Irene Sonu

Gastroenterologist


Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Gastroenterology & Hepatology

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Additional Languages Spoken:
French , Korean

Biography


I am passionate about gut health and strive to provide the best care to my patients. I specialize in complex motility disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. My areas of clinical expertise include achalasia, dysphagia, eosinophilic esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastroparesis, functional dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome, and pelvic floor dysfunction. I also see patients in need of fecal microbiota transplant for recurrent C. difficile infection.

Professional Summary


Education & Certifications
  • Residency: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (2013) CA
  • Internship: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (2011) CA
  • Medical Education: Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania (2010) PA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology (2016)
  • Fellowship: Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2016) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2013)
  • Board Certifications, American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology (2016)
  • Fellowship, Stanford Health Care, Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2016)
  • Residency, Stanford Health Care (2013)
  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Biology (2004)

Honors & Awards
  • Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program, Stanford University (2012)
  • PHI BETA KAPPA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2004)

Memberships
  • Member, American Gastroenterology Association (2016 - Present)
  • Member, American College of Gastroenterology (2014 - Present)
  • Member, American Society for Gastroenterology Endoscopy (2013 - Present)

Administrative Appointments
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford Healthcare (2016 - Present)

Publications

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Practice Locations


Esophagus Center Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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General Gastroenterology Clinic Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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Digestive Health Center in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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General Endoscopy Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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General Gastroenterology Clinic in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

420 Broadway Street, Pavilion D, 2nd Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5555

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Patient Ratings

(44 Ratings)

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4.9/5

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Patient Reviews

(294 reviews)

