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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge

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

Locations

Geoffrey W. Rutledge MD, PhD, FACMI

Menlo Park, CA

Address

405 El Camino Real #315, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Office

Mountain View, CA

About

Bio

Internist, Emergency Physician and Medical Informatics expert.

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

Urgent Care

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

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1.1K Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
You have to be careful: It's important to evaluate online medical information with extra care, especially regarding COVID-19 and its treatment. Note the publisher and original source of the information to ensure both are reputable and authoritative. Websites ending with .edu or .gov are usually trustworthy. Many websites that end with .org or .com are trustworthy as well, but not all. Sometimes organizations give themselves names that sound like well-known organizations as a way of misleading readers. Find out who is paying for the information and what their purpose is. Studies are often commissioned by organizations that have a financial interest in a certain type of results. Look for verification of the information by a doctor or other medical professional. Most credible websites will cite the names and titles of doctors or researchers who have reviewed the content for accuracy. Lastly, make sure the page you're reading is current. It's easy to find outdated content online, which might not be wrong, but it's better to rely on something that includes the date to be sure you're getting the latest and best information.
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Point to facts from trustworthy websites: Avoid arguing or implying that the person is foolish or not intelligent. Then point to facts from reliable sources. The vaccines have been thoroughly and systematically tested, and are very safe. Getting COVID-19 on the other hand is more than unsafe, it can be deadly and can lead to serious long-term consequences. Everyone should be more afraid of COVID-19 than of a well-tested vaccine that will protect them! Reference: https://www.aafp.org/fpm/2020/0900/p48.html
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
We still have a long way to go: We'll be able to stop wearing masks and social distancing when enough people are immune and unable to spread the virus. To reach this "herd immunity" will require a significant proportion of the population to be vaccinated. The exact proportion required to achieve herd immunity depends on how strictly people follow pandemic restrictions. In areas where people are not masking and social distancing, at least 75%, but preferably more than 85% of the population will need to be immune. Reference: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02948-4

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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
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
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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
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This was very helpful. Thanks! my hemaglobin is normal to high, only issue i am facing is that my ferritin levels have dropped a lot, anything i can do to help this? my specialist has mentioned an iro...Read More
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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

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)

Affiliations

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

Virtual Visit Ratings

4.8
255 ratings

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