Kaly Kao, M.D.
- Offers My Health Online
This provider offers Sutter Health's electronic health record with the following online services:
- Email your doctor's office
- Prescription refills
- View test results
- Proxy access for caregivers
- Track immunizations
- Secure mobile access
- Schedule an appointment*
- Pay bills online*
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Accepting new patients
Accepted Health Plans
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Hospital Affiliations
Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center of Santa Cruz
- Medical Affiliations
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
- Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group
Sutter Medical Network
Credentials & Notables
- Medical School:
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
UCLA / VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
New York Hospital Queens Transitional Residency
- Primary Language(s)
- Additional Language(s)
Comparison of Calf Exercise and Treadmill Training in Peripheral Arterial Disease
- American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly; Atlanta, GA
Kao KC, Etnyre GB, Kunkel C, Figoni SF et al.
Immediate effects of contralateral and ipsilateral cane use on normal adult gait
- PM&R Journal
Aragaki DR, Kao KC et al.
Effects of footwear on medical compartment knee osteoarthritis
- Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development
Fang MA, Kao KC, et al.
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPMR), International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS)
Dr. Kao enjoys tennis, basketball, jogging, hiking, going to the beach, traveling, and spending time with family.
Philosophy of Care
I treat each patient visit as if I’m listening to a good friend who has come to me for advice. By providing undivided attention while listening to a patient, more often than not they will reveal their diagnosis. After establishing the underlying cause of their issues, I believe in working together to formulate a treatment plan, one that is tailored to fit each individual’s unique situation.
As a specialist in the field of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, I enjoy treating people with musculoskeletal conditions. I use an array of therapeutic interventions, often beginning with conservative treatments such as physical therapy and progressing toward more aggressive options like x-ray guided spine interventions only as needed. I am most interested in getting to know each individual and what their goals may be, and I feel it is of paramount importance that each individual take an active role in his or her health.
My personal goal is to educate and empower individuals to not only understand their diagnoses but more so to make informed decisions regarding their treatment options. Our ultimate shared objective is to facilitate their return to prior activities, whether it is competing in sports, returning to their occupation, or living day to day in the community with optimized function and quality of life.
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