Dr. Sonu is an excellent doctor, compassionate and understanding. Easy to talk to and gives complete direction. As well as assistant Julie. Thank you very much.
She is wonderful and I wish you could clone her because she’s the best G.I. doctor I’ve ever seen.
Very thorough and competent.
Im always happy to speak with Dr. Sonu, she really listen to my concerns. Her staff is very helpful when I send any questions in my health.
Outstanding service. Doctor Sonu is knowledgeable, has the expertise and very nice. Very informative. She listened and answered my questions. to my quiet is a pleasure for my son and I. Thank you
She is a great doctor! She really listens and I feel that she knows my history when discussing my situation. She doesn't miss anything.
Dr. Sonu is an amazing gastroenterologist. She is very knowledgeable, compassionate and professional. I feel so blessed to have her as my doctor.
Very good Dr she understand every thing I ask Muy buena Dr me sugerio ideas buenas para mi problema
Very nice and helpfull, full attention was on me and she answered all my questions and concerns.
It's very disappointing that DR. Sonu has such a long "ahead" time. She suggested a six month followup. That's unacceptable, too long.
She is an amazing doctor and I highly recommend her to anyone with GI issues
Explain everything well
She was very thorough, and explained and answered all my questions. I never felt rushed and Dr Sonu was very thoughtful and tried to give others options to proceed with my moms health care
Dr Sonu was very helpful and easy to talk with. I was extremely pleased with our visit.
Fantastic Doctor.
She was helpful and kind and caring
Very nice , explain things very clear.
She was personable and answered all my questions. She also had a good plan going forward.
She is awesome
Dr Sonu is an excellent doctor who communicated well and who I liked very much.
Dr. Sonu is very attentive to my medical and emotional well-being.
Grateful to Dr. Sonu for listening to my GI complications from my April, 2022 hiartal hernia surgery.
Irene is one of the best doctors I've ever seen. Encouraging, positive, and explains things well and respectfully. I highly recommend her.
She is very nice and helpful.
Dr. Sonu and her team have truly exhausted all their efforts with me. Medication & tests etc,. But without all their efforts, medications & tests, I wouldn’t be feeling better like I do. So if I have anything to say about Dr. Sonu is she is GREAT!
She is very thorough of her instructions and understands her well. Answered all my questions.
She was very pleasant and informative about my situation ..
She is a great doctor. I highly recommend everybody at Stanford to everyone I talk to.
Thank you for your support
Extremely informative and thorough ,throughout my appointment.
She is excellent in all respects
Dr. Sonu is Compassionate and very caring, She always reviewed her patient's chart before expressing her views/recommendation to the patient's ailment issue.
Impressively skilled and sympathetic doctor!
Exceptionally thoughtful and uses razor sharp intelligence to guide her patients. It was a treat going for help to her.
She was able to explain complicated issues well. She was professional, knowledgeable, and very likable. I feel like I am in good hands with her and her team.
She is a wonderful and caring physician.
The doctor was very thorough and communicated extremely clearly. She was open to starting with behavioral and diet changes instead of medication, although it was offered as an option. This was appreciated by me. I would definitely recommend Dr. a This was appreciated by me. I would definitely recommend Dr. Sonu.
Wonderful, caring person and a very smart physician who wants to improve my health.
Great Dr very detailed very informative very understanding.
I love Dr Sonu! So nice to speak with and she always has suggestions and recommendations to help me. Such a great provider!
Love Dr. Sonu, one of my favorite doctors with Stanford! I feel she actual cares how I am doing and does not rush the visits.
Thank you for being so thorough. I’m hopeful and optimistic that we will find out what’s causing all of this. It was such a pleasure talking to you today.
She is very nice and professional.
This was my first visit with Dr. Sonu and I was incredibly satisfied. She listened to my concerns, gave me clear direction and followed up very quickly. This has been an ongoing medical issue for me over the years but I feel strongly it’ll get better with the help of Dr. Sonu. Thank you so much for listening and making me feel heard!
I felt it was an excellent visit.
She is a great doctor who is very helpful, thoughtful and understanding.
Very attentive to my concerns, and we came up with a plan.
Dr. Sonu is a compassionate and caring person. She makes me feel that she sincerely cares about me and my particular case. She is willing to listen and try new ideas. I trust that she's trying to help me inmprove my condition.
Excellent! Very holistic in approach. Listens and gives options for treatments. I feel at ease telling her what I’m feeling and she does not downplay, and she takes time to listen and explain.
Excellent doctor she does not waste resources with unnecessary ops and procedures.
Excellent doctor. Enjoyed working with her.
As a Trans person in the middle of a transition often times there is trepidation around healthcare in general. The more I interact with Stanford clinicians and staff the less hesitation I have around receiving care and being honest about my transition, which hasn't always been true. So thank you for being inclusive.
Simply an excellent, caring doctor who is also very pleasant to work with.
