Amelia Sattler, MD

Family medicine doctor

Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

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I am an ebullient family physician with special interests in medical education, adolescent medicine, mental health and preventive care. I earned my undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Puget Sound and enjoy working with patients to explore and overcome mental and emotional challenges that may contribute to disease.

My medical training began while seated around the dinner table in rural northern California where, as a child, I was inspired by the joy that my parents experienced working as family practitioners. In pursuit of formal medical training I ventured from the west coast to Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota where I was “raised” in a culture of medicine that prioritizes the needs of patients. I strongly believe in and strive to integrate and propagate this philosophy of care.

After surviving four winters and meeting my husband, I happily returned to San Jose, California where I completed residency in Family Medicine at the San Jose-O’Connor Family Medicine Residency Program. During residency I participated in the O’Connor-Stanford “Leaders in Education” Residency Pathway (OSLER) where I began formal training in medical education, working with Stanford clinician educators and medical students. I continued this training as a fellow in the Rathmann Family Foundation Medical Education Faculty Fellowship in Patient-Centered Care in 2014.

Outside of work I am usually found spending time with my husband and two children in our dahlia and vegetable garden, hiking or cooking. I also enjoy playing soccer, swimming and traveling throughout the world.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Residency: Stanford O'Connor Family Medicine Residency (2013) CA
  • Medical Education: Mayo Clinic School of Medicine (2010) MN
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (2013)
  • Residency, San Jose-O'Connor Family Medicine Residency Program (2013)
  • Medical School, Mayo Clinic (2010)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Puget Sound, Psychology (2005)

Honors & Awards
  • Family Medicine Resident Award for Scholarship, AFMRD/NAPCRG/CFPC (2011)

  • Executive Committee Member, O'Connor-Stanford Leaders in Education Residency (OSLER) Program (2013 - Present)
  • Member, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (2011 - Present)
  • Member, American Academy of Family Physicians (2010 - Present)

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate, Educators-4-Care (E4C) (2011 - Present)
  • Director, IMPACT Program (2015 - 2017)
  • Director, O'Connor-Stanford Leaders in Education Residency (OSLER) Pathway (2015 - 2020)
  • Director, Continuity of Care Clerkship (2017 - 2020)
  • Physician, Lucile Packard After Hours Clinic (2013 - 2015)
  • Quality Improvement and Population Health Lead, Stanford Primary Care (2016 - Present)
  • Resident Wellness Group Facilitator, Stanford Health Care-O'Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program (2014 - Present)


Specializing In

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • LGBTQ+ Health
  • Stress Management and Anxiety
  • Women's Health

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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(196 reviews)

