Tracy Rydel

Family medicine doctor

Clinical Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

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Tracy Rydel is Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine where she holds the positions of Assistant Dean for Clerkship Education and Director, Core Clerkship in Family and Community Medicine. She has also served as the Director of Medical Student Education in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health, and was an Educator-4-CARE faculty from 2017-2020. She is a family physician with a passion for medical education. She completed the Rathmann Family Foundation Fellowship in Patient-centered Care and Medical Education in 2012, is part of the Peer Coaching Program under the Stanford Teaching and Mentoring Academy, and was the Director of the Practice of Medicine Year One Course at Stanford from 2013-2016. She emphasizes patient-centered care in the pursuit of clinical and educational excellence. She is frequently an invited presenter at the national conferences of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), and the Western Group on Educational Affairs (WGEA) regional group of the AAMC; her scholarly work focuses on medical education endeavors, including the scrutiny of systems of medical education assessment for racial/ethnic- and gender-based disparities. She has also presented on topics in nutrition education and the teaching kitchen, working with medical scribes, Entrustable Professional Activities, primary care career recruitment and mentoring, procedures training, time management in ambulatory teaching, communication skills, virtual health and telehealth, and learning communities.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Fellowship, University of Arizona, Program in Integrative Medicine (2010)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, 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)
  • Award for the Excellence in Promotion of the Learning Environment and Student Wellness, Stanford University MD Program (2019)
  • Division of Primary Care and Population Health Teacher of the Year, Stanford Department of Medicine (2018)
  • Excellence in Mentoring Award, Stanford COMET (Clinical Observation and Medical Transcription) Scribe Fellowship (2020)
  • 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)

  • Member, Committee on Performance, Professionalism and Promotion (CP3) (2018 - Present)

Administrative Appointments
  • Assistant Dean for Clerkship Education, Stanford School of Medicine (2020 - Present)
  • Associate Director, Medical Student Education, Division of Primary Care and Population Health, Department of Medicine (2020 - 2022)
  • Director, Core Clerkship, Family and Community Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine (2010 - Present)


Specializing In

  • Integrative and Alternative Medicine

Practice Locations

Stanford Primary Care in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-9000