Excellent doctor. Explains everything thoroughly
I booked todays appointment 5 months ago and it was worth the wait. She came prepared with reviewing the history I sent in and we jumped right into the issue at hand. She was enthusiastic to meet with me from the start & exudes positivity reflecting a true passion for her calling. Even if I was not a candidate for FMT, she had guidance she could have provided. I loved the great detail she gave me about options of procedures, risks, potential outcomes etc. I already knew most of it but it felt great to hear and I was able to make a very informed decision. I felt like we will make a great team going forward and am 100% comfortable recommending her to others. We need more professionals that are very excited about their specialty so far into their career. Please continue to do all you can to attract and retain such amazing doctors.
I really appreciate that DR. Sonu had prepared for our session together. She had read through my records and was prepared to have a fully informed discussion. Dr. Sonu is outstanding. She takes the time to give full explanations. Dr. Sonu is current on treatment guidelines and latest treatment trends.
very detail oriented and clear
Dr Sonu is one of the very best doctors I've ever worked with and I wish everyone had her sense of bedside manner and her depth of knowledge. She's a tremendous asset to Stanford.
I have confidence in Dr. Sonu and she's well-informed, professional and caring.
Dr. Sonu could not have been more helpful. She listened, she was positive and well informed and her expertise fit exactly with my symptoms. She also went out of her way to meet with me. I couldn't be happier with her care.
Dr. Sonu is a terrific person, I am so glad to have her on my team
This was my first visit with her. I am very impressed. Very intelligent, clear, thoughtful and organized. I found her by accident and I am delighted that I had and she will continue my GI care from this time moving forward. I highly recommend her! She is a keeper.
She is an excellent communicator, very clear and well spoken. She is a good listener and responds to all my questions and concerns with interest and compassion. I highly recommend this doctor.
Dr. Sonu was very pleasant. Very informative and accommodating. I like the way she got right to the point. I also loved that she let me speak and made me feel very comfortable :)
Very thorough…
looking forward to being under Dr Sonu's care.
Excellent and sharp doctor
Dr. Sonu seems very interested in my case and has been very compassionate about my care. I would recommend her to others.
Dr. Sonu was AMAZING. Brilliant, empathic, great listener, and very well-informed.
Dr. Irene was very thorough and answered all my questions. She is a delight to talk to. Very Friendly and understanding, excellent doctor!
She’s caring & compassionate. Seems like she truly cares about making it we’re I don’t have to suffer or hopefully not as much.
She's one of my favorite doctors. Every appointment I feel that my health issues are heard and understood, all of my questions are addressed, and I always walk away having learned more. Her bedside manner is excellent and she's so knowledgeable!
Just pleased at how she addresses and wants to get to the root of your problem. Wonderful just wonderful
I felt very comfortable talking to Dr. Sonu. She listened carefully to my explanations about my medical conditions and she seemed very caring. She was kind, courteous, knowledgeable and professional. Dr. Sonu made several referrals for me to other departments at Stanford health to have tests done so that she could gain more knowledge about my present medical condition. She also scheduled a follow up visit with me to review the results of these tests. I appreciate her help and after I complete my scheduled tests I am confident she will plan a treatment program to help me . I feel so much better after talking to Dr. Sonu and I sincerely appreciate her caring attitude.
Very knowledgeable and spent time with me.
She's terrific but I don't want to recommend her since that will make it even harder to get an appointment with this fantastic doctor! She is absolutely top notch.
She is amazing. She makes me feel so comfortable. She listens to me and gives me her best advice and recommendations. I love how informative she is of my condition.
This was my first visit with Dr. Sonu. She is very nice and helpful and really cares about the patient.
Dr. Sonu is extremely considerate and always a pleasure to talk to. She is compassionate, knowledgeable, and thorough. I don't feel rushed, and I always feel well cared for.
Dr. Sonu was incredibly caring. She took me seriously and made it clear she would work with me to figure out how to relieve my symptoms. I feel blessed to have her on my care team.
She seems to exude a strong sense of medical responsibility. She is a good listener. It all seems to go by a bit too quickly.
She was very thorough and explained patiently to me on all the options. She made few recommendations on my next treatment, but she did not pressure me to make decision right the way.
Dr. Sonu is very thorough and assisted me with my problem.
She's great.
Dr Sonu always demonstrates extreme competence and has genuine enthusiasm for the work. She listens carefully and establishes the facts to reach the correct direction forward. I like that Dr. Sonu treats me as a whole person rather than as a medical condition.
Dr. Sonu is a very good doctor and is fully concerned not only about my physical health but how it is impacting my mental health as well. I really appreciate this concern.
