Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge

Primary Care, Internal Medicine
San Carlos, CA
43 years experience male

Locations

Office

Mountain View, CA

Address

2465 Latham St, Mountain View, CA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Geoffrey W. Rutledge MD, PhD, FACMI

Menlo Park, CA

About

Bio

I’ve been in the practice of Internal Medicine since 1983. I believe it is critically important to have a doctor who can knowledgeably assess new health concerns in consideration of ongoing conditions, medical history, and lifestyle. The better I know someone, the better I can help them. In addition to helping others, I truly enjoy getting to know my patients and discovering new ways to connect. Aside from work, I’m passionate about flying — hang gliders and powered planes — and I love to snorkel and scuba in oceans around the world, with the help and support of my wonderful wife. My wonderful German shepherd/Belgian shepherd mix, Lola, is always by my side.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

2.7K Answers
884 Agrees
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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Patient focused care: 1-who is in charge of my loved one? Who coordinate the consultants' opinions? 2- is a check list in use in this intensive care unit? 3-is an intensivi... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Not usually: Hiatal hernias are usually without any symptoms. When they do cause symptoms, it is usually heartburn or gerd, gastroesophageal reflux disease. Someti... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Healthy lifestyle: An important element of a healthy lifestyle that determines maintenance of weight loss is exercise. Living an active lifestyle and enjoying a balanced... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Every 4 -6 hours: The usual dose of Atarax is 25 mg every 6 hours. You can increase to 50mg, and take as often as every 4 hours, but the side effects of drowsiness and ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Drinking hot water is only a problem if it is so hot it burns your mouth. As dr. Yoder points out, it's not a good idea to drink hot water from the ta... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
The symptoms of Heartburn include:: Chest burning, Bitter taste.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Yes and no: The skin test almost always shows if you have been exposed to TB but does not mean you have active disease. The chest x-ray indicates if you have sign... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Home remedy: I am no dcotor but I have had this problem in my family for years.The indian (india) cure that has worked is:mix gylcerine, lemon juice and rose water... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Evaluation, medication: Erectile dysfunction is common in men over 50, and may occur at younger ages for a variety of reasons. See your doctor to be screened for the cause of... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Vitamin C deficiency: Scurvy is a condition caused by deficiency in vitamin c, and supplemental vitamin c is the treatment. Scurvy is almost unheard of today, because vitam... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Second opinion: There are many causes of back pain and abdominal pain together, so figuring out what is going on really does require thorough evaluation. Do not be af... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Depends on cause: The first and most important treatment of peripheral neuropathy is to identify and treat the cause. If you have diabetes, very good control of blood s... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Rest, gradual return: A torn muscle needs time to heal, and should be rested for at least 2 weeks. After that, be gentle - very slowly begin gentle stretches and low impact... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Probaby not: A low platelet count can be caused by a wide variety of problems - but nutritional deficiency is not a significant cause.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
For some, yes: If you find you are in an environment with other bright lights that reflect off your screen, then an antiglare shield on your desktop computer monitor... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Healthy Lifestyle: There is no question that most illness could be avoided if people would adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Even after becoming ill, adopting heal... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
No : Aspirin is not toxic to the liver the way alcohol is. By contrast, the active ingredient in tylenol (acetaminophen) is highly toxic to the liver in la... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Foreign body: Could be a small sliver or other foreign body embedded under your skin. Causes a lump that gradually migrates to the surface to expel the foreign mate... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Treat the symptoms: If you are not having symptoms, then the treatment (a major operation) doesn't make any sense. Severe pectus excavatum can cause reduction in vital ca... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
The symptoms of Crohn's disease include:: Abdominal mass, Abdominal pain, Fatigue, Blood in stool, Bowel obstruction, Diarrhea, Fever, Tender abdomen, Left lower abdominal pain, Unintentiona... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Can be dangerous: Mixing any two medications that have sedative effects can be hazardous. Clozapine (clozaril) has a long list of drugs that are potentially hazardous i... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
See your gyn: If is not uncommon to miss periods. There are multiple reasons such as thyroid, pituitary or ovarian dysfunction. Some women in their late 30's-... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Exercise: The best thing for an overweight child is to establish a routine of physical activity - doesn't have to be sports, but whatever it is, it should be fu... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
The symptoms of Celiac Disease include:: Abdominal bloating, Abdominal pain, Alopecia, Balance problems, Bruising easily, Diarrhea, Failure to thrive, Anemia, Peripheral neuropathy, Osteopo... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Meditation: First get a diagnosis - if you have a migraine syndrome there are more specific and effective treatments. If it is tension headache, then relieving st... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
No: Routine screening for stomach cancer is indicated if you are more than 50 yrs old and have gastric atrophy (from decades of chronic gastrititis) or pe... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
HIV/AIDS is a risk factor for:: Cryptococcus, Low testosterone, Neuropathy, Nerve pain, Addison's disease, Adrenal insufficiency, Aspergillosis, Athlete's foot, Bacterial infection... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
The tests for Vertigo include:: MRI of brain, Hearing test, Dix Hallpike maneuver.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
