Tracy Rydel

Tracy Rydel

Family medicine doctor

4.9 out of 5
152 Patient Ratings
50 Patient Comments

Stanford Primary Care in Palo Alto

Youth in Transition Program

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

Administrative Appointments

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

Friendliness

4.9

Recommended to others

4.9

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.9

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.6

Wait times

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.

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4.9 out of 5
152 Patient Ratings
50 Patient Comments

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, 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

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, Nov 2015

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

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.