Dr. Sonu is always professional, on time, and kind. I feel my concerns are always being heard. She is innovative with how to get the treatment I need, even if it is hard to come by or otherwise unavailable to me. I highly recommend Dr. Sonu,
She has helped me work through years of GI trouble through thorough testing and with accurate medical attention and simple interventions -- so grateful!
She answer all the question that my mom have question about and she is very friendly, too!
She is fabulous and has been so helpful through this whole process. Her PA is amazing as well
Very nice doctor.
Glad to have Dr Sono
She listens to her patients and offers professional advices.
Her approach to medicine is a not strictly western approach (i.e.prescription drugs and procedures) but integrates the use of herbs and other homeopathic remedies which I greatly appreciate.
Very informative and helpful meeting.
Very knowledgeable and easy to understand. Answered all my questions and then some. Very personable also.
She seemed very knowlegable and was friendly. She was confident and cpable.
As far as I am concerned , Dr Sonu , did an excellent job of diagnosing my colitus , after colonoscopy , and treating it with the medication that solved and cured my very serious and difficult problems in a very short time . I will always be thankful to her .
Dr Sonu made me feel very comfortable and was very personable. Her discussion with me was easy to understand and she gave me opportunities to ask questions and tell her my thoughts. I felt very confident in her decisions and look forward to our next visit.
Kind Compassionate Professional Intelligent Patient Results oriented Warm and professional bedside manner
Had a very good experience..very attentive to the issues.
Excellent doctor
She is a great doctor and very thoughtful
Very nice person! She was informative and made me feel very comfortable talking to her. Personality Plus. I would recommend her to any of my friends who have the same condition. She definitely represents Stanford Health Care as the go to medical facility
Dr sonu is so caring, I appreciate her. Thanks!
She is a very professional and also very caring. She was very patient with me went over all the questions I had and I got the all the answers so I can make a future appointment with her without any hesitation.
She’s easy to talk to, knowledgeable, personable
Dr. Sonu is very kind and listens well to what I am saying. She cares very much and saw the urgency in my situation.
Great job
It was very pleasant talking with her. She seemed extremely knowledgeable about my problem. I feel that I know much more about my situation after talking to her than I did before this appointment.
Very nice, explains everything clearly, takes time with you. She is wonderful. I am so lucky to have her for my doctor.
Dr. Sonu is one of the best providers. She has a wonderful “bedside†manner. She listens to her patients and takes her time working to help them.
Very attentive and thorough in her analysis. Very comfortable to talk to. Listened patiently, and was very kind and reassuring in her approach..
Dr. Sonu was very approachable. She listened, answered my questions, and explained about my medical condition. She reviewed the treatment plan with me and ensured that I understood.
Excellent
Very personable, professional, efficient and caring.
She is a very compassionate doctor. She takes her time with her patients and really listens to their needs. I strongly recommend her.
She is smart and caring. She really wants to help me get my symptoms under better control.
This was a great visit with a skilled specialist. I feel confident in the care Dr. Sonu is providing.
She is very smart She explains things very well
Had an excellent video visit with Dr. Sonu. She listened and asked detailed questions about my condition. She explained many treatment options and let me choose which option would work best for me. She also explained her suspected diagnosis very clearly and left time for me to ask questions.
Glad to have her participating in my care.
She was very helpful in answering questions, and she was very transparent in sharing possible diagnoses and plans for testing and treatment. I felt that I was in good hands.
I was very happy with my video appt with Dr. Sonu. She was very thorough, answered my questions and did not rush me. I would definitely recommend her.
Fantastic caring doctor:)
Dr Sonu is great and has given me a better quality of life
She was very easy to talk to about my issue and was very professional.
Dr. Irene Sonu is a very good doctor. I very like her. I would like to provide some sick persons to see her.
She was very knowledgeable and concern about my health condition
Job well done. Thank you.
She is an excellent and caring doctor and clearly very knowledgeable in her subspecialty of GI motility issues.
Dr. Sonu is an excellent GI doctor. I’m very glad to be under her care.
FINALLY DIAGNOSED FEEL GREAT
Strong communication. Careful review of past history.
Very pleasant and professional and direct.
Explained things in a way my mom could understand. Did an excellent job answering my questions as long as my mother
I am totally impressed and wish I had gotten to her sooner.
She is a very caring doctor who explained the treatment plan very clearly. I am grateful that she kindly took her time to answer my questions. I look forward to meeting with her in person at the procedures next month.
Great person
Very professional & felt she went above w/her care. I really like her.
Not only is Irene Sonu an expert in her field, she was also caring, light-hearted, sympathetic, and very patient.
She has been amazing and so understanding. I feel like she actually cares and listens to my concerns. She is very easy to talk to. She explains the options very well to me and makes me feel like there is hope.
