Erika Schillinger

Family medicine doctor

Clinical Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

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Education & Certifications
  • Internship: UCSF Medical Center (1995) CA
  • Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center (2001) CA
  • Residency: UCSF Medical Center (1997) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (1997)
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1994) CA
  • M.D., Stanford University, Medicine (1994)
  • B.A., Harvard University, History and Literature (1986)

Honors & Awards
  • Award for Excellence in Promotion of Humanism, Stanford University School of Medicine (2019)
  • Award for Excellence in Promotion of Learning Environment and Student Wellness, Stanford Medicine (2016)
  • Educator for CARE (Compassion, Advocacy, Responsibility, Empathy), Stanford Medical School (2008)
  • General Internal Medicine Division Teaching Award, Family and Community Medicine at Stanford (2002)
  • General Medical Disciplines Division Teaching Award, Stanford University School of Medicine (2011)
  • Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Award for Outstanding & Innovative Contributions to Medical Educ, Stanford University School of Medicine (2015)
  • Leadership Development Program, Stanford University School of Medicine (2010)
  • Program of Excellence Award for Promotion of Primary Care, American Academy of Family Physicians (2016)
  • Program of Excellence Award in Exposure to Family Medicine and Family Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians (2015)
  • STFM National Innovative Program Award for OSLER (O'Connor Stanford Leaders in Education Residency), Stanford Medical School and O'Connor Family Medicine Residency (2014)
  • Teaching and Mentoring Academy Innovation Grant, Stanford University School of Medicine (2017)
  • The Arthur L. Bloomfield Award for Excellence in Teaching Clinical Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2002)
  • The Arthur L. Bloomfield Award for Excellence in Teaching Clinical Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2006)
  • The Franklin G. Ebaugh, Jr. Award for Advising Medical Students, Stanford University School of Medicine (2012)
  • The Franklin G. Ebaugh, Jr. Award for Advising Medical Students, Stanford University School of Medicine (2017)
  • The Kaiser Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Stanford University School of Medicine (2008)
  • The Lawrence H. Mathers Award for Commitment to Medical Education, Stanford Medical School (2013)

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Course Director, Practice of Medicine, Stanford University (2005 - 2014)
  • Director, Core Clerkship in Family and Community Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2006 - 2010)
  • Director, Predoctoral Education, Family Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2009 - 2019)
  • Director, SHIELD (Stanford Healthcare Innovations and Experiential Learning Directive), Stanford University School of Medicine (2014 - Present)
  • Distinguished Member, Stanford Medicine Teaching and Mentoring Academy, Stanford University School of Medicine (2019 - Present)
  • Executive Director, Patient and Family Engaged Medical Education @ Stanford (2019 - Present)
  • Section Chief for Medical Education, Division of Primary Care and Population Health, Stanford University School of Medicine (2015 - Present)


Specializing In

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • LGBTQ+ Health
  • Sports Medicine
  • 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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(74 Ratings)

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(136 reviews)

