Eric R. Sokol, MD

Eric R. Sokol, MD

Urogynecologist, Pelvic surgeon, Minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon

Bio:   My research and clinical work focuses on medical and surgical innovation, including the development and testing of novel surgical and clinical devices and methods. I am a Faculty Fellow in the Stanford Biodesign Innovation Program, and I work with and advise early stage startups in the medical and mobile health spaces.
4.9 out of 5
230 Patient Ratings
72 Patient Comments

Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Clinic

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Garden Level
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-725-6079
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Urology Clinic

Gynecology Clinic

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Garden Level, Suite W0050
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-725-6079
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Gynecology Clinic at Blake Wilbur Building

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Garden Level, Suite W0050
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-725-6079
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Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Warren Alpert Medical School Brown University (2005) RI
  • Board Certification: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2013)
  • Residency: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (2002) IL
  • Internship: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (1999) IL
  • Board Certification: Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2005)
  • Medical Education: Wayne State University School of Medicine (1998) MI
  • Urogynecology, Brown University, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery (2005)

Honors & Awards

  • See curriculum vitae, Stanford University (2007)

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Friendliness

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Recommended to others

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Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.9

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.6

Wait times

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Very professional doctors excellent care super good experience.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Sokol was top notch in all respects. When trying a new doctor completely unknown to me (recommended by the appointment scheduler for my problem), I couldn't have landed a better one! He was professional, wonderfully communicative and complete, & extremely reassuring.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Sokol was excellent and explained everything.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

He is amazing doctor. He takes my worry away. He is funny makes you laugh. (Wonderful) I am thankful to have him.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I would recommend Stanford and my doctors to everyone I know

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Sokol is a very professional and a very friendly doctor. He cares about the patient and made me feel very comfortable. He addressed my concern and explained everything in a very clear way. Outstanding doctor!

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Very good experience all around. Dr. Sokol is warm, friendly, a good listener, and very helpful. These same qualities characterize the rest of the staff. The medical student "sitting in" was gracious and friendly, too.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Awesome dr.!

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Sokol has strong communications skills. Approachable, easy to talk to and transmits information in a manner that's easy to understand without sounding condescending. I've never felt rushed for any of my appts. with him.

SHC Patient, May 2016

My opinion, Dr. Sokol is an excellent MD.

SHC Patient, May 2016

a very excellent doctor. He made me feel very relaxed and understanding of my problem. Excellent to all of the above questions. Probably the best doctor I have ever had and I have had many!

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Sokol truly went above and beyond with my concerns and subsequent advice regarding treatment. He, like many other physicians at Stanford, is exactly why I fly from NM to CA for all of my medical needs. His professionalism and beside manner are extremely appreciated and his valuable time that he contributed to my concerns went above and beyond - something that is rare in the medical field today. Thank you so much, Dr. Sokol. You are a gem!

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4.9 out of 5
230 Patient Ratings
72 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Very professional doctors excellent care super good experience.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Sokol was top notch in all respects. When trying a new doctor completely unknown to me (recommended by the appointment scheduler for my problem), I couldn't have landed a better one! He was professional, wonderfully communicative and complete, & extremely reassuring.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Sokol was excellent and explained everything.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

He is amazing doctor. He takes my worry away. He is funny makes you laugh. (Wonderful) I am thankful to have him.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

I would recommend Stanford and my doctors to everyone I know

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Sokol is a very professional and a very friendly doctor. He cares about the patient and made me feel very comfortable. He addressed my concern and explained everything in a very clear way. Outstanding doctor!

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Very good experience all around. Dr. Sokol is warm, friendly, a good listener, and very helpful. These same qualities characterize the rest of the staff. The medical student "sitting in" was gracious and friendly, too.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Awesome dr.!

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Sokol has strong communications skills. Approachable, easy to talk to and transmits information in a manner that's easy to understand without sounding condescending. I've never felt rushed for any of my appts. with him.

SHC Patient, May 2016

My opinion, Dr. Sokol is an excellent MD.

SHC Patient, May 2016

a very excellent doctor. He made me feel very relaxed and understanding of my problem. Excellent to all of the above questions. Probably the best doctor I have ever had and I have had many!

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Sokol truly went above and beyond with my concerns and subsequent advice regarding treatment. He, like many other physicians at Stanford, is exactly why I fly from NM to CA for all of my medical needs. His professionalism and beside manner are extremely appreciated and his valuable time that he contributed to my concerns went above and beyond - something that is rare in the medical field today. Thank you so much, Dr. Sokol. You are a gem!

