Place Category: Paragon Physician
Barbi Phelps-Sandall’s Bio
Barbi Phelps-Sandall, MD, grew up in the Cleveland suburbs. Her memories of visits with loving grandparents, cousins and good friends are endearing to her. She traveled throughout the US and Europe as a teenager with “Up With People”. Ohio State was the site of her undergraduate work, where she earned degrees in Biology and Dental Hygiene. She received a Masters in Health Education from the University of Cincinnati while practicing as a dental hygienist and teaching at a community college. A move to California was an exciting change from the Midwest. Her graduate studies continued at CSU in Sacramento where she taught at Sacramento City College and UC San Francisco.
Dr. Phelps-Sandall attended medical school at UCLA and performed her internship and residency in OB/GYN at Santa Clara Kaiser. Her interest in integrative medicine led her to a Fellowship Program at the University of Arizona under the leadership of Dr. Andrew Weil. She also participated in the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University. Currently, she proudly serves on the board of directors for Healing Journeys.
She is trained in robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques.
Volunteer work includes: a week working in Haiti shortly after the earthquake (2010), participating in the Susan G Komen 3-Day Walk (2011 & 2018) followed by participating in the Avon39 (2012-2017). Walking 72 miles of the Camino de Santiago Compostela (Spain) was so inspiring, that it led to a second pilgrimage of 182 miles in 2017, carrying the names of 100 cancer victims for recognition. President of OB Executive Committee at El Camino (2010-2012). The San Francisco Diva 1/2-Marathon (2014-2018).
Memberships include: the American Congress of OB/GYN, President of Palo Alto Alumnae Association of Kappa Kappa Gamma, and past president of P.E.O.
Personal interests include: reading (history, biographies, and the classics), scuba diving (Hawaii, Cayman Islands, Mexico, and Galapagos), animals (two wonderful yellow labs: Luke and Berkeley, as well as Sweet Pea, a little rescue terrier from Mexico), physical fitness (spinning, pilates, yoga, jogging, hiking).
Personalized Care Concierge Medicine Benefits
Gynecology + Integrative Care & Lifestyle Medicine
- Direct physician access via cell phone after hours
- Integrative Care & Lifestyle Medicine
- Same day or next day appointments
- Unhurried longer office visits
- Minimal or no wait office visits
- An annual comprehensive executive-level women’s physical exam including an annual pelvic ultrasound
- Genomics program
- Family cancer history review and testing as needed
- Assistance with appointments with specialists, hospitals and recommend referrals as needed
- Wellness and other educational materials
- Complimentary Auricular acupuncture
- Weight loss support
- MonaLisa Touch – for more info visit www.DrBarbi.com – Reduced fee for first session
- Concierge patient portal for women’s lifestyle (Summer 2018)
- All female staff
For more information on Dr. Phelps-Sandall and her concierge care program, please visit her website at www.barbiphelpssandallmd.com/ or call (877) 997-2724 to enroll or to receive additional information. A limited number of memberships are available in her concierge healthcare program on a first-come, first-served basis.
“I’ve been Dr. Phelps-Sandall’s patient for more than 15 years. Dr. Phelps-Sandall is an authentic, caring, personable physician. She always listens and really knows her patients. She’s great with diagnosing issues, addressing concerns and answering all my questions. Both my mother and sister were also patients. Dr. Phelps-Sandall delivered my niece and nephews. The office staff is thorough, and I never feel rushed. “
– Kristen F.
“Dr. Phelps-Sandall is amazing, she has a balanced patient care approach, is well-rounded, modest, intelligent and is a lifetime-learner. I refer friends, family and coworkers to Dr. Phelps-Sandall. She’s sensitive to her patient’s needs. The office staff are professional, always happy and know all the patients. “
– Elaine S.
“Dr. Phelps-Sandall and her office team make you feel like family. She’s patient, thorough, makes her patients feel comfortable and always takes time to answer questions. My mom and sister also see Dr. Phelps-Sandall. “
– Meredith R.