Laura Tarter

Rheumatologist

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Immunology & Rheumatology
4.8 out of 5
85 Patient Ratings
9 Patient Comments

Lupus Clinic

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-6961
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Immunology and Rheumatology Clinic

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-6961
Learn More About the Clinic » Getting Here » Make An Appointment

Professional Education

Board Certification: Rheumatology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2011)

Fellowship: UCSF (2011) CA

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2008)

Residency: UCSF-Internal Medicine (2008) CA

Internship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (2006) MA

Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (2005) MA

AB, Harvard College (2000)

Honors & Awards

Immunology and Rheumatology Division Teaching Award, Stanford University Medical Center (2013)

Distinguished Fellow Award, American College of Rheumatology (2011)

Chief Medical Resident, University of California, San Francisco (2008)

Administrative Appointments

Director, Lupus Clinic, Stanford University Medical Center (2012 - Present)

Patient Ratings and Comments

4.9

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

4.2

Wait times

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Very good care -

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Wonderful doctor. Definitely would recommend her.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. repeats herself to make sure I understand what she says completely also explains using vocabulary in which I understand.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Good.

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Clinical problem-solving. The heart of the matter.
Tarter, L., Yazdany, J., Moyers, B., Barnett, C., & Dhaliwal, G. (2013). Clinical problem-solving. The heart of the matter. New England journal of medicine, 368(10), 944-950.

Hydroxychloroquine: A Treatable Cause of Cardiomyopathy
Abbasi, S., Tarter, L., Farzaneh-Far, R., & Farzaneh-Far, A. (2012). Hydroxychloroquine: A Treatable Cause of Cardiomyopathy. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY, 60(8), 786-786.

Purpura, cutaneous necrosis, and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies associated with levamisole-adulterated cocaine
Graf, J., Lynch, K., Yeh, C.-L., Tarter, L., Richman, N., & Imboden, J. (2011). Purpura, cutaneous necrosis, and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies associated with levamisole-adulterated cocaine. ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM, 63(12), 3998-4001.

Using the american board of internal medicine practice improvement modules to teach internal medicine residents practice improvement.
Shunk, R., Dulay, M., Julian, K., Cornett, P., Kohlwes, J., & O'Sullivan, P. (2010). Using the american board of internal medicine practice improvement modules to teach internal medicine residents practice improvement. Journal of graduate medical education, 2(1), 90-95.

Community-based treatment of advanced HIV disease: introducing DOT-HAART (directly observed therapy with highly active antiretroviral therapy)
Farmer, P., Leandre, F., Mukherjee, J., Gupta, R., Tarter, L., & Kim, J. Y. (2001). Community-based treatment of advanced HIV disease: introducing DOT-HAART (directly observed therapy with highly active antiretroviral therapy). BULLETIN OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, 79(12), 1145-1151.

4.8 out of 5
85 Patient Ratings
9 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

Very good care -

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Wonderful doctor. Definitely would recommend her.

SHC Patient, Jul 2014

Dr. repeats herself to make sure I understand what she says completely also explains using vocabulary in which I understand.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Good.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

I have already recommended Dr. Tarter to relatives. She always blends professionalism w/caring & making sure that I understand what & why her Medicaid plan is & why I need it.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

I feel very confident with Dr. Tarter.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

This has been a wonderful experience. Dr. Tarter is a fine doctor and a kind, caring person. I am very pleased.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

The doctor did not follow up with my blood work report.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

I liked that she provided the evidence for what she was doing.