Laura Tarter

Rheumatologist

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

Lupus Clinic

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Suite W3045
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-6961
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Immunology and Rheumatology Clinic

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room W2081
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-6961
More Clinic Information » Insurance Coverage » 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)
4.9

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.9

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.1

Wait times

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Doctor seemed to be in a hurry -- running late???

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Laura Tarter is by far the best doctor I have ever had. I have complete confidence in her ability and desire to care for me. She is thoughtful (both as a thinker and in courteous manner) and seems to genuinely care about helping me to feel better as well as trying to figure out what is going wrong in my body. I can't express enough how thankful I am to have found her and hope she will continue practicing medicine for as long as I need care, which will likely be the rest of my life. She is a doctor that I will follow where ever she chooses to practice medicine.

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.

4.8 out of 5
126 Patient Ratings
11 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Doctor seemed to be in a hurry -- running late???

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Laura Tarter is by far the best doctor I have ever had. I have complete confidence in her ability and desire to care for me. She is thoughtful (both as a thinker and in courteous manner) and seems to genuinely care about helping me to feel better as well as trying to figure out what is going wrong in my body. I can't express enough how thankful I am to have found her and hope she will continue practicing medicine for as long as I need care, which will likely be the rest of my life. She is a doctor that I will follow where ever she chooses to practice medicine.

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.