Stanford Express Care Clinics Have New Associate Director
Dr. Linda Barman, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, in the Division of Primary Care and Population Heath and practicing Internist at the Express Care Clinic – Hoover, has accepted the position of Associate Director of Express Care Clinics.
This position has evolved from the growth and increased complexity of the Express Care Program. The first clinic opened in 2013 with a small location in the Hoover Pavilion. The clinic started with two providers working 9am-6p, Monday through Friday. Stanford Express Care now has six providers, 12 hours per day, 7 days per week, divided between 2 locations. The larger clinic is housed in Palo Alto with a satellite clinic in North San Jose. In addition to offering same day support for patients, the Express Care block rotation has doubled in the number of residents taught. Stanford Express Care hosts Stanford Clinical Summer Internship students, medical students through Stanford programs, and support physician assistant and nurse practitioner students at both our sites. Dr. Barman will be coordinating the flow of learners and overseeing their education in the clinic, as well as assisting with the daily management of the clinic.
Dr. Barman brings passion and experience to her new position. She was an urgent care provider, hospitalist, and teacher of residents for over 10 years at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She has continued her clinical practice and teaching at Stanford, both in clinic and during the outpatient report. She presents at SGIM and ACP on outpatient procedure topics and everyday wellness. She is already the de facto assistant in the clinic, consulting with staff and providers and creating the positive culture to which we aspire. Dr. Barman will now have the time to expand her contributions in Stanford Express Care.