Primary Care

Stanford Primary Care delivers innovative, high-quality, personalized and holistic care for patients and families throughout their lives. We are leading the shift from a health care system focused on medical care for individual patients toward an integrated health system focused on health and wellness of a population. Stanford Primary Care partners with multiple stakeholders across Stanford Health Care and Stanford University to achieve the quadruple aim. To optimize the health of our patient population, we build upon the biomedical and biopsychosocial models, augmented by recent advancements in big data and genomics, to better understand and address determinants of health throughout the life course. This emphasis on population health management promotes health and prevents disease in addition to managing and treating disease.

Stanford Primary Care, staffed entirely by internal medicine and family medicine faculty members in the division, include those with extensive research and medical education backgrounds.  With 11 clinics across the Peninsula, high-performing primary care at Stanford relies on effective and efficient interprofessional care teams to meet abroad spectrum of needs presented by a diverse population of people --to the healthiest who need only preventive maintenance and wellness experts to those with multiple, complex chronic disorders that require painstaking attention to details that make it possible to maintain a normal life. Stanford Health Care’s primary care providers take time during office visits and between visits to fully understand our patients’ illness and partner with the patient on successful implementation of their self-management plan.

Stanford Primary Care is part of the larger primary care network at Stanford Health Care including the University Healthcare Alliance. With sweeping access to Stanford’s world-renowned specialists, Stanford Primary Care offers world-class, innovative patient and family care.

Stanford Primary Care is innovating primary care through the following examples:

  • PC 2.0/team-based care

Each clinic team is composed of 3 physicians, 3 advanced practice providers, 12 medical assistants serving as scribes and health coaches, 1 clinical pharmacist, 1 dietitian, 2 behavioral health specialists, 1 triage nurse, 1 nurse case manager, and 1 community liaison.

  • Precision Health

Precision Health is an innovative approach to wellness and prevention by tailoring the best treatments for the individual according to their genetic makeup, environment, and lifestyle.  The HUMANWIDE Precision Health pilot is a transformational shift in healthcare by providing personalized, proactive care that empowers patients to be an active participant in their care to help them lead healthy lives.

  • COMET Scribe Program - Click here to learn more!
  • Artificial Intelligence

Read Linkedin article on AI by Dean Lloyd Minor

Read Reimaging Clinical Documentation With Artificial Intelligence

Read Bedside Computer Vision - Moving Artificial Intelligence from Driver Assistance to Patient Safety

  • Population Health

Population Health Workgroup started in 2013.  The team defined goals, measurement parameters and strategies to assess the compliance of our patient population. Stanford Health Care is a leader in preventative care.  Stanford is investing in primary care offerings and believes that advocating for and supporting preventative care models best leverages the “trusting relationship” between patients and providers & is vital in changing patient life style decisions.  Investing and succeeding in preventative care reduces unnecessary hospitalizations and foster a healthier community.

Primary Care Population Health in the Stanford Nursing Annual Report - Click here to read

Stanford Primary Care Population Health at Stanford Nursing Grand Rounds April 2018 - Click here to read