Dr. Sattler is an angel! An absolute warm and caring person. A compassionate and proficient professional. A willing partner in exploring options. I am so lucky to have found her!
She is So Sweet, Kind , and compassionate. She is an Amazing primary caregiver. So Grateful for her.
She has an excellent and professional approach to providing medical care and advice. She is knowledgable, experienced, caring, personable and provides one with confidence as my primary care doctor I am very fortunate to have Dr Sattler on my Stanford Health Team. Thank you!
The same on previous screen. She is the best doctor ever! She is a great listener, very knowledgable, gives me options, always seems interested in my well being.
Dr. Sattler is wonderful. She's caring, thorough, thougful, inspires confidence and is fun yet always approperiate. I highly reccomend her.
Dr. Sattler is excellent.
she is excellent -- well informed; communicates well; has a caring manner.
Dr. Sattler is excellent and feel grateful to her as my doctor.
Knowing that she "has by back" is very important to me.
Caring, professional
Seeing her is uplifting. I appreciate her "presence" and her preparation to help me with several dimensions of a complex (at least for me) condition. She is a gem!
Dr Sattler was excellent. She was caring and compassionate. I can’t say enough good things about her
Dr. Amelia Sattler is excellent. Her care is compassionate and thorough and I feel very blessed to have her for my doctor.
Very caring
She is a kind and compassionate doctor. I appreciate having her as my PCP.
Thank-you for always listening & caring so much!
Dr Sattler is very good !
Dr. Sattler is an excellent, caring doctor. She makes me feel more confident about my care.
very easy to talk to and works great with me! I agree with her recommendations and trust her advice.
Love her as my PCP
I want to let you know how happy I am with Dr. Sattler she always addresses all my concerns. I would highly recommend her to family members and friends.
Dr Sattler is really wonderful and very caring.
Dr. Stattler is so caring and I don't feel rushed when talking to her. Thank you.
She's the best!
Very caring about the needs of her patients.
very empathetic
Wonderful doctor. Takes time to listen to concerns & helps resolve issue.
She was easy to talk to, listened well and provided good solutions for my problems.
Very kind and patient person
Dr. Sattler is wonderful: well-prepared, respectful, compassionate, smart (obviously), and thorough. I especially like that she will dive into medical matters as deeply as you want to go without being patronizing. I feel very well cared for by her and fortunate to have her as my primary care provider.
Kind, caring, knowledgeable.
Best doctor, she is always extremely caring and thoughtful
She is an amazing doctor! I am extremely happy to see her!
Very caring and efficient doctor.
Very happy with the visit. Dr. sattler answered all my question and advise me on everything that I need to know. I and Stanford hospital is so lucky to have her
She is great
Dr. Sattler is exceptional!
The entire team were excellent
She is the best family doctor I ever had. She is patient and kind as well as being knowledgeable and always helpful. I would recommend her to anyone who asked. I feel very fortunate to have her.
If I can recommend this to anyone else. I would love to recommend onto everyone!
She is a great physician
I had a great visit with Dr Sattler. She was thorough and open to every question I had. I felt cared for and satisfied with my appointment.
Dr Sattler is wonderful
excellent communication
She is wonderful!
Dr. Sattler was extremely welcoming, direct, informative, and pro-active. She answered my questions, listened to my concerns, and formulated a plan forward to address the issues. I am glad that she is my physician addressing these blood-pressure issues during the time that my newly-assigned physician is on maternity leave. I left the appointment with a clearer understanding of my situation, a detailed plan of action, and a context for my concerns. I was glad to know that she welcomed any follow-up questions pending lab results. Her manner and her expertise did a great deal to reduce my anxieties, as well as frame my medical situation.
This is my first meeting with her and Dr. Sattler is terrific.
She is the most Amazing health care provider I have ever been Blessed to have.
Dr. Sattler is attentive and very thorough. I am grateful to be under her care.
very pleasant and competent to boot
Dr Sattler is very personal and makes you feel like she got early cares and has time for you and wants to hear what you have to say
Dr. Sattler is the best. She answered all my questions & concerns,
Well, I could go on and on. She is fabulous. Her communication skills are excellent. She is a very good listener, recaps what we have talked about and answers my questions very clearly in lay persons terms. She is personable, caring and informative. Just a perfect combination for a Dr. Excellent.!!!!! Oh, and I am not related to her or a friend, just a patient. : ))
Dr. Sattler is the best!
Dr. Sattler is caring and personable!
She is awesome!
Dr. Sattler is an excellent doctor. ( the best ) .
As always, Dr. Sattler was awesome!
I felt very comfortable with Dr Stattler and I felt like she was competent and interested in helping me.
Best doctor ever
Dr. Sattler was very helpful and answered all my questions…very informative & supportive Best doctor at Stanford
Hands down, the best doctor at Stanford. She saved my life, I don’t think I’d be here if it weren’t for her. I became her patient when I was in horrific health and she resurrected my health. I could live 3 lifetimes and still could never thank her enough.
Best family doctor ever!
Fortunate to have Dr Sattler as my physician.
I have a great repore with my Doctor
She's the best!
Dr. Sattler is great! I was happy to be able to have this appointment with her. She's the BEST!
