Marilyn Tan, MD

Marilyn Tan, MD

Endocrinologist

Bio:   Marilyn Tan, MD is double board certified in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Tan practices general endocrinology, but her main clinical interests are outpatient and inpatient diabetes management. She is the principal investigator for two clinical trials at Stanford involving diabetes and obesity. Dr. Tan is actively involved in resident and fellow education. Currently, she is the chief of the Stanford Endocrine Clinic.
4.8 out of 5
211 Patient Ratings
41 Patient Comments

Endocrinology Clinic

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 1st Floor, Suite A175
  • Stanford , CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-721-1300
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Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine (2015)
  • Board Certification, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine (2014)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Medical CenterCA
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2012)
  • Residency: Stanford University Hospital -Clinical Excellence Research Center (2012) CA
  • Medical Education: Boston University School of Medicine (2009) MA
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology (Magna Cum Laude) (2005)

Honors & Awards

  • 1st Place Stanford 2020 QI Challenge, Stanford Hospital and Clinics (2010)
  • Focus on Fellows Award, American Diabetes Association (2014)
  • Honors Certificate in Medical Education, Stanford University School of Medicine (2016)
  • Northern California Regional Poster Finalist, American College of Physicians (2012)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Berkeley (2004)
  • Physician Educator, Stanford Japan Program (Okinawa, Japan) (2013)
  • Physician Educator, Stanford Japan Program (Tokushima, Japan) (2016)
  • Regents and Chancellor's Scholar, University of California, Berkeley (2001)

Administrative Appointments

  • Clinic Chief, Endocrine Clinic, Stanford Healthcare (2016 - Present)
  • Endocrinology Clerkship Director, Stanford University School of Medicine (2015 - Present)
  • Resident Rotation Director, Stanford University Medical Center (2014 - Present)
4.9

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

4.6

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

I love Dr. Tan. She is awesome! She spends more than adequate time with me and is willing to answer any questions and discuss my thoughts and lets me have input into my treatment plan.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Marilyn Tan is an exceptional doctor. I'm very grateful to be under her care. Thank you.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Very good.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Tan showed up very short after I was escorted to the patient care room. I found her very personal. I immediately felt she cared about my health. She was efficient, but thorough. I felt special to be in her care.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Tan is a great doctor with a great bedside manner. The staff on site are always very friendly and professional. My biggest problem is that since I'm being treated for something that causes anxiety it is troubling that my doctor does not have the full authority to prescribe all the required medication for my specific ailment, causing me to have to go to other doctors outside of Stanford, in order to get all the prescriptions required to treat my ailment. I understand the need for oversight but I don't understand tying the hands of the doctors so that they cannot write prescriptions for certain medication (anti anxiety medication re: for Graves related anxiety) when it is clearly called for in specific instances.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Quick yet thorough visits works for me.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Tan is professional yet kind. I felt at ease throughout my appointment. She made me feel valued and cared for.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Tan is the best! She is knowledgeable and always willing to answer all of my questions in detail. You never get the impression that she is rushing and she always seems very focused and engaged on me and my health concerns.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

nothing to complain about.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

an amazing doctor! amazing experience!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Like coming to Dr Tan, she is on top of my case, has reviewed notes and tests before talking to me, she can definitely relate and understand concerns.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Tan was very caring and friendly. She greeted me and asked about how I was feeling. She even asked me about my family which made her seem very kind.

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4.8 out of 5
211 Patient Ratings
41 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

I love Dr. Tan. She is awesome! She spends more than adequate time with me and is willing to answer any questions and discuss my thoughts and lets me have input into my treatment plan.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Marilyn Tan is an exceptional doctor. I'm very grateful to be under her care. Thank you.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Very good.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Tan showed up very short after I was escorted to the patient care room. I found her very personal. I immediately felt she cared about my health. She was efficient, but thorough. I felt special to be in her care.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Dr. Tan is a great doctor with a great bedside manner. The staff on site are always very friendly and professional. My biggest problem is that since I'm being treated for something that causes anxiety it is troubling that my doctor does not have the full authority to prescribe all the required medication for my specific ailment, causing me to have to go to other doctors outside of Stanford, in order to get all the prescriptions required to treat my ailment. I understand the need for oversight but I don't understand tying the hands of the doctors so that they cannot write prescriptions for certain medication (anti anxiety medication re: for Graves related anxiety) when it is clearly called for in specific instances.

