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    Steven Lane

    Steven R. Lane, M.D., MPH, FAAFP

    Family Medicine

    (Board Certified)
    Not Accepting new patients
    Accepting family members of established patients.

    Offers My Health Online

    Palo Alto Center
    795 El Camino Real
    Jamplis Building, Level 1
    Palo Alto, California 94301
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    (650) 853-2984 

    Professional Interests

    Family Medicine
    Adolescent health, Complementary/alternative medicine, IUD insertions and removal, LGBT health care, Men's health, Mind-body wellness, Preventive care, Well-child and infant care, Women's health

    Additional Information

    Dr. Lane has a special interest in providing care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients and their families. He also has an interest in clinical informatics.

    Spoken Languages

    Spanish (Good)

    Community Activities

    UCSF Clinical Faculty - teaching medical students and residents board member; Lytton Gardens Senior Communities

    Personal Interests

    Dr. Lane enjoys yoga, biking, hiking, whitewater sports, and spending time with family.

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    Developmental Questionnaires (for children ages 0-11): You can save time by submitting forms through My Health Online's child proxy access feature. Or print and complete the age appropriate well-child form at home.

    Adult Health History Form: Bring your completed Adult Health History Form (.pdf) to your next physical exam.
    New Patient Health History (PDF, 845kb)
    Established Patient Health History Update (PDF, 198kb)

    Annual Medicare Wellness Form (for ages 65 and older): Save time by completing this form prior to your appointment by logging into your My Health Online account where you will find the form listed under "Upcoming Appointments." You can download and complete the form as well - English Version | Spanish Version.



    LANE S.R., Levine J.D., Gordon N.C., Fields H.L. Evidence that the analgesic effect of morphine microinjected into the fourth ventricle involves an endogenous opioid link at the level of the spinal cord. Soc Neurosci Abstr 7:609, 1981. LANE S.R., Gordon N.C., Fields H.L., Levine J.D. Evidence that a spinal opioid synapse mediates the initiation of narcotic analgesia. Clinical Research 30:67A, 1982. Levine J.D., LANE S.R., Gordon N.C., Fields H.L. A spinal opioid synapse mediates the interaction of spinal and brainstem sites in morphine analgesia. Brain Research 236:85-92, 1982. Levine J.D., Feldmesser M., Tecott L., LANE S.R. The role of stimulus intensity and stress in opioid-mediated analgesia. Brain Research 304:256-269, 1984. LANE S.R., Levine R.N. Caring for homeless people with HIV infection. Focus: A Guide to AIDS Research and Counseling 5(4):1-2, 1990. Levine R.N., Dzubur V., Sparks V., LANE S.R., Ruiz K., Freeman M. The San Francisco AIDS outreach program to the homeless. VII International Conference on AIDS 2:394, 1991. LANE S.R. AIDS Dx/Rx. J Fam Prac 34(2):228-230, 1992. LANE S.R. Planning for an Electronic Medical Records System in Changing Times: The Palo Alto Experience. California Physician 14(10):24-26, 1997. Tang PC, Black W, Buchanan J, Young CY, Hooper D, LANE SR, Love B, Mitchell C, Smith N, Turnbull JR. PAMFOnline: integrating EHealth with an electronic medical record system. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2003:644-8. LANE S., Reisner, L, Sakowski J. Improving Asthma Controller Medication Prescription with Electronic Medical Record Based Decision Support Alerts to Physicians. Bay Area Clinical Research Symposium; San Francisco, CA: 24, 2004.

    Philosophy of Care

    Every patient is unique and exists within a dynamic ecosystem of family, community and environment. I try to understand each person, their goals and priorities, and work collaboratively to optimize their health and manage whatever challenges or illnesses may come and go over time. While I am comfortable working in collaboration with alternative and complementary practitioners and practices, I am committed to supporting evidence-based approaches to health and disease and will tell patients if I do not think that their chosen approach is in their best interest. I particularly enjoy taking care of families and extended communities, in whatever form they exist. In part due to my in depth involvement with clinical informatics, I am very open to online interactions with my patients.

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