The tests for Dehydration include:: CT of abdomen, Basic metabolic panel, Blood culture, Blood Urea Nitrogen, Complete blood count, Colonoscopy, Fractional excretion of sodium, CT of h... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Injury, burn, ...: Sipping liquids too hot can cause a mild burn in the hard palate (roof of the mouth). Chewing on crunchy food can cause scrapes that also hurt. Certai... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Full stomach?: If you have a full stomach, or if you are badly constipated, when you lie on your stomach it will press against your aorta and into your vertebral col... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Not really: It is possible to modify the odds of a male or female child with various maneuvers and timing of conception relative to the date of ovulation - but th... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Mitral valve prolapse is a risk factor for:: Infection of heart valves, Mitral regurgitation, Wolff Parkinson White syndrome, Bacterial endocarditis.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Complex symptoms: lower back pain plus abdominal pain can be caused by a wide variety of conditions - some are benign but others can be quite serious! Endometriosis can... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Tuberculosis: Pulmonary tuberculosis (Koch's disease) can be very difficult to treat. Worsening condition or rupture of an infected area into your lung can trigger ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
No: Would not expect any interaction of sunflower seed extract or sugar cane extract with finasteride (Propecia), which is a blocker of the conversion of ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
No easy cure: Irritable bowel syndrome is a multifactorial condition for which there is no simple cure. Talk with your doctor about whether that is the cause of yo... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Vibrating massage: Vibration to the scalp is safe, just don't poke your eyes! Hand held vibrations for prolonged periods of time can trigger Raynauds phenomenon (blanchi... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Nitrofurantoin causes your body fluids, including urine to turn yellow. Should go away after you complete the medications.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Treat if symptomatic: If your son is experiencing collapsed lungs (spontaneous pneumothorax) then surgery may be indicated. Sometimes its possible to do this via endoscopic... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Ok: If you have been taking cephalexin, that is an antibiotic that has a wide dosage range, so you would not be in any difficulty with an increased dosage... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Normal: If your wound was deep and the scar that formed is wide, the area of scar is not attached to the underlying tissue the same way as the original skin.... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Take the test: The only way to tell if you are pregnant is to take the test. Home pregnancy tests are inexpensive and very sensitive - will be positive by the time o... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Period pain: There are many causes of painful periods, but endometriosis is a common one - and it can be accompanied by changes in bowel movements, painful urinati... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Stress injury: Repeated stress can cause pain in your ligaments, and this will continue if you continue the activity that caused it. After full recovery (can take 8-... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Exam needed: What to do depends on what this is - if its acne, there are good treatments. Do you have diabetes? That can lead to skin infections if your sugar is o... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Bouts of significant anxiety can cause episodes of feeling lightheaded (often precipitated by breathing more deeply or more quickly). Other causes are... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
The symptoms of Asthma include:: Cough, Difficulty breathing after exercise, Labored breathing, Difficulty breathing, Wheezing.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Depends: How long it lasts depends on the cause. if the cause is known and can be addressed then it goes away. If there is no known cause (idiopathic, benign)... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Need a consult: The answer to your question depends on what the cause of the abnormality in your spleen, and the details of your medical history. You can talk about t... Read More
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Testimonials
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9.3K
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Aug 20, 2013
I recommend Dr. Rutledge. He is extremely dedicated to Healthtap & very knowledgeable in hyperbaric, emergency & internal medicine. As the Senior medical officer at Healthtap he provides excellent...Read More
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Mar 24, 2014
Dr. Rutledge has been so helpful for the new doctors joining HealthTap, and being accessible, supportive, and knowledgeable of what can help us grow our platform on HealthTap. I feel like he is a pers...Read More
Aug 19, 2013
Dr. Rutledge is an extremely knowledgeable physician who shares generously of his time and wisdom here on HealthTap. He's also an astute listener, and the way he combines caring with cutting edge tec...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! I was sent to a new doctor for refill (regular dr wasn't comfortable refilling) &walked out with nothing after very many years of no problems with HRT. Ruined my life&m...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! This is exactly what the interventional radiologist said 2 days ago during initial consult! Need to get further clearance by anesthesiologist. Nanoknife IRE at major med...Read More
HealthTap member
I don't really understand it's just one little bump on my cervix I have mirena iud too Idn if that would make me have a cyst or not but it's a hard painless little bump near the mouth of the cervix ?...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Graduated 1980MD

Medical/Graduate school

Stanford University
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1983

Awards

NIH/NLM Research career development award, 1995 (R25, 5 yr award)
Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (FACMI)
Top Doctor, First Place, California - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Medical Informatics Association
California Emergency Physicians
Reviewer, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

Virtual Visit Ratings

4.8
320 ratings

20 top reviews

69-year-old male
Oct 5, 2023 San Carlos, CA
47-year-old male
Sep 7, 2023 Los Angeles, CA
63-year-old female
Aug 8, 2023 Sonoma, CA
Just so happy with my doctor. He takes the time to make sure to explain everything and always asks me if I have any questions. I never feel rushed.
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