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I LOVE Dr. Rydel and her staff!
I would recommend her with pleasure
I appreciate Dr. Rydel's approach to care. She is understanding, knowledgable and proactive.
Dr. Rydel is an amazing doctor. She is so wise and understanding. I love that she seems me as a human being first. She is very caring and supportive, and her experience is immediately appreciated.
Dr. Rydel and her assistant managed the video format excellently - they were engaging, personal, professional, and had clear speech and visual interaction. In general, Dr. Rydel and her assistant managed the video format excellently - they were engaging, personal, professional, and had clear speech and visual cues. I have been exceptionally pleased to have her as my PCP.
She's a very caring, professional & awesome Dr, I'm so delighted to have her as my PCP. 👠🙌
Awesome doctor! She listens and is willing to help find solutions.
Dr. Rydel is an excellent PCP. she keeps us informed and always check in before we start the appointment. She’s attentive to our needs and gives options. I love having her as my primary care provider.
Dr. Rydel is an outstanding physician. She, is brilliant, empathetic, and advocates for her patients.
Thank you, Dr. Rydel!
Dr Rydel is truly amazing. Both my husband and I have been under her care for over 2+ decades and could not have a better PCP. Thanks.
Dr. Rydel is genuine and caring
She is so personable and caring. I really enjoy talking with her.
I really really appreciate that Dr. Rydel is my doctor! She is the best doctor ever!!
Dr. Rydel and her staff are going all out to help me in an extremely difficult time. I am so grateful to have them.
Lovely person, great bedside manner.
It was productive video visit.
Dr Rydel is great, very thorough, thoughtful, and professional, but also engaging and easy to communicate with
Dr. Rydel is an extraordinary doctor. She is caring, down to earth doctor . Pay attention to patient physical problem and emotional
Dr. Rydel is an excellent doctor. She listens and understand all my Health concerns and she always make you feel dear to her. I feel blessed that she is my doctor.
Dr. Tracy Rydel is very good at what she does. I have been seeing her for years and feel very comfortable with her and trust her care.
She has been my PCP for many years, and I've been grateful that she is my PCP every time I interact with her. She is kind and easy to interact with, making me comfortable discussing sensitive topics. She thoroughly clarifies my symptoms and then discusses possible causes, tests, and treatments. Recently I had a series of cardiac events, being treated throughout by cardiologists. Dr. Rydel saw the reports of these events and reached out to me to make an appointment with her. Before our appt. , she spent considerable time studying the reports and speaking with my cardiologist. When we parted, she was very clear about what she would do next and what I would do. I did not expect a PCP to be so proactive. Knowing that she is partnering with me, and beyond that, using her considerable knowledge and experience to attend to details and issues I don't even know could be part of the picture. I was beginning to feel lost and alone in the big Stanford system; knowing she is there leaves me feeling encouraged, not alone, and that things are in control and managed.
Wonderful video visit with Dr. Rydel! She is the best!!
Dr. Rydel continues to be the most empathetic and dedicated doctor I've ever seen. She's the best!
Dr.Tracy Ann Rydel is an excellent doctor.
She is a genuine, caring physician. She listens well and shares a wealth of knowledge.
She is very attentive and listens to the patient's concerns. She is knowledgeable and provides good advice. I highly recommend Dr. Rydel.
Dr Rydel is the very best there is
She was very caring and understood my problem very well.
Alana O’Mara, MS4 is and Dr. Tracy Rydel is excellent PCP and so knowledgeable and a great communicator and listener. Dr. Rydel is an expert and kind and warm. Alana O’Mara is amazing, thorough, good listener, nice “bedside manner†, great doctor!
She’s awesome !
Love my Dr, compassionate, caring, understanding, extremely happy to have her as my Dr.
Dr. Rydel is wonderful and very patient-centered.
She is an incredible doctor. Curious, informative, comforting, not in a rush. I’m very grateful to have her as my doctor
Thank you sooo much~ Dr. Rydel!
Dr. Tracy is very nice, spends the time to listen carefully to my questions, and gives me comfort on areas that might be worrisome. She has made great suggestions for holistic ways to improve my health, instead of jumping into more invasive options.
I love Dr. Rydel. She is a skilled doctor who has great social manners and emotional intelligence.
She is a wonderful and caring doctor. I’m so happy she is my entire family provider. I trust her and know she is here to help us stay healthy.
Dr. Rydel is the best; I would HIGHLY recommend her!!!
Dr Rydel is the most amazing primary care physician. She is always available to answer any questions .Resourceful and kind and
She is a great physician.