SHC Patient, May 2016

I have told everyone what a great place this is everyone is wonderful.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Discussed diagnosis clearly and recommended how to proceed.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Even though it does not appear that I will require additional care from Dr. Sokol, I found him to be an excellent provider. He was able to digest the information and my medical history quickly and was able to guide my future care. I was very confident in him and his assessment of my condition.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Sokol and his nurse Laura are both very competent and very compassionate. We live in Santa Cruz area and originally came to Dr. Sokol because of concerns about surgery recommended by our local gynecologist. Dr. Sokol recommended and implemented effective medical treatment not requiring surgery, for which we are very grateful.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr Erik Sokel was very kind, understanding and obviously an expert in his field.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Excellent care.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I was fortunate is meet Dr. Sokol. he was a breath of fresh air to have him take care of me. Always sensitive to my feelings and concerns. I am very happy with the outcome of my procedure.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Sokol is VERY informative, I don't feel rushed - its a nice pace, not too slow, but efficient.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I've already recommended Dr. Sokol. I have complete faith him as a doctor and person.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Sokol spend very reasonable time with me explain my condition and plan to follow I completely trust him and his decisions for my care will definitely recommend him to my friend and family.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

He had reviewed the records from my gyn so he understood the issue. The 'testing' for degree of issue was done in a professional manner.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Sokol is wonderful and knowledgeable!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Sokol is worth the hassle of navigating Stanford Med Center.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Extremely happy with the office visit

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Sokol made me feel at ease and comfortable.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Excellent doctor, excellent care by all staff members I came in contact with. Excellent anesthesiologist during surgery! I have already referred a friend to the clinic.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I would like to keep Dr. Sekol as my Physician.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I was very impressed with this doctor.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Talk less, listen more.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

All is good I don't have anything to say.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

My sister was referred to the office because of the excellent care and capabilities of Dr. Sokol.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

A positive, encouraging experience.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Sokol is very personable, informative, I felt like I was part of the decision making process.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr Sokol is amazing! He is my lifesaver!

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

I was impressed by the attention I was given by Dr. Sakol. He was very helpful and informative at all times.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Sokol and staff are wonderful.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr Sokel is an excellent physician and I would recommend him to friends and other personnel, also his staff is great

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Sokol was very, very informative, friendly yet professional.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Sokol made me feel like I was their only patient - their only concern & I felt that they gave me all the time I needed.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

I was very happy with Dr. Sokol. I could have asked him many more questions, but he already went over time with me. Was only left a bit uncertain about what to do next to get better, since surgery was not really recommended.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Outstanding MD & nurse.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Sokol explained more detail about a surgery I had 12 yrs. ago and why it impacts me now. Very helpful to understand.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Sokol was knowledgeable and caring - encouraged discussion - Gave good information.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

I was impressed with the concern shown

SHC Patient, May 2015

Excellent doctor, really knows how to connect to his patients

SHC Patient, May 2015

After my surgery almost every body asking my needs.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Probably best physician experience ever.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Sokol is very competent and personable as well.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I was happy to be at this appointment and very relaxed.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Sokol explained the procedure and follow up treatment.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

I was given written options for my treatment. Excellent informed consent process.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Relieved.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Sokol has been exceptionally helpful as there are a lot of questions with mesh complications.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Eric Sokol is very competent & personable.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Did not listen to me.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

We are so pleased to be able to have Dr. Sokol's care.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. Sokol was amazing. Would recommend him and will seek his help again if needed.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

Would HIGHLY recommend Dr. E. Sokol very impressed by his bedside manners and knowledge.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

One of the best MDs I have found. Would recommend highly! Professional, competent, empathetic - and asked for my goals/values to guide his recommendations.

SHC Patient, May 2014

She took her time when I didn't feel I was being rushed out the door.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Sokol is a very good dr. and makes you feel so comfortable.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Dr. Sokol is excellent with a nice bedside manner.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Superior service & knowledge -

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

He was patient and explained all he was doing.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

The very best ever.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr Sokol spent an hour explaining all options to both my husband and me. He did not press for decision immediately.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

My confidence in Dr. Sokol has saved both my physical & mental life.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Doctor actively listened, elevated my comfort, level about my medical concerns, and skillfully carried out exam while clearly informing me about findings.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Dr. Sokol & his staff were very professional & yet down to earth explaining all procedures thoroughly.

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Dr. Sokol is an angel in my life. He did everything possible to correct my problem but was very honest about the possibility that I may not be 100% better, but I am already 85% better & I'm still healing.