She was very thoughtful and kind.
I think Dr. Sonu is a very competent, dedicated, knowledgeable doctor. She does not shy away from questions. I felt very satisfied with the visit and feel that I can continue forward.
Dr. Sonu is the very best for professional care and wonderful personality for patient and family
I’m thankful Dr Sonu has taken the time to discuss my situation with her team to best plan what’s best for my treatment
So helpful and eager to get answers to my issues!
She explained helpful and good details. Excellent recommendations. She is very approachable and intelligent. Thank you.
Dr. Sonu was wonderful and very knowledgeable about issues I asked about. I felt like she truly cared about every issue I brought up to her.
Dr. Sonu answered all my questions. She actively listened to my questions and was engaging during the visit. I found her explanations and answers definitive and to the point and that was very appreciated.
Thank you for touching base & starting to establish a plan of attack on how to help me.
Extremely satisfied with this visit
Dr Sonu is a professional, compassionate and great doctor whom I feel I can trust implicitly. She is approachable and is sure to make me feel that she can be reached whenever I need to. Dr Sonu is a fabulous professional who I would recommend without reservation.
Dr Sonu is very knowledgeable about my condition, and gave me many options for ongoing care. She is very easy to talk to as well.
Dr. Sonu was absolutely wonderful. I felt heard. She listened to all of what I had to say. Came up with a plan of attack. Was friendly, polite and very knowledgeable. She said she was optimistically hopeful and I left there more hopeful that I have been in a while. I have already told several people about her.
Dr. Sonu is excellent. She takes time and listens and I have confidence she knows what she is doing.
Dr. Sonu is great. I like and respect her.
Thorough, thoughtful, comprehensive, excellent treatment summary with multiple treatment options and techniques to explore beyond what other doctors have offered
She acknowledged all of my concerns, discussed possible causes, and made a clear plan
Great doctor!
Dr. Sonu is a excellent , caring Dr. She does her job very professionally .Her diagnostic ability and treatment of the problem is excellent too .
I think Dr. Sonu is a very thorough person and answered all my questions.
Great MD
Dr. Sonu is GREAT!! She is easy to talk with.........and, full of good information! I feel very comfortable with her, and, am happy to have her for my doctor!! I believe that she understands much more regarding a woman's point of view with my kind of health issue! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER! Thanks, Dr. Sonu! Happy New Year!!!
She's the best doctor I've ever had.
Dr. Suno is a very caring, compassionate professional. She truly listens to my complex medical issues and we work towards solutions together. A++
Dr. Sonu is great; the video system is a real pain
Dr. Sonu is considerate and helpful, always concerned about how I'm doing.
She listened very well and provided some new ideas and referrals that my local GI doctor had not suggested. She was very thorough and really seemed to know what she was doing.
She was very pragmatic and thorough when reviewing my results and options. I felt comfortable with the conclusions.
She is FAB...! Kind, calming and clear in thoughts, instructions, and plans...
She was great. She listened to my summary of my G.I. issues and what I had done so far to try to solve them. She suggested many other tests and I am well underway in completing them. She was very competent and thorough. I will certainly continue seeing her but only in person, not through the Tele video.
Very impressive doctor: sympathetic, clear, and thorough!
Dr. Sonu is well knowledgeable and professional. She is through and patient. I am very fortunate to have video visit with her.
She is really pleasant and knowledgeable. She answered all of my questions to my satisfaction.
Dr. Sonu is a caring compassionate physician. I am lucky to be a patient of hers. She is very knowledgeable about her work and provides excellent solutions.
Dr. Sonu is very kind and helpful!
Thank you
She is the best gastroenterologist I have ever had. She listens, trusts what I say, and has made concrete recommendations that have improved my daily life. I feel so fortunate to be a patient of hers!
Dr. Sonu is very professional in her approach to discussing and determining treatment modes to handle my GI problems. I am very pleased with her treatment recommendations.
Dr. Sonu seemed very professional and qualified in her field ,with a very pleasant personality .
Dr Sonu was very kind and a great listener. She looked at my history and we developed a pragmatic plan to move forward.
Dr. Sonu is friendly, bright and an excellent physician. I feel completely confident having her as my GI doctor. Wish there were more physicians like her.
Even though it was video we connected very well.
Dr. Sonu is the best. She is caring and takes her time with me. She listens and makes me feel comfortable. I always recommend her!
Lovely woman. Smart & I trust her
Dr. Sonu was incredibly supportive and had read all available records prior to the visit. She also had a variety of suggestions for future treatment. Her concern for patients is obvious and she is very professional. We look forward to having her on care team.
I was very happy with this appointment, Dr. Sonu understood the problem. I only wish it was more than 15 minutes long. Felt being rushed. However this is probably the insurance requirement to see as many patients as possible in a short time.