Dr. Rydel is the ultimate primary care physician who is the perfect example of the kind of doctor one would love to have.
Very friendly and easy to talk to.
Dr. Rydel is amazing! Highly recommend her to all.
Very helpful, informative, and understanding.
Dr. Rydel is extremely helpful. She's the best!
I've been seeing Dr. Rydel for over a decade and is a great Dr. I would highly recommend her anytime. Great attention given to us. Thanks.
Great listener
Dr. Rydel is very caring and engaged
Excellent doctor
wonderful doctor!
Excellent as usual
Dr. Rydel is THE BEST doctor ever, period. I feel bad that not everyone has a doctor like her.
they all do a great job, especially my dr. T.Rydell, always has time always gives me hope and encouragement. The staff are also great, especially Lupe......
Dr. Rydel is incredible…… She truly cares for her patients and understand not only their physical but emotional needs.
I would like my doctor to know that I am very grateful for all her sincere guidance about my health and she makes me feel important and she erases all my health worries whenever she talks to me.
Stanford consistently provides great care; I would recommend it to anyone.
Dr. Rydel is always pleasant to talk with, giving encouraging words.
Dr. Rydel is the absolute BEST provider. She clearly cares about her patients, never rushes through discussions, answers every question patiently, and makes sure that I feel included in, and comfortable with, my care plan. She summarizes our discussion and any follow-up thoroughly and her visit notes are always super detailed so that I can revisit those if I ever need a refresher.
Excellent communication & care.
Doctor Rydel is an exceptional compassionate knowledgeable physician I trust all my family’s care and my care to doctor Rydel.
I would say that I am very blessed that Dr. Rydel is my personal doctor!
Dr Rydell is the best!
Great provider
She’s the BEST
She’s a good listener and explained everything to me to where I would understand. She cares about her patients. I feel comfortable telling her my problems. The best doctor I’ve ever had.
Excellent and thorough physician who listens and takes her time. Very personable, so easy to talk to. Dr Rydel is also very responsive when messaging on MyHealth.
Dr. Tracy Rydel is an amazing doctor. She really looks after her patients well and I am thankful to be under her care for quite some time now. Thanks.
Dr. Tracy Rydel is an amazing doctor. She is problem solver and I believe I am in good hands.
Dr Rydel, is kind, compassionate, caring and knowledgeable. She never makes me feel like we are rushed,. I always feel heard and valued. She's the best!!
Dr. Rydel is truly a compassionate and comprehensive clinician.
Dr. Rydel is an incredibly smart, kind and compassionate doctor. She thinks with you, follows up on you and you know she truly cares. I am so lucky she is my doctor.
Dr. Rydell is a Gift to the Medical Profession.
I Love her so much . She’s my doctor for almost 20 years now. I’m alive because of her. I thank the Lord for her.
We have been Dr. Rydel’s patient for quite a long time and are very happy with the way she works with us. She is a compassionate and very understanding Dr. and is always concerned about one’s health. I am so glad she is out primary care provider. She is amazing. Thank you!
Dr Rydel is very knowledgeable, professional and extremely kind. Dr Rydel made me feel very comfortable speaking about my medical concerns, and by the end of our video call- very confident there is a solution(s).
Dr Rydel is wonderful.
Dr Rydel is always awesome!
wonderful care- thank you!
Always impressed with her empathetic ways. I feel very fortunate to have her as my PCP.
She listens well and is so helpful
Dr Rydel was running on time. She took her time to evaluate me and explain in great detail about my condition
Very highly recommend Dr. Rydel. Always courteous and willing to listen.
Dr Rydel is a model doctor for her excellent supervision of her patients. I am certainly blessed that she is my doctor. Yes, teleheath video is another way to consult with our doctors, no doubt about it, but yet meeting your doctor face to face adds warmth feeling, love and respect for see each other. She is my friend and confidant.
Smart, kind, respectful
I LOVE Dr Rydel, she's very human and patient and is a very caring and amazing Doctor. Her student Ashley was great too! Thank you both!
Thank you so much for a GREAT visit!
Dr. Rydel is the best GP I've ever had. I trust her judgement and feel totally secure that if she can't herself provide the right care (e.g., surgery) she will get me to the correct person. She is also very empathetic and easy to speak with; she's just really nice.
Dr Rydel is a great doctor who listens and is concerned with my wellbeing.
Dr. Rydel, You always listen to me with beautiful smile and give me an answer! I am really happy that you are my primary doctor!! Thank you~~â ¤ï¸
She is the best! Returning to her care after 2 years at Kaiser and it feels like reconnecting with a beloved family member. So lucky to be in her care!!
