From routine exams, to diagnosing and managing adult conditions, we provide adult primary care for patients 18 years of age or older. Our internal medicine doctors offer a broad range of primary care services, as well as in-depth knowledge and expertise in areas like cardiology and orthopaedics.
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Care and Treatment
What Is Internal Medicine?
Internal medicine is the medical specialty that focuses on diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases in adults.
What is an internal medicine doctor?
A doctor trained in internal medicine provides primary care for adult patients. This doctor:
Is an expert in disease prevention, early detection of disease and wellness
Evaluates and manages all aspects of illness, including physical, psychological, social and emotional
Consults with patients who are having difficult, complex problems and helps coordinate specialized care
Internal medicine doctors: Care and treatment for adults
In addition to routine, preventive adult primary care, our internal medicine physicians also provide:
Early detection, diagnosis and treatment for adult health needs
Help coordinating prescriptions and refills
Vaccinations and travel consultations
Fast referral and coordination with Stanford Health Care if you need specialized care
Learn more about what to expect during your visit.
Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) is known worldwide for the advanced patient care provided by its doctors and staff. We also provide a wide range of guest services and amenities to our patients and visitors. Learn more about preparing for a hospital stay, billing and financial services, and our other support programs in Patients & Visitors.
Emergency room visits outside clinic hours no longer require pre-authorization by your doctor, by California State Law. Make sure you inform your physician within 24 hours following your visit.
Be aware of your health plan limitations - unless you require 911 emergency transport, some health plans require you to obtain all after-hours emergency care at Stanford ER if you have a primary care doctor at Stanford.
A physician is on-call after hours to coordinate any emergency care needs which arise after-hours and can be reached at the 24 hour number: 650-498-9000.