Excellent! Dr. Sattler answered all my questions and did a through check up. She is very kind and considerate.
As always she was concerned and helpful with her recommendations.
This was my first visit but I was impressed with the doctor and would like to continue seeing her.
Amelia Sattler is a positive, engaging person. she has an open, friendly personality. She seems compassionate and caring. She gave me. her full attention, and thoughtfully responded to my concerns. She asked appropriate questions and provided thoughtful informed feedback.
Dr. Sattler is caring and explains our treatment plans and alternatives well, which I appreciate so much!
I feel incredibly fortunate to have Amelia Sattler as my PCP. She is listens, communicates clearly, and incredibly good- natured. She always treats me as an intelligent, mature woman and offers options .in a word, she is great!
She was prepared, warm, compassionate, efficient and knowledgeable! So glad she is my PCP!
Dr. Sattler is wonderful. She is thoughtful and patient, and always cheerful.
I am very please with Stanford Doctors and staffes. They are very professional.
Dr. Sattler was extremely helpful.
She is the best. I am so grateful to have her as my doctor. We always cover all my questions and concerns. Her follow up is extraordinary.
Dr. Sattler was amazing, she was very kind and welcoming and provided me with so many resources for the future. It was everything I was hoping for and more, and I am excited to keep talking with her regarding my care.
Dr Sattler is incredibly professional and very thorough.
My dr addressed all of my concerns. Was a very successfulvisit
Amelia is a kind and caring person, makes me feel that she truly cares about me and my well being.
She is a good listener and discusses possible treatments or approaches. Gives clear info. Creates trust!
Amelia Sattler is a wonderful Doctor. She is a great listener and understands patient's concerns etc. She cares a lot. I am glad to have her as my family doctor.
I felt Dr. Settler made great effort to get to know me in me in a very short amount of time, hear my needs and recommend reasonable solutions.
She is the best! I am so grateful to have her as my doctor.
She's terrific.
The best.
Thank you for taking the time to talk to me.
Excellent doctor!
She is incredibly thoughtful and supportive as a doctor and human.
My Doctor is awesome
She's the best.
She's awesome.
Dr. Sattler is the so caring and thoughtful and Lenny was great with my flu vaccine.
She is a thoughtful, thorough, caring and great doctor.
Dr. Sattler is always very attentive in person, and she was the very same during our video visit. She listens carefully and addresses my questions in a thoughtful, knowledgeable way.
Dr. Sattler is always very personable and professional. Have a great deal of confidence in her.
very personable
She's always kind and patient
Avery caring and supportive Doctor
She listened to me and I think she understood where I was coming from.
Dr. Sattler is an excellent doctor.
She is a wonderful doctor. I know I can trust her, she listens well and is very helpful.
Dr. Sattler cares and does her best to get you the most up to date research on what's available for your particular situation. She is very informative.
Dr. Sattler is patient and thoughtful. I greatly appreciate her help.
Best doctor ever!!!
Dr Sattler is great. She has a great bedside manner and is a great diagnostician
Dr. Sattler displays a valuable combination of professional competence and a caring approach. It always makes me feel better to meet with her.
Listen and explained everything until I understood.
Dr Sattler is the best doctor I have ever seen. The care, patience and profession are all excellent! She listens carefully and understand all the concerns I have, provides emotional support at my difficult time, and makes timely assessment and treatment plan for me. I will recommend dr Sattler to any of my friend
Really appreciate the time she always takes with me. I feel like I have a relationship with her, and she really cares.
Great job
She is wonderful
very happy with her expertise and communication skills
Dr Sattler was truly present during our visit and was empathetic.
Thank you very much for being so caring
She is a great Doctor and person
Dr. Sattler is a phenomenal provider: she provides the best care and is an empathetic and wonderful doctor.
Very good experience.
I like Dr. Sattler very much. She is always helpful and caring.
Dr. Sattler is excellent as a physician & person.
Providers did NOT rush through the exam.
Dr. Sattler was awesome! Great attitude!
Dr. Sattler thoroughly examined me and spent time answering all my questions. I felt valued as a patient and a person. She was very reassuring as I did not know what was going on medically.
Dr. Sattler is very knowledgeable, thorough and most importantly, truly cares about her patients. Have already recommended her to many colleagues.
dr sattler was very attentive! listened to me and explained everything clearly. was a very positive experience - and feel as though there is an actual dr/patient relationship!
excellent experience
Dr. Sattler is always a genuine & is a great advocate & clinician.
So pleasantly surprised @ the level of care, attention & knowledge Dr. Sattler provided. So happy she will be my PCP.
Dr. Sattler is an outstanding care provider: Knowledgeable, caring, and friendly. Her staff is very nice too.
Excellent doctor, very knowledgeable, knows how to work with me to help me take care of my health.
Dr. Sattler is by far the most empathetic and compassionate heath care provider I have ever met. She spends a considerable amount of time ensuring that all my questions get answered and appointments with her never feel rushed. I could not recommend her enough.
The dr. expressed concern about my feelings but she doesn't know how to provide comforting words. I told her about something personal but she didn't seem to care - She doesn't know how to talk to her patients - or at least me.
