually looked at her arms.
Dr. Paul is very patient and effective.
Dr. Paul give my mother excellent care thru the years. She is very warm, attentive and responsive to my inquiries thru my heath.
Very good.
Good -
Dr. Paul is wonderful. It is difficult having a parent with dementia, but having Dr. Paul as mom's physician makes it much easier to handle. Knowing Dr. Paul gives me strength to handle the say to day issues.
I have balance problems and think she might have addressed them by giving me suggestions for exercises that might help.
Dr.Paul is an exceptionally fine doctor. She is professional, warm, a great diagnostician and follows through immediately.
Good experience as usual.
Dr. Paul is an incredibly compassionate and caring physician. She deeply cares about her patients and is very good at responding to questions outside of appointments.
excellent experience over past two years Dr Pal is efficient takes great professional interest explains in simple clear language medical issues and relates well to patients Very Happy with care provider
I like Dr. Paul, she is a very excellent sr. care dr.
Dr. Paul is an excellent clinician and very perceptive which is why I switched to her.
Dr. Paul has guided my care during a crisis very effectively and minimized a serious situation and kept me out of hospital.
One of the best we have seen at Stanford.
I always have a very good experience with my care provider, call me to let me know about my lab result. And that's very good.
The job of a caregiver (daughter) of a dementia person can be very challenging. Every day I am grateful that Dr. Paul is my mother's physician. Just knowing she is there if I need her makes this an easier time. Dr. Paul is the best!!
Very good experience both while discussing the issues and providing suggestions for staying well and healthy. I shall certainly pass on the good word.
Dr. Paul is very caring & sharp & efficient. I'm grateful for her help with my issues.
With each visit, I am liking Dr. Paul more and more.
Excellent visit with a caring medical provider.
Very good.
Involved w/patient.
very attentive
Dr. Paul is awesome. Why? She ordered some tests which caught a serious medical problem early. She did this based on a couple of minor symptoms I mentioned.
Dr. Paul is a wonderful, caring physician.
Excellent experience.
I have seen Dr. Paul before. She is very warm and friendly.
I very much appreciate how well Dr. Paul- & all of the staff LISTEN to me. They take the time they need & do not need rushed.
All very good.
Dr. Paul is a gem.
i didn't have any worries that Dr Paul would not be excellent when i heard Dr Martin was leaving clinic. Dr Paul has been great!
I certainly miss Dr. Martin, but Dr. Paul will be fantastic.
Dr. Ria Paul is a lovely person. I respond well to nice people. No condescending . I have already developed a warm relationship with her.
excellent experience
She is great!

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