SHC Patient, May 2017

Quick yet thorough visits works for me.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Tan is professional yet kind. I felt at ease throughout my appointment. She made me feel valued and cared for.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

Dr. Tan is the best! She is knowledgeable and always willing to answer all of my questions in detail. You never get the impression that she is rushing and she always seems very focused and engaged on me and my health concerns.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

nothing to complain about.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

an amazing doctor! amazing experience!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Like coming to Dr Tan, she is on top of my case, has reviewed notes and tests before talking to me, she can definitely relate and understand concerns.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Tan was very caring and friendly. She greeted me and asked about how I was feeling. She even asked me about my family which made her seem very kind.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

I was highly impressed that the doctor walked in and was already familiar with my case and had a plan ready for me. I didn't have to explain my history and was immediately confident in her.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr Tan is a excellent doctor that I look forward to seeing!! wish she was my family's doctor!

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

Dr. Tan is a great physician, her ease of communications are also extremely welcoming. My overall experience was very good.

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

Dr. Tan and Emily (the nurse practitioner) were friendly and professional. I really appreciate their easy going professional demeanor. They were caring and gave me explanations in a clear way that I could understand. They also made me feel cared for.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr Marilyn Tan has made me feel at ease with the care she is giving me for my medical problem and I have confidence in her ability to care for my condition.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Tan is excellent.

SHC Patient, Oct 2016

Dr. Tan is outstanding in every respect. I have recommended her to others & will continue to do so.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

Dr. Tan is awesome! She spends time with me, answers my questions, and engages in a real discussion. She listens, is extremely knowledgeable and willing to try different approaches to improve my blood glucose. I actually look forward to my appointments with her because I know I will learn something and feel that we are working as a team to help me achieve the best health outcomes possible.

SHC Patient, Sep 2016

My care givers are very good about discussing medicines and how they work and how I should use them. Also they listen to any concerns or questions I may have and they respond with clear and understandable answers.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

During my appointment my doctor said the following: "I wish I had a medical student here so that they could see this." It made me feel like a lab rat versus a cared for patient. That comment also made me fearful about my condition.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

really nice talking to Dr Tan.. discussed all conditions, previous labs, and the path forward. Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Always very pleasant and cordial.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

very good

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Tan was excellent -- she was very reassuring about previous test results, and provided a lot of explanation about my diagnosis. It was clear she was very knowledgeable.

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

Dr. Tan was attentive, detail oriented, and took the time to allow me to understand and participate in my care.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Also was able to handle rare/complex issues. She was fantastic!

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Tan is awesome! Very knowledgeable, willing to answer question and communicate complex technical answers (which I wanted). She is extremely friendly and approachable. Willing and able to have an extremely in depth discussion about my condition, options, and potential future treatments.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Tan is one of the few Stanford doctors that actually listened to me. I'm the patient and I am well versed on my own healthcare, and she listened to the concerns I had and addressed them.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Doctor was proficient and courteous. She was attentive to my worries and help me with my health concerns.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

She is amazing! One of the best doctors I have seen in my life, and I have seen many.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Very good experience.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

I cannot say how grateful I am for Dr. Tan's involvement in my care. She has been incredibly kind and caring. She's extremely professional and equally gracious.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Recommended her to my mother.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Friendliness - Good.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

I took several of Dr Tan's cards, and will recommend her to a few friends with similar issues.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Tan has a sound knowledge of her field. She was able to link with then breath and length of my comprehensive medical history and give me advice to connect information from one specialest to her specialty.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I could have used more info about my new medications including poss. side effects.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Tan is extremely smart caring & communicative. A+.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Tan was wonderful. She really took the time to explain everything and answer questions.