Dr. Sattler was very thorough, spent plenty of time with me to understand and help me with my health issues.
Dr. Sattler is a wonderful doctor from my experience. Great on the details and communication with patient regarding preventative healthcare.
Excellent doctor. Very patience and spends time in understanding and explains every thing in detail, and never feel rushed.
I love Dr. Sattler! She is so kind & makes me feel so calm & I was her only concern. Very informative & patient. Came home & told my daughter about her.
Doctor contacted the son of the patient and answered all the questions as a follow up.
Dr Sattler is by far one of the best Doctors I have experienced. She is knowledgeable, kind, concerned for her patients and always makes me feel less stressed about visiting the clinic. I moved from California to Idaho a year ago and although I need a local medical provider, I continue to fly back so I can receive her medical expertise and care.
Dr. Sattler is one of the most thorough, caring and kind doctors I have ever had.
Thank you Dr. Sattler!
Very perfect.
my Doctor was very easy to talk to
Always enjoy visits to Dr. Sattler super friendly and genuine.
Dr. Sattler is wonderful. Takes time to go over everything without rushing.
Just excellent!
Listened to all my concerns well - but barely examined me and suggested treatment at other clinics.
Great team.
I'm taking Dr Satller with me when I return to Florida. She'that good
Attentive, empathetic, flexible and caring!
Love Dr. Sattler as my care provider. Best doctor I've had.
Dr. Sottler is very attentive to my health concerns. She is caring and offers me good advice.
My appointment with Dr. Sattler was excellent --- informative, efficient, clear, helpful.
The most amazing doctor I have ever had. She's compassionate, caring, knowledgeable, confident in my care. Always has my best interest at hand. AMAZING! I'm never blessed to have such a great dr.
Dr. Sattler is very professional yet super caring, friendly, and warm. I really enjoyed having her as my pcp during my time working at Stanford and recommend her highly to anyone looking for pcp.
Dr. Amelia Sather is the best.
She asked me very few questions and pretty much just prompted me to talk. I had to fill her in on my medical record and ask questions but didn't feel like she had looked at my record or seemed that interested in me, frankly.
Dr Sattler is an amazing physician with the perfect blend of knowledge and compassion. I have complete trust and faith in her. I feel extremely fortunate to have her as my physician.
Dr. Sattler is fantastic! She is responsive both inside the clinic and outside through the MyHealth messaging platform. She seems to truly care about my well-being and is skilled at explaining things in an easy-to-understand way. I've been dealing with an issue that can be difficult to talk about, and she has been very approachable and understanding.
Dr. Sattler is truly a terrific doctor.
Dr. Sattler is attentive, friendly, kind and compassionate. I look forward to having her as my PCP.
Excellent care. Doctor spent a lot of time with me and listened to all my concerns.
I had had such a good experience with her seeing my husband that I waited months to be able to get an appt. to establish her as my PCP. It was worth the wait!
My doctor followed up in my medication by my health in a very. Timely manner. I have already recommended this doctor since my appointment.
I would recommend Dr. Sattler to everyone
Dr. Sattler is an excellent, caring and thoughtful provider. She knew I was going on a trip, she called me on a Sunday to discuss the results of my lab tests and make sure I start on medication before I leave. That is going above and beyond. Thank you Dr. Sattler.
Dr Sattler is the best, always takes time to listen and talk with me about whatever issue I may be having.
Dr Sattker is an absolutely wonderful physician!!
Dr. Sattler is outstanding.
Dr. was GREAT!!!
I really like my PCP Amelia Sattler. She is patient, kind, thorough, and tries to build a caring report w me!
Doctor Sattler is always very friendly with me and takes her time to explain everything to me so that I understand it.
Dr. Sattler is the best health care provider I have encountered.
I wish I could be friends with Dr. Sattler! She does a great job of listening.
Dr.Sattler is caring and listened patiently to my problems. Gave me a great care.
Dr. Sattler is an amazing physician who is very thorough in her explanations of certain medications/treatments and doesn't use any complex medical vocabulary to do so.
Will likely change primary to Dr. Sattler.
The best.
Friendly, knowledgeable and considerate. Didn't balk at my complex history. This is rare.
I have seen VAST amounts of doctor's in my lifetime and Dr. Sattler ranks amongst the most dedicated, caring, professional of them all. AWESOME DOCTOR!! AAA!!!
I absolutely love Dr. Sattler. She is by far the best primary care doctor I've ever seen. She is compassionate,thoughtful,knowledgable,and committed to giving the best care that she can. I feel I can trust her with all my medical concerns.
My visit with Dr Sattler was a very pleasant experience
Dr. Sattler is a great listener and extremely helpful & helping me understand my health conditions and what to do about them.
Eva Weinlander is my usual doctor, I recently had a seizure and saw Amelia Sattler instead twice. She was EXCELLENT. I had another seizure in the office was admitted to hospital.
Dr. Sattler is one of my favorite doctors in my life. Smart, big-hearted, listens, explains. Not enough words to describe how awesome she is.
Dr. Amelia Sattler is amazing!
I was very pleased with Dr. Sattler. She took her time to address my concerns/questions and was genuinely caring.
Excellent, I love Dr. Sattler.
Dr. Sattler is excellent.

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