Extremely caring, pays attention to details, energetic and positive, probes into all issues and wants to find the root cause of various symptoms through science. Very very happy with Dr. Sonu, I wish I had found her 20 years ago!
She’s well-informed, competent, gets to the heart of matter quickly. Listens. Sensitive to the anxiety that’s caused by health condition. I was pleased with the outcome of our visit. Talks a bit fast.😊
Dr, Sonu is extremely knowledgeable, engaging, patient, and kind. She listened attentively and offered several alternatives for my treatment. I am looking forward to getting past my issues under her guidance.!
Dr.Sonu is very accommodating in explaining about my condition.
I felt very confident in her care. She was very upbeat and presented choices in her treatment that gave me options. I felt that I could follow up with her if any future issues.
Was helpful with my issue.
Appreciate excellent care by Dr. Sonu and her nurse Johuvanna! Dr. Sonu was able to see me 15 mins earlier than scheduled which was great.
She is a great doctor and I would recommend her to anyone who was having issues similar to mine.
I was impressed with her thoroughness and giving enough time to us to ask questions
Loved my visit with Dr. Sonu. She is very easy going and I felt completely comfortable talking to her about my condition. Dr. Sonu was very knowledgeable and offered many options to get to the root cause of my problem. Will definitely highly recommend her!
Very professional and compassionate
Dr. Suno is an exceptional physician. She is compassionate, caring and always listens to my concerns. She is genuinely concerned about my health and I really appreciate that.
I always appreciate her incisiveness and friendliness.
Very knowledgeable.
I believe she is very knowledgeable.
Dr Sonu is wonderful and caring.
I like Dr Sonu.. she’s very friendly.. she listens to me and my complains she answers my questions, and she makes herself available for future health concerts I May have. Thank you Dr Irene
If you could clone her, it would give patients more availability for appointments. She was wonderful.
Dr. Sonu was extremely kind and knowledgeable. We covered a lot of information in depth within a short amount of time. I am very pleased with the appointment and am happy to continue my care with her.
She was very professional and understanding. I like that she explained everything to me and answered any question I had.
Dr. Tony Chen listened, reviewed my chart before my appt & seemed to really want to help me
Looking forward to working with Dr. Sonu to get to the bottom of my issues. She seems very knowledgeable!
She is absolutely fabulous. I couldn't have picked a better doctor.
clear and confident.
Very engaged and clearly asked as well as answered all the questions. Gave clear recommendations and suggestions for treatment, diagnosis and follow up. Very professional video session.
She's very friendly and open. I liked her and her assistant.
Thank-you very much for your time and your help.
She was very nice and informative.
Dr. Sony and her assistant were extremely kind and well informed of my condition. I felt so comfortable talking to them. They made me feel like they cared about my condition and also made me feel like there is hope. I really appreciated their kind and friendly personality especially their knowledge of the condition and explanations of the data.
Dr. Sonu and her medical assistant were very patient with me and open to my asking questions if I needed more clarification. Frankly, this was my most successful video visit. Dr. Sonu make me feel very comfortable.
She provided me with a good comfort level, and gave me a of set options for positive health care that I was not getting from previous GI providers. She was very patient and kind.
I believe she is an excellent Dr. and I trust her with my health care.
She was amazing, very kind and caring and knowledgeable.
1. VERY HELPFUL 2. EASY TO TALK WITH 3. SHE KNEW ABOUT MY HEALTH PROBLEMS AND SHARED WHAT I SHOULD BE DOING NEXT! 4. WE HAD NO PROBLEM IN TALKING WITH HER
Dr. Sonu takes the time to listen to you, answers everything thoroughly and does not make you feel rushed at all.
She is amazing! She is smart, easy to talk to and to trust she knows the best course of action. So thankful she is on my team.
I believe that I made an excellent choice in choosing Dr. Irene Sonu. She definitely understands what is going on with my problem! I believe that her "woman's point of view" was most important & helpful for me. I left the video meeting feeling positive that we may be able to fix my digestive problems without surgery as had been suggested by a male doctor. I am a happy patient!! I am recommending her to my sisters & friends as well. Thank you, Dr. Sonu!
Dr. Sonu is very attentive and knowledgeable regarding the symptoms and possible treatment to help reduce my discomfort. It is a pleasure to work with her to try to determine treatment approaches to solve my GI issues.
She is an excellent doctor and very attentive.
She is extremely knowledgeable, personable, and a fantastic doctor. Easily among the best physicians I have ever had if not the best herself.
Dr. Irene Sonu is an excellent physician. She gave me suggestions and recommendations to take care of my symptoms. She also provided detail after visit report for me to review. Dr. Sonu is very thorough, friendly, and professional. I really like her. I look forward to scheduling a follow up with her in August per her suggestion. I will continue to seek Dr. Sonu as my physician for digestive care. Please give my gratitude to Dr. Sonu.
Very very nice.
Good.
