Rachel Sina Sussman

Family medicine doctor

Affiliate, Primary Care and Population Health

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Languages Spoken:
French , Mandarin


Dr. Rachel Sussman grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania and Chicago, and completed college at Yale, a master's degree in psychology at Harvard, and her medical degree at Stanford. She worked and studied for several years in Belgium and China. As a former middle and high school science teacher, she has a strong interest in education and the importance of good communication with patients. She has particular interests in women's health, pediatrics, lactation, and nutrition for the whole family. Her interest in psychology also guided her towards a fellowship at Stanford and expertise in addiction and chemical dependency. Dr. Sussman enjoys biking everywhere she can with her three kids, going to the farmer's market on the weekends, reading, and yoga.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (2013) CA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Addiction Medicine Fellowship (2017) CA
  • Residency: Stanford O'Connor Family Medicine Residency (2016) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Preventive Medicine, Addiction Medicine (2018)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (2016)


Practice Locations

Family Medicine Associates ,

Family Medicine Associates in San Jose ,

Patient Ratings

(173 Ratings)

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(58 reviews)

She is top notch!!!
I love dr Sussman
Yes I will recommend to friends
Most patient and kind. She is an excellent teacher as well!
she is an Amazing doctor.
Absolutely will recommemd.
Great service.
Rachel Sussman is the best family medicine doctor. She always listens patiently and always gives proper time and concentration during the appointment. She speaks kindly. I would highly recommend her.
I don’t generally enjoy visiting the doctor because I have had some bad experiences in the past. However, I really like Dr. Sussman. She is professional but still friendly. She is also very kind, which makes visiting with her far more comfortable. I have more confidence in her than any doctor I’ve ever visited.
She is a wonderful and caring Dr and gets right back to you as soon as she can
Great doctor. She never disappoints!
Dr. Sussman listens and does not jump to assumption. She fosters a safe space to be open and shows care, compassion, exceptional ability/and is a FABULOUS doctor, warm, and human!
Dr. Sussman is an excellent doctor and I feel fortunate to have her as my primary care provider
I will highly recommend Dr. Rachel Sussman to any I friend and my family to be her primary Doctor.
Dr. Sussman did a great job, spent a lot of time with me, would recommend her.
Dr. Sussman is awesome!
This is my favorite area of Stanford Healthcare. I have always felt that they care about me.
dr Sussman is a very kind, professional doctor. I found her to be very easy to talk to.
Dr. Sussman is an exceptional medical doctor who listens and uses her extensive knowledge to provide strong care. Thanks Dr. Sussman.
Dr. Sussman is a "listener", shows compassion, positive words.
Very nice experience with Dr. Sussman. She is very patient and caring.
Always receive the best of care.
She's the best.
Dr. Sussman is covering for my primary care Dr who is on sabbatical, she was wonderful. very professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and explained everything to me , and put me at ease
I am a returning patient to Dr. Sussman, and I came back because she is the best doctor I have ever had. She listens, includes me in my care, discusses my health and care options in detail, and although she is rarely late, she never rushes my appointment. Excellent doctor!
Did not get to see the doctor.
I had never seen this doctor before and she was great.
I am very happy with the care I receive from this office!
Dr.. Sussman is fabulous. She is a straight shooter who is.kind and compassionate. It is evident patient care is foremost in her mind.
Dr . Sussman really put my mind at ease with the problem I was having. told me everything from start to finish about what I was going through. I was really blessed to be seen by her , and in my previous visit to see Dr Hyde she was very instrumental in getting my knee replacement surgery done on time in such a short notice. can't thank her enough for that .Both Drs very caring
Dr. Sussman is thorough, friendly, & informative.
the provider was wonderful. my concern is with actally getting an appointment to see her when I need to. I feel like i may need to find a pcp with more availability.
I am pleased with Dr. Sussman who takes time to explain everything to me and inquires if I have any other issues I would like addressed. She is very professional and very easy to talk to.
Doctor explained clearly about prescription side affects
doctor Sussman is very nice and prepared but almost never available. over a month of treatment I ended up talking and seeing more other providers than her. I feel that this has puzzled the treatment and generated a strong lack of follow up. I like to establish a relationship WG a doctor and make sure that she is the one seeing me or at least getting back to me via email.
she was the best I've had.
I really appreciate Dr. Sussman!
Dr. Sussman is an incredibly gifted doctor in every aspect. I trust her implicitly with my life and my health - unbelievably smart and very, very kind in her practice
Dr Sussman was very professional and took her time answering my questions & concerns
Dr. Sussman is very kind and thorough with me.
Great doctor. Had current info about recommended frequency or age of tests and procedure (pap smear, shingles vaccine).
Dr. Sussman is awesome.
she is the best ever
great empathy and knowledge. I really feel she is on my side and wants me to get better
This is a new provider for me as my previous doctor has retired. the new doctor was very thorough and thoughtful.
Dr. S. is my new PCP after Dr. Maxey. She was amazing, friendly, & very professional about my care.
I have had a great experience at this location, my doctor is amazing and she gave me my life back which has made such a incredible impact on me and my family. I can't thank her enough for this
Dr. Sussman is the consummate practitioner: competent, professional and caring with a healthy dose of humanity.
Dr Sussman cared about my situation and provided many follow ups.
Dr. Sussman listens to all my issues and she's able to explain their associations to each other.
Doctor Sussman did an amazing job, as she always does. She made sure that I was comfortable when assisting me with an abscess she helped me drain last week and made sure I understand everything and have the proper knowledge/tools to take care of everything until our follow-up next week.
Above and beyond care
best provider i am currently seeing
Our family adores Dr. Sussman. She is a gem and we are very fortunate to have found her. Awesome staff and super friendly which makes such a difference at any visit.
Dr. Sussman made me feel at ease. She is smart, capable, and very easy to talk to.
Dr. Sussman goes above & beyond unlike any doctor I have seen. She keeps you informed and communicates extremely effectively with our family. I wish all of my other doctors show or showed the kind of care and support. Truly outstanding!

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