Tracy Rydel

Tracy Rydel

Family medicine doctor

4.9 out of 5
125 Patient Ratings
114 Patient Comments

Stanford Primary Care in Palo Alto

Professional Education

  • Fellowship, University of Arizona, Program in Integrative Medicine (2010)
  • Board Certification: Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine (2007)
  • Residency: UCSF-Graduate Medical Education (2007) CA
  • Medical Education: Temple University School of Medicine (2004) PA

Honors & Awards

  • Arthur L Bloomfield Award in Recognition of Excellence in the Teaching of Clinical Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2010)
  • Arthur L. Bloomfield Award in Recognition of Excellence in the Teaching of Clinical Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2014)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Stanford University Medical Student Education (2008)
  • General Internal Medicine Division Teaching Award, Family & Community Medicine, Department of Medicine, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2010)
  • Rathmann Family Foundation Fellowship, Rathmann Family Foundation Educators-4-CARE Medical Education Fellowship in Patient-Centered Care (2012-2013)

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Core Clerkship, Family Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine (2010 - Present)
4.9

Friendliness

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.9

Recommended to others

4.6

Wait times

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Excellent care. Dr. Rydel is all around wonderful! Thank you!!

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Professionally proficient and medically intelligent, great empathy; and most patient in attitude. Very conscientious in her medical duty. I am very appreciative and grateful for her concern and attention.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr Rydel is one of your finest doctors you have, if not the best physician . I am 76 years old and in great health because Dr Rydel care . She cares Nout the whole person's well being . an spproch that not many doctors practice with patients . I can see the difference in that approach in my daughter's physician. my daughter is underweight and no doctor address that problem. it is beginning to affect her physical health . however , yeah Doctor is only trying to cure the medical side of the problem but not finding why her body is starting to break down on her late 40' if the knew her eating habits and much excersize they will find the root of the medical problem

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

she's the best doc I've had: personable, thorough, excellent explanations, thorough exams-I've referred her to others - they love her

SHC Patient, May 2019

Best doctor! Had other doctors in the past, but when I met her, never had the need to find another one. Been with her for many years! Luv her!

SHC Patient, May 2019

Professionally, medically, intelligent, sympathetic and with great empathy. I could not ask for more.

SHC Patient, May 2019

excellent doctor

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

I'm extremely happy having Dr. Rydel overseeing my health. Have total confidence in her in every respect.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Rydel is one of the best doctors I've encountered. I'm grateful that she is my PCP.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Rydel is the best! I want her for MY doctor too. (She is my autistic daughter's physician.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr.Rydell is THE BEST!

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4.9 out of 5
125 Patient Ratings
114 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Excellent care. Dr. Rydel is all around wonderful! Thank you!!

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Professionally proficient and medically intelligent, great empathy; and most patient in attitude. Very conscientious in her medical duty. I am very appreciative and grateful for her concern and attention.

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

Dr Rydel is one of your finest doctors you have, if not the best physician . I am 76 years old and in great health because Dr Rydel care . She cares Nout the whole person's well being . an spproch that not many doctors practice with patients . I can see the difference in that approach in my daughter's physician. my daughter is underweight and no doctor address that problem. it is beginning to affect her physical health . however , yeah Doctor is only trying to cure the medical side of the problem but not finding why her body is starting to break down on her late 40' if the knew her eating habits and much excersize they will find the root of the medical problem

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

she's the best doc I've had: personable, thorough, excellent explanations, thorough exams-I've referred her to others - they love her

SHC Patient, May 2019

Best doctor! Had other doctors in the past, but when I met her, never had the need to find another one. Been with her for many years! Luv her!

SHC Patient, May 2019

Professionally, medically, intelligent, sympathetic and with great empathy. I could not ask for more.

SHC Patient, May 2019

excellent doctor

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

I'm extremely happy having Dr. Rydel overseeing my health. Have total confidence in her in every respect.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

Dr. Rydel is one of the best doctors I've encountered. I'm grateful that she is my PCP.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Rydel is the best! I want her for MY doctor too. (She is my autistic daughter's physician.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr.Rydell is THE BEST!

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

first time meeting dr rydel in person. she is even more amazing, kind, friendly in person than I could believe. she truely enjoys her job and cares about the well being of her patients. I used the think I had the best provider when I had kaiser but dr. rydel is by far the best!!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Very good doctor she is concerned for her patients and very prepared with great knowledge in her area.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Very good.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Rydel was great! So happy to have her as my PCP.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

the Dr is Awesome and I would recommend her to everyone I know ! she is very attentive and listened to all my concerns and was great to work with .