Dr Rydel is a "keeper" - great doctor and great bedside manner! She's so compassionate, competent, helpful, and an effective communicator - I always feel better after speaking with her.
Dr Rydel is not only extremely knowledgeable and professional, but kind and empathetic. I count myself so fortunate to have her as my doctor
Dr. Rydel is courteous, knowledgeable and always make feel at ease and cared for.
Dr. Rydel is extremely personable and knowledge. I enjoy our interactions and feel well listened to. The guidance provided meets my health needs and are both insightful and recent, in support of current medical research.
Nice to see a doctor in person
Dr. Rydel is an amazing doctor. She is caring, and remembers things about us that just make the experience of the appointment much more personable. She is energetic and sweet, all consistent in every single appointment we've had with her. We appreciate her so much.
Dr. Rydel is an excellent professional. I always feel comfortable with her and I trust her.
Dr. Rydell takes the time to get to know her patients. She makes them feel comfortable right away and her humor and energy is infectious.
Love my doctor Very much!! Excellent supervision!
Dr. Rydel is great. very helpful and compassionate, understands me as a whole as her patient
Excellent Dr. Tracy Ann Rydel and Dr. Mark Douglass
Dr. Rydel is a great listener and knowledgeable. I truly trust her judgement.
I love Dr. Rydel! She is an important part of my healthcare life.
Rydel and team are great! thank you
excellent and professional.
A very caring and concerning Doctor. She has been wonderful in keeping me alive
Dr. Rydel is wonderful. I prefer in office visits but she uses video well.
Dr. Rydel, I was happy to see you and talk to you this morning! Hope you have a wonderful time with you family and have a blessed year in 2022! Love youâ ¤ï¸
Dr. Rydel is the best doctor I've seen
Dr Tracy Rydel is a caring professional who is extremely knowledgable. She treats her patients respectfully, listening to their requests and providing them with thoughtful responses, both diagnoses and treatments, explaining them as needed. I have recommended her to my closest friends and I feel lucky to have her as my physician.
Dr. Rydel is a excellent care provider! She is personable and genuinely cares about the health and welfare of her patients! Bottom line, she is a amazing physician!
Dr. Rydel is hands down the best PCP and one of the main reasons I continue to receive care through the Stanford system
Best doctor I had.
She is excellent as usual! I love Dr Tracy Rydel!
She's the best!
She provides excellent care every time. She always answers all my questions throughly and never tried to rush out visit like some drs do. I would highly recommend her to any friends and family members.
Very likely, Dr. Rydel is a blessing to me. She makes me feel I am her only patient♥ï¸
Dr Rydel is an amazing provider!
She is AMAZING!! I feel so comfortable talking to her and she is just one of the most knowledgable doctors out there. Glad to have her on my side.
She listens. She attends, she cares, she explains her diagnosis, options for treatment. Great respect for her patients!
Dr Rydel was empathetic and kind. She listened to what I had to say and I appreciate her help
Very pleasant and kind
Dr Rydel was very caring and listened very careful to my concern. She explain thoroughly my situation and used simple term so I can understand the issue. I appreciated.
I am so thankful for Dr Rydel's care. She is efficient, compassionate and is a great support to maintaining my health
It’s always a pleasure to see Dr Rydel and I always get wonderful insights on how to manage my symptoms.
Dr. Rydell really listens and is very caring. I’m so happy she’s my physician. Thank you
Dr Tracy Rydel is a great doctor, and I feel lucky to have her as my doctor.
She’s a excellent doctor.
Excellent and very professional!
Dr. Rydel is a compassionate and intelligent woman. Stanford is very lucky to have her and I am very fortunate to have her as my doctor. I can't say enough food things about her care. I truly feel supported and in great hands.
Dr. Rydel is the absolute BEST.
She is always professional and personable. She truly cares and it shows. I like how she asks questions and waits for responses without my feeling rushed. Tracy Rydel is the best!
Dr. Rydel is a wonderful doctor!
It’s always very pleasant to talk with Dr. Rydel. She’s been our family primary doctor for years. She’s very thorough and a good listener. Thank you Dr. Rydel!
She is fantastic. :)
Empathetic and courteous as well as very knowledgeable.
She is an excellent provider. The standard to which all medical professionals should strive. She is the best practitioner, by far, I’ve ever worked with.
She's amazing!
Dr. Rydel is an amazing physician. Deeply knowledgeable about her field, caring, and works collaboratively on treatments. I am so grateful to have her as my primary care health provider.
Genuine, professional, made me feel very comfortable. I appreciate her knowledge
Dr.Rydel is an extremely caring doctor who listens to what you have to say and cares about your overall health without only focusing on any specific problem you may have.
