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    Crystal Smith-Spangler

    Crystal Smith-Spangler, M.D.


    Internal Medicine

     
    Accepting new patients


    Palo Alto Center
    795 El Camino Real
    Palo Alto, California 94301
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    (650) 853-2977 

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    Medical Affiliation(s)


    Education & Training

    Medical education:
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Medicine
    Internship:
    Stanford University Hospital and Clinics
    Residency:
    Stanford University Hospital and Clinics
    Fellowship(s):
    Stanford University / VA Palo Alto Health Care System (Health Services Research)

    Department

    Internal Medicine

    Professional Interests

    Internal Medicine
    Diabetes

    Additional Information

    Veteran Health

    Spoken Languages

    Primary:
    English

    Community Activities

    American College of Physicians

    Personal Interests

    Dr. Smith-Spangler enjoys spending time with her family as well as hiking, traveling and attending performing arts events.

    Philosophy of Care

    I am excited to work with you to achieve your health goals. My goal is to understand your needs, preferences, and concerns so that we can develop a plan together incorporating the best available evidence to optimize your health and well-being. Prior to joining the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, I worked as a primary care physician and health services researcher at Stanford University and the VA Palo Alto Health Care Systems. I have published in the areas of physical activity, nutrition, cardiovascular disease, and perimenopause in medical journals such as JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Diabetes Care. I am particularly interested in the assessment of new medical evidence and risk-benefit analysis of treatments, procedures, and tests.




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