I have had Dr Schillinger as my primary MD for many years. She never disappoints. She is thoughtful and thorough.
She was very pleasant and helpful. It was a wonderful experience.
I'd like to give better than very good :)
Thorough and made good recommendations
Dr. Erika is an excellent doctor. I see her for many years and super pleased with her service.
Dr. Erika is the best!
The wording on this question doesn’t match the answers. The care I received was excellent- every single person I encountered during my visit did an excellent job!
Dr. Schillinger is awesome!! very knowledgeable and nice
Dr. Schillinger has been my Dr. for many years. We have an excellent working relationship. She listens to my concerns and questions and will always share her knowledge. I respect her opinions and trust that she always has my best health interests in mind.
I love Dr S!
Dr. Schillinger has been my primary care physician for many years. She has always been terrific in every way. I have great respect for her medical knowledge, judgment, and compassion. She is the reason I've continued going to Stanford Family Practice for so long. Dr. Schillinger's nurse, Ms. Mendoza, has also been consistently kind and helpful. I'm not going to complete the rest of this form because my right wrist is broken and using the computer is hard.
I always have trust in Dr. Schillinger and appreciate her thoroughness and compassion. She’s the best.
Dr. Schillinger is amazing. She’s been my doctor for a long time and even though I live approx 40min from Stanford (without traffic!) she is the sole reason why I haven’t been able to bring myself to change PCP to someone closer to my home.
Very good as always
Intelligent willing to help and a logical good listener
Dr. Covered all the procedures and items provided by the Medicare Wellness Exam. She also took the time to go over the list of question I had. I was very pleased with her services.
I would recommend Dr. Schillenger to anyone and everyone. She is caring, kind and thoughtful and very easy to talk to, even in the most stressful situations.
She listened to my concerns and is always pleasant to work with!
Erika was great. Reminds me of Dr. Seekamp!
Dr Schillinger is the best doctor I had at Stanford hospital.
Dr Schillinger is caring, kind, understanding and really listens to her patients.
Dr. Schillinger is kind, easygoing, and comes across as sincere. I appreciate the time she spent getting to know me and addressing my concerns.
She has been a wonderful and caring Dr in the years I have been her patient and am always happy to see her
I would rate my first experience as excellent.
Dr. Schillinger is GREAT. I've had the good fortune of seeing her twice now. Helpful, responsive, knowledgeable. Loved her!
Dr. Schillinger is thoughtful and comprehensive. I always have a good experience with the entire family.
She was nice.
Dr. Schillinger is the best Family doctor ever! She is very knowledgeable, patient, and caring about her patients
Loved the visit with Erika Schilinger. Great bedside manner, covered all the important questions, listened. Great visit.
She is great and caring. She understood my concerns and responded to my questions. Any unanswered questions. She followed up a vey comprehensive note which is available in MyHealth. Thank you!
Very careful and considerate doctor
She is warm, empathetic, a good and keen listener, and provides useful information while helping me identify precisely how to move forward. I am very glad to have had her as my doctor.
Always excellent!
Thank you for who you are very nice and kind very helpful keep up the good work 💖
Very considerate doctor. Absolutely right decision about new blood test before using new medicine.
Dr. Schilling has been my primary physician for over twenty years. She has always listened to my health concerns, discussed possible care plans, and followed up with an action plan.
Dr. Schillinger has been my primary physician at Stanford for over 20 years.
My PCP was awesome
Dr. Schillinger is an incredible physician. She continues to take great care of my health and guides me to make good decisions about my health. Her knowledge and care are outstanding and visits are warm and caring from start to finish. She is also kind and respectful to her staff and I think you can tell a great deal about a person by the way they treat others.
I know Dr. E. Schillinger for a long time. She is an excellent physician and I trust her 100% for the advice, care and understanding of my specific problems and health issues.
Dr. Erica is very knowledgeable and attentive to all my needs.
Dr. Schillinger and her team are great. I really appreciate how responsive, compassionate and knowledgable they are.
Excellent visit. Dr. Erika Schillinger is one of the best.
Dr. Schillinger and her staff are the best!
Everyone was very kind per usual
Dr Schillinger and her staff are excellent
In fact excellent
Dr. Schillinger is great
She was great.
Dr. Schillinger is an Amazing doctor!
Excellent medical health professional--my primary care physician since 1998!
Dr. Schillinger is INCREDIBLY compassionate and understanding and knowledgeable. I trust her completely and I know that she understands exactly what I've explained in my concerns regarding my health. I'm so glad she's our family doctor.
Erika provided the best care I've experienced at Stanford! She genuinely cared about my health and went the extra mile to show that she cares. Thank you so much.
Very easy to talk to, very helpful and knowledgeable
Erika S. is a caring and knowledgeable doctor. She shows empathy and is an excellent listener. Also, I appreciated that she reached out to me and my daughter in a timely manner.
She is a wonderful caring doctor. She is the main reason I am still at Stanford and won't change my primary care doctor.
Excellent and caring provider who listened patiently, was kind and assured me of her help and availability
Dr. Schillinger is attentive and encouraging. She is always prompt and follows through in my messages. I'm very happy she is my doctor.
Dr. Schillinger has been my health care provider for several years. She is a professional caring physician.
She is amazing! And a wonderful doctor!!
Thanks for your care and advice.
Very skilled, very consiiderate doctor and nurse.
You’re great!
Very nice doctor, I am very happy to have her my primary care physician. Thank God!
Added helpful information to consider with my hearing issues
Dr. Schillinger is very empathetic, great communicator, knowledgeable and highly skilled. I am very grateful for her care.
I appreciate her well informed advice.
Awesome at shared-decision making and developing plan of care
Dr. Schillinger has been very supportive and empathetic throughout my medical journey. She is very attentive, thoughtful and caring. Highly skilled doctor and I am very grateful for her care. Thank you.
She is wonderful!
Dr. Schillinger is very thoughtful and caring physician who listens to and addresses all of my concerns. Very thankful for her care, thank you.
Thank you!
Very grateful for Dr. Schillinger’s care. She is very compassionate, approachable, knowledgeable and great communicator. Thank you!