Dr. Rydel is an excellent doctor & always easy to talk to.
Love Dr Rydel! She’s great!!
She's the best and most genuine and caring dr i ever had my lifetime. I love her.
Dr. Rydel has been a care, and respectful doctor. I really like how she hold herself and treat her patient.
Dr. Rydel gives her full attention to my concerns and always have a favorable solution.
Doctor Tracy is excellent doctor, for me she always has the time and asks me about everything regarding my health.
Dr. Rydel is the best - very professional and friendly.
Excellent, appreciation for their attention.
Excellent visit! Great staff and doctor!
The doctor is an excellent as a person and as a professional.
Dr. Rydel has always been attentive. She listens and addresses every concern. She makes the visits very comfortable.
i was so satisfied with the time, the bedside manner, the listening skill, two doctors and a thorough examination and processing of my various symptoms that seemed random but were connected. i felt better leaving the clinic then when i walked in. we had a plan and i felt tremendously cared for.
I love Dr. Rydel
Dr. Rydel is an awesome provider. She is compassionate, engaged, smart and caring. She is an asset to Stanford.
Spends the time - Does not make you feel that she is rushing you out of the office.
Dr. Rydel is wonderful. I am glad she is my primary doctor.
My personal physician Dr. Tracy Rydel is the most passionate and caring doctor I ever have I am very blessed and fortunate that I found her. I am recommending her for her knowledge and understanding to all your medical needs. I always feel I am in good hands whenever I talk to her
Dr. Rydel is the best. She has been mine, my husbands, both of my daughters and my moms doctor. A REAL family practitioner.
I always have a great experience with Dr. Rydel.
I highly recommend Dr. Tracy Rydel! She is so kind, caring, and knowledgeable. Dr. Rydel listens and communicates understanding and care! Dr. Rydel teaches and explains with compassion and expertise. Our whole family sees Dr. Rydel!
Very concerned and emphatic
The doctor was great!
Dr. Rydel has always been a top-notch family doctor. She is thorough, very patient, and genuinely caring for her patients well-being. I feel "seen" every time I go to Dr. Rydel for my check-ups.
I am lucky to have a doctor as qualified and caring as Dr. Rydel. I am glad she teaches so her approach/intelligence/empathy can be shared with new doctors.
Dr. Rydel is an excellent listener, and very understanding.
Dr. Rydel is a stellar physician!! I never feel rushed during my appointment. She attentively listens and answers my questions in a way that I can easily understand.
Dr. Rydel, is an excellent Doctor and very knowlegable in her field. She doesnt base all her practice in what is called Technology- Oriented specialty. She shows a lot of emphaty for her patients thus focuses in their complete well-being, mental physical. People are carryn many burders which is impacting in our health.
Dr Rydel is the best PCP my husband ever have. She has such wonderful bed side manners. She is a great human being. thank you for having her.
I have complete confidence in Dr. Rydel; she is the best doctor I ever had and may well be the best doctor on your staff.
Dr. Rydel constantly provides exceptional service!
Dr. Tracy Rydel is an exceptional doctor that highly cares about my medical conditions.
Very good.
Excellent care. Dr. Rydel is all around wonderful! Thank you!!
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.
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
she's the best doc I've had: personable, thorough, excellent explanations, thorough exams-I've referred her to others - they love her
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!
Professionally, medically, intelligent, sympathetic and with great empathy. I could not ask for more.
excellent doctor
I'm extremely happy having Dr. Rydel overseeing my health. Have total confidence in her in every respect.
Dr. Rydel is one of the best doctors I've encountered. I'm grateful that she is my PCP.
Dr. Rydel is the best! I want her for MY doctor too. (She is my autistic daughter's physician.
Dr.Rydell is THE BEST!
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!!!
Very good doctor she is concerned for her patients and very prepared with great knowledge in her area.
Very good.
Dr. Rydel was great! So happy to have her as my PCP.
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 .
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.
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.
Very friendly, knows our family personally.
I love Dr. Rydel - she is patient, kind, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. The chief scribe was also very nice.
All my care providers are excellent; I feel like a team of providers are taking care of me.
doctor went out of her way to spend extra time with me and cover many options of care!
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.
Excellent. Excellent.
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.
Dr. Rydel & her staff are always welcoming & caring.