Not friendly, no patience.
Extremely knowledgeable, willing to listen and offer suggestions
good
Dr. Sonu spent considerable time with me going over my history. She knew my test results prior to my arrival. She spent the time helping me understand how my symptoms might have developed and what might help resolve them. I left feeling empowered with information and very glad to have her on my team.
She takes her time and really listens. She genuinely cares about her patients.
Irene Sonu MD was a terrific help to me. She is energetic, personable, gave me great and helpful information, proactive, current with medical knowledge in her field. I was very pleased with her. Great asset to Stanford HC
Dr Sonu keeps current, listens well and explains very well; definitely recommend her
I am very impressed with Dr. Sonu.
Impressed by her knowledge & quick diagnosis. Scheduling for tests was quick as well.
Dr Sonu is very nice & concerned about my options.
an excellent physician in every way. A caring and supportive clinician who exhibits the best of her profession.
Very happy with Dr. Irene Sonu and her staff at San Jose location.
I drive from Reno NV to see Dr. Sonu. I feel she should spend a little more time with me.
Good.
Dr. Sonu was most efficient in explaining things to me & what are the next steps needed to treat my symptoms.
Of course, I would have liked to ask more questions, but we covered the reason I was there very well.
Dr. Sonu is excellent and very helpful.
very pleased with provider
Dr. Sonu was wonderful. She really understood my problems & laid out a plan to finally give me some relief from my problems.
my first visit with dr Sonu. Excellent people skills, extremely informative & made me fell confident with her suggestions.
I liked Dr. Sonu very much, she talked to me a lot and I went away understanding what would probably happen much better, but wish I had asked more questions and had her repeat some of the things that kind of slid around my head.
I've always had kind, caring nurses and doctor.
very patient. answered my questions. listened to my stories
Dr. Sonu is one of the most caring and personable doctors I've ever met. I feel as though I am in very good hands with her assistance in my illness - Finally!
she treated me like a fellow human- this doesn't often happen with Stanford providers.
Dr. Sonu is an excellent doctor in all respects.
Dr. Sonu was very professional and friendly. She immediately put me at ease with her expertise and kindness.
The physician seemed in a rush.
I was very impressed with Dr. Sonu. See was highly knowledgeable, friendly, and decisive as to her recommended Course of further treatment.
Didn't feel rushed at all.
She understood my concerns, gave me options and was sincere. I did not feel rushed. Should my symptoms return, I would not hesitate to contact her.
Very nice experience.
good
This was my first appointment with Dr Sonu. She as read my file, listened, and provided an explanation for my issue. I had seen doctors, not with the Stanford Group, about my issue and was disappointed in the result. Dr Sonu "got it" and I felt good that my issue was "real". She explained the cause and a treatment plan I agreed with.
Great sense of humor
Dr. Sonu is an excellent, helpful, personable, and thoughtful physician!
Not bad.
Dr Sonu was excellent, first time meeting her. Had a relaxed, professional manner, gave me good options.
She is an excellent doctor. I was impressed with her friendliness, her knowledge, her medical concern for my health, and medical advice.
Outstanding caring, friendly, knowledgeable physician!! I look forward to working with Dr. Sonu, she has taken corrective measures to properly diagnose then treat. I am 99% BETTER!! Excellent physician!!
Dr. Sonu was fantastic! She completely understood my situation and clearly outlined a reasonable plan!
VERY open to meeting me in a place that I felt good about for our plan about my health moving forward. Dr. Irene still was VERY respectful and kind.
I was impressed with the time Dr. Sonu gave to me. Her grasp of my symptoms and possible causes for the condition was broad and understandable. Very good visit.
Dr. Sonu is amazing! I absolutely love her! She is extremely caring, kind and thorough every time!
Dr. Sonu diagnosed my issue when 4 other doctors couldn't find anything - 2 told me it was all in my head. Needless to say I'm a HUGE fan!
The gastroenterologist spent a significant amount of time with me and was very thorough. The doctor obviously reviewed my chart before entering the exam room!! This is the first time this has occurred at Stanford.
GOOD.
I'm grateful that I was assigned to this care provider and look forward to growing my relationship with her.
Love Dr. Sonu. I'm so confident that my daughter is getting the best care with Dr. Sonu.
I was extremely pleased with Dr. Sonu & the staff.
Dr. Sonu is amazing! So caring and thoughtful!
good
very helpful
Loved DR Sonu
care provider very good
Dr. Sonu was excellent in every way!
Dr Sonu was the 4th physician I have seen for my "problem" and the only one o figure it out. I am truly grateful!
AMAZING!!
Her H & P note was available to my primary GI physician within in 2 days. Fantastic!
Regarding the dr. I have very good experience... I like it a lot that she takes time to listen to me and explain to me...
The only complaint I have is that during my appointment I felt rushed.
Loved Dr. Sonu. I had researched a lot about my issue and when we were talking I understood everything. I truly felt that she was my advocate and she got contacted me on the day she promised. She was amazing!!!
Very impressed with Dr. Sonu.

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