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr. Rydel is very caring, honest and sensitive to my needs. I am very, very grateful that she is my doctor. She is always here for me to answer my questions and calm my worries. Dr. Rydel is a great doctor, compassionate and exemplary qualities.

SHC Patient, Oct 2018

Dr Rydel is a good listener. I am able to discuss my concerns with her and she pays attention to what I say. She answers my emails promptly and gives me excellent advice. She urges me to get fit without pushing too hard. She is a very pleasant person with a big smile. All that makes her a very very good physician.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Very friendly, knows our family personally.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

I love Dr. Rydel - she is patient, kind, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. The chief scribe was also very nice.

SHC Patient, Jul 2018

All my care providers are excellent; I feel like a team of providers are taking care of me.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

doctor went out of her way to spend extra time with me and cover many options of care!

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

Dr. Rydel is my dr. since April 2010 or perhaps before & I prefer her because of her human quality & she knows my health problems well.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

Excellent. Excellent.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

My pcp is Dr Raydel. She is the best. she has a very good bedside maneras. thanks to her I am able to deal with the hard times life is giving us. thank you so much Dr. Raydel for all your help.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Rydel & her staff are always welcoming & caring.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Excellent care. Dr. Rydel is the best!

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Rydel is awesome - put me right at ease, mixes friendly manner with excellent and concise information.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

Dr. Rydel is the BEST!

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

I've FINALLY FOUND my DOCTOR and she is just PERFECT!! Dr Rydel is not only PERFECT but AMAZING!! She put me at ease, personable, listened to my issues, gave feedback, and she is just PERFECT!! I'm not easily impressed, but I was more than impressed w/ Dr Rydel. There's not enough adjectives to describe her. It was lovely meeting her and was just perfect!

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. Rydel is the best!

SHC Patient, Feb 2018

Dr. Rydel is excellent.

SHC Patient, Dec 2017

EXCELLENT! Dr. Rydel is the best. I traveled two hours to continue to see her.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Dr. Rydel is fabulous. So happy to have formed her.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Dr. Rydel never makes me feel rushed. She is the best!!! Couldn't image seeing anyone else.

SHC Patient, Nov 2017

Dr Tracy Rydel is all around wonderful!

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Dr. Rydel is excellent and feel very secure , informed in good hands with her as my Doctor.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Rydel is outstanding; I cannot think of a single thing to critique.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Tracy Rydel could not have been higher at meeting my hopes & expectations of finding an exceptionally skilled, caring & gracious clinician. Her student seemed knowledgeable & most pleasant as well-

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Dr. Rydel is the VERY BEST doctor I have ever had.

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

Excellent manner, great attention and understanding.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Rydel is extremely compassionate and wonderful with whom to work.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Can not speak highly enough of Dr. Rydel. So caring, compassionate, just all around awesome. The type of person you would want to be friends with.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Very compassionate, understanding and considerate physician.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Another respectful positive interaction with Dr. Rydel.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Rydel is so wonderful. She actually spent time with me and cared to ask me questions and listened to me. I've never had that with my other Stanford doctor.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Rydel is AMAZING. I've never had a doctor listen to me like she did. I'd say he was worth the year and a half wait to book an appointment with.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

I have recommended people to the Doctor

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Both Dr. Rydel and the student physician were (are) excellent.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Rydel is an excellent doctor!

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Rydel is fantastic. Also her student physician did a terrific job.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Rydel as my primary care physician. She has great empathy and warmth. Dr. Rydel is intelligent, listens with patience, and seems genuinely concerned with providing the best health care possible for my circumstances. I would absolutely recommend her to others!

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

Dr. Rydel is excellent, empathetic and completely relatable. I go out of my way to see her.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

Very thorough!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Been going to Dr. Rydel for a few years now. She always makes me feel very comfortable and special. She's definitely an asset to Stanford Medical Staff!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Professionally compassionate, attentive, and caring always -

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

I love my new PCP. Dr. Rydel is patient, kind, and exudes warmth. She is so easy to talk to, and I feel like she truly cares.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr Rydel is an amazing caring and wonderful Dr

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Professional demeanor, compassionate, and friendly.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Rydel is one the best doctors!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

everyone was great. Excellent use of CI-Care by all.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Rydell is amazing. Not only did she ask how I was medically, but she also just asked how I was in general. I felt like a friend rather than a patient.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Rydel is an excellent doctor and I feel completely comfortable under her care. There was a period of a few years where I had to switch health coverage because of an employer's plan and I sign up with her again the first chance I could.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Was very pleased Dr. Rydel was able to spend some extra time with me and had no med students during my visit.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Rydel is amazing! She is so knowledgeable and competent and kind and caring!!! I have recommended Dr. Rydel to my best friend (who works in healthcare) and we both are so grateful and satisfied with Dr. Rydel as our doctor. Dr. Rydel is the best doctor!!!

