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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge

Primary Care, Internal Medicine
Menlo Park, CA
42 years experience male

Locations

Office

Mountain View, CA

Address

2465 Latham St, Mountain View, CA
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 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. My wonderful German shepherd/Belgian shepherd mix, Lola, is always by my side.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

2.7K Answers
880 Agrees
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Histamine release: Many narcotic or opioid pain medicines cause itching as a side effect. One of the actions of the medicine causes certain cells in your skin (mast cell... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Epididymis: There is a normal "clump" under your testicle called the epididymis. If this becomes tender, or if the ache persists, you should get examined by a do... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
If: If you are prone to swelling in your legs and feet, cut your salt intake to help relieve edema.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
The symptoms of Migraine include:: Aura, Drooping eyelid, Headache, Light sensitivity, Nausea, Phonophobia, Generalized seizures in adults, Visual disturbances, Vomiting.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Craving: Craving strange foods? You're not alone! it's okay to indulge, but only in moderation.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Healthy Diet: The most important thing is a healthy diet with ample protein. Strength training can also help build muscle mass.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
The symptoms of Anxiety include:: Feeling anxious, Pounding heartbeat, Headache, Sleep disturbance, Restlessness, Irritability, Poor concentration, Perspiration, Dizziness, Gastroint... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Multiple treatments: The first step is an evaluation for treatable causes. Then you can select from drugs, surgical implants, and injections as a way of managing the dysfu... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Warning: Warning sign: someone continually states diet or body size will lead to happiness and fulfillment.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Always: Always follow your doctors directions and change only with consultation.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Treatments: Treatments for cancer (chemotherapy, hormones, steroids) may induce osteoporosis.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Hard to say: It's certainly possible to stop progression and in some cases reverse the damage from a neuropathy. The answer for you requires many more details - su... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Unclear: Are you referring to measurements of urine or blood? The creatinine in your blood is normally less than 1 mg/dl, and urine measurements will vary wild... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Lines on nail?: Sometimes minor trauma to the thumb can cause bleeding at the base of the nail - this can lead to a line forming on the nail as it grows.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Weight loss: Unexplained weight loss does warrant a thorough evaluation. Your doctors should be able to find a cause - but sometimes it does take time. You may ask... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Hydroquinone: Aha lightening gel contains a skin bleaching agent, hydroquinone. It should not discolor over time. Keep such product sealed, and away from heat.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Usually benign: Tiny white lumps on the lip are usually benign, but hard to say with out seeing. If they persist, please show them to your doctor.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Treat anxiety: If you are feeling very anxious, focus first on the anxiety - seek help to manage your concerns, look for other reasons why you may be so anxious. See... Read More
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Poor diet: A poor diet can cause the symptoms you describe. Fresh fruits and vegetables, and a good source of lean protein are essential to a healthy diet. It do... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Unlikely: There is no association between migraine medications and urinary tract infections.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Miscarriages: Miscarriages occur despite most activities but be conservative with activity in early pregnancy.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
The symptoms of Atrial fibrillation include:: Irregular heartbeat, Pounding heartbeat, Dizziness, Difficulty breathing, Crackles in lungs, Low blood pressure.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
AMH: Amh may be best measure of the number of eggs in ovaries and time of menopause.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Esophagitis: Sometimes the irritation caused by ibuprophen (brufen) in the esophagus (esophatitis) can lead to a burning or warm sensation in the chest. If so, liq... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Other way around: Locking of the knee joint is usually caused by a loose or torn cartilage (meniscus) in the knee - so a torn cartilage causes swelling, then the torn p... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Find the cause: Several different causes of this, from migraines to inflammation of the brain. Significant pain on eye movement that lasts more than a day should defi... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Not helpful: A swollen painful liver will hurt more with significant movement or jarring of the right lower rib cage.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Epistaxis: A small amount of blood when you blow your nose is common, often from the irritation of sinusitis or an upper respiratory infection. It can be bleedin... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Most likely: A biopsy will give a pathologic diagnosis which is the gold standard. Talk with your doctor about the results if you still have concerns.
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A male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Warm compresses: A bumpy rash that precedes acne (pimples) can sometimes get better with warm compresses applied for 5 minutes every 6 hours. Other options include top... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Treatment advice: It's not possible to give you specific advice without a full review of your medical record and examination. If no other risk factors, and the only rea... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
CO2 contrast: Understand you are asking about CO2 angiography as an alternate to contrast dye-angiography. It is reported to result in images that are somewhat lowe... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Need evaluation: If your thyroid function is normalized with thyroid hormone treatment, you may be a good candidate for surgery - but you might also look for other way... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Yes: both of these medications are assistants to digestion, and can be included at or before every meal time
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Chronic: Chronic inflammation of the tonsils can lead to a purplish discoloration. See your doctor if pain or difficulty swallowing occur.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
"tissue penetration": Differences in concentration of antibiotics in tissues can be substantial. but are factored into the recommended dosing. For bacterial URI, azithromyc... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
No easy answer: There is no easy answer, because if there is a malignancy there, it can only get worse, and the longer you wait, the greater chance that it will progr... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Check for pregnancy: If you have sore breasts and are late on your period, you should start by making sure you are not pregnant! if your home pregnancy test is negative th... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Breast soreness: Soreness of the breasts can be caused by many things. If you are taking birth control pills and have not missed any, then it is extremely unlikely tha... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Need photo: Lots of possible causes of red bumps - most are benign. Small hemangiomas are common. If these are red spots called petechiae, you should ask your do... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Neurologist: It's not clear what the problem of opening eyes wide is - however, if you are concerned your child has abnormal eye or eyelid movements, get an evalua... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Goiter: Goiter is common, and can be asymmetric. However, enlarged thyroid just on one side may also have a different cause - important to get it checked out.... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
No: Nexplanon (etonogestrel implant) is highly effective at preventing pregnancy. It lasts for 4 years.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Bowel obstruction?: if you are unable to eat and not passing any bowel movements ( bowel obstruction), you need bowel rest with naso-gastric tube suction and an evaluatio... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Aneurysm on MRI: MRI will identify significant sized aortic aneurysms, but the "gold standard" is ECG-gated contrast CT scanning. Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Needs exam: Treatment depends on the cause - if you are concerned about these, they need to be examined to determine cause and treatment.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Infinitessimal: The PCR urine test for mycoplasma infection is quite sensitive. If your test is consistently negative, then you do not have this infection.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Many causes: Lots of possible causes, and very hard to tell you without seeing you. Common causes include a pulled muscle or injured rib. Less commonly pneumonia o... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Blood letting: Polycythemia rubra vera (PRV) is the only medical condition for which blood letting (venesection) is the treatment. It should bring your hemoglobin fr... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Increased appetite: You haven't mentioned your height and weight, so its hard to say if your weight gain is appropriate. Normal growth does require a big appetite, and do... Read More
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Testimonials
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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
288 ratings

20 top reviews

41-year-old male
Oct 18, 2022 CA
Extremely knowledgeable and professional physician asked all the questions needed to give meaningful advice and seem to really care about my situation and me I would recommend him to anyone
43-year-old male
Sep 29, 2022 Palo Alto, CA
Thanks. Appreciate it
38-year-old male
Sep 27, 2022 CA
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