Excellent care. Dr. Rydel is the best!
Dr. Rydel is awesome - put me right at ease, mixes friendly manner with excellent and concise information.
Dr. Rydel is the BEST!
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!
Dr. Rydel is the best!
Dr. Rydel is excellent.
EXCELLENT! Dr. Rydel is the best. I traveled two hours to continue to see her.
Dr. Rydel is fabulous. So happy to have formed her.
Dr. Rydel never makes me feel rushed. She is the best!!! Couldn't image seeing anyone else.
Dr Tracy Rydel is all around wonderful!
Dr. Rydel is excellent and feel very secure , informed in good hands with her as my Doctor.
Rydel is outstanding; I cannot think of a single thing to critique.
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-
Dr. Rydel is the VERY BEST doctor I have ever had.
Excellent manner, great attention and understanding.
Dr. Rydel is extremely compassionate and wonderful with whom to work.
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.
Very compassionate, understanding and considerate physician.
Another respectful positive interaction with Dr. Rydel.
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.
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.
I have recommended people to the Doctor
Both Dr. Rydel and the student physician were (are) excellent.
Dr. Rydel is an excellent doctor!
Dr. Rydel is fantastic. Also her student physician did a terrific job.
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!
Dr. Rydel is excellent, empathetic and completely relatable. I go out of my way to see her.
Very thorough!
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!
Professionally compassionate, attentive, and caring always -
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.
Dr Rydel is an amazing caring and wonderful Dr
Professional demeanor, compassionate, and friendly.
Dr. Rydel is one the best doctors!
everyone was great. Excellent use of CI-Care by all.
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.
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.
Was very pleased Dr. Rydel was able to spend some extra time with me and had no med students during my visit.
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!!!
Good job.
Dr Rydell is wonderful!
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!!
Dr. Rydel is a professional joy. She is compassionate, understanding and patient. Stanford Medical/Family Group is lucky to have her.
excellent. very supportive of my problems and concerns.
Dr. Rydel is the best MD that I have had! She is caring & responsive!
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.
Dr Rydel is the best. I guess others have found that out because her schedule is always full.
Excellent over all!
Dr. Rydel was warm and caring. She's amazing, would recommend to friends.
She is fabulous! Listens well, offers suggestions, & always willing to discuss options.
Great experience. The doctor and intern were extremely professional, personable, and courteous. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!
very personable and attentive to needs
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!
Dr. Rydel is WONDERFUL!
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.
Very considerate and compassionate always.
Dr. Rydel is one of your best doctors. She is very concern about the patient.
Intelligent, considerate, attentive and compassionate.
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)
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
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.
Dr. Rydel is a professional very nice, dedicated to your patients, dedicates time to arrive to the patients.
Dr Rydel is the best! She spent so much time with me. She really cares about her patients. I would highly recommend her.
All is always good.
Dr Rydel truly cares. Truly listens and is a care Partner. Perfectly balanced matter of fact with humor.
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!
Dr Rydel is funny & caring - really put me at ease, even getting a pap smear.
Hands down, Dr. Rydel is the best physician I have ever worked with as a patient.
Great place for care!
Dr. Rydel is a very nice person who cares about me.
Professional and helpful.
I recommended Dr. Rydel to my best friend. Dr. Rydel is caring, competent, excellent! Dr. Rydel is the best doctor ever!
Dr. Rydel is the best doctor that I had ever seen. She is very friendly, patient and truly care about her patient.
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.
Dr. Rydel is exceptional; I have complete trust in her medical abilities.
She's awesome! I'm lucky to have her as my primary care doctor.
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.
She reads up her notes before meeting. Dr. Rydel is great, caring and attentive, she is prepared.
Dr. Rydel is excellent!
Very good.
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.
Professional, interactive, good listener.
Dr. Rydel is an intelligent, empathetic and knowledgeable care provider.
Feel truly cared for as a person. Patient/dr. relationship excellent. Medical knowledge above peers.

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