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Good job.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr Rydell is wonderful!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I totally trust and appreciate Dr. Rydel. I feel confident she has the utmost concern for my health and well being. I hope to have her as my Primary Care Physician for a very long time!!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Rydel is a professional joy. She is compassionate, understanding and patient. Stanford Medical/Family Group is lucky to have her.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

excellent. very supportive of my problems and concerns.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Rydel is the best MD that I have had! She is caring & responsive!

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I think Dr Rydal is a very good listener. Her thoughtful unhurried demeanor is very good for patients like me who feel anxious about going to see a doctor.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Excellent over all!

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr Rydel is the best. I guess others have found that out because her schedule is always full.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Rydel was warm and caring. She's amazing, would recommend to friends.

SHC Patient, May 2016

She is fabulous! Listens well, offers suggestions, & always willing to discuss options.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Great experience. The doctor and intern were extremely professional, personable, and courteous. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

very personable and attentive to needs

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I am impressed with Dr. Rydel, always made to feel comfortable to talk to her about any problems. I never feel rushed although I'm pretty sure I'm one patient that can mess up her "on time" schedule most of the time!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Rydel is WONDERFUL!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I am a new patient of Dr Rydel's, I was formerly a patient of Dr. Jones and was heart broken that I had to change. I am very pleased with Dr. Rydel, seems an excellent match for me.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Very considerate and compassionate always.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Rydel is one of your best doctors. She is very concern about the patient.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Intelligent, considerate, attentive and compassionate.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I loved Dr. Rydell so much that I just switched to her as my Primary Physician! Great bedside manner, very informed, addressed all my questions at the level that I needed (I work in clinical medical field)

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Tracy Rydel is by far the best practitioner I have had at SHC. And the Family Medicine Clinic is by far the best in terms of courtesy, accessibility on the phone etc. It is startling how different experiences are across the system and this one is well above any other service we have used at LPCH and SHC

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Above and beyond. Even though I am an RN, she is patient with my husband and me when were are both asking multiple questions. Dr. Rydel is present and mindful and I always feel "heard". As a healthcare professional myself, feeling heard can make huge positive differences.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Rydel is a professional very nice, dedicated to your patients, dedicates time to arrive to the patients.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr Rydel is the best! She spent so much time with me. She really cares about her patients. I would highly recommend her.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

All is always good.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr Rydel truly cares. Truly listens and is a care Partner. Perfectly balanced matter of fact with humor.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I always find it a pleasure to see Dr. Rydel. She has excellent bed side manners and is very professional. She is personable, responsive, and is a good listener. Thank you Dr. Rydel!

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr Rydel is funny & caring - really put me at ease, even getting a pap smear.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Hands down, Dr. Rydel is the best physician I have ever worked with as a patient.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Great place for care!

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Rydel is a very nice person who cares about me.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Good.

SHC Patient, May 2015

EXCELLENT care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Professional and helpful.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

I recommended Dr. Rydel to my best friend. Dr. Rydel is caring, competent, excellent! Dr. Rydel is the best doctor ever!

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Rydel is the best doctor that I had ever seen. She is very friendly, patient and truly care about her patient.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

She recommended other care providers to me to target specific issues; none of the people recommended are in-network at Stanford Healthcare Alliance and she couldn't recommend anyone who was, which was frustrating.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Rydel is exceptional; I have complete trust in her medical abilities.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

She's awesome! I'm lucky to have her as my primary care doctor.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Rydel is excellent. I purposely pay for a more expensive health insurance plan so that my whole family can be cared for by her.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

She reads up her notes before meeting. Dr. Rydel is great, caring and attentive, she is prepared.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Rydel is excellent!

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Very good.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Rydel is a amazing physician who is thoughtful, warm and attend to my concerns. I feel that she is an ideal partner in ensuring that I receive excellent care.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Professional, interactive, good listener.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Rydel is an intelligent, empathetic and knowledgeable care provider.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Feel truly cared for as a person. Patient/dr. relationship excellent. Medical knowledge above peers.