Dr. Schillinger is the best PCP and is so empathic. I appreciate her care and consideration and look forward to seeing her in person again. I have only had video or phone visits with her during the pandemic, but felt supported by her and her team. Excellent provider and the whole Stanford Family Medicine team is outstanding. Cherry Ann and Kevin were also helpful today.
Very intelligent, very caring and very decisive.
A wonderful family practice physician who has been my PCP since 1998, I cannot recommend her highly enough!
Excellent professional, knowledgeable and friendly doc.
Good experience.
Very thorough, compassionate, and friendly.
Dr. Schillinger is terrific! She is the key reason that I continue to go to Stanford family practice. It has been a real privilege to have her as my doctor for many years - she has helped me & my family tremendously.
We love Dr. Erika!
Great doctor!
Super nice, empathetic, listens to what I'm actually feeling, status concern.
Dr. Schillinger is not only my MD but my 3 children as well. She's very professional, delightful and makes me feel @ ease.
Dr Schillinger is outstanding! I trust her completely with my entire family. She is exceptionally patient centered, compassionate and knowledgeable.
My experience with Dr. Schillinger and her associates has always been excellent. Thank you for giving me the best care.
Dr. Erika Schillinger is one of the best. Thoughtful, attentive, with a balanced approach to treatments and a process that puts the patient at the front and center of their own care.
I Love Dr. Schillenger. She's been GREAT for all the years that I've been going to see her. I like that when I see her for my yearly annual exam. We talk about me as a whole person and not just talking to any symptoms of issues that I might be experiencing.
Dr. Schillinger and med. student Tom provided phenomenal care during my visit. Tom was very thorough in his examination and presentation of symptoms. Dr. Schillinger is clearly a fantastic attending who values teaching! She even pulled up a diagram on the computer to help me more clearly visualize the problem that had brought me in for the visit. Dr. Schillinger took extra time to answer my many questions about medications and follow up care. Very pleased and well cared for during this visit!
Dr. Schillinger clearly explained how this was unlikely to be anything extremely serious, then put in the referrals for next steps. Messages were quickly responded to.
Dr. Schillinger cares about her patients and provides empathy and great clinical skill and is in tune with me as a patient. I only request her if possible.
I/we adore Dr. Schillinger I have been a patient for 20+ yrs. - she is the best. My 6 & 8 yr. old love her too.
Dr. Schillinger has been my primary care provider for almost 20 years, continuity in care is excellent in this situation. She knows my body's weak & strong points.
I've been seeing Dr. Schillinger for many years and she's and exceptional provider, very caring to her patients, and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Schillinger is the best!
Dr. Schillinger is excellent & very kind.
Wonderful doctor.
Dr. Erika Schillinger is not my PCP but she was an incredible provider. she paid attention to my concerns, explained things clearly and had a warm presence. I would highly recommend her!
Blood pressure. I asked her for giving referrals to endocrinology clinic because I had similar problem (many years ago I was operated because of toxic thyroid). Dr. Shilling was so kind and gave me referral.
Dr. Schillinger has always made me feel relaxed and part of the care team. She has great, diplomacy when discussing things that I've overlooked or dismissed. At the end of every appointment, we are always in agreement on any plan of action that needs implementing. I leave with confidence.
I enjoy my visits w/Dr. Schillinger because she cares about me as a person & my overall health as well as the visits to address specific issues.
Dr. Schillinger is a compassionate, kind and thorough doctor. I trust her with my entire family's health.
I always highly recommend her. I wish everyone could have as good of a relationship with their PCP. It makes a huge difference as a social worker to have support from my PCP.
Dr. Schillinger has been my doctor for many years. I think she's terrific & feel very fortunate to have her.
I appreciated her genuine concern regarding my weight gain & her suggestions on how to better manage it.
She's an excellent primary care physician and my children's pediatrician.
Excellent caring doctor.
Dr. Schillinger is the VERY BEST! I am very lucky to have her as my doctor.
Dr. Schillinger is always very caring and professional.
Dr. Schillinger is one of my favorite providers. She's always very attentive and I appreciate that she doesn't rush through appointments. She's very thorough.
I love Dr. Schillinger! Very much appreciate that she doesn't rush through appointments and doesn't get on the computer until after we've chatted and she's done some examination on me.
Dr. Schillinger was very considerate to me; recommended very helpful supplement for heartburn. I understand it is hard to treat some allergic people (like me) to medicines.
Dr. Schillinger is the best! As a physician myself, I trust her with my entire family she is so kind and an excellent clinician.
Above and beyond - one of the best doctors I've ever had.
She is very knowledgeable and experienced. She seemed not to know about other departments and got defensive when I shared my experience from prior years of frustration -
Dr. Schillinger is the best!
I come back to Stanford practice because I like to relationship build with my healthcare/dental providers. I feel confident in Doctor Schillinger and as I said before I like her as a doctor & person.
Dr. Schillinger is a very caring dr. w/personal touch.
I've been seeing Dr Schillinger for along time and really like her. Dr this visit she took enough time to listen had to me and address my concerns.
Dr. Schillinger was very thorough in her examination and carefully explained why I might feel chest pain.
Great doctor!
LOVE Dr. Schillinger!
Dr. Schillinger is the best. She has been my primary for many years and our relationship has developed into a partnership of trust and caring. She addresses all my concern and we work on issues together.
Great great doctor!
We love Dr. Schillinger!
Love Dr. Schillinger that's why I'm still at Stanford. I'm finding that Stanford is becoming to be the Kaiser of years ago. For the money we pay in insurance and the service we receive Kaiser is better. However, you are very lucky to have Dr. Schillinger.
Dr. SSchillinger is terrific.
Outstanding physician - very thorough, personable and competent... I just love her!
Love Erika! She's the best.
My doctor is caring and thoughtful.
I would choose "excellent" in all categories if it were an option.
She's the best! The only downside is her availability since she is also faculty. I wait for her because I think she's worth it!
Dr. Schillinger is the best!
During any my visit, Dr. Schillinger helps me to solve some problems. I leave her office very satisfied with her consideration.
I appreciate Dr. Schillinger taking her time & patience with me during my appt.